Aldi store doubts

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A question mark hangs over the proposed new Aldi store in St Annes town centre after the German retailer failed to give a commitment to the development.

The firm was granted planning permission for a store on the site of the former St Annes Conservative Club, Clifton Drive North, in July 2008.

But when the recession struck the plans stalled and now, three years on, work has not yet started.

Full story in this week’s Express.