South Molton s Pannier Market is to open for an extra hour on Saturdays during the school summer holidays. A programme of events is being planned for each Saturday from July 19 to August 30. Market traders voted overwhelmingly for the initiative, follow

South Molton's Pannier Market is to open for an extra hour on Saturdays during the school summer holidays. A programme of events is being planned for each Saturday from July 19 to August 30.Market traders voted overwhelmingly for the initiative, following a meeting with the town council and South Molton Association.Philip Pughe-Morgan, chairman of the business association said: "At a time when the whole country is struggling with the financial situation and small towns and their businesses are fighting for their very existence, initiatives like this are really very important. "To improve South Molton's prosperity and long term future, we will be making every effort to bring as many local people and holiday makers into the extended market.