A new era for Hailsham High Street?

A NEW ERA could be dawning in Hailsham High Street where traders have successfully battled to keep going in the face of economic woes – after a nationwide book store chain opened a new shop saving seven jobs.

WHSmith has bought the former British Bookshops and Stationers (BBS) shop in Vicarage Field.

All seven members of staff from the previous Hailsham store have been transferred to the new shop which opened officially on May 25.

For the full story read the Sussex Express (Hailsham edition, May 27).