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The NFRN provides a powerful voice for independent news retailers and convenience stores in the media.  See below for our latest press releases. We welcome media enquiries on all issues affecting our members in the UK and Ireland.

For all press enquiries please contact Anne Bingham, Head of Communications, on 07879 646842 or email

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NFRN in the News:

Newspaper contingency plans for adverse weather conditions

Due to the adverse weather conditions during the day (Friday, February 18) and overnight, newspaper publishers and news wholesalers are looking to implement their strategic contingency plans for Saturday morning's distribution. Below is an overview of the plans which,...

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Introduction to NewstrAid’s Wellbeing Suite

The industry charity NewstrAid would like to invite members of the Fed to an hour-long virtual session to introduce its new Wellbeing Suite. The Wellbeing Suite is available for anyone with a connection to the newstrade and provides a wide range of free health and...

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Independent retailers’ pleas for help fall on deaf ears

The president of The Fed in Ireland has accused the government of leaving independent retailers high and dry in the wake of huge increases in costs. In a letter to the minister for environment, climate and communications Eamon Ryan, Martin Mulligan, owner of...

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Carrier Bag Levy to Increase in Northern Ireland

From April 1, 2022, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) will increase the carrier bag levy to 25 pence for all bags priced at £5 or less. In new moves to further protect the environment and encourage consumers to reuse their carrier...

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Northern Ireland Covid Restrictions Lifted

On Tuesday 15 February, all remaining Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland will be lifted. These rules include the use of Covid certificates in nightclubs, face coverings in public spaces, track and trace requirements and the cap on thirty people allowed in private...

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