Preparations for National Independents Week, from 4 June, are gathering pace.

This week, Lesley and William Brown, who run Frankmarsh Stores in Barnstaple, North Devon, became the first independents to announce a daily programme for the initiative.

Pupils from local schools will be shown how the store works and councillors will take part in fun activities.

National Independents Week is the new centrepiece of the FWD's My Shop Is Your Shop campaign.