Dorset Shops Celebrate Independence Day
8:59am 4th July 2013
Independent shops in Dorchester are using the American independence day theme to raise their profiles.
The town's Chamber of Commerce say people visit because there's an alternative to the major high street retailers.
Chamber President Alison Moore says many shops are doing special deals today.
You can find them on twitter by using the hashtag' liveshoplocal'.
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