25-year newsagent success

Mohammed, Shabnam and Ovais Akhtar at celebrate 25years at Union Street News.

Mohammed, Shabnam and Ovais Akhtar at celebrate 25years at Union Street News.

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Union Street News, Halifax, celebrated 25-years in the newsagent business by hosting an Asian snacks buffet for new and old customers to enjoy, on Monday.

The family business run by Mrs Imtiaz and Mr Mohammed Akhtar and son Ovais and his wife Shabnam Akhtar, pictured.

Mr Ovais Akhtar said: “The buffet birthday was to thank customers old and new. We see our customers on a daily basis and I have grown up with them - the customers are a big part of our family life.”

The newsagents was initially taken over by Mr Mohammed and Mrs Imtiaz Akhtar, but now the next generation runs the day-to-day business.