The Word has two little columns about vinyl record stores battling against the odds.

The fist is a new store that have combined food with vinyl in Brighton called Pie and Vinyl. With improving vinyl sales there is hope for them to buck the trend of record stores.

The second story is about the famous Pandemonium Records in Manchester where the owner famously won’t sell the record to you if it’s his last copy. Sadly the store needs help – it’s in a basement which is now suffering from chronic damp and the landlord wants the store gone. If you can help then please contact them.