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Boy George for frightening off the mocking American media while he did his community service work by screaming: "My mum was a cleaner, so f** off.
Bosses hoped classical music would promote a more peaceful atmosphere after the store in Dines Green, Worcs, became a frequent target of thugs, who were frightening off local shoppers.
The initiative reflects growing government concern that the Republic, now one of the most expensive countries in the EU, is frightening off tourists and investors and pricing itself out of business.
Xaar's presence appeared to be frightening off potential rivals in the Sagitta 2000 Guineas yesterday.
Marks & Spencer, which last month announced profits of pounds 430 million, feels down-and-outs are harming trade by frightening off shoppers.
OH DEAR: Is Spain frightening off holidaymakers with its prices?