Liberal Democrat Berni Turner and the Facebook campaign to stop Tesco opening in Hope Street
The controversy over Tesco's plans to open a store in Hope Street continues with the news that a Facebook campaign has been launched.
When I wrote this piece in the office last night there were only 140 members, overnight it has grown and now there are more than 230.
Liberal Democrat Berni Turner, the city's environment leader and historic environment champion, is the latest to have come out against the plans.
"We do not need another tacky red and blue outpost of Sir Terry's evil empire," she wrote on the website.
Last night she said: "Hope Street is such an important street with two amazing cathedrals at either end.
"It's got its own ambience, it is just so special.
"The point is it is not the right place for a Tesco, we don't need this monolithic organisation coming in and destroying the fabric of our city.
"Everyone should join this group to show the strength of feeling."