Carters evicted at Xmas! East­end­ers

Mick and Linda face the threat of Los­ing the Vic and a roof over their heads af­ter grafton hill’s Lat­est schem­ing!

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The streets of Lon­don’s E18 con­tinue to be paved with only debt for The Vic land­lord and land­lady Mick and Linda Carter… and that sit­u­a­tion isn’t about to im­prove any time soon.

Se­cret Wey­land & Co worker Luke Brown­ing, who’s pre­tend­ing to work for The Vic free­hold­ers Grafton Hill, has told Mick and Linda the pub needs ex­ten­sive re­pair work, which they’ll have to pay for.

And, with no money, that’s an is­sue…

this fort­night

Mick and Linda are still reel­ing from the news they’ll have to find a huge amount of dosh when an even worse bomb­shell is dropped on them.

‘The skint Carters are told they’ll be kicked out of the pub if they can’t find the money to pay for the re­pairs!’ re­veals our in­sider at East­end­ers.

It’s grim news for a fam­ily who’ve al­ready had enough to deal with in 2017. But there is a glim­mer of hope.

‘Whit­ney sug­gests they could try to pay off the build­ing works in in­stal­ments,’ says our source. ‘So Linda calls Fi Brown­ing and ar­ranges a meet­ing with Grafton Hill.’ Prob­lems solved, right? Sadly, not. Mick, Linda and the rest of the clan have no idea Grafton Hill is a front com­pany for Wey­land & Co, the firm run by James Will­mott-brown, who’s out to de­stroy the Square.

So it’s no sur­prise when The Chair­man of Wey­land & Co, who’s re­ally Fi’s dear old Un­cle Hugo, ar­rives at the Vic with Fi for the meet­ing.

‘The Chair­man lis­tens to Linda and Mick as they en­thu­si­as­ti­cally ex­plain how their re­pay­ment scheme might work,’ con­tin­ues our in­sider. ‘But any hopes they had are soon dashed.

‘The Chair­man tells them they have five weeks to find the money for the re­pairs… or they’ll be evicted!’

Af­ter the meet­ing, street­wise Shirley Carter starts to won­der how much Fi knew about these de­vel­op­ments. Fi de­fends her­self, but we reckon Shirley’s onto her, par­tic­u­larly when Fi later re­turns to The Vic with a counter of­fer: the Carters sell the lease­hold to Grafton Hill for a large lump sum pay­ment.

What next?

Mick and Linda adore The Queen Vic. Own­ing a pub was their dream and, even though that dream is rapidly turn­ing into a night­mare, we reckon they won’t sell.

But to re­tain The Vic, they have just five weeks to raise the sort of money they sim­ply don’t have ac­cess to. How on earth are they go­ing to get the funds?

So will the fam­ily be evicted just in time for Christ­mas and face the fes­tive sea­son with­out a home to call their own? Say it ain’t so, En­ders! Sadly, we think it may be…

The heat is on as a des­per­ate Mick and Linda seek some help from Shirley and Johnny...

The Carters, joined by Fi, are told by The Chair­man they have five weeks to pay up!

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