CaptainSalad2 - 12:29 pm on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: CaptainSalad2 at 12:33 pm (utc) on Oct 10, 2013]
@Martin no the Google places are still there but nothing else. My thought is if it wasn't for Google places no local site would be on page one thanks to recent updates because they simply cant compete with directories that have landing pages for each UK town.
I suspect Google knew this would happen YEARS ago as they planed to turn up brand power and that's why "places" was inserted into the main SERPS because without it you would simply have no local sites listed!
[edited by: CaptainSalad2 at 12:33 pm (utc) on Oct 10, 2013]