Robert_Charlton - 5:27 pm on Oct 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
I meant in context of the search term under discussion, but also for other terms where Google wants to find local results to satisfy the query when no good ones really exist.
Google seems to be prioritising place over term
Yes... that's roughly what I'm seeing too. The results are localized in many small communities, eg, where most users on the ground actually don't pay attention to where the borders are and routinely shop elsewhere for many goods and services.