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Five ways to save Britain’s struggling high streets

Millington, SD and Parker, C and Quin, S (2018) Five ways to save Britain’s struggling high streets. The Conversation.

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Abstract

The high street, or the main shopping area, has always been the heart of any UK town or city. But over the last ten years, it’s significance has dwindled. Over 28,000 stores have closed, and footfall has been on a “relentless downward trend”. While commentators often blame store closures on online shopping and poor footfall on the weather, our research uncovered a rather different problem.

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