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Shop closing down; Britain's recession; economy

Time to turn empty High Street shops into housing - minister

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Mon 5 Aug, AT 08:01

Planning minister aims make it simpler to convert redundant shops and farm buildings into homes

Sainsbury's boss Justin King calls for online sales tax

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Thu 13 Jun, AT 11:15

Chief executive wants to 'level the playing field' between high street and internet retailers

Retail Primark

Retail sales shrink 0.7% in March

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Fri 19 Apr, AT 11:40

High Street sales dampened by the weather, says the Office for National Statistics

Retail Primark

High Street: retail spending data fuels hope of boost

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Tue 9 Apr, AT 10:43

'We're not saying the heydays are back but we might be posed for a little bit of lift-off' say analysts

High Street: recovery halted by freezing weather

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Mon 8 Apr, AT 10:39

Retail sector 'hurting' after chilly Easter bank holiday weekend

Mary Portas

High St set up in response to Portas review barely touched

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Thu 14 Mar, AT 11:26

£10m High Street Innovation Fund set up - but why has only 7 per cent of the money been spent?

Thomas Cook to cut 2,500 jobs and close 195 branches

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Wed 6 Mar, AT 15:09

World's oldest travel firm closes fifth of branches while bed store Dreams goes into administration


Google set to open shops: could tech giants save the high street?

Talking Point
Mon 18 Feb, AT 14:45

Search giant reported to be following Apple’s lead with own-branded stores to promote its products

John Lewis cuts 325 department managers in shock redundancies

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Thu 14 Feb, AT 09:56

Post-Christmas retail gloom deepens as firm seen as model of ‘responsible capitalism’ wields axe

High street: good news at last as Dixons and Primark report

Fri 18 Jan, AT 09:33

But the big winner in British retail at Christmas was Asos - proving online sales are the threat