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Villagers in Plymtree, Devon take over their local shop

Faced with competition from supermarkets, and a dwindling number of customers, around 400 village shops close down every year.

But in an increasing number of communities, residents are becoming shopkeepers to keep stores open.

Susannah Streeter reports from the Plymtree community shop in Devon, to find out how one village rallied together to save their store.

  • 30 May 2011
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