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Have you abandoned your high street this Christmas?

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 13 December 2011

A report will be published later today that's expected to say our high streets are in crisis.

The government has asked Mary "queen of shops" Portas to look at how to bring the bustle back to our town centres.

In the last 10 years, Thorntons, Habitat, Jane Norman, Oddbins, Mothercare, JJB Sports and HMV have all had to close some of their stores with Woolworths and C&A disappearing altogether.

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