Retail expert Mary Portas
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Portas' plan to revive 'outdated' High Street

Retail expert Mary Portas warns that many of the UK's High Streets may be lost unless shops and councils work together to regenerate them.

Her report for government on the decline of town centres says years of neglect and the growth of online shopping have left many areas "dying".

She is expected to suggest cutting regulations for High Street traders and plans for a national market day.

But council leaders have criticised Ms Portas for not consulting them.

  • 13 Dec 2011
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