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As many as 1,500 shops now back in business

New research from 650 towns across England, Scotland and Wales suggests that the number of empty shops is coming down.

With 1,500 new businesses opening on the high street - latest figures show only around 13% of premises are vacant, the lowest number for four years.

Emma Simpson reports.

  • 05 Sep 2014
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