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Traditional retail markets and the battle to stay afloat

BBC News has been to Kirkgate Market in Leeds, winner of "Britain's Favourite Market" for the second year in a row, to find out how it is adapting to changing trends.

British markets are seen as a microcosm of the city or town in which they are based, but some are fighting for their existence due to the rise of discount supermarkets and online retailers.

Among Kirkgate's 170 stall-holders, optimism for the future is mixed with serious concern about dropping footfall and the rising costs of renting floor space.

  • 06 Feb 2017