Wales

Footfall in Welsh shops falls for 17th month in a row

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Image caption Footfall across the UK declined by 1%, with drops of 3% in Wales and 3.5% in Northern Ireland in June

Shopper numbers have fallen for the 17th month in a row in Wales, according to British Retail Consortium figures.

During June, there was a 3% drop compared to June 2014, with falls of 5.3% at shopping centres, 2.9% on high streets and 0.3% at retail parks.

The figures were slightly better than May, when there was a 4.3% drop compared to May 2014.

Interim head of the Welsh Retail Consortium, David Lonsdale, described the figures as "decidedly sluggish".

All UK nations and regions saw a drop in footfall during June.

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