Councils can give Mary Portas and our local high streets a hand

JOHN STRACHAN MONO

Mary Portas, the government’s high street guru, has a tough job. First-half figures from Local Data Company (Intelligence, 22.07.11) suggested, at best, that things are getting no better in the weaker centres, although Colliers International suggests that overall shop vacancy rates in the UK dropped marginally in the six months ...

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