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Ballymena 'has largest proportion of empty shops in NI'

Ballymena has the largest proportion of empty shops in Northern Ireland, according to a new report.

The County Antrim town has seen its vacancy rate grow to 27% in the past year - a rise of 10%.

But the figures have been disputed by the head of Ballymena's Chamber of Commerce and by the town council.

BBC NI business correspondent Julian O'Neill reports.

  • 12 Nov 2013