High Street
Media playback is unsupported on your device

High Street chain store closures soar, says research

28 February 2013 Last updated at 08:08 GMT

The number of shops closed by retail chains in Britain has soared over the past 12 months, according to research.

Analysis from PwC revealed that chains shut an average of 20 shops a day last year, with gift shops, clothing stores and card shops among the worst affected.

The BBC's Jenny Hill meets two friends trying to remember what their High Street used to look like.