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Mary Portas' plan to save our High Streets

A report into how to revive the High Street by retail expert Mary Portas recommends getting town centres to run more like businesses.

Her report for government on the decline of town centres says the growth of online and out-of-town shopping has left many areas "dying".

She outlines plans for cutting regulations for High Street traders and the launch of a national market day.

But council leaders have criticised Ms Portas for not consulting them.

Emma Simpson reports.

  • 13 Dec 2011
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