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Towns vie for High Street fund award

The government has announced it has accepted virtually all 28 recommendations from Mary Portas in its bid to rejuvenate UK High Streets, including a £1m Future High Street fund.

The economic downturn that began in 2008 triggered a number of high-profile closures at chains including Woolworths, Zavvi and Habitat.

Stephanie McGovern reports from Prestwich on how businesses have got together to try and win funds to revive their High Street.

  • 30 Mar 2012