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‘It’s changed how the village feels’: the artists brightening up shop shutters A suburb in Manchester let artists loose on shop shutters and walls. Now it hopes to inspire other towns to do the same Arts Culture Society
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The New Look shop that became a climate emergency hub Across the UK, shops that have been abandoned by big chains are becoming hubs for tackling the climate crisis Environment Society Wellbeing
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The entrepreneurs challenging ‘copy and paste’ high streets Chains and empty shops dominate many high streets. A new model offers an alternative vision, one led by creatives and small businesses Economics Society UK
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The future of high street fashion? A hub where you mend, make and swap clothes An empty shop in England has been turned into a hub, where people are inspired to achieve sartorial satisfaction beyond fast fashion Environment Lifestyle Society
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Can art save our high streets? In Yorkshire, it’s already happening When big retailers abandoned a town in England, locals got creative. Now its high street is anything but dead Arts Economics Society
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Refill shops: the once-niche trend that’s going mainstream The UK now has hundreds of refill shops, helping people reduce packaging. Now supermarkets are getting in on the act Economics Environment Lifestyle Society
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The Library of Things: coming to a town near you A Library of Things allows people to borrow stuff they only need now and then. Hundreds are in planning, can they save the high street? Economics Environment Society
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Saving the high street: 10 quickfire solutions for the UK and beyond The exodus of big retailers doesn’t mean the end of the high street. Quite the opposite. Here are 10 ways to hasten the revival Economics Society
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This abandoned arcade is set to become the UK’s first community shopping centre Can a neglected shopping arcade in West Yorkshire become a blueprint for the high street’s (much-needed) revival? Economics Innovation Society UK

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