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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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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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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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The living coffin that transforms your body into compost A Dutch startup has created a fully biodegradable mycelium casket – and it says the orders are flooding in Environment Society
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