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Posted on14 December 2011 11:49 AM GMT

Why Mary Portas is not quite right about the High Street - more coffee bars, community centres and gyms are not the solution!

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Why Mary Portas is not quite right about the High Street - more coffee bars, community centres and gyms are not the solution!

Mary Portas has just submitted her report of 28 recommendations to the government on how to tackle the declining fortunes of our High Streets. A lot of what she says makes some degree of sense, but a number of the policies seem somewhat defeatist and totally against smart, small independent retail businesses.

I have lived in various parts of this land, in towns and cities of varying sizes, and I have witnessed first-hand the changes to our local High Streets, and I have slightly different

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