Thursday, April 2, 2009
Published yesterday but relevent
THE credit crunch is creating ghost towns the length and breadth of Britain. Our High Streets have been hurt by more than 50 chains — including household names Woolworths and MFI — hitting the wall in the past year and smaller stores are going the same way. Nowhere has struggled more than Edgbaston, Birmingham, the official ghost town of the UK. An exclusive survey reveals that an astonishing 67.9 PER CENT of store space in the suburb is EMPTY.