Morecambe tops empty shops league table

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MORECAMBE has come top of a league table for having the most empty shops in the UK.

And according to one of the town’s leading shopkeepers, there are no quick fixes to the problem.

A survey by the Local Data Company found that 30 per cent of the town’s shops were vacant at the end of last year – the highest rate among medium-sized towns in the country.

The number of empty shops has also risen by 13.7 per cent since a previous survey was published in September.

See The Visitor (02-03-11) for full story.