More shoppers shun high street

Press Association

Shoppers shunned the high street in increasing numbers in October as a decline in footfall worsened for the third month in a row.

Trips to high streets, shopping centres and out-of-town retail parks dropped by 2.9% compared to last year, after falling by 2.4% in September and 0.9% in August, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).