Death of the high street
As one in six shops across the UK lies empty, just what is the future for the British high street? Channel 4 News special report.
The high street has been hit hard by the digital age but writer and commentator John Anderson argues there's still something to be said for browsing through CDs.
"Dazzling" sales in the week before Christmas, yet forecasts remain gloomy as plunging profits threaten to close more shops. Channel 4 News asks: what is the future of the British high street?
Ed Miliband vows that a Labour government will bring in powers to stop high streets from being swamped with payday lenders and betting shops, as he launches his party's local election campaign.
Barclays says finance director Chris Lucas, the only remaining top ranking executive at the bank following the Libor scandal, is to retire, along with group general counsel Mark Harding.
Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy describes the rise of supermarkets and the closure of small shops as "part of progress", but what do you think?
Stores closed and jobs lost: it is a bad start to the year for the High Street. The British Retail Consortium says half the country's shops will cut staff numbers in the first three months of 2013.
Hilco UK acquires HMV's £176m debt, giving it control of the retailer and reigniting prospects of the store's survival, as HMV gift vouchers are now being accepted again.
High street DVD rental chain Blockbuster is the third major retailer to collapse this year as the company calls in administrators.
As HMV goes into administration, risking 230 music stores and over 4,500 jobs, Channel 4 News looks at what other options are still available on the high street for the discerning music lover.