A nation of shopkeepers? UK seeks to keep its soul

Associated Press
A nation of shopkeepers? UK seeks to keep its soul

Britain High Street Lows** An elderly lady walks with a wheelie shopping bag past four closed shops on Trafalgar Road in Greenwich, London, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The small shopkeepers in Greenwich are running out of time. In the London borough that gave its name to Greenwich Mean Time, businesses like Lorraine Turton's are in danger of being relegated to history _ the victims of online shopping, changing tastes and, increasingly, the protracted recession. Her Internet cafe on Trafalgar Road is a rare hive of activity on a "high street" _ the British name for a town's main business district. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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