Wednesday, December 24, 2008

BBC NEWS | Magazine | Anxious Christmas on the High Street

BBC NEWS | Magazine | Anxious Christmas on the High Street

As more gloomy economic figures are published, and some major retailers report a tough Christmas period, how is the High Street in Shirley, Southampton, faring?

The UK economy shrank more than was previously thought between July and September, according to revised figures.

And major retailers have also been feeling the pinch, slashing prices to encourage shoppers in the run-up to Christmas.

But what's the mood like in Shirley? As part of our ongoing series focusing on a typical High Street, we return to Southampton to find out.


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