New figures out today show one in ten shops in the East Midlands lies empty, as shoppers continue to desert the High Street.
People's reluctance to go out and spend is hitting retailers hard and the recent wet weather hasn't helped.
However our region isn't suffering as badly as other parts of the country and Derbyshire town is fighting to get its shoppers back with an online campaign.
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With the General Election just months away, we have found this gem from 1964, where school children give their views ahead of the election.
He was reported as having said that a burglar had brought the cockerel with him during the burglary and had placed it in the fox trap.
Bright and breezy with sunny spells and isolated wintry showers.