The West Midlands has one of the worst 'shop vacancy rates' in the country, according to new figures published today.
As well as shops standing empty fewer people made their way to town and city centres to do their shopping.
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Fog patches and extensive low cloud at first will steadily lift and clear.
A murky start with mist and fog then gradually clearing, although some eastern coastal districts may remain cloudier.
Isolated showers should die out through the evening to leave a dry remainder of the night.