Traders in Mapperley in Nottinghamshire say the streets have been virtually empty when top British athletes have been in action. It comes despite many predictions that the Games would create a retail boom.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.