The West Midlands has become one of the worst areas in the country for having the most empty shops.
New figures show that each year, more and more vacant buildings are popping up on our high streets.
The Local Data Company's research shows that Dudley has the highest percentage of vacant stores among all medium-sized town centres in Britain, and when it comes to the larger town centres, Walsall ranks the second-worst in the country.
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