Another 15 town centres are to be given extra cash for regeneration projects following a review by retail queen Mary Portas, local government minister Grant Shapps said today.
The second wave of "Portas pilots" will entitle the beneficiaries to a share of £1.5 million to help improve their town centres.
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Owners must also prove they have something to pick up dog mess with under new rules imposed by one council.
The former prime minister made the comments as he prepares to return to politics saying he wants to be "part of the debate" on Brexit.
The new measures would mirror childcare vouchers and see workers sacrifice some of their salary to benefit.