It is very sad to see another big name on the High Street in severe difficulty - this time Blockbuster. As I said yesterday, we need a proper industrial strategy to promote multichannel retailing, combining online trade with vibrant High Streets.
This has been a grim week for the High Street but those who write off our High Streets are defeatist and mistaken.
The key is for government, business and communities to work together in partnership to change and adapt our High Streets for this new era. When thousands of jobs are put at risk, it is not for us to think what we can't do, but to ask what we can do to help resolve the situation.
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Friday will be largely dry with a mixture of cloud and some sunny spells, the best of these in the morning.
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The Cancer Drugs Fund, which cost £1.27 billion, didn't deliver "meaningful value" to patients - and even put some at risk of side effects.