Chris Parry, a business expert at Cardiff Metropolitan University says around 14% of shops in Wales are empty at the moment - and he thinks that could rise to 16 or 17%. He warns: 'you come to a point where a sick patient can't recover - and I think our high streets are approaching that point.'
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Western areas will see the wet and windy stuff continue overnight! And then tomorrow - i'm very sorry to say - there is more of it to come!
Dolaucothi Gold Mines is among five locations battling it out to be crowned Wales' best place in this year's Special Places competition.
It's the latest in a series of incidents, despite safety measures being put in place after the death of an off-duty police officer in March.