South Wales Valleys jeweller Derek Davies is among those who has felt the effects of the retail sector's struggles. He has closed his jewellery shop in Tonypandy.
He told our reporter Rob Osborne that even if he was offered a shop in the town with no costs to pay, he wouldn't take it. He said the trading environment is so bad 'it's turning into a ghost town.'
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council says it 'remains committed to working with traders in all of our town centres in an effort to support various initiatives that have a positive effect on the local economy. Initiatives have included various events. This is particularly the case with Tonypandy itself.'
More top news
A scientist from Carmarthen has won the world's top prize for animal conservation for his work in saving nine species from extinction.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in south Wales.
Tomorrow you'll be given the opportunity to vote in the National Assembly for Wales and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.