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The real reason our shops are shutting up

It’s easy to blame the internet, but soaring rates and rents are crippling high street retailers<p>Another day, another report on the death of the high street. According to the Centre for Retail Research, the number of shops in Britain is predicted to fall by more than a fifth by 2018, blighting our …

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Views Of The Hong Kong Sky, Framed By A Canopy Of Skyscrapers

Romain Jacquet-Lagreze’s photographs are a reminder of the dazzling views to be found simply by looking up.<p>For as long as he can remember, when Romain Jacquet-Lagreze has found himself walking in the forest, he’s always had the inclination to look up, searching for patches of sky poking through the …