High street

Don’t write off the High Street just yet

3 January 2019 3:11 pm

IN ASSOCIATION WITH Over the past ten years, few industries have faced changes as dramatic as retail – and, in…

Don’t despair – there’s hope for the high street yet

1 December 2018 9:00 am

There’s still hope for the high street, says Matthew Lynn

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Save us from Tiger, the posh Poundland of tat

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Save us from this purveyor of plastic tat

Church Walk: short, simple, unpretentious

British street names: short, simple and unpretentious

11 August 2018 9:00 am

You know where you are with a British street name. I don’t mean literally. I mean there’s a tacit humility…

The footballing giant killers of 1914

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Big league Lincoln City became the first non-league club since Queens Park Rangers in 1914 to win a place in…

One good thing about bank closures: they could give the Co-op a new job

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Many thanks to the stampede of readers who sent news of bank branch closures. There’s certainly a national pattern, and…

Our high streets are reviving — don’t let bank closures mess them up

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Almost a decade after the financial crisis loomed, our high streets and town centres are full of life again: who…

The best answer to the Brexit vote: more jobs and more houses

8 October 2016 9:00 am

‘I rang and said can I have a council house, I’ve nowhere to go, an’ the bloke said no you…

Won’t someone please unleash the challenger banks?

14 March 2015 9:00 am

In my Yorkshire town of Helmsley the NatWest branch, originally an outpost of Beckett & Co of Leeds, has closed…

Welcome back, TSB: your founder’s spirit is alive and well and living in Airdrie

14 September 2013 9:00 am

A big hello to the revived Trustee Savings Bank — the spin-off of 631 Lloyds branches that were going to…

Investment special: Which shops to bet on as recovery begins

29 June 2013 9:00 am

After a long, cold and sometimes lonely winter for shopkeepers, at last there are glimmers of sunshine. Retail sales volume…

Susan Hill’s diary: The joy of fountain pens, the frustration of GP appointments

18 May 2013 9:00 am

I bet you remember your first fountain pen. Mine was a Conway Stewart with marbled barrel, I had it for…