The High Street Loses Its Independent Shops

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A Pawn Brokers shop on St Johns Road Clapham on September 24, 2013 in... News PhotoBusiness,England,Finance,Horizontal,London - England,Pawn - Chess Piece,Store,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesLONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: A Pawn Brokers shop on St Johns Road Clapham on September 24, 2013 in London, England. The Labour leader Ed Miliband in his party conference speech has pledged to help small firms by freezing business rates in England. The high street has becoming increasingly full of betting shops, charity shops and pawn brokers replacing independent shops. (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)