Boarded Up Empty Houses And Derelict Buildings In Once Vibrant Accrington

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A woman carries her shopping past empty former council houses that... News PhotoAbandoned,Adult,Bestof,Business,Carrying,England,Finance,Former,Government,Horizontal,Human Interest,Lancashire,Shopping,Street,Topics,Topix,Town,UK,WomenPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesACCRINGTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: A woman carries her shopping past empty former council houses that line a street, in the Lancashire town of Accrington, which are waiting to be modernised by private developers on January 3, 2013 in Accrington, England. There are estimated to be 850,000 empty homes in the United Kingdom even though local councils still have long waiting lists for housing. The terraced houses were due to be rejuvenated by Accrington council but the project was put on hold when the government cut a housing regeneration project. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)