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  • UK shoppers are bored with the high street
  • UK shoppers are bored with the high street
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UK shoppers are bored with the high street

While a day out shopping used to be a favourite pastime for Brits, the internet has changed all that. Now, nine of Britons' top 20 hobbies involve the internet, and a trip to the shops is nowhere to be seen. In fact, new research shows that a third find shopping to be less enjoyable than ever.



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