Lincoln lost 15 shops in just one year

Lincoln is losing more shops than any other place in the county and more than most in the whole of the East Midlands region.

That’s according to research by the Local Data Company, which found that 36 shops closed in Lincoln in 2018 alone.

On a positive note, 21 shops opened in the city, but Lincoln is ranked third highest for net loss of shops with 15 overall.

Notable names include ToysRUs, Maplin, Homebase, Savers, CarpetRight and Greenwoods.

It followed behind top-ranked Nottingham which lost 39 shops and Derby, which lost 31 shops overall.

The East Midlands region has seen the largest fall in the number of shops over the last five years, with a net loss of 193.

Louth and Sleaford bucked the national trend by keeping the same net amount of shops from 2017 to 2018.

Across the rest of the country consumers lost nearly 2,500 shops, which is a big jump from the 1,800 in 2017.