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Tuesday 23 July 2019

Revealed: latest Marks & Spencer stores shutting down, putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk

The Marks & Spencer store on Dublin's Henry Street. Collins
The Marks & Spencer store on Dublin's Henry Street. Collins Business Desk Business Desk

Marks & Spencer has put more than 1,000 jobs at risk as it announced its latest round of store closures.

The high street chain is shutting over 100 stores as part of a turnaround plan and on Tuesday announced the latest 17 to shut.

They are: Ashford, Barrow, Bedford, Boston, Buxton, Cwmbran, Deal, Felixstowe, Huddersfield, Hull, Junction One Antrim Outlet, Luton Arndale, Newark, Northwich, Rotherham, Sutton Coldfield and Weston Super Mare.

Their closure will impact 1,045 staff.

Sacha Berendji, property director at Marks & Spencer, said: "We're continuing to transform M&S with pace and as part of this we are making good progress with our plans to close over 100 stores - radically reshaping our store estate to become more relevant for our customers.

"Proposing to close stores is never easy, for our colleagues, customers or the local community, but it is vital for the future of M&S.

"Where we have closed stores, we are continuing to see an encouraging number of customers choosing other nearby locations and shopping on M&"

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