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William Hill to close 119 betting shops

Image copyright William Hill William Hill says 119 of its High Street betting shops will not re-open after the shutdown forced by the coronavirus outbreak. The company, which has 1,500 UK outlets, said it did not expect customers to return in the numbers seen before the Covid-19 pandemic. It said around 300 staff were affected, and all but 20 had… Read more →

Tesco set to close Belfast Metro store

Image caption Tesco said it had been a “difficult decision” Tesco has confirmed it is set to close its Metro store on Belfast’s Royal Avenue in the next year as its “lease comes to an end”. It said it had been a “difficult decision” and it would continue to serve customers “from our nine other stores in Belfast”. It added… Read more →

John Lewis to close eight stores permanently

John Lewis has announced it is permanently closing eight of its stores, putting 1,300 workers at risk. The retailer said it had to “secure the business’s long-term future and respond to customers’ shopping needs”. Department stores in Birmingham and Watford will not reopen as the coronavirus lockdown eases. At Home stores in Croydon, Newbury, Swindon and Tamworth will also shut… Read more →