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Final day of trading for Northern Ireland's last BHS this weekend

By Staff Reporter

Published 23/08/2016

The last BHS stores will close this week
The last BHS stores will close this week

Northern Ireland's final BHS will close this weekend as it disappears entirely from the UK high street.

Administrators to the department store chain are set to shut 13 stores on Wednesday and 22 stores on Saturday, bringing an end to 88 years of British retail history.

And its Belfast Castle Place store will pull down the shutters for one last time on Saturday, with the loss of 57 jobs.

Duff & Phelps and FRP Advisory have already overseen 128 closures over the past weeks, including BHS's' flagship Oxford Street store. Its Holywood Exchange store in Belfast closed on Sunday.

Its collapse in April has affected 11,000 jobs, 22,000 pensions, sparked a lengthy parliamentary inquiry and left its high-profile former owners, Dominic Chappell and Sir Philip Green, potentially facing a criminal investigation.

Belfast Telegraph

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