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Toys R Us has announced that all its remaining 75 stores will close by April 24th
Here is list of the final store closures in our region:
- Basildon - Sat 21st
- Bedford - Sat 21st
- Harlow - Sun 22nd
- Ipswich - Mon 23rd
- Luton - Mon 23rd
- Milton Keynes - Sun 22nd
- Northampton - Mon 23rd
- Northampton Weston Favell - Sat 21st
- Norwich - Tue 24th
- Peterborough - Sun 22nd
- Stevenage - Thu 19th
- Thurrock - Fri 20th
The closures will mean the loss of more than 2,000 jobs.
The toy chain collapsed in February and insolvency specialist Moorfields has been selling off the retailer's stock at knockdown prices.
"We are grateful for the hard work of everybody at Toys R Us during this extremely difficult and challenging time. We are working closely with the 2,000 employees affected by the closures to ensure they receive the support they need for redundancy and other compensatory payments."