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More HMV stores to close

Two more stores in the east are to close Credit: PA

Another 37 HMV stores are being closed - including two in Essex - in a move affecting 464 staff at the collapsed music retailer, administrator Deloitte announced today.

Basildon and Hatfield Galleria are the latest stores in the East to close.

Around 190 jobs had previously been cut by Deloitte in the chain's head offices and distribution centres.

Nick Edwards, joint administrator at Deloitte, said the decision to shut the stores was made to "enhance the prospects of the restructured business continuing as a going concern".