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300 jobs at new superstore

THE B&Q superstore and warehouse in Hull Road in York is set to close and be replaced by a Sainsbury’s supermarket, it has been announced.

Sainsbury’s will create around 300 new jobs, while the DIY giant B&Q will look for an alternative site in the same area and will keep its other York store at Clifton Moor, the companies said in a joint statement.

B&Q has notified staff at the Hull Road store of its plans.