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Jessops Closure Impact

Leicester-based Jessops, which has been on our high streets since 1935, has gone into administration, the first big name to go under in 2013.

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Jessops store in Birmingham closed

A sign in the window of a Birmingham Jessops store Credit: PA

A Jessops store in Birmingham has placed a sign in its window informing customers that the shop has now closed.

The national chain announced yesterday that the company had official gone into administration leading to the loss of 230 jobs in the Midlands.

The group, which has had its headquarters in Leicester since 1935, has suffered from online competition and the boom in camera phones in recent years.

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