JJB stores to close

Around 2,200 staff at JJB Sports have been made redundant after administrators closed 133 stores and agreed to sell 20 remaining outlets to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct International.

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Thousands of jobs at risk at JJB Sports

One of Britain's biggest sports retailers has announced it's going into administration.

JJB Sports has its headquarters in Wigan. It employs more than 4,000 people nationwide but half those jobs could now go.

In 2007, its shares were worth almost 30 pounds a piece. In 2008 the share price plummeted as the financial crisis hit. Today trading was suspended with them worth less than one penny each.

The company was started by Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan in 1971.

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Fears for the future of JJB

Shares in Wigan- based JJB Sports have been suspended as the retailer prepares to call in the administrators.

The supplier of sportswear and equipment has been struggling for some time.

The fate of its 4,000 employees and 180 stores across the country isn't yet clear.

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