A number of jobs in the North West are under threat as camera chain Jessops went into administration today.
2000 posts are in jeopardy across the country, there are more tan a dozen stores in the region including, Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and the Isle of Man.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been appointed to the group, it marks the first high-profile retail collapse of 2013. It comes soon after consumer electricals chain Comet hit the wall, sparking more than 6,000 job losses.
Jessops, which has its headquarters in Leicester, has suffered in recent years from online competition and the boom in camera phones, which has hit demand for digital cameras.
More top news
A very wet and windy day today, the wind being the main issue. We widely expect gusts of 60mph, even inland, with travel disruption possible
Winds strengthening overnight, gusts of 60mph by Tuesday morning, 70mph at the coast - possible disruption to travel and energy services
A 15-year-old girl has died after she collapsed while playing in a football match in Lancashire.