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House of Fraser shops in Darlington and Middlesbrough will definitely shut

House of Fraser stores in Middlesbrough and Darlington to shut. Photo: PA

The House of Fraser stores in Middlesbrough and Darlington will definitely shut after the firm's creditors approved the closure (Company Voluntary Arrangement or CVA) plans in a meeting, putting at risk 412 jobs in the north east.

31 of its 59 branches will close across the UK and Ireland.

The company says the restructuring plans are vital to secure House of Fraser's future and to access new capital.

It says the business will have a more sustainable cost base and a platform for future growth to deliver a better service to customers.