Around 2,500 jobs at HMV have been saved after restructuring firm Hilco agreed to buy 141 stores, including 23 which had previously been slated for closure.
As HMV announce a further 37 stores are to close many of you have taken to twitter to mourn the loss of local shops:
Sad news about closure of HMV in Middlesbrough. Had a very enjoyable stint working there one Christmas many years ago with some top peopleFrom @IanMcNeal on Twitter:
Absolutely gutted to hear HMV Stockport is closing down. Hope my friends there soon find employment elsewhere. The end of an era :(From @VictorVortex on Twitter:
Administrators for HMV have named 37 more stores that they plan to close as part of plans to secure the music retailer's future.
Three more stores across the North East will close:
HMV administrators Deloitte have confirmed another 37 stores will close "in the next four to six weeks in parallel with the 66 stores that are already subject to a closure programme."
– Nick Edwards, Joint Administrator
We are extremely grateful to the staff for their continued strong support and commitment during an understandably difficult period. All other key stakeholders including suppliers and landlords remain supportive and we appreciate their ongoing assistance.
Another 37 HMV stores are being closed in a move affecting 464 staff at the collapsed music retailer, administrator Deloitte announced.
The administrators for HMV have confirmed that the famous name will disappear from at least four of the region's high streets.
The branches in South Shields, Durham, Stockton and the Teesside Shopping Park will close, with the loss of thirty nine jobs.
Our Business Correspondent Ben Chapman visited the South Shields branch, where the shop has played its own part in recent pop music history.
His report, which you can watch in full below, contains some flash photography.
We want to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of affected colleagues, who continue to work with great passion and dedication.From @hmvtweets on Twitter:
We also sincerely thank our customers in these locations for their valued support and we hope you will continue to shop at HMVFrom @hmvtweets on Twitter:
The 66 stores identified for closure are:
Ashton-under-Lyne, Ballymena, Barnsley, Bayswater, Belfast Boucher Road, Belfast Forestside, Bexleyheath, Birkenhead, Birmingham Fort, Blackburn, Boston, Bournemouth Castlepoint, Bracknell, Burton-upon-Trent, Camberley, Chesterfield, Coleraine, Craigavon.
Croydon Centrale, Derry, Dumfries, Durham, Edinburgh Fort, Edinburgh Gyle Centre, Edinburgh Ocean, Edinburgh Princes Street, Edinburgh St James, Falkirk, Fulham, Glasgow - Fort, Glasgow - Silverburn, Glasgow Braehead, Huddersfield, Kirkcaldy, Leamington Spa, Leeds White Rose, Lisburn, Loughborough.
Luton, Manchester 90, Moorgate, Newry, Newtonabbey, Orpington, Rochdale, Scunthorpe, South Shields, Speke Park, St Albans, St Helens, Stockton-on-Tees, Tamworth, Teesside, Telford, Trocadero, Wakefield, Walsall.
Walton-on-Thames, Wandsworth, Warrington, Watford, Wellingborough, Wigan, Wood Green, Workington, Wrexham.