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Music lovers mourn the loss of local HMV stores

As HMV announce a further 37 stores are to close many of you have taken to twitter to mourn the loss of local shops:

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Sad news about closure of HMV in Middlesbrough. Had a very enjoyable stint working there one Christmas many years ago with some top people

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Great, so my local HMV (and the store i used to work at) is closing down =( My thoughts go with the staff @hmvmansfield

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Absolutely gutted to hear HMV Stockport is closing down. Hope my friends there soon find employment elsewhere. The end of an era :(

Last month HMV staff live tweeted as they were made redundant. Read the tweets here.

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37 HMV stores to close 'in the next four to six weeks'

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."

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.

– Nick Edwards, Joint Administrator

Full Report: HMV closures in the North East

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.

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HMV acknowledges 'invaluable contribution' of staff

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We want to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of affected colleagues, who continue to work with great passion and dedication.

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We also sincerely thank our customers in these locations for their valued support and we hope you will continue to shop at HMV

Last week, tweets appeared on the official HMV account showing the feelings of some staff losing their jobs at head office and within the distribution network.

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