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Sunderland building merchants goes into administration

70 jobs are at risk after a Wearside building merchants has gone into administration.

Sunderland-based A Thompson and Sons Limited has four branches across the North East.

The company had previously announced it was facing financial difficulties.

The building merchants have four branches across the region Credit: ITV News

Administrators KPMG say that Thompsons were not able to pay the wage bill for last month.

Thompsons also received a winding up order from the Inland Revenue.

No redundancies have yet been made.