Hundreds of jobs to go at Modelzone

Hundreds of jobs are under threat at toy retailer Modelzone after administrators announced plans to start shutting stores.

Deloitte, which is handling the administration, has said its begun consultations with employees and was drawing up a closure programme for 47 stores.

The company has shops in Newcastle, Sunderland, the Metrocentre and Harrogate.

Over 350 jobs could be lost lost nationally.

Deloitte say Modelzone gift vouchers be honoured, but only towards 50% of the purchase price.