Twenty five jobs have been lost and a further 175 are under threat as the North East family firm, Collectables, has gone into administration.
The administrators, KPMG, say trading at the 27-year-old business has been hit by challenging economic conditions.
Staff at the company, which has 13 stores across the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire, were told the news last night. Julie Harrison reports.
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