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.
More top news
A scheme at the intu Metrocentre, which allows police cadets to experience a busy nightshift, is going to be delivered nationally.
Serving soldiers and veterans are excavating a fort where their military predecessors were garrisoned 2,000 years ago on Hadrian's Wall.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region