- Founded in Hull in 1933 by George Hollingbery as Comet Battery Stores Limited.
- Originally sold charging batteries and accumulators, before moving into the radio rental business.
- Grew to 2,500 accounts by 1939 and opened its first superstore in Hull in 1968.
- Acquired by Kingfisher for £129 million in 1984 and increased to more than 250 stores nationwide by 1996.
- Demerged from Kingfisher in 2003, forming a new group known as Kesa Electricals with its sister electrical companies throughout Europe.
- Deloitte is appointed administrator in November 2012. The final group of 49 stores from the former 235-strong estate close down in December 2012.
More top news
Theresa May and her Cabinet face a tough judgement on how much to off the European Union as part of its divorce bill.
Manson was the mastermind behind the murder of actress Sharon Tate and six others.
Some bright spells will also develop through the day.