160 Blockbuster stores to close

Blockbuster's administrators have confirmed they will close 129 stores, in addition to the 31 already announced. The company has 528 stores employing 4,190 staff.

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760 job losses as Blockbuster closes stores

Blockbuster is to make 760 of its 4,190 employees redundant, its administrator confirmed today.

Thirty-one stores have already been put on notice of closure, and a number of closing-down sales announced.

Blockbuster's administration came just a day after music and entertainment chain HMV went under, following dismal Christmas sales.

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