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Last BHS store in Wales closes for good

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The last British Home Stores shop in Wales has now closed for good. The Swansea BHS first opened in the 1950s and although there are questions over the management of the overall business, the Swansea workers were determined the closure wouldn't be a sad occasion.

Kelsey Redmore spent the day with them:


BHS staff get into festive spirit to bid customers goodbye

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Staff at the BHS branch in Swansea are getting in the festive spirit early as Wales' last store prepares to shut for good.

The Swansea store first opened in 1954 and was famed for it's Christmas shop, so today the staff have dressed up in their Christmas outfits to say goodbye.

The store opened up an hour earlier than planned because of demand.

Queues down the street as Swansea's BHS store opens for last time

Swansea's BHS store opened early today as it prepares to close it's shutters for the last time.

Customers were seen queuing all the way down the high street as BHS prepares to end its 88 year history.

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BHS' last store in Wales to close in Swansea

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After 88 years of being a high street mainstay, BHS stores are expected to close their shutters for the last time today.

Among 22 UK branches closing across the UK today is the Swansea store. Counterparts in Cardiff, Carmarthen, Llandudno, Wrexham and Newport have already shut up shop.

The store's closure has seen the loss of hundreds of jobs across Wales.

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