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Job cuts as Comet and Premier Foods close

More than a hundred jobs have been lost in the region as Premier Foods and Comet close premises. Staff at the electrical retailer in Barnstaple and Yeovil have today been dismantling the shop units after redundancies were announced yesterday.

The Comet distribution centre in Exeter has also closed. Meanwhile Premier Foods is also shutting its Hovis bread site in Plymouth. Seth Conway's report here.

Job cuts at Comet

Closing down sales are underway at 41 Comet stores across the UK Credit: PA

The electronics chain Comet has started closing down sales at its stores in Gloucester and Yeovil.

The firm has gone into administration - one of the biggest high street casualties since Woolworths in 2008.

Administrators Deloitte say that up to 41 stores may have to close nationally before the end of this month.