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More than 100 jobs saved after last-minute deal to save Hull's House of Fraser

House of Fraser on Paragon Street in Hull Credit: Google Streetview

More than 100 jobs are to be saved after it was announced that the House of Fraser department store in Hull will stay open.

The news comes just days before the Paragon Street store was due to close on December 29 following the company's well-publicised financial problems.

Mike Ashley, who took over the chain in August, said: “It is great that the Hull store is getting a second chance and saving over 100 jobs. This is a good example of what can be achieved when everyone pulls together.”

Daren Hale, the deputy leader of Hull City Council, said: “This is fantastic news for the city and the high street.

"Both House of Fraser and the landlord have always shown a desire for the iconic store to remain at its location in Paragon Street.

"Hull City Council has supported both parties and is delighted that they have come to an agreement that means House of Fraser will continue to have a presence in Hull."