Fears for hundreds of jobs after Marks & Spencer distribution centre closure announced

Retail giant Marks & Spencer have announced the closure of two of its main distribution centres next year, leaving hundreds of jobs at risk.

Following a review of logistics operations by the company, plans to shut its DHL-run site in Long Eaton have been confirmed.

DHL say affected warehouse staff have been informed and are entering a consultation period.

Union Usdaw said the announcement is 'devastating news' for the Derbyshire distribution centre's workforce.

DHL said the DHL-operated transport office will be relocating to M&S distribution centre at Castle Donington, and they will continue to work in partnership with M&S at several of its nationally connected sites.