1. ITV Report

Southport Debenhams closing its doors

The Southport branch of Debenhams is closing its doors, one of 22 the department store giant is closing in January.

Debenhams in Southport, which its closing its doors Credit: ITV Granada

In a statement, Debenhams said:

"We would like to thank all our customers for their loyalty over the years and our colleagues for their outstanding work over the years

We regret that we won't be able to keep the Southport store open; this is unfortunately a necessary element of the turnaround plan to give Debenhams as a whole a sustainable future and is in no way reflective of the very hard work and excellent service of our store colleagues.

Whilst this store is closing, Debenhams remains open for business.

Once again we would like to thank everyone who has shopped with us in Southport and we look forward to extending a warm welcome to our customers at any of our stores around the country in the future."

– Debenhams statement