Owners of high street retail chain Debenhams have announced as many as 22 store closures across the UK in 2020.
Eight of those are within the Meridian region, with the most closures affecting the South East.
- List of closures in our region:
- WATCH: Shoppers in Witney in Oxfordshire react to planned closure
The closures put 1,200 jobs at risk across the department store chain.
The group has announced a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), which will see the affected shops continue trading until early 2020.
Further closures could still be announced following discussions with landlords.
Meanwhile rent reductions will be sought on many of the remaining branches.
- WATCH: Chief Financial Officer at Debenhams, Rachel Osborne, says more stores and jobs "could be at risk" if talks with landlords are unsuccessful.