1. ITV Report

Newport department store set to close after 144 years

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Wildings department store in Newport is set to close its doors in December after 144 years of trading.

It follows the announcement of House of Fraser closing its stores in Cardiff and Cwmbran.

A closing down sale will start at Wildings in October to clear nearly £600,000 worth of stock.

Regular customers have said they are "devastated" to hear the store will be closing.

It is now time to bow out and recognise that the economics of trading in Newport no longer work for us.

– Peter James, Managing Director