A second Wilko in Oxfordshire has been announced on the closure list and will shut shop at the end of the month.

The retailer has announced 124 more stores which will shut in three phases between Sunday, September 17 and Thursday, September 21.

The Banbury store has been confirmed for closure, but this latest list has also announced the closure of the Bicester store.

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The household, DIY and homeware goods retailer will close its doors on Thursday, September 21.

Attempts to save the chain were made by HMV owner Doug Putman, as he tried to work up a rescue bid that would have seen him keep 300 Wilko stores.

But it was revealed that Mr Putman's rescue bid had collapsed due to rising costs leaving more than 12,000 jobs and 400 stores at risk.

WHSmith in Bicester also closed its doors last month, with Shotz Pool and Sports Lounge set to take over the premises.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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