Jobs go as camera chain Jessops stores close

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TIME has run out for staff at a city store.

Administrators are to close the shops in stricken camera chain Jessops, with the loss of 1,370 jobs.

The firm has a branch in Fawcett Street, Sunderland.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has announced it is starting to shut the 187-store network.

It said further job losses are likely at the firm’s head office in Leicester.

Jessops is the first high-profile retail casualty of 2013, after suffering from online competition and a boom in camera phones in recent years.