FOUR people have lost their jobs with the closure of a shoe shop.
The Priceless store in Durham City is one of 18 shops to close after the collapse of the Barratts Priceless chain.
Five Barratts and 13 Priceless stores closed in the UK and Ireland, resulting in 127 job losses, with a further 60 staff members in the Bradford head office also made redundant.
Barratts stores in Connswater, Kilmarnock, Darlington, Cardiff and Blackpool shut, along with Priceless stores in Croydon, Durham, Oldham, Strabane, Crossgates, Kettering, Carlow, Donaghmede, Torquay, Weymouth, Kings Lynn, Bexhill on Sea, and Erdington.
The shoe chain collapsed into administration earlier this month, after unseasonably mild weather further exacerbated already difficult trading conditions.
Administrator Deloitte will continue to trade the remaining 173 stores – including a Barratt in Washington and a Priceless in Sunderland – as it seeks a buyer for the business.