With online shopping, recessions and the uncertainty of Brexit all cited as reasons for longstanding stores closing their doors, as the UK high street crisis continues. We reflect on some of the much-loved shops and big businesses that have disappeared since 2010.
1. Toys R Us
In 2018 the famous toy chain closed its doors after failing to find a buyer for its 100 UK stores - including on at The Bridges in Sunderland and the Metrocentre, in Gateshead. The firm's collapse resulted in a loss of around 2,000 jobs across the country.
The last BHS stores closed their doors for the final time in 2016, ending an 88-year presence on the High Street. The retailer's debt topped £1.3bn and include a pensions deficit of £571m. Around 11,000 jobs were lost when it closed.
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In 2016, the stationery store chain Staples disappeared from High Streets after the UK arm of its business was sold to restructuring firm Hilco.
4. Peters Bakery
Durham-based Peters Bakery closed over 50 stores in 2012 after going into administration. It was taken over by Coopland & Son.