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BHS announces closure dates for Lincolnshire stores

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Official closing dates have been announced for BHS stores across Lincolnshire after administrators were unable to save the brand.

Scunthorpe will be the first store to close on July 31, with Grimsby and Lincoln High Street closing on August 3.

The branch in St Marks in Lincoln will be the last to close in the county on August 6.

All stores across the country will close by August 20.

BHS on Lincoln High Street. Photo: Lincolnshire Reporter

BHS on Lincoln High Street. Photo: Lincolnshire Reporter

The departure of the store will affect around 140 jobs across Lincolnshire.

BHS filed for administration on April 25, 2016, with a pension deficit of £571 million. Despite administrators Duff and Phelps’ efforts, the company was unable to find a buyer.

Some 163 BHS stores across the country started their closing down sales at the beginning of June.

In a report this week, MPs found Sir Philip Green, the billionaire former owner of BHS who has been under fire since the company’s collapse, extracted large sums and left the business on “life support”.

The company has a £571 million pension deficit, which had been affecting talks with potential buyers.