Reprieve for 11 North West HMV stores

ELEVEN North West HMV shops, including those in Manchester, Liverpool and Preston, will stay open after they were included in the acquisition of 141 shops by restructuring specialist Hilco UK.

No figure has been put on the deal, which includes 132 HMV shops and all nine Fopp stores, but it is believed to be worth £50m.

Manchester's Market Street shop was originally earmarked for closure by administrators from accountancy group Deloitte who were appointed to the retailer in January.

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