Blockbuster to shut a quarter of its UK stores
Film rental chain Blockbuster is to shut 72 British stores – axing 452 jobs.
The closures will mean the loss of about a quarter of its 264 outlets and 2,000-strong workforce.
Earlier this week the chain, which has been hit hard by competition from supermarkets, the internet and delivery services like LoveFilm, went into administration for the second time this year.
The firm is holding talks with potential buyers for the remaining shops and a further update is due within the next week.