A stationary retailer with a shop in The Beacon is to close around 30 outlets.

Paperchase has secured a rescue deal which looks set to save 1,000 jobs across Britain, but up to 250 jobs are still at risk of being lost amid a raft of store closures.

Around 30 of its127 shops will remain shut for good as part of the deal, as the chain battles falling sales and footfall during the pandemic. 

The locations of the stores closing and exact number of jobs at risk of being axed remains unclear. 

The Beacon will not want to be on the list of shops which will close in these tough times.