Game shop job losses

SEVENTEEN workers have lost their jobs after a computer game chain went into administration.

The Gamestation stores in Hartlepool and Peterlee town centres have closed and staff made redundant.

The move has seen the loss of eight jobs at the branch in Hartlepool’s Middleton Grange Shopping Centre and a further nine at the Peterlee store.

They are among 277 stores in the UK and Ireland which closed as of Monday, while, 333 stores employing 2,814, including branches of Game, will stay open as the administrators try to find a potential buyer.