With online shopping, recessions and the uncertainty of Brexit all cited as reasons for longstanding stores closing their doors, as the UK high street crisis continues. We reflect on some of the much-loved shops and big businesses that have disappeared since 2010.
The John Street store in Sunderland closed its doors for the last time back in 2010. The department store had been on the same site for 206 years but it was forced to closed in June 2010 after attempts to find a buyer failed. It resulted in the loss of 100 jobs.
Photo: Sunderland Echo
6. Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook folded in 2019 with around 600 high street stores shutting down. Hays Travel then acquired the entire retail portfolio of the holiday companies UK stores.
Photo: Frank Reid
7. Phones 4U
Phones 4U was once a major player in the mobile phone market. The firm collapsed in 2014 after mobile operators chose not to renew contracts with the brand.
The electronics retailer closed around 200 branches in June 2018 after it collapsed into administration in the February. More than 2,300 members of staff were made redundant.
Photo: Picture by Angela Burn