Local fashion store saved by buy-out

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After experiencing severe cash flow problems, Jane Norman stores throughout the UK closed their doors to customers last weekend. A sign is currently displayed in the window of the Bury St Edmunds branch stating that it is closed ‘due to an emergency’.

Yesterday administrators were appointed to the struggling retail chain from accountancy group Zolfo Cooper and talks were ongoing all afternoon to decide the company’s future.

Today the Bury St Edmunds store was among 33 to be sold to retailer group, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

A lack of interest in other stores will mean the closure of 33 branches in the UK and Ireland with more than 1,200 people facing possible job losses.

For more on this story and more news and pictures about life in West Suffolk and South West Norfolk see Friday’s Bury Free Press.