Staying open

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Thorntons in Worksop is staying open despite the chocolate maker announcing it will close up to 180 stores in the next three years.

The store on Bridge Place is one of 227 shops run by franchisees and not at risk of closure. More than 1,110 jobs have been put at risk, with 364 stores directly owned and run by the company under threat.hoped to replace them with franchised stores “in the majority of locations”.

Thorntons currently has 227 shops run by franchisees.