Blockbuster branch not on latest hit list

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The Harborough branch of Blockbuster has been saved in the latest round of closures announced for the collapsed DVD and games rental firm.

The store, in High Street, was not on a list of 164 branches which administrators Deloitte announced last week would be shut in what it is calling a phased closure.

The shop escaped the first phase of closures after the Blockbuster collapsed in January.

Joint administrator Lee Manning said: “We have continued to review the performance of individual stores since our appointment a month ago and have concluded that further closures are necessary in order to restructure the company for sale.”

He said Deloitte remained in discussions with a number of parties interested in buying the business.