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Habitat stores enter administration as part of sale

24 June 2011 Last updated at 19:20 BST

All but three UK Habitat stores are being put into administration in a deal to sell the indebted furniture chain.

Home Retail Group, owner of Argos and Homebase, will buy the Habitat brand and three central London stores for £24.5m in cash.

Habitat has appointed administrators for its other 30 outlets, which will continue trading for now.

Razia Iqbal reports.