Tough times hit High Street names

Thousands of jobs are under threat at the discount department store TJ Hughes.

The Liverpool-based business has 57 stores across the UK and employs 4,000 people.

If it closes it will be fourth High Street name to go bust in a week.

Meanwhile the chocolate retailer Thorntons has announced that up to 180 of its shops could close over the next three years .

Jon Kay reports.

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