Northern Ireland

Homebase staff in Omagh told store will not be closing

Homebase Yeovil Image copyright Homebase
Image caption Last year, the group which owns Homebase said it planned to cut the number of stores by 25% by 2019

A Homebase store in Omagh, which had been due to close, has been saved, protecting 32 jobs.

In December last year, staff were told they were at risk of redundancy as part of the chain's plan to close more than 300 underperforming stores.

The chain was sold earlier this year to the Australian firm, Bunnings.

It has been reviewing the closure plans and the Omagh store has been saved as part of that process.

Last year, the rival chain B&Q chain announced that five stores in Northern Ireland were to close with the loss of about 300 jobs.

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