Six jobs to go as shoe shop shuts down

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SIX jobs will be lost after the Ilkeston branch of shoe shop Jonathan James closed down due to the company going into liquidation.

A spokesman for the firm confirmed the closure.

He added: “Jonathan James has gone into liquidation. We are hoping to save some shops and will be approaching landlords to see if we can stay and negotiate new terms.”

Meanwhile there will be no job losses in Ilkeston as a result of the collapse of shoe retailer Barratts Priceless.

The company has a concession in Bath Street’s Dorothy Perkins store but a spokesman at the shop said that staff employed by Barratts Priceless have been offered employment by Arcadia, owners of Dorothy Perkins, and no jobs will be lost.

Administrators announced on Friday that around 1,600 jobs are to go after attempts to find a buyer for the concessions business failed.