THERE appears a potential chance Wilko in Worcester city centre could yet be saved after it was not included in a list of stores closing.

Administrators for the national chain have revealed the locations of 52 stores which will close from next Tuesday, (September 12) after failing to secure a rescue deal for the whole business.

Stores in Liverpool, Cardiff, and Walsall are among those on the list to close but Worcester's High Street store is not included.

PwC, which was appointed to oversee the insolvency last month, said it remains in talks with parties interested in buying the remaining parts of the business.

But administrators have said “it is possible that further store closures may regrettably be necessary”, depending on talks with remaining suitors. 

The latest announcement came after rival retailer B&M bought up to 51 other Wilko stores in a deal worth up to £13 million.

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B&M have not said which stores it has bought or how many posts could be saved as a result of that deal.

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And HMV owner Doug Putman is still in discussions with PwC over a possible deal to save a significant number of stores, the Press Association reports.

We reported last month Wilko had gone into administration and customers outside the city store spoke of their sadness at the news. 

Sue Oxley, 61, of Inkberrow, said when she bought her first house she kitted it out with goods from Wilko, some of which she still had.

"It's awful. This one in Worcester is new and looks lovely. What is going to happen to our High Street?"