Here are all the Marks & Spencer stores at risk of closure

Rebecca Smith
Is your local shutting up shop?
Is your local shutting up shop? (Source: Getty)

Brace yourselves residents of St Albans, Warrington and Bolton.

For it seems your local M&S is at risk of getting the chop. The retailer is shutting 30 outlets around the UK and converting 45 others to Simply Food stores.

While M&S hasn't yet announced its full list of closures, retail analysts at Local Data Company said they've identified those at risk of shutting.

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Local Data Company director Matthew Hopkinson told the Daily Mail: "There are 35 towns and cities that have more than two M&S stores either on the high street, in a shopping centre or on the edge of town in a retail park.

"If one removes the large urban centres such as London, Glasgow and other cities, there are 22 towns where one might question the need for two stores."

M&S said: "We are very disappointed that anyone would choose to speculate in this way. This list is not based on any M&S data and we have not published any locations. What we have done is outlined plans to improve our store estate over the next five years which include opening 200 new Food stores and selling Clothing and Home from 60 fewer stores."

The retailer announced falling sales and profits in its interim results last week and unveiled the closures as part of its restructuring strategy, focusing on its food business.

M&S will also consult with 2,100 staff in its international stores as it seeks to close 53 unprofitable branches overseas.

The stores at risk of closure:

1. Aberdeen

2. Ayr

3. Banbury

4. Barrow-in-Furness

5. Basildon

6. Birmingham

7. Blackburn

8. Blackpool

9. Bolton

10. Boston

11. Bournemouth

12. Brentwood

13. Bridlington

14. Brierley Hill

15. Bristol

16. Buxton

17. Carlisle

18. Chichester

19. Coventry

20. Darlington

21. Dundee

22. Durham

23. Fareham

24. Hereford

25. Hull

26. Kettering

27. King’s Lynn

28. Leamington Spa

29. Leeds

30. Leicester

31. Liverpool

32. Macclesfield

33. Maidstone

34. Manchester

35. Mansfield

36. Milton Keynes

37. Newcastle Upon Tyne

38. Northwich

39. Nottingham

40. Peterborough

41. Preston

42. Rochdale

43. Sheffield

44. Southampton

45. St Albans

46. Stockton-on-Tees

47. Stoke

48. Swansea

49. Swindon

50. Sunderland

51. Tunbridge Wells

52. Warrington

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