The Morrisons supermarket in the town centre will close on November 3.

One of the town centre's ward councillors Stan Pajak had tried to keep the store open, presenting a petition to the chain's bosses.

But the company has confirmed it will be shutting.

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An email to Coun Pajak from the chain said: "We have been heartened by the support shown towards our store colleagues by shoppers and the surrounding community over the past few weeks however I can confirm that we will close our Regent Circus store on Sunday, November 3.

"This decision follows our comprehensive consultation period with store colleagues and union representatives to investigate ways forward for the store."

Coun Pajak said: "This is terrible news and a massive blow to the town centre community and the very viability of the town centre as a shopping destination."

The closure will cost 113 jobs.