Shoppers and councillors have taken to Twitter to express their feelings over the closure of Swindon's John Lewis. 

The Mannington store announced this morning that it would not be reopening, but the John Lewis Outlet at the Swindon Designer Outlet will reopen on July 30. 

Councillors Jim Robbins and Dale Heenan both expressed their sadness and condolences to the staff that are at risk of losing their jobs. 

Other shoppers drew comparisons to the At Home store and the Outlet unit while some just expressed their sadness.