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Crawley’s Homebase escapes shortlist of companies stores closing

The local store is NOT one of the sites listed for closure.

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Welcome relief for the staff who work at the Homebase on Crawley Avenue this afternoon.

The retailer which has struggled which problems had announced earlier this month that it was to shut another 40+ stores which was to put 1,500 jobs at risk.

Rumours were a plenty as to which locations were to go particularly as 18 stores had already closed this year and a significant number of jobs already lost at its head office.

The list of stores that have been listed for potential closure are:

Aberdeen Bridge of Don
Aberdeen Portlethen
Aylesbury
Bedford St Johns
Bradford
Brentford
Bristol
Canterbury
Cardiff Newport Road
Croydon Purley Way
Droitwich
Dublin Fonthill
Dublin Naas Road
Dundee
East Kilbride
Exeter
Gateshead
Grantham
Greenock
Hawick
Inverness
Ipswich
Limerick
London Merton
London New Southgate
London Wimbledon
Macclesfield
Oxford Botley Road
Peterborough
Pollokshaws
Poole Tower Park
Robroyston
Salisbury
Seven Kings
Solihull
Southampton Hedge End
Southend
Stirling
Swindon Drakes Way
Swindon Orbital
Warrington
Whitby

It is expected that the stores will be closed over the coming 16 months.

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Crawley school celebrates 4 star rating by national organisation

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Photo: Michael, Asad, Jasmyn, Rebecca, Jiya, Karolis, Riccardo and Mrs Loftus.

The Primary school in Crawley is celebrating after a national schools organisation rated them 4 stars.

The SchoolGuide.co.uk features information on over 34,000 primary and secondary schools across the UK.

Parents can search the guide to find a multitude of information about any school including test results.

Now the Crawley school is celebrating after the school gained such a high rating.

You read more about it all at www.schoolguide.co.uk

Head Teacher Tobias Melia said:

“We’re delighted to achieved the 4 Star Rating again.  It’s testament to the hard work and commitment of all of our community; Children, Teachers, TAs, Parents and Governors.”

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