TOPSHOP in Bury is safe amid a raft of closures axing nearby stores.

Topshop in The Rock shopping centre has been saved while other stores receive news of closures.

Shoppers over in Bolton and Blackburn have been left shocked as the news broke this week that the towns' Topshop and Topman stores will be closed.

But in a statement, the Arcadia Group confirmed the Bury branch will be safe. A spokesman said: "The Topshop Topman Bury, Burnley and Wigan continue to trade as normal."

Staff at the stores have put up signs for a closing sale, to last until the end of March when the shop will finally close.

Both shops are owned by the Arcadia Group, which also holds shops like Miss Selfridge, Outfit, Dorothy Perkins and Evans among its empire. But the group has been battling through a difficult year.

Problems began in May 2019, when tycoon Sir Philip Green announced plans to close 23 stores in the UK and Ireland. The true scale of the Arcadia Group's troubles was then revealed in June, as the business fought off falling into administration.

The group was saved in the final hour, with creditors backing a rescue deal that would save 17,000 jobs. The plan still included the closure of an unnamed 50 stores and 1,000 job losses in a restructure.