Bury town centre’s Wilko store has been saved from closure for the time being.

This comes after administrators unveiled a list of 52 branches of the troubled retailer all around the country that will be closed.

But Bury's branch on The Rock is not among those on the list.

It is among 51 around the country saved for the time being at least after rival retailer B&M bought up to 51 other Wilko stores in a deal worth up to £13m.

The 52 other stores will be closed in two phases, with the first tranche to be closed on Thursday September 12 and the rest two days later on Saturday September 14.

Though Bury's branch will remain open for now at least, other stores in the North West set to be shut include those in Harpurhey, Manchester and in Stockport and Nelson, while Burnley’s branch will be relocating.

Nationwide this will lead to a total of 1,016 redundancies.

HMV owner Doug Putman is believed to still be in discussions with administrators PwC over a possible deal to save a significant number of stores.

Joint administrator Edward Williams said: “In the absence of viable offers for the whole business, very sadly store closures and redundancies of team members from those stores are now necessary.

“The loss of these stores will be felt not only by the team members who served them with such dedication, including through the uncertainty of recent weeks, but also the communities which they have been a part of.”