Blockbuster’s future saved

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THE future of entertainment store Blockbuster in Daventry seems more certain following a buyout.

The shop in Bowen Square is one of 264 stores across the country that has been bought by restructuring specialists Gordon Brothers Europe.

It raises the possibility that the stores, along with 2,000 jobs, are likely to be saved.

Joint administrator Lee Manning, said: “Having identified a profitable core portfolio of stores we are pleased to have achieved this sale for creditors.

“Together with the previously announced store sales more than half of the original estate has been secured for ongoing use.

“This transaction provides Blockbuster with a future in the UK. Thank you to everyone for their help.”