Mothercare announced yesterday they are to close a further 10 stores on top of the 50 announced late last year taking the number of jobs at risk up to 900. Swindon however have escaped the latest list with Salisbury, Newbury and Reading all closing.

Clive Whiley, Mothercare’s interim executive chairman, said: “When I joined the business just three months ago, Mothercare faced a bleak future with growing and pressing financial stresses upon the business.

“We have worked tirelessly as a team to get to where we are today and this fully underwritten equity issue marks the end of this initial phase, returning the group to financial stability.”

Mothercare: The list of closures announced so far

• Portsmouth

• Newbury

• Reading

• Salisbury

• Newport

• Weston Super Mare

• Yeovil

• Exeter

• Colliers Wood

• Eltham

• Bromley

• Maidstone

• Brighton

• Worthing

• Guildford

• Aldershot

• Grafton Centre in Cambridge

• Clacton

• Holloway Road

• Bexley Heath

• Hounslow

• Wandworth

• Brixton

• Sutton

• Croydon

• Stafford

• Denton

• Blackburn

• Bedford

• Kings Lynn

• North Shields

• Doncaster

• Bradford

• Harrogate

• Rotherham

• Crystal Peaks

• Llandudno

• Stockport

• Maclesfield

• Inverness

• Kirkcaldy

• Fort Kinnaird

• Coatbridge

• Bangor

• Londonderry

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