Jobs lost as sports retailer goes into administration

Struggling sports retailer JJB Sports has gone into administration, leaving about 2,200 employees redundant nationwide.

In Oxfordshire 16 workers at two shops – Magdalen Street, Oxford, and Castle Centre, Banbury – have lost their jobs.

Administrator KPMG has closed a total of 133 stores, and sold the remaining 20 to Sports Direct International.

David McCorquodale, of KPMG, said it had proved impossible to rescue a more substantial part of the business.

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