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Hawkin's Bazaar collapses into administration

Gift and toy chain Hawkin's Bazaar is seeking a rescue deal after it collapsed into administration, putting nearly 180 jobs at risk.
It has suspended its website, but will continue to trade from its 19 shops until further notice.
The Norwich-based company suffered a "challenging Christmas period".
Joint administrator Tom Straw said: Hawkin's Bazaar was a retail brand "with a strong heritage both on the High Street and online".
Mr Straw, of Moorfields Advisory, added: "Unfortunately, despite making changes to their offering to appeal to the shift in modern buying patterns, the retailer still struggled to compete with online retailers such as Amazon."

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