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Two West Midlands Wilko stores staying open during talks - as closure dates given for four others

Wolverhampton and Stourbridge's Wilko stores are staying open while negotiations continue - as loyal shoppers elsewhere in the Black Country spoke about their sadness at losing their branches.

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Wilko Brownhills is also set for closure later this month

On Wednesday, administrators PwC announced 52 stores in the UK which are set to close, including Walsall, Stafford, Brownhills and Uttoxeter.

PwC said on Thursday that both the Wolverhampton and Stourbridge branches would stay open while negotiations continue.

Stafford and Brownhills are set to close on September 12, while Walsall and Uttoxeter are set to close on September 14.

The retail and hardware store announced it had gone into administration in August after a deadline to secure a rescue deal came and went.

Shoppers in Walsall and Brownhills spoke of their concern as they prepare to lose another staple of the high street.