DEBENHAMS has announced that it is closing its 153 stores, including its outlet in Bradford's Broadway centre, from Monday.

In a statement the retailer said: "Debenhams has taken the tough decision that due to the current circumstances we will temporarily close our UK and Republic of Ireland stores for trading from close of play today.

"Throughout these very difficult times, the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and customers has been of paramount importance. Our store colleagues have continued to demonstrate the highest professionalism and commitment and we will be working with them to support them through this process. We hope to be able to reopen as soon as is practically and safely possible. In the meantime, our UK and ROI customers will continue to be able to shop with us online through

Other chains shutting on Monday included Ann Summers, Card Factory, Subway and Costa Coffee.