A MUSIC and DVD shop in Ellesmere Port has closed today with immediate effect, resulting in the loss of eleven jobs.

Zavvi on Cheshire Oaks is one of 18 stores that have been axed across the country.

The news follows the announcement of 22 store closures last week. The remaining 74 outlets will continue to trade.

The Joint Administrators are working closely with the Insolvency Service’s Redundancy Payment Office and Job Centre Plus to provide support and advice to all employees.

A total of 353 staff across the UK have been made redundant in the latest round of store closures.

Joint Administrator Tom Jack said: “Despite having received in excess of 70 expressions of interest, we have not received any offers for the store portfolio as a whole. Consequently, with reducing stock levels we have had to manage the cost base of the business and close a further 18 stores.

“We will however continue to trade the remaining Zavvi stores with a view to selling all or part of the Zavvi business as a going concern. We remain optimistic that current sale negotiations will prove successful and that a sale can be achieved.

“We are extremely grateful to the staff and management at all stores and the head office for their fantastic support throughout this difficult time.

“We would also like to thank Job Centre Plus and The Redundancy Payments Office for their continued support.”

Zavvi, formerly the Virgin Megastore, went into administration before Christmas.