A DEPARTMENT store in Chipping Norton is one of eleven that will not close.

Beales is set to close 12 of its 23 stores, yet the one in Chipping Norton's High Street will remain open.

The chain will permanently shut a dozen stores, with a potential loss of 500 jobs.

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The Bournemouth-based retailer fell into administration last month and appointed Will Wright and Steve Absolom from KPMG Restructuring to handle the administration.

The company has about 1,300 employees across the country.

Its flagship store in Bournemouth is one of the stores set to close.