THE flagship store of a city centre shopping centre has ceased trading as it seeks new premises.

Clothes and home retailer M&Co has closed at the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre in Durham.

The store, which was previously occupied by BHS, opened in November 2017.

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Prior to the company moving in, the unit had been empty since the closure of BHS in 2016.

A spokeswoman for the company said it had ceased trading on Saturday and was looking for a new location in the city centre.

She said: “The store ceased trading on Saturday but we have such a loyal customer base in Durham we are looking for a new location.”

She added the lease had expired on the current premises in Prince Bishops.

M&Co is looking for new city centre premises but has not yet signed a deal.