Wilko is to shut the doors of its last remaining stores on Sunday, October 8 as the collapse of the historic retailer comes to a close - including here in the North East.

The hardware and furnishings retailer tumbled into administration last month after it came under pressure from weak consumer spending and debts to suppliers.

The retailer will shut its final 111 stores in early October as part of the final phase of closures, administrators for PwC said.

Read more: The North East Wilko stores bought out by Poundland

The Wilko brand will not disappear entirely from the UK high street after The Range agreed to buy Wilko’s brand, website and intellectual property, with plans to sell the acquired brand in its stores.

As part of the closures, Washington, Metro Centre, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Silverlink and Newcastle itself are all part of the final closures in the North East.

Here are the dates of the final North East Wilko branches to close: 

  • Washington, Tyne and Wear  (Tuesday, October 3)
  • Metro Centre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear (Tuesday, October 3)
  • Sunderland, Tyne and Wear (Sunday, October 8)
  • Middlesbrough, Teesside  (Sunday, October 8)
  • Silverlink, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear  (Sunday, October 8)
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (Sunday, October 8)