THE closure date of Argos at the Hardshaw Centre has been confirmed.

Signage outside the town centre states that the premises will close on Friday, January 25.

In October the Star reported that the shop was to close in 2019 after speculation surfaced over its future.

At the time, a spokeswoman for Argos confirmed the shop would be closing and said staff are being offered the chance to be transferred to other Argos shops in the area.

She said: "We can confirm the Argos store in the Hardshaw Centre will be closing in the New Year. All colleagues are being offered the opportunity to redeploy to our nearby stores in Widnes and Ravenhead Retail Rark".