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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 January 2006, 06:17 GMT
Job cuts as landmark store closes
One of Berkshire's oldest department stores is to close with the loss of more than 130 jobs.

Staff at Caley's in Windsor have been told by owners John Lewis that the store will close in July.

The well-known landmark standing opposite the Guildhall holds two Royal Warrants because it supplies products to the Royal Family.

John Lewis said it was "saddened" by the decision, but added that sales had been falling badly in recent years.

The closure means that 134 staff will be laid off from the Windsor branch and its service building in nearby Theale.

"Clearly we are very sad for our partners and our customers but Caley's was loss-making," said a spokesman from John Lewis.

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