NEW Look is set to close 60 stores nationwide but a list of locations shows that Andover's branch is set to stay in the town.

The national fashion chain will be axing 980 jobs in the process and also aims to slash rent on nearly 400 shops as part of a rescue deal, the company has said.

New Look currently operates its branch at a unit in the Chantry Centre.

The news comes as Andover town's Marks and Spencer store has confirmed it will close this month, while the future of Maplins at Enham Arch Retail Park remains unknown as the electronics chain enters administration.

Alistair McGeorge, executive chairman of New Look, said: "Given our challenged trading performance and over-rented UK store estate, we are having to take tough but necessary actions to reduce our fixed cost base and restore long-term profitability."

The nearest branch to close in Hampshire is Southampton's Portswood store.

Other New Look units in Winchester, Romsey, Basingstoke and Westquay will remain open.

New Look said it was looking to close nearly 10 per cent of its 593-strong UK store estate, with a further six sites that are sub-let also due to shut as it pushes ahead with a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

Its rescue plan will also see the group ask landlords to slash the rent and revise leases on 393 stores across the UK.

New Look confirmed that all stores will remain open as normal until creditors vote on the CVA proposal on March 21.

Here is a run down of the 60 stores set to close out of New Look's 593 UK store estate:

- Aberdeen - Bon Accord
- Beckton
- Bolton Mens
- Borehamwood
- Brynmawr
- Burton Mens
- Cameron Toll
- Cardiff - Queen Arcade
- Cheshunt
- Clevedon
- Craigleith
- Doncaster Mens
- Dundee - Wellgate
- Exeter Mens
- Fleet
- Gateshead - Team Valley
- Glasgow - Buchanan Street Mens
- Gorleston
- Hanley Mens - Intu Potteries
- Hounslow Mens
- Hull - Whitefriargate
- Keynsham
- Kingswood
- Leeds - The Core Shopping Centre
- Leicester - Haymarket
- London - Marble Arch
- London - Moorgate/ London Wall
- London - Oxford Circus
- Maidenhead
- Maidstone Mens
- Merry Hill Mens
- Metro Centre - Mens
- Monmouth
- Newport Mens
- Newton Mearns
- North Shields
- Nottingham Mens
- Ocean Terminal
- Peterbrough Bridge Street
- Pontypool
- Portswood
- Ramsgate
- Reading - Broad Street
- Reading Oracle Mens
- Rhyl
- Romford Mens
- Rugby
- Shrewsbury Mens
- Sidmouth
- Stockport - Merseyway
- Stockton-on-Tees
- Stratford Upon Avon -Bridge Street
- Thornaby
- Tonypandy
- Torquay - Union Street
- Tredegar
- Troon
- Wallsend
- Weston Favell
- Wigan Mens

More to follow.