MOBILE phone giant O2 has revealed it is closing its Andover town centre branch. 

The Chantry Centre store will close on Tuesday, September 19, due to the franchise agreement coming to an end.

An O2 spokesperson said: "To ensure we deliver the great service O2 customers expect in a competitive environment, we sometimes need to evaluate how our business operates.

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"Following a review of our retail strategy last year, we are ending our franchise relationships, bringing the majority of stores under company ownership to boost our retail estate at the end of existing franchise contracts.

"We’re working with franchisees to find ways to support their employees through this change, including finding alternative roles where possible.”