MICHAEL Platt moved to Andover from Lyme Regis six months ago – and there is a Woolworths in both towns.

“It is sad news for the people who are going to be made unemployed and you have to ask who is going to pay their unemployment benefit and where are the jobs for the unemployed people coming from,” said the retired engineer.

He has used the shops all his life and used to buy Lego there when he was a lad.