Fears for the future of the M&S superstore in Southport have begun once more after a swathe of job cuts were announced by the upmarket food and clothing chain.

It’s been revealed today that Marks & Spencer is to cut 950 jobs at its head office and across some stores, in the latest blow to the retailer which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Most of the in-store positions to be cut apply to upper management level posts.

The latest blow follows job losses relating to the closure of 54 stores in the past year or so. Nearly 70 more closures have already been announced, affecting hundreds more jobs.

Southport’s store has yet to be included in any public-facing cuts list however staff at the store are said to be growing increasingly concerned following the latest national announcement.