Last 49 Comet stores close

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Comet’s last remaining stores trade for the final time today, as the high street spending slump claims another high-profile

The closure of the final group of 49 stores from the former 235-strong estate comes seven weeks after Deloitte was appointed administrator.

The firm, which was founded in Hull in 1933, employed around 6,895 people at the time of its collapse.

Deloitte has failed to find a buyer for the company or any of its shops, and in a report last night said it remained in talks with a small number of parties, including over the sale of internet operations and the brand.