A POUNDLAND store sited metres away from another Poundland store in the town centre is set to close.

The two shops on Sankey Street stand three doors and around 20m away from each other in the buildings that formerly housed Woolworths and TJ Hughes.

But the store in the former TJ Hughes premises is set to shut its doors permanently on Saturday, January 28.

A spokesman for Poundland said: “We can confirm that one of our Sankey Street stores is closing on Saturday January 28.

“However, customers can continue to shop at the other nearby Poundland store on Sankey Street, where they can find amazing value items for just £1.”