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9:54am 28th February 2018
(Updated 10:01am 28th February 2018)

Retailer Toys R Us has fallen into administration.

It is putting 3,200 jobs at risk including those in Sunderland City Centre and at the Metro Centre in Gateshead.

The retailer was looking to Europe for buyers to rescue it over the weekend, but it appears no deal could be secured.

It's partly down to a poor festive period.

Meanwhile electricals chain Maplin, which employs 2-and-a-half-thousand people could also call in administrators today.

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