Hastings Blockbusters will close

It has been confirmed today that the Blockbusters DVD rental store in Queens Road is among three sussex branches that will close following the company going into administration this week.

A total of 129 outlets, from 528 stores will close in the coming weeks with 760 of 4,190 staff facing redundancy.

The other Sussex branches to close are those at Peacehaven and Shoreham.

Leo Manning, of administrators Deloitte, said: “Having reviewed the situation the closure plan is an inevitable consequence of restructuring.”