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Wilko stores in Stamford and Oakham to close on Boxing Day

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A popular retailer has announced it will shut up shop for Boxing Day.

Wilko has announced it will not open on December 26 — giving staff nationwide the day off to spend with their families. It has branches in Stamford and Oakham.

A spokesman said: "As a family-owned retailer, Wilko understands the importance of spending quality time with loved ones.

Wilko will give its staff Boxing Day off work
Wilko will give its staff Boxing Day off work

"Wilko has decided to give all its team members a day off on December 26 to spend with their families this Christmas."

Wilko said the decision came after "such a difficult year".

The move follows several retailers and supermarkets that have also decided to close on Boxing Day.

These include Pets At Home, Morrisons, Aldi, Home Bargains, Sainsbury's and Argos, Poundland and Marks and Spencer.

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