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STAFF at Argos stores in Weymouth and Dorchester face an anxious wait after the company announced at least 75 stores will close or be relocated over the next five years.

The future of the catalogue retailer’s stores in Weymouth and Dorchester remains unknown.

Home Retail Group, which owns Argos, expects 10 store closures in the current financial year and no openings.

A spokesman for Home Retail Group said: “We are committed to national and local spread of stores. “We cannot at this stage give details of individual stores which may be affected by this because it will depend on lease negotiations at the time.”

It comes as part of the company’s plans to change Argos into a digitally-led retailer instead of being mainly catalogue-led.

Argos has more than 700 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland. It plans to move its stores on to shorter leases to make relocation easier.