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A further 12 TJ Hughes stores are to close over the next few days with the loss of 585 jobs.

Elvi, the clothing store specialising dressing the "larger" women has gone into administration.

The company, which is based in Redditch has 20 of its own shops and 50 concessions within Debenhams, House of Fraser and other independent department stores.

Around 20 people have been made redundant at its head office.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.