Two mobile phone shops in Boston have been spared the axe in a round of shop closures by phone company EE.
A spokesman for the company said the two stores on Straight Bargate and in Pescod Square were ‘not at risk’ as part of a series of closures across the country.
The closing of 78 stores follows the launch of EE, which merged Orange and T-Mobile brands last year.
A spokesman said: “We are determined to maintain momentum, and continue to drive growth. Consequently we have reviewed our retail estate to improve the service our customers are receiving on the high street.
““As part of this, where we have two EE stores in very close proximity to each other – in some places they are just a door away – we have decided to consolidate.
“This makes commercial sense and will also help us manage the high levels of demand in our stores and improve the customer experience.”
The company said any front line staff in the closed stores would be moving to other shops and the company would look to redeploy the small number of affected managers where possible.