One of the UK's long-lost most loved stores could be making a comeback to west London.

Woolworths - which was affectionately nicknamed Woollies - could reappear on the county's high streets almost ten years after closing its doors.

Dozens of employees from stores in Brent and Harrow were left out of a job in 2008 when the firm went into administration after accumulating £4000m in debt.

The surprise collapse of Woolworths led to 170 job cuts in Harrow alone - while a further 39 roles were axed in two stores in Brent.

Meanwhile, Woolworths in Rayners Lane was replaced by supermarket giants Iceland in 2009.

Around 27,000 jobs across the UK were lost.

Now, almost a decade later, former brand manager Tony Page has made an approach to buy the name back from Shop Direct.

He said: "I am still emotionally attached to it, I still think it has got a role in the future.

"I have contacted Shop Direct and said ‘you’re not using the brand anymore, would you consider giving it to someone who would?'"

Shop Direct, which owns and, bought Woollies after it went in to administration but closed it down six years later.

Mr Page is hoping he can buy the name back and open it in a "similar" format as before but place stores in the "heart of the communities" rather than in major shopping centres.

Woolworths sweet selection wasn't the only thing it was known for - it also sold school clothes, CDs, household items, toys and more.

Shoppers were left in shock when it closed its doors but here's hoping the iconic chain makes a comeback.

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