The bad start to the new year continued this week in Uxbridge with a combination of shop closures and redundancies.
High Street women's clothing shop West One,suddenly closed its doors, leaving the premises empty.
IT company, Unisys, which has offices in Bakers Court, announced plans to cut around 100 jobs at its Uxbridge and Milton Keynes sites.
The company said: "Unisys can confirm that it will be making a number of redundancies in its UK operations. The decision reflects the difficult economic climate."