Butcher's chain Crawshaws has closed 35 stores - including its Blackburn and Burnley shops. 

Nine people have lost their jobs at each of the East Lancashire stores, just weeks before Christmas. 

Crawshaws has closed 35 stores and one factory after appointing administrators last week, resulting in 354 job losses.

Administrators are now seeking a buyer for the business in a bid to preserve the 261 remaining jobs.

The collapse of the company came after several years of financial losses.

According to its latest set of results for the six months to July 29, the group posted revenue of £21.6 million and a pre-tax loss of £1.7 million.

Food mogul Ranjit Boparan holds a near 30% stake in the business and his 2 Sisters Food Group also supplies Crawshaws.

The "chicken king" - so-called because of 2 Sisters' large-scale involvement in the poultry trade - is also an adviser to the board.

Shares in the AIM-listed company were suspended last week as it issued a notice of its intention to appoint administrators.

Full list of redundancies

Ashton (12 redundancies)

Astley factory (8 redundancies)

Astley shop (14 redundancies)

Astley office (4 redundancies)

Belle Vale (9 redundancies)

Birchwood (10 redundancies)

Birkenhead (8 redundancies)

Blackburn (9 redundancies)

Bolton (8 redundancies)

Bramley (9 redundancies)

Burnley (9 redundancies)

Bury (9 redundancies)

Castleford (7 redundancies)

Chesterfield (7 redundancies)

Chorley (5 redundancies)

Derby (16 redundancies)

Gainsborough (10 redundancies)

Gorton (10 redundancies)

Head Office - Hellaby (11 redundancies)

Hellaby - production/warehouse (14 redundancies)

Huddersfield (14 redundancies)

Hyde (7 redundancies)

Leeds Merrion (6 redundancies)

Leicester (9 redundancies)

Leicester Factory Shop (5 redundancies)

Loughborough (13 redundancies)

Mansfield (9 redundancies)

Retford (6 redundancies)

Rochdale (16 redundancies)

Rotherham (7 redundancies)

Sheffield The Moor (8 redundancies)

Southport (11 redundancies)

St Helens (9 redundancies)

Stretford (12 redundancies)

Wakefield (7 redundancies)

Warrington (7 redundancies)

Widnes (7 redundancies)

Worksop (6 redundancies)

York (6 redundancies)