The administrators of Body Shop have announced the closure of a further 75 shops and said that 489 people will lose their jobs.

The original green beauty brand is closing its shops in Banbury and Didcot.

The chain revealed earlier this month (February) it had fallen into administration putting more than 2,000 jobs at risk across 200 shops.

Administrators from FRP Advisory said the latest closures will take place over the next four to six weeks as part of a heavy restructuring aimed at preserving the brand.

Joint administrator Tony Wright said: "In taking swift action to right-size The Body Shop UK store portfolio, we have stabilised the business and are providing the best opportunity for this iconic brand to have a long-term, sustainable future.

“The UK business continues to trade in administration, and we remain fully focused on exploring all options to take the business forward.”