BARNSLEY town centre’s Marks and Spencer branch will officially close down and call time on its almost 90-year presence later this month.

The firm will close its Queen Street site on November 27 before finalising a move to Peel Retail Park, on Harborough Hill Road, where it will open a food store the day after.

The retailer first opened in the town centre in 1937 but said that changing shopping habits and increasing cost pressures forced the closure.

Overall, across both ground and mezzanine levels, the new shop will measure 1,770 square metres.

There is not thought to be a new occupant for the town centre site as of yet.