Workers ‘in tears’ as union hits out at Mike Ashley’s ‘body blow’ to the region

Mike Ashley, the founder of sportswear retailer Sports Direct. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Sports Direct, owned by billionaire leisurewear tycoon Mike Ashley, is to close a warehouse in Wigan, Greater Manchester, with the loss of 300 jobs.

In a move described as a “body blow” to the region by the GMB trade union, Sports Direct stunned workers by announcing it would shut

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