Britain’s most dearly missed retailer Woolworths is NOT coming back to the high street, following a series of announcements made on Twitter that sparked speculation over its return.

A new Twitter account purporting to be from Woolworths said it is returning to the high street with three trial stores due to open late 2021. But the Very Group, which owns the brand, confirmed the account is not connected the company.

The hoax has led to many reminiscing about the iconic store.The store, famous for its pick ‘n’ mix sweets, children’s clothes, homewares, CDs and DVDs went into administration in 2008 and closed all of its UK stores by January 2009.
In Barrow, the store was a favourite for many, with shoppers queuing for hours every Christmas for their festive gifts.