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COSTA have been explaining why they have shut one of their branches in Winchester.

Its Brooks Centre outlet closed recently and is already being cleared by contractors.

In a statement Costa said: "We have decided not to renew our lease at The Brooks Shopping Centre, Winchester due to a number of factors that arose during our contract negotiations.

"The closure of the store is not a decision we have taken lightly however, all of the baristas have been found positions in nearby stores in the town."