HOMEBASE has said that it has no plans to close its Winchester branch.

The DIY and home improvement chain has a shop in Easton Lane, Winnall.

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Rumours of the branch’s closure began circulating on social media following the announcement that the nearby Halfords, in Moorside Road, Winnall, will close next month.

A Homebase spokesperson denied the rumours, saying: “These are just rumours – we have no current plans to close our store in Winchester.”

As previously reported, Halfords will close for good on July 5. This news came more than a year after Currys announced its closure due to rising rent costs.