Jobs at newly bought Comet face axe

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Comet, the beleaguered electricals chain, is to axe at least 450 repair and support staff just days after it was bought by the private equity group Opcapita for a token £2 from Kesa.

Bob Darke, the 248-store retailer's chief executive, said "significant savings are required to secure the long-term viability of our business".

The company said the move would align it with "other electrical retailers... [and] focus resources more single-mindedly on store operation".