A DIY shop in mid Suffolk has announced it is closing down. 

Handy Hardware in Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, opened in the town centre in 2018 selling a wide range of products. 

It is not the first store in the town to close down this year. 

Earlier this month fashion store Molls and Dolls Boutique announced the "difficult decision" to close due to the rising cost of living, changing consumer habits and the current financial climate.

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Handy Hardware shared the news of its upcoming closure on social media. 

The statement said: "We would like to say a big thank you to all our lovely customers who have supported us in the last few years. 

"But all good things come to and end. I have decided to follow my dream and will be moving home away from the area."

Starting from today, the shop is holding a big sale to clear all the stock. 

The business has not shared an official closing date.