Swindon has missed out on a new Toys R Us opening inside WH Smith despite being home to the stationer’s headquarters.

The toy store chain closed all 100 of its shops around the country - including the one near White Hart roundabout - after going bust in February 2018, which led to the loss of more than 2,000 jobs.

But in October 2022, Toys R Us made an exclusive deal with WH Smith to open concession areas within the latter business' branches.

By the end of August, there will be a total of 39 toy shops open and trading within WH Smith stores.

Locations for the first 17 of these have been revealed – but Swindon’s is nowhere to be seen on the list.

There will be one in Wiltshire, however – the Salisbury site will stock a range of games and toys.

Sean Toal, high street managing director at WH Smith, said: "Many tell me it feels like a back to the future moment - a brand they had known and loved since the mid-80s which is back to deliver the magic to a whole new generation of families.

"Not only is this an exceptionally exciting time for our colleagues and customers, but we're also proud to be bucking the trend by continuing to invest in the UK high street."