Press across the land, including here in Cumbria, have all fallen victim to a hoax following a posting on Twitter which claimed that Woolworths was to reopen.
Little Ireland can confirm that Woolworths is NOT reopening on the High Street.
A hoax tweet claimed: "Here to save 2020. Woolworths is coming back to your High Street, as a physical store. A couple of legal things to get sorted but we're full steam ahead at Woolworths HQ."
In a brief statement from Very, the brand owner of Woolworths, a spokesperson said: "We own the Woolworths trademark in the UK. The Twitter account UKWoolworths is not connected to The Very Group."