High-street giant Boots has confirmed the closure of a branch near Norwich.

The Aslake Close pharmacy in Sprowston will shut on March 16 as the business moves to consolidate shops that are close to each other - reducing its 2,200 nationwide stores to 1,900.

The closure will see all prescriptions moved to Lawson Road Health Centre, with the closest Boots branches found in London Street and Aylsham Road.

Eastern Daily Press: It joins Anglia Square in closing in MarchIt joins Anglia Square in closing in March (Image: Newsquest)

It follows the announcement that the Anglia Square branch would also be closing in March - one of 300 announced to shut around the country.

In all cases of closures, there will be an alternative store remaining open less than three miles away.

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Many of the shops due to shut are loss-making and two-thirds are within walking distance of each other.

Last summer, MP Clive Lewis called for the reopening of the University of East Anglia branch, in the medical centre near the Bluebell Road entrance to campus, which closed at the end of July. 

He said the closure would make accessing a different pharmacy challenging for people who cannot drive or travel far.