Six-store South West independent retailer Furniture World is to close its Truro town centre store with its lease approaching expiry.

The privately owned Devon and Cornwall company says its Pydar Street showroom has been challenged by a lack of parking, high business rates and ongoing local redevelopment work in the area.

It has decided not to renew the lease, instead concentrating on its four large out-of-town retail stores, at St Austell, Redruth, Plymouth and Newquay. It also trades from an outlet barn in Penzance.