READING'S Thomas Cook store appears to remain open for business with the lights still on in the shop, despite the company's recent collapse.

The store, located on Broad Street, still appears to be operating with two large video boards showing passers-by holidays they could have booked and today's exchange rates.

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The only hint the store has ceased trading is a sign on the door which reads: "The shop has been closed with immediate effect."

It continues to tell customers what to do if they need help.

It said: "All customer enquiries should be directed to the website for further information."

One passer-by, who did not want to be named, explained: "I'm amazed.

"It gives the impression from a distance it is still open."

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He added: "I'm kind of surprised.

"I would have thought the power would have been turned off."

All Thomas Cook flights were cancelled after the company ceased trading in the early hours of Monday morning.

Holidaymakers already abroad will be flown home as close as possible to their original return time and date.

With more than 150,000 Brits abroad, it makes it the biggest peacetime repatriation of UK citizens.

As well as holiday goers, 21,000 people across the world employed by Thomas Cook will lose their jobs.

The passer-by added: "I'm surprised it went so quickly.

"I feel sorry for the staff."