HALFORDS is finally set to reopen its doors, seven months after it closed having been devastated by a fire.

The vehicle parts and bike stores was gutted by the fire which took hold in April and has had to be entirely refurbished ahead of reopening.

Firefighters were scrambled to the blaze at the Brunel Retail Park store after the fire broke out on the first floor of the warehouse.

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Now, the newly refurbished store is set to reopen on Friday. November 8, with special discounts for the first two days on all stock.

It includes a Bikehut repair centre where cyclists can get their bikes built, serviced and repaired, plus a 'parts and trade desk' where they can order the majority of car parts directly to the store.

Reading store manager Chris Hedges, who has worked for Halfords for 40 years, will be returning to manage the store.

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Mr Hedges said: "I am absolutely delighted to be opening the doors of our Reading store once more after being closed for seven months.

"The newly fitted store looks fantastic and I know my team can’t wait to welcome their first customers in and make sure they enjoy a great service.

"We have a number of current vacancies so I’m encouraging people who are interested to join our great team."

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The store is looking for people to work as part of the bike and car fitting teams.

During the stores reopening and through the Christmas months, Bike-build and storage services will be free, as well as offering 10 per cent off all products and services on the first two days of trading up to November 11.