Tesco has been forced to pay out a £9m settlement to two local councils after shelving plans for a new store in Somerset, with the retailer likely to face further charges over other store closures.

In January, Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis announced plans to close 43 existing stores and pull out of building 49 new sites – including one planned for Bridgwater.

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