A BUTCHER that is on the brink of collapse have announced they will be keeping the Barnsley branch open.

Crawshaws announced last week they were going into administration after stating they did not have sufficient cash resources to effect the required restructuring of the business.

Their administrators have since announced that they will be keeping the most profitable stores open, which include Barnsley’s store on Upper New Street.

Thirty five stores and one distribution centre are set to close, with the loss of 354 jobs.