Two furniture stores in North Yorkshire are set to close following the retirement of their owner.
Peter Green, 73, will close the Greens Furniture World stores in Selby and Malton when stock has been sold.
Green says his age and his first chemotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer forced him to rethink his plans.
'It's prompted the sale, and the fact I was 73 [last] Wednesday, it felt like someone was telling me to give up. We were weathering the storm quite well, but got all this dark news and we've got no-one to move the business on to. Our children are doing their own things, so the main thing is to get our money out of the [22 year old] business and enjoy retirement – for a long time hopefully,' he says.