That compared with profit after taxation of 117.1 million pounds a year earlier.
"This latest wave of closures will feel like a body blow to locations that are already under pressure" says the BBC's Emma Simpson, "but the hard truth is that M&S has more stores than it needs, given our changing shopping habits" and many experts believe that closing a large swathe of stores "is a tough but necessary step".
The retailer, which had a total of 1,035 stores at the end of its 2017/2018 financial year, will publish its annual results on Wednesday.
M&S chief executive Steve Rowe said there was need for "accelerated change" at the retailer.
However, M&S improved its gross margin in the clothing and home division for the year by 50 basis points.
News of these store costs comes just a day after M&S said it will scale back its food store opening programme and will now open 15 fewer stores than planned in the year ahead.
Clothing and home revenue fell 1.4% and like-for-like sales decreased 1.9% amid a tough retail market.
In notes attached to its results, the company said the "continued migration" of clothing and home products online; the development of global competition; the growth of home delivery in food; and "the march of the discounters" all amounted to threats to its business.
"These changes come with short-term costs which are reflected in today's results".
The retailer said that this is the first phase in the campaign that will see further prices lowered in the coming months.
In addition, the group is set to close 25 percent of its Clothing & Home space to as sales shift online and investing to increase and improve its commerce capacity to support its aim to double its online sales to more than 33 percent.
M&S said its food and non-food supply chains needed "significant upgrades" to speed up service, reduce high clothing stock levels and tackle availability and waste in food.
The company also warned that its website was "too slow", adding it was lagging behind online competitors. "This is vital as we start to leverage the strength of the M&S brand and values across a family of businesses to deliver sustainable, profitable growth in three to five years".
McCain stated, " Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense". During the hearing, Haspel defended her past actions and refused to criticize her colleagues for their tactics at the time.
Still, it is not yet known if she was the victim killed, as the coroner has not yet formally released the deceased woman's name. Photos from inside the building showed that the blast was so strong it blew out windows and caved in the ceiling and walls.
Treasury imposed sanctions against six individuals and three companies it said were funneling millions of dollars to the IRGC-QF. With this, the Treasury Department is trying to clamp down on Iran's ability "to abuse the US and regional financial systems".
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According to State Election Commisison till 7.30 pm, out of total 48,660 seat, 31,802 gram anchayat seats were contested. There was also no contest for 3,059 of the 9,217 panchayat samiti seats and in 203 of the 825 zilla parishad seats.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar urged for Muslims to practice spiritual reflection as the season of Ramadan begins. In case the new moon is not sighted, then Ramadan in India will begin from May 18, Friday.
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MSU offiicals said the school will pay the settlement from its budgets and then sue insurance companies to recoup the costs. We recognize the need for change on our campus and in our community around sexual assault awareness and prevention.
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Brown tells the film that drugs had nothing to do with Houston's death, although the coroner said it was a contributing factor. The documentary also revealed chilling details of alleged sexual abuse Houston suffered as a child.
Reuters reported China is "willing in principle" to import more USA agricultural products in return for easing penalties on ZTE. All three major US stock indexes were down almost 1percent, on track to post their worst daily declines in three weeks.
Donald Trump threatens Kim Jong Un ahead of summit
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