Mothercare has become the latest UK retailer to feel the pressure of the recent downturn affecting the high street.
Uncertainty among consumers and a drive towards online shopping has put pressure on Mothercare as well as lot of its neighbouring retailers.
According to auditing giant KPMG, 44 retail businesses entered administration in just the six months to September, including a number of high street stalwarts.
Here are some of the key retailers which have gone bust or entered administration in the recent months and years:
-Mamas & Papas
Mamas & Papas collapsed into administration today with six store closures, just days after rival Mothercare went bust. The retailer has made 73 staff redundant with immediate effect and has put 54 further jobs at risk within its head office.
Mothercare collapsed this week, leading to the closure of its 79 stores and loss of 2,800 jobs. Bosses blamed the high street's 'near existential problem' for the firm's demise.
The fashion retailer was bought from administration in a rescue deal in April, but said it would close 10 stores with the loss of 110 jobs after a downturn in performance.
Jack Wills collapsed into administration in August before it was snapped up by retail tycoon Mike Ashley.
-Karen Millen and Coast
All Karen Millen and Coast's 32 UK stores were closed in September after it slid into administration, although its online brand was saved by Boohoo.
Patisserie Valerie went into administration in January before being rescued after an equity fund agreed to acquire the café chain, saving about 2,000 jobs. The buyers intend to keep open 96 stores across the UK.
All but three of Jamie Oliver's 25 UK restaurants closed in May after it went into administration with the loss of 1,000 jobs.
Up to 20 Byron outlets closed in a rescue plan for the burger chain, it announced in January when it had about 1,800 staff employed.
-Links of London
The jewellery retailer is in the midst of an administration after a tumultuous