Timeline: The death of the UK's high street

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Mothercare has become the latest UK retailer to feel the pressure of the recent downturn affecting the high street.

The baby product business has announced plans to appoint administrators for the UK retail arm after years of tumbling sales and periodic shop closures.

Last year, the company announced 55 store closures, but more could be on the cards unless the retailer secures a last-minute rescue deal.

Uncertainty among consumers and a drive towards online shopping has proved to be the end for many former giants of the high street over the past few years.

Get a reminder of which stores closed their doors for good in the video above.

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