Jobs threat to high street retailer

Press Association
Ethel Austin
Ethel Austin

Around 500 jobs are under threat after discount retailer Ethel Austin went into administration for the fourth time in as many years.

The appointment of Duff & Phelps as administrator comes a year after the chain, which has a 78-year history on Britain's high street, was rescued from collapse by former Blackwells bookshop chain director Sue Townsend.