High-street giant Wilko has announced when it will be closing its doors at its Ipswich store for the final time after a bid to save the retailer fell through. 

An attempt by the owner of HMV to strike a rescue deal for the stricken retailer, which had stores in Ipswich, Lowestoft, Mildenhall and Bury St Edmunds, failed earlier this month.

The company will shut the final 111 stores that remain open in early October as part of the final phase of closures, administrators for PwC said. 

The Ipswich store, in Upper Brook Street near the Sainsbury's supermarket, has announced a final closing date of Thursday, October 5.

The shelves already look quite sparse after the store started its closing-down sale last month. 

Wilko will not entirely disappear from the UK high street. Homeware bargain store The Range agreed to buy Wilko’s brand and website, with plans to sell the brand in its own stores.

The firm was originally founded by James Kemsey Wilkinson in Leicester in 1930 and employed 12,500 workers before its collapse.