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Aquascutum goes into administration

Corby-based clothing retailer Aquascutum has collapsed into administration today, putting 250 jobs in jeopardy.

The 160-year-old British business, which has dressed Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother, was bought by Jaeger's owner Harold Tillman and its chief executive Belinda Earl in 2009.

But it has continued to make "significant losses" despite their efforts to turn it around, according to administrators at FRP Advisory.

Aquascutum operates three high street stores - at Westfield White City, Canary Wharf and Windsor - and has a further 16 concessions.