Doncaster branch of Poundworld to close this weekend

Poundworld is closing 25 stores across the UK.
Poundworld is closing 25 stores across the UK.

A Doncaster branch of discount chain Poundworld is to close down following the firm's collapse into administration last month.

The chain has announced it is to close 25 stores and cut 242 jobs as its problems continue - with one of its three Doncaster branches set to shut this Sunday.

The company has outlets in the Market Place, The Colonnades and Frenchgate Centre - but it is not clear which branch has been earmarked for closure.

The stores will stop trading on Sunday 15 July, and Tuesday 17 July will be the last day of employment for affected staff.

The discount chain went into administration last month, putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk, after last-ditch attempts to strike a rescue deal failed.

Discussions are ongoing with various interested parties, with potential offers covering a number of stores and including the group's head office and distribution centre.