ANOTHER big name retailer is poised to go into administration.

Republic, the fashion store in Culver Square, Colchester, will pass to administrators Ernst & Young by Wednesday.

The brand employs more than 1,000 people across the UK and around 25 in Colchester.

Its collapse follows the demise of Jessops and Blockbuster earlier this year.

Its owning company have been unable to confirm the reports but said it was reviewing its portfolio.