Firm reveals intention to open first North Devon store.

A national fashion retailer is looking to open a branch in Barnstaple.

Clothing brand Joules is currently advertising for an assistant manager and supervisors, although no details have been given about the location of the new store.

The firm, which has a branch in Exeter, is advertising the positions on its website.

The news could provide a welcome boost to Barnstaple High Street, which last month lost fashion retailers Blue Inc and Eden.

Homeware store Cargo has also announced its intention to close as part of a national move by the retailer to focus on online sales.

In September, Next announced it would be moving from the High Street to a larger store at the new Anchorwood Bank development.

The Gazette has contacted Joules for more information.