The brand new store in Clovelly Road has created 40 new jobs in Bideford.

Bideford's glass-fronted new Lidl store has opened in Clovelly Road today (Thursday).

The ribbon was cut by Bideford mayor David Howell, who battled the wind and rain to officially open the store.

The large store is a concept for the 'Lidl of the future' with an in-store bakery, longer tills and toilets.

The shop has created 40 new jobs and is the first of three openings this week.

Premier Inn at Atlantic Park will open tomorrow (Friday) and the new Starbucks, also at Atlantic Park, is set to open next week.