Tesco has confirmed which 43 stores it will close in the UK - with North Devon’s seven stores unaffected.

The supermarket giant has a strong presence in Northern Devon, with three stores in Barnstaple and one each in Ilfracombe, Bideford, Braunton and Westward Ho!

The move will save the company £250million.

Tesco has more than 3,300 stores across the country and has courted controversy in recent months with some senior executives leaving in the wake of an accounting scandal.