Shoppers queued outside of the TK Maxx store in Green Lanes, Barnstaple, ahead of the opening this morning (Thursday).

TK Maxx has opened the doors to its brand new store in Barnstaple today (Thursday).

Around 100 shoppers queued outside the Green Lanes store this morning, ready for the 9am opening.

Keen Sylvia Davies was the first to arrive at 7.45am, and had the honour of cutting the red ribbon.

She was presented with a bouquet by store manager Jamie Lang.

Jamie said: "We think that Barnstaple's shoppers will love having TK Maxx on their doorstep and are delighted to have opened up the new store."

The shop, former the Green Lanes cafe (which has now moved around the corner) and several other units, runs over two stories.

Downstairs it features a variety of women's clothing, shoes and accessories and upstairs has men's clothing, children's clothing and home items.

Scroll through our gallery for more photos of the new TK Maxx store.