Poundland will be opening a second store in Barnstaple - this time in the High Street.

Poundland has confirmed it will be opening a second store in Barnstaple.

Last week the Gazette reported the retailer was advertising job vacancies in the window of the former Dorothy Perkin's store in the High Street.

Richard Lancaster, trading director, said: “Poundland has grown significantly over the past 12 months and it's fantastic to see this expansion continuing with a new store in Barnstaple.

“The nearest Poundland store for Barnstaple customers is currently in the retail park on the outskirts of the town, so we wanted to give local residents a more central store in the area.

“We're looking forward to opening our doors.”