TK Maxx has announced that its new shop in Barnstaple will create 35 jobs.

And eager shoppers with a nose for a bargain won't have to wait long to dive in, as the Green Lanes store should be open this summer, a spokesperson confirmed.

The store will move into the town in a purpose-built, two-storey extension on a 15-year lease.

Works have been ongoing on the site, which backs onto Joy Street, for a few months and the discount fashion retailer is expected to begin working on the shop itself in the next couple of months.

An official opening date is expected to be announced then, and recruitment could begin soon afterwards.

A TK Maxx spokesperson said: "We do have a date in mind which is subject to change, but it should in the summer.

"We have five more stores opening before this one but it is good news for Barnstaple."