The Range has announced the opening date for its new store in Newark.

The retailer will open its doors to customers at 9am on Friday, November 24.

More than 80 full-time and part-time jobs will be created at the store, situated on the old B&Q site on Beacon Hill Retail Park.

The Range includes furniture, DIY and home products. The Newark branch will include a Christmas shop, ahead of the festive season.

Mr Chris Dawson, owner of The Range, said: "We are delighted to finally be able to confirm the opening date.

"The job provision that comes with the new store should provide a great boost to the retail park and town of Newark."

Last month, Newark Job Centre said it had received 167 job applications for vacancies at The Range, from management positions to store assistants.

The Range operates more than 145 stores across the UK and Ireland.