BARGAIN Buys has opened at Trident Retail Park, creating 20 new jobs.

Yorkshire-based retailer Poundworld chose Runcorn as the location for its seventh store.

Manager Andrea Deardon, aged 38, from Widnes, who previously worked for Poundstretcher for 17 years, said: “It’s one of the first stores to open in the country so we’re really excited to see what Runcorn locals think of the new brand.”

Marie Curie fundraisers were collecting for their Great Daffodil Appeal at the shop’s opening on Friday.

Bargain Buys has been launched by the same father and son team behind the retailer, Poundworld.

They hope to open 50 stores in the next 12 months.