NEW jobs are being created as three stores are opening at Runcorn Shopping Centre.

A ladies fashion store that caters for larger sizes, a home furniture specialist and a mobile phone company will employ around 30 people.

Attracting new retailers follows a rebranding of the centre and ideas from World readers.

Karl Clawley, manager of Runcorn Shopping Centre, said: “Some of your readers wanted a ladies fashion store that catered for larger sizes. After lots of work behind the scenes I am pleased to say we have ‘Yours Clothing’.

“They cater for sizes 14 -32 and bring the essence of fashion to the high street at very affordable prices.

“They have stores opening all over the UK and the fact we have got them coming to Runcorn is proof that we have listened to what some of your readers want.”

Yours Clothing is opening a store in the town square.

‘Livnstyle’ will offer a range of home furnishings from sofas and beds to dining room tables and chairs.

This will be the first retail outlet for this business which is currently based at a warehouse in Bootle.

The company plans to give away £1,500 worth of furniture in a competition when it opens in early summer opposite Argos.

This 6,500ft unit used to be occupied by Walmsley furniture.

Vodaphone is also opening a new store.

Mr Clawley added: “This is very exciting. Runcorn has the potential to become a great shopping destination.

“We are attracting 135,000 shoppers through the door every week.

“We’ve got 70 retailers here. We’re proud to be serving the community.”