CHILDREN have officially opened a new supermarket in north Durham.

Burnopfield Primary School pupils launched the new Co-operative food store on Front Street in Burnopfield.

The Co-operative has invested £560,000 into the new store, creating ten new jobs and the school has received a donation of £200 in return for its help from store manager, Kate Forster.

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Ms Forster, who has worked for the company, for 25 years, said: “We are thrilled to open the doors of our new store in Burnopfield and as a community retailer it is important to us that our local primary school will be playing a central role in the opening of our new store.

“The new store will be packed with modern and interesting meal ideas that, while quick and easy to put together, are sure to impress.”

The store will be open from 7am until 11pm, seven days a week.