A NEW store is on the way to Bishop Auckland high street.

The Works - a discounted retailer for books, arts and crafts - has confirmed it is seeking to move into the high street at the end of next month.

The company has not confirmed the exact location of the store.

It follows the closure of the Top Shop store earlier this month.

A spokesperson for The Works said: “We are looking to a new store in Bishop Auckland at the end of February. We’ll share more details as soon as our plans are confirmed.”