A PAWNBROKING firm has opened its latest branch in the North-East.

Coulby Newham-based Ramsdens, which deals with pre-owned gold and diamond jewellery, opened its newest store in Guisborough on Monday.

Three new jobs, consisting of a sales assistant and two managerial roles, have also been created at the new branch.

Lauren Milburn store manager of Ramsdens: "We’re thrilled to have opened our doors.

"We are really looking forward to welcoming customers through the door and helping them to choose the perfect piece of jewellery or secure fantastic rates on currency ahead of the Easter break.”

The firm was established on Teesside in the late 1980's. Since then, it has opened 156 branches across the North of England, Scotland and Wales.

The firm's latest branch opened just four months after another addition to the town.

In January, bridal store Sophia-Jo Boutique opened on Church Street after weeks of refurbishment of a unit previously occupied by an MP.