Over 200 people applied for just 16 jobs at a new Tesco Express store in Bedale, North Yorkshire.

Store manager, Carl Bickerton said all the posts have now been filled by local people after they carried out 68 interviews.

Mr Bickerton said: “The response to our recruitment process has been fantastic. As a store we are delighted to be creating additional jobs for our local community and for local people, helping them back into employment.

“I am thrilled with the new team and I am confident that we will provide the best possible service."

Store opening hours will be seven days a week from 7am until 10pm.