Poundland set to open

NEW store Poundland is to open its doors to shoppers on Thursday (5 May) in Whitby’s Flowergate.

And on Saturday 7 May, Emmerdale fans will get to meet one of the soap’s stars at a family fun day to celebrate the opening of the new store on the site of the former Nisa Extra supermarket.

Mark Charnock, who plays Marlon Dingle in the show, will be meeting fans and from 10am he will be giving out £1 vouchers, which shoppers can exchange for anything from a pack of Kodak batteries to greetings cards.

As well as opportunities to win Poundland goodies there will be an instore DJ and entertainer giving away balloons and sweets.