Go ahead for controversial plans for Barnstaple

Barnstaple's riverfront is to have an £80 million overhaul after planners this afternoon approved a contentious scheme. Traders fear a second town centre will now be created across the River Taw.

Asda's leading the project, which has also angered opponents, as it will be the tenth outlet from Britain's big name supermarket chains to open there.

Our Business Correspondent Seth Conway reports