More than 2,500 apply for 114 supermarket jobs

More than 2,500 people have applied for just 114 jobs at a new supermarket in Consett, the Northern Echo reports.

The new Tesco Extra store opens on the former Consett steelworks site on Thursday, October 24.

Store manager Gary Ewart told the newspaper they were "thrilled" with the response but added that it had made making the decisions on which applicants were successful "very tough".