A NEW bargain shop will create up to 35 new jobs in York, and give residents the chance to buy their weekly shopping for less.

Family Bargains, the first of its kind in North Yorkshire, is part of the 99p Stores Group, which has 142 stores across the UK.

It will open at the Clifton Moor Retail Park in two weeks. Absolutely not.” He said the shop would offer more than 8,000 different products in the 15,000 square-foot former Storeys Carpet store.

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Now it’s more heads held very much high, though we don’t know whether this would apply in York.” The company have said York is one of its “most wealthy locations” for a new store, after other branches opened in the Cotswolds, St Albans and the New Forest, but on previous occasions, residents in affluent areas had said their towns and cities were “too posh” for the bargain store.

A WOMAN has sued Halfords after her bike jammed, causing her to veer into a car 24 hours after it was checked by a mechanic in York.

Kath Percival, 49, was cycling from York to her home in Preston when the faulty gear mechanism jammed and she was thrown from her bike, which she said left her in pain for four months.

Halfords in Preston had given the £1,200 bike a full service days before Mrs Percival set off to York, but when she noticed problems on the journey she took it to the Foss Islands branch, which worked on the bike and again gave it the all-clear.

The chain has accepted liability for the incident and has apologised to Mrs Percival.

Mrs Percival said: “I was left very shaken, especially as the accident took place near a busy roundabout.

I love long-distance cycling and tend to clock up around 10,000 miles a year and, although I’ve always been a careful cyclist, my confidence has really taken a knock since the accident.

While cycling to York I noticed several problems with the gear mechanism so I visited the York branch of Halfords on Foss Islands Road and asked them to take a second look.

The mechanic made some adjustments and assured me that my bike was now fine.” An independent investigation found there were a number of flaws with the cycle, including some incorrect adjustments and worn parts, which should have been spotted by a mechanic.