Trading got off to a healthy start for the latest high-street arrival in Ilkley last week.

Scarborough-based chain, Boyes, opened its newest store on Friday, at Ilkley’s Railway Road – the group’s 39th outlet.

The store has moved into the premises vacated earlier this year by Anglia Co-operatives’ Westgate department store, and employs around 30 people.

Chairman and joint managing director of the chain, Andrew Boyes, said: “We’re very happy with the number of people who have been to visit us and the reaction, we’ve had a lot of very positive comments about the store.

The store stocks a range of goods, including clothing, toiletries, stationery, toys, confectionery, homewares, DIY, soft furnishings and has a craft and haberdashery section.