The opening date for a new discount store in a west Suffolk town centre has been announced. 

B&M will open its latest store in the former Wilko building in Mildenhall on Saturday, April 6. 

In February a premises licence application for the St Andrews Street unit was submitted to West Suffolk Council, stating that the retail giant B&M would move in.  

'Coming soon' signs were seen placed along the walls of the former Wilko store earlier this month

The store manager from B&M said: “We’re feeling extremely positive about the creation of more jobs for local people, and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.”

Speaking previously, Mildenhall Kingsway and Market councillor, Ian Shipp, said of the application: "I had heard the rumours circulating regarding B&M opening a store in Mildenhall and am now really excited to see an application for a premise licence on their behalf being put into West Suffolk Council.

"The application will hopefully see the recently closed Wilko site in Mildenhall’s town centre being reopened by B&M providing valuable career opportunities for local people and a fantastic new retail site attracting shoppers from far and wide."

A spokeswoman for B&M said: "Customers can expect to find a wide variety of branded groceries for the best possible price including a range of food, drink, and pet food.

"There will also be a fantastic selection of quality health and beauty products, homeware, electricals, DIY essentials, toys, games, gifts, and plenty more to explore.

"The colleagues were asked to nominate a local charity they think truly deserves some VIP treatment for the work they do for the local community.

"They chose the team from King’s Project Food Bank to take centre stage and officially unveil the new B&M store."