Store gears up for rush

Discount stores firm Poundland is to recruit 2,000 temporary staff to work in the run-up to Christmas, it was announced today.

The jobs, for sales assistants, will run until Christmas Eve, although last year 500 temporary staff became full-time employees.

Poundland has a branch in Westborough, Scarborough.

It moved into the first floor of what was Woolworths adn was opened by Coronation Street star Katerine Kelly.