SHOPPERS queued from 7am today, Wednesday, to look inside Warrington's new Wilko store.

The shop has relocated from Cockhedge to Golden Square Shopping Centre and opened at 9am.

More than 130 shoppers were in the queue and keen to get a first look.

The first 100 customers received a goody bag containing essential products for the garden including a plant pot and seeds, as well as some delicious Easter treats.

While shoppers also enjoyed free cupcakes and the opportunity to meet Wolfie, the Warrington Wolves mascot.

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The ribbon is cut

A ceremonial ribbon cutting was led by wilko zone controller, Mark Highfield, wilko Warrington branch manager, Keith Peers, assistant manager, Donna Mather, and Fiona Wolstenholme, a representative of Save the Children, who attended on behalf of the wilko charity partnership. This partnership supports Save the Children, Alzheimer’s Society and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Mr Peers presented the charity partnership with a £600 cheque for all three charities.

He said: “We had a fantastic turnout for the launch event, which it’s a very positive start to our residence here at The Golden Square Shopping Centre.

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The first shoppers step inside

"We can’t wait to welcome more customers to the new store.”