A CLITHEROE opticians and audiologists has become part of a Yorkshire chain under a new deal.

Spex, formerly of King Street, is now part of the Bradford area group Bayfields.

Patients are being transferred to their existing operation in Castle Street as part of the move.

Claire Houghton, practice manager, said: "Our state-of-the-art eye and hearing health services have received a lot of positive feedback over the last 15 years, and we’re proud that our Clitheroe practice achieves a five-star customer rating on Google.

"We're confident we can extend our first-rate provision to more people in the town, but appreciate that change can be frustrating, which is why our team are working hard to make the transition as seamless as possible."