SEVEN new jobs were created when a branch of a national tools supplier opened in Rossendale.

Toolstation has taken up premises on the Park Road Industrial Estate in Bacup, to add to their 390-strong network.

Branch manager Mahammad Ahmed said: "It's great to open our new branch in Bacup and to introduce ourselves to the trade locally.

"Our team here really does pride itself on making it quick and easy for our customers to get their trade supplies by calling in or using our click and collect service.

"We are looking forward to lending a hand to the tradespeople nearby, offering the best products for the jobs they have."

The company also has East Lancs branches in Grimshaw Park, Blackburn, and the Burnham Business Centre in Burnley.