Kandy Corner has reopened its sweet shop in Bacup after it was closed 'for good' nearly three months ago.

The shop, owned by Diane Hart, shut down in June but has now opened its doors again, offering sweets as well as new products from local businesses.

The popular sweet shop had closed down to due to personal health reasons, rising costs, and falling footfall, leaving customers and other local businesses shocked and saddened.

Diane, who said it has been her dream to own a sweet shop since the age of 13, opened her business back up on Saturday, September 9.

In a post she shared on Facebook, Diane said: “It was great to be back!

"Thank you to each and everyone of you who came in to visit. We had fantastic feedback on the shop changes and the new products, as well as the top quality sweets we stock.”

After exclusively serving sweets for the past six years, customers will now be able to purchase products like fragrance oils, room and linen sprays, lamps and bath bombs from Smelly Kelly’s Wax Melts.

Kandy Corner will also be stocking a wide range of jars of chutney from Heritage Kitchen Range of Preserves as well as bespoke home décor, stationery and other handmade gifts from Manchester-based business Personalised By Millie.

The announcement has excited customers, with several claiming it’s “the best news ever” and others sharing their excitement to return to their “favourite shop”.

The shop is located in Bankside Lane, Bacup, and will be open from 10.30am to 4pm on Saturdays only, for now.