Work starts on demolition

Demolition  work has started at the Tesco site in Amble.
Demolition work has started at the Tesco site in Amble.

Long-awaited demolition work at the site of Tesco’s stalled Amble supermarket development started on Monday.

The company was due to start clearing and flattening the plot north of Queen Street in mid-August, but was delayed because it needed county council permission.

But the supermarket giant has now begun a four-week programme of work.

The derelict buildings will be knocked down and the site cleared.