A local councillor has said the closure of a pharmacy in Watton will be a "huge blow" to the town.

The Chaston Place branch is due to close in the new year amid mass nationwide cuts.

The loss will leave just one other pharmacy in the town.

Breckland Councillor Tina Kiddell has said the pressure is already growing for the staff at Total Health in Gregor Shanks Way.

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She said: "The blow is going to be huge to the town.

"Especially considering people are being encouraged to speak to a pharmacist when they're poorly and not overload the doctor's surgery - which is already overloaded as well."

Earlier this year, Boots announced it would close 300 stores as part of a "store consolidation programme".

A spokesman previously said all staff would be offered alternative roles.