Janet's a VIP for a day

RICHARD PARR Fakenham's new multi-million pound Tesco store was officially opened today by voluntary youth worker Janet Vertigan who cut the ribbon across the main entrance.

RICHARD PARR

Fakenham's new multi-million pound Tesco store was officially opened today by voluntary youth worker Janet Vertigan who cut the ribbon across the main entrance.

Mrs Vertigan became a VIP for the day after being judged the winner of a good neighbour competition run by our sister paper, the Fakenham and Wells Times.

She was nominated by her sister-in-law, Pat Vertigan, for her efforts in setting up a youth club in the town.

People who were shopping at the new store, which has created 200 new jobs, said they were pleased it had opened in Fakenham because it would bring more people into he town and be competition for Morrison's which is located on the outskirts of the town.

The store has been in the planning stages for several years and when it was first announced opinion in the town was divided between those who felt it would be good for Fakenham and others who felt it would hit the small, privately-run businesses.

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Manager Trudy Wilson said she hoped residents of Fakenham and the surrounding areas will be happy with their new store.