Tesco's latest regeneration project opened its doors to the residents of Dragonville, Durham, this week. The 68,000 square foot Tesco Extra store has a 398-strong workforce, which includes 143 local long-term unemployed people and a family of seven. The development is part of the multiple's National Urban Regeneration Scheme, and is based on the Seacroft model pioneered in L:eeds last year. It was developed in partnership with a number of local agencies, including the Employment Service and local council. The store stocks more than 40,000 product lines, ranging from electrical goods to fresh fish. Tesco claims it will inject around £3m a year back into the local community in the form of salaries. {{NEWS }}

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