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Spar has linked with the YMCA to open a store that will be staffed by residents of a YMCA centre in Stoke-on-Trent.

The 2,400 sq ft store, which is pending permission from Stoke-on-Trent City Council, would ­create 12 jobs for the 120 ­residents of the YMCA.

“All the profits from this store will be ploughed back into helping these people get their lives on track,” said Blakemore Trade Partners development director Louis Drake.