DEBENHAMS and Waitrose will both open their doors at the Old Market Development on May 1.

The Hereford Times reported last week that the date for the opening of the long-awaited retail development had moved from tomorrow (April 17) to May 9 due to "bad weather conditions".

However, it has today been confirmed that the new date of May 1 has been set for the opening of the first few stores, such as Waitrose and Debenhams.

See this week's Hereford Times for more.