THE tills rang out at a revamped “corner shop” with the help of Farnworth favourite Dave Spikey.

The comedian who shot to fame in Phoenix Nights cut the ribbon at the newly refurbished Costcutter store in Campbell Street, Farnworth, yesterday.

The 61-year-old, who was born in Farnworth, said: “This is a local event and I am happy to support it. I was born in Farnworth and I’ve got fond memories of filming Pheonix Nights up the road.

"This is what I call a proper corner shop and I think it will be an asset to the community. I can remember my grandma would always send me down to the corner shop and ask for pound of potatoes so I think it’s handy for people — especially the elderly who might struggle to make it to the supermarket.

“Baz and his family who run the shop are very nice too so I was happy to support them today.”

The outlet — which has been given a £400,000 refit — was full of shoppers on the hunt for a bargain and eager to sample some of the free coffee.

The store is managed by Baz Jethwa, who also runs another Costcutter store in Plodder Lane.

Mr Jethwa, aged 29, from Great Lever, said: “Today has been fabulous and we have had a brilliant turn-out from everyone in the community.

“Dave also presented a cheque for £1,000 raised by us for Bolton Hospice.”