FLOODING has delayed the opening of the new Tesco Express store in Abingdon Road, Oxford.

The new supermarket, on the site of the now demolished Fox and Hounds pub, was due to open on Friday, February 21, but the date has been pushed back.

Tesco spokeswoman Beth Greenhouse said: “Just like many others in the community we too have been affected by the recent flooding.

“We are doing what we can to get the store ready for opening and look forward to serving the local community when we do.”

A new date has not been confirmed.