A NEW care home in Tenbury has opened its doors.

The Ephraims Care Group has taken over the former Cadmore Lodge Hotel and it is hoped that up to 80 full-time and part-time jobs will be created when the care home is full.

The owners have also pledged to operate a 'buy local' policy if at all possible, spending at least £250,000 a year with suppliers and businesses in the Tenbury area.

The Ephraims Care Group was established in 1995 and has homes in Shrewsbury, Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Halesowen.