A pub company has revealed what has held up the opening of a new city centre venue.

The Saint and Sinner, which will occupy the former Nationwide building in St Peter's Street, was due to open last October.

"Building delays" were initially cited as the reason behind the hold-up, but owners McMullens have now confirmed the latest stage of the project.

A spokesperson for McMullens said:"We are awaiting sign off on some of the build details from the [district council] planning and conservation team locally. My understanding is that there were some people away and then the festive season took place, and they are busy.

"Once we get the sign off, the works should be completed quickly, and we look forward to opening. Until then the recruited team are working in our other venues, including the recently opened Salisbury Hotel in Hertford."