The 800-year-old company behind Watford's new market, Wellington Market Company Plc, has changed its name.

WMC Retail Partners Plc, as it will be known, is a company that’s been built on the operation of traditional indoor and outdoor markets - dating back to the granting of a Royal Charter in 1244.

Malcolm Ball, chief executive of WMC Retail Partners Plc, said: "Although we’re still successfully running traditional market sites via our wholly-owned subsidiary Town and Country Markets Ltd, our diversified activities are moving to the fore and the new name of WMC Retail Partners Plc better represents our business as we continue into the 21st century."