AN AUCTION house whose past sales include a Bible which belonged to Elvis Presley and a tooth of John Lennon's is to relocate to Newton-le-Willows.

Omega Auctions, which specialises in vinyl records and music memorabilia have won planning permission to move into a warehouse unit at the Sankey Valley Industrial Estate on Anglezarke Road.

The family-run company is set to complete the move from Warrington by the end of the year.

"We've grown very rapidly and we started in 2010," said one of Omega's directors Karen Fairweather.

"The premises at St Helens are bigger and will be our own. We are the only auction house worldwide for vinyl records. There's a lot of high profile items and weird and wonderful high value items."

Highlights have included a Bible of Elvis' which sold for £59,000 and a tooth of Beatles singer John Lennon's was bought for £23,000.

The plans stated it is intended for 10 to 12 auctions to be held at the premises per year typically on a Tuesday, with viewings the day before.

Two sales of antiques and collectables are also held by Omega Auctions each year.

"They are also broadcast live over the Internet and people come from across the country," added Karen, 45.

"It's a family business started by myself and my husband Paul and other family members.

"Paul had a big accident in Africa and I thought life's too short so we looked into business options and this is his interest so we decided to start.

"We will be recruiting additional staff and hopefully we can we can from the area."

Once operating the unit is to be open to the public from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm by appointment, although it is expected most activity will take place in the week of an auction.

Proposed opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm.