Starbucks Coffee Company is to open the UK’s first drive-through coffee shop, in south Wales. Daily Telegraph

The group, which operates about 500 shops in Britain, has secured a site on one of Cardiff’s main arterial roads in the Cardiff Bay area.

Starbucks has about 2,000 drive-through outlets in North America and the stores account for about half of all new stores in its domestic market.

The group has exchanged contracts for the site, but the scheme is yet to receive planning permission.