Poundland, the discount chain that pledges to offer everything for the home, is selling pornography for a pound across Sussex.

An investigation by The Argus has revealed a range of cut-price pornographic DVDs are on sale at the store's flagship Western Road branch in Brighton next to children's books, drinks and sweets.

Shoppers in search of household bargains could also pick up blue movies and even sex manuals.

Last night Poundland managers promised to act after The Argus highlighted the fact the adult films were on close to books including Key Stage 3 revision guides, The Boys' Annual and the Jackie Yearbook.

XXX-rated DVDs and manuals were also on sale at Poundland stores in Queens Square, Crawley, Montague Street, Worthing, and Terminus Road, Eastbourne.

A sex manual by Haynes - the world famous do-it-yourself car workshop guide - offers readers the chance to “keep your sex life in perfect running order”.

Poundland said a warning comes up on the till every time a DVD or book is scanned by staff, ensuring there were no underage sales.