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Sir John Hall, one of the region's best-known businessmen, is returning to his home town to try and revamp the high street.
The businessman hails from Ashington and says that he is delighted to be sharing his expertise back on home turf.
One of the region's best-known businessmen Sir John Hall is returning to his home town to try and revamp the high street.
Sir John Hall, perhaps best known for being the man behind the Metro Centre, is spearheading an action group that is looking at ways to improve business and trade in Ashington.
The group was formed after a government report was published into failing high streets across the country.
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Sir John Hall has been brought in to head-up an action group to help revitalise Ashington High Street