New store about to open

Women’s fashion retailer Roman Originals is set to open a store in Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade.

It will be one of more than 100 shops across the UK run by the Birmingham-based chain.

Work started on fitting out the 1,940 sq ft Morpeth store this week ready for a July opening.

It replaces a former Lakeland Leather shop.

The new Morpeth store will create five jobs.

Company spokesman Peter Christo said: “We are really excited to be joining the line-up here at Sanderson Arcade and look forward to unveiling our great summer collection in our new store here.”

Sanderson Arcade centre manager Medi Parry said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the team at Roman Originals to Sanderson Arcade. We’re confident the store will be a popular addition to the centre.”