Store creates jobs

NEARLY 60 jobs have been created as a new store is set to open in an Alnwick development.

Wilkinson, the value home and garden retailer, will be the first shop to open in Gentoo’s development on Lagny Street and Clayport Street, creating 59 full and part-time jobs.

Doors to the 12,000 sq ft store will be open to the public from 9am on Thursday, August 18.

Store manager Lee Wade said: “Plans for the launch are shaping up well and we’re excited to be joining this close-knit community.”