A NATIONAL clothing chain is gearing up ahead of its move into the Tyne Valley.

Seasalt Cornwall, which has stores across the UK including a presence in Fenwick and John Lewis in Newcastle, has erected a wall with its logo on outside the former Scope charity shop on Hexham's Fore Street.

Last month, the retailer revealed via its Twitter account that it was to open a store in Hexham in March.

A spokeswoman for Seasalt said more details would be released in due course.