Expert sets out high streets vision

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Bill Grimsey
Bill Grimsey

The former boss of retail chains Wickes and Iceland has launched an alternative review of the high street after becoming "frustrated" with the current Government-backed programme.

Bill Grimsey, the stores' former chief executive, told BBC Breakfast he wanted to see "town centre commissions" that bring together housing, education, leisure and shops to shake up ailing high streets. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%