HAVE you been to House of Fraser on Darlington's High Row recently? It’s Binns, Jim, but not as we know it.

No surprise really but still shocking to see racks and racks of sports clothes gradually filling up the floor space.

Despite Mike Ashley’s over reaching ambition to create a "Harrods of the high street", I didn’t spot any racks of reasonably priced polo mallets or specially reinforced jodhpurs or lacrosse sticks.

Mr Ashley has already been told to jog on from Rackhams in Altrincham, part of the House of Fraser empire, because of his no rent deal.

How long before he gets a red card from Darlo?

M Eason, Darlington