It's expected to be the busiest weekend of the year. Thousands of Christmas shoppers have been out looking for last minute gifts. West Quay shopping centre in Southampton - like those across the region - was packed. And for children Santa had some difficult questions. Richard Slee reports.
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Tuesday afternoon's weather for the east of the region
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