Christmas shoppers have been out in force this weekend as the countdown to the big day continues.
As well as heading to town and city centres, thousands of last minute customers descended on the INTU Metrocentre in Gateshead in search of bargains.
Staff there are expecting it to get even busier over the next couple of days.
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