People have left it very late this year because of their reluctance to spend - they are holding out for bargains - and we've had a final weekend just before Christmas. It's been a very busy weekend which will be crucial to delivering a Christmas that is acceptable, rather than exceptional.
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One story dominates Thursday's front pages with some newspapers printing emotive pleas to voters to keep the United Kingdom as one.
After a mild start temperatures should pick up, with the south of England seeing highs of 26C.
In Edinburgh tonight you can hear it and feel it. The buzz, the banter of the day and the thrilling sense something big is coming tomorrow.