Welsh shoppers were out in force on Boxing Day for the first day of the post Christmas sales. One shopping centre in Cardiff welcomed almost a hundred and forty thousand shoppers through its doors.
It would seem St David's shopping centre has defied the downturn over the past week, breaking previous records for both visitor numbers and retail sales.
Over 1.3 million shoppers visited St David's in Cardiff during the week leading up to Christmas, spending up to £2.5 million a day.
“Boxing Day is a significant date in the Christmas sales period and our stores can be just as busy after Christmas as during the week leading up to it. Holding sales after Christmas attracts more shoppers and helps retailers clear their excess stock before bringing in new season lines.
“Shoppers are more financially conscious this year than any other, and the sales period gives them the perfect opportunity to bag a bargain and make the most of their money.
More top news
As skies clear out there temperatures are tumbling away. In rural areas I'd expect a widespread grass frost!
The last time Wales reached the finals of a major tournament was the 1958 World Cup - and Swansea City legend Cliff Jones remembers it well.
Labour AM Jenny Rathbone says she's been sacked as chair of a committee after going public with concerns about the cost of plans for the M4.