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Last-minute Christmas shoppers have benefitted from sales starting early. High streets have reported disappointing sales in the last few weeks, so many are hoping this weekend will see a late surge.
Wesley Smith reports:
Sales have started in many shopping centres across the West Country after disappointing Christmas sales on the high street.
Clarks Village in Street says it's bucking the trend and business is now good after recent uncertainty because of the weather.
Retailers across the region are gearing up for the final shopping weekend before Christmas, a time which could make or break their festive season.
Many millions of pounds have already been spent, and many more will be again, as the late rush reaches its peak.
Richard Payne has been at the West's biggest retail centre, gauging the mood amongst shoppers: