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Congratulations Cabot Circus!

Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol is celebrating its fifth birthday today. It opened in the middle of a recession but now welcomes up to half a million visitors a week and employs 4 thousand staff.

More than 95 percent of the units are - or are about to be - let. There is even a giant cake on the ground floor to mark the anniversary.

Giant cake at Cabot Circus Credit: ITV News West Country

Cabot Circus celebrates fifth anniversary

Cabot Circus celebrates fifth anniversary Credit: ITV News West Country

Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol is celebrating its fifth birthday today. It opened in the middle of a recession but now welcomes up to half a million visitors a week and employs 4 thousand staff.

More than 95 percent of the units are - or are about to be - let. There is even a giant cake on the ground floor to mark the anniversary.

Thousands hit the shops in search of a bargain

Crowds have descended on high streets and shopping centres for another day of frantic bargain hunting. In Bristol, 100,000 people were shopping at Cabot Circus - almost twice as many as on a normal day.

Meanwhile, Boxing Day set a new British record for online shopping, with web sales up 17% on last year. But as Tanya Mercer reports, it didn't stop thousands hitting the shops today.

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