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:
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