Shops open until 8pm for Christmas

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Shoppers can make the most of a couple of late night opening sessions in Spalding town centre in the run up to Christmas to by those last minute gifts.

Several shops, including small independents and national chains, will be open until 8pm tonight and next Thursday, December 20, in a bid to encourage shoppers to buy locally.

Some of the shops involved include the Crescent Traders, Bargain Books, Savers, Manns, Fun Junction, Boots (until 7pm), WH Smiths, Clintons, Claire’s Accessories, Profile, Store 21, Bon Marche, Beales, M&S, Wilkinsons and Argos.

Phil Scarlett, president of Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce, said: “It is a good opportunity to do a little bit of late night shopping before Christmas and hopefully will encourage shoppers to support their local shops by doing their Christmas shopping here.”