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FIGURES released from a new £84m shopping centre show that nearly 200,000 people visited it over its first weekend.

Whiteley Shopping Centre put on a range of entertainment to mark its launch.

Over 198,000 shoppers paid the centre a visit from Thursday until Tuesday, with around 40,000 of those on the centre’s official opening day.