Liverpool and Stockport enjoy strong Christmas

SHOPPING centre Liverpool One said Christmas sales were up 15% on last year.

There was also a strong performance throughout 2014 with a 7% increase, ahead of the national average of 1.6%, and footfall up 5% to 27.5 million.

More than 20 new brands opened during the year, including Michael Kors, a larger Zara, Cadenzza and 13 pop-up stores.

Meanwhile, commercial property agent GVA said Stockport's Merseyway shopping centre had the busiest Christmas week for five years, with footfall up 3% to 222, here or login below...