SHOPPERS flocked for the launch of late night shopping in Urmston in Thursday.

In a bid to showcase what the town has to offer and encourage people to shop local, independent traders will opening their doors 'til late once a month.

Known as Indie Urmston, it brings together bars, restaurants, fishmongers and record and many more retailers who want people to pop in and see what is on offer.

And the first night was hailed as a huge success by retailers, who said they say they saw new faces come into their shops and had a very busy night.

As part of the launch shoppers snapped up bargains thanks to deals and discounts on offer in the

Businesses centred around Flixton Road, Station Road, and Higher Road for the monthly event to show neighbouring towns what they have to offer.

One trader said it was the busiest shopping day of the bank holiday weekend.

The shops in Urmston will hold a late night shopping event every third Thursday of the month.

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