FREE parking is on offer again this Christmas.

Shoppers can spend as much time as they wish mooching round Knutsford's quaint streets brimming with independent businesses in Knutsford, without having to worry about the cost of parking.

Three of the town's car parks in Silk Mill Street, King Street and Princess Street will be free from 10am on Saturday, December 11 and 18.

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Sandra Curties, town centre and marketing officers, said: "Our Christmas programme is back in full so is our free parking.

"We urge shoppers to shop local this year and discover the amazing array of gifts available in Knutsford shops."

Shop windows across the town are helping to create a festive atmosphere as traders and businesses have pulled out all the stops to decorate them.

Knutsford town mayor Cllr Stewart Gardiner and Ian Cass, of the Forum of Private Business, will be visiting shops to judge the best dresses Christmas window.

The coveted trophy and certificates will be handed out on December 16.