ONCE a bustling town centre department store, in its final few days, Debenhams in Festival Place is eerily bare.

Just a few items remain on sale, at vastly cut prices, and arranged neatly, but in no particular departments.

From deserted beauty counters, to empty clothes racks, and a cafe taped off - not preparing to reopen like those around it - Debenhams' is now a vast space sparsely filled.

Debenhams Basingstoke will remain open until 5.30pm on Saturday, May 15, when it will close its doors in the town for the final time.