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Huge Boxing Day sales queues outside shops as Brits line up before doors open

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Boxing Day sales shoppers queued to enter Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street, while huge lines were also spotted at the Trafford Centre in Manchester and outside Primark in Birmingham

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People fill the streets as shoppers queue for Boxing Day sales

Huge queues have built up outside popular shops for the start of the famous Boxing Day sales.

Photographs taken on London’s Oxford Street show shoppers in line waiting for the doors to open outside the Selfridges department store this morning.

A crowd of shoppers streamed through the entrance as the doors opened.

Other photos show huge queues of people lining up outside Zara in Bristol.

And pictures have emerged from the Trafford Centre in Manchester where people have been waiting since 8am.

Bargain hunters have also been snapped on a quiet Princes Street, Edinburgh, for the Boxing Day sales.

People make their way into Selfridges for Boxing Day sales on Oxford Street in London
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Over in Birmingham, shoppers flocked to Primark this morning ready to pick up a good deal.

And the bad weather did not put people off – as many around the country woke up to heavy showers and blizzard-like conditions.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow in Northern England and Scotland, with heavy downfalls already causing travel problems in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Scenes from Birmingham this morning
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One of the snow alerts covers most of the North West of England, from north of Stoke on Trent, while another is in place for a stretch of Scotland from Glasgow to Perth.

A yellow warning for rain remains in place until 9am.

The snow brings with it a cold snap as the wintry weather in parts of the UK continues.

People queuing outside Primark for the Boxing Day sales in Birmingham
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Temperatures in some areas are as low as 1C, with only the south east of England managing to crawl into double digits with 10C.

This comes as new coronavirus restrictions are being introduced in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland today in a bid to combat rising Covid cases – but politicians in England are unlikely to discuss further measures until Monday.

From Boxing Day, a maximum of six people will be allowed to meet in pubs, cinemas and restaurants in Wales.

Traditionally Boxing Day sales see long queues of people outside stores along Oxford Street waiting for the latest bargains
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A total of 30 people will be allowed at indoor events while 50 people will be allowed at outdoor events.

Two metre social distancing is being required in public premises and offices, and nightclubs will close.

The rules, in force from 6am, are a revised version of alert level two.

Shoppers queue outside Zara in Bristol as the Boxing Day sales start
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has yet to announce any further rules for England but indicated he will not hesitate to act after Christmas if required amid rising cases of the Omicron variant.

The UK hit six figure daily infection rates for the first time this week, and the vast majority of those cases are in England.

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