Despite restrictions shoppers hit the High Street for Boxing Day bargains

Regardless of Covid-19 restrictions hundreds of thousands of shoppers hit the High Street for the Boxing Day sales.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had urged the nation to be cautious about going out.

He told people to “think carefully” about avoiding crowds as millions moved into the tougher Tier 4 restrictions.

But up and down the country queues formed in the small hours of the morning to snap up bargains.

Many shop fronts installed barriers to ensure safe social distancing.

Despite the economic splurge sales at shops are still predicted to fall by 56% to £1.4 billion, according to the Centre for Retail Research and







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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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