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Early shoppers queue outside Primark as lockdown eases

Hundreds of customers have queued to get into the world’s biggest Primark store in Birmingham, which reopened its doors at approximately 6.30am as lockdown restrictions lifted across England.

Boris Johnson has urged the public to “behave responsibly” as shops and beer gardens reopen for the next stage of the government’s lockdown easing plan.

Hairdressers, nail salons, gyms, swimming pools, libraries and outdoor attractions such as zoos and theme parks will also welcome back customers in what the prime minister described as a “major step forward in our road map to freedom”.

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