Dozens of people queued up before 07:00 for the reopening of Birmingham's Primark as lockdown restrictions eased on Monday.Copyright: PA Media
The store in the city centre opened at 07:00 BST to let people inside.
In February, the fast fashion giant said it hoped to offload millions of pounds worth of last year's clothing stock when its shops reopened this month.Copyright: PA MediaCopyright: PA Media
Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham
A long queue of shoppers formed outside Primark in Nottingham early this morning, as non-essential shops reopened for the first time in months.
The queue from the shop on Long Row stretched to the Old Market Square.
Some shoppers told BBC Radio Nottingham they woke up at 05:00 to beat the crowds.Copyright: BBC
One woman said: "I think it's about normality. And pants."
The city council has urged shoppers to keep themselves and others safe when they are out shopping.
Councillor Sam Webster, portfolio holder for finance, growth and the city centre, said it was "great news" more retail outlets could open.
However, he added: "Social distancing rules still apply and there will clearly be limits on the number of people who can enter premises at any one time. There will likely be queues outside some shops and we’ll need to be patient and sensible.”
Early birds hit the stores this morning as non-essential shops in England reopened after the four-week lockdown.
Droves of customers queued early outside stores such as Primark in Northumberland Street, Newcastle.
The whole of the North East is still under tier three Covid-19 measures, with North Yorkshire and Cumbria in tier two.Copyright: PA MediaCopyright: PA MediaCopyright: PA Media
The end of the national lockdown means non-essential shops are now free to reopen - and some shoppers could not wait to get browsing again.
Long before the sun came up, a large queue had formed outside Primark's store in Nottingham, with some shoppers revealing they had been there since 06:00.Copyright: BBC
Rules have been relaxed to allow shops to open 24 hours a day in the run-up to Christmas and New Year.
Primark was one of the first to say that it would be taking advantage of the extra freedom.
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Many Scots braved the rain, with Primark stores in Glasgow and Dundee very busy.