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35 pictures of Hull shoppers enjoying new lockdown freedoms

Hull city centre has come alive again as lockdown restrictions have eased.

Non-essential shops are allowed to reopen for the first time since January as stage two of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown begun.

Shop owners prepared for a huge surge of customers as queues lined up the streets to get their first dose of non-essential shopping in months.

People flocked to Hull’s shopping centres as doors reopened and there were long lines outside Primark this morning as the clothing store opened its doors at 8am. Read more here.

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Hairdressers and nail salons also reopened inundated with bookings as people flocked to get a well-needed haircut after months of at home trimming.

As shops and pub beer gardens and restaurants reopened across England Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged caution during the “major step forward”.

“I’m sure it will be a huge relief for those business owners who have been closed for so long, and for everyone else it’s a chance to get back to doing some of the things we love and have missed,” said Mr Johnson.

“I urge everyone to continue to behave responsibly and remember ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’ to suppress Covid as we push on with our vaccination programme.”

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