Police have been called, shoppers injured and a number of big High Street stores websites' crashed as Black Friday started, it has emerged.
Black Friday, where shops dramatically reduce prices on a number of big ticket items, has been imported from the US and slowly growing since 2010. Now in full swing, stores like Argos, Asda and Tesco opened their doors at midnight to bargain hunters.
However, chaotic scenes erupted at Tesco supermarkets in Edmonton, Blackpool, Glasgow and Dundee, reports suggest. Websites for Argos, Tesco and Curry's all crashed earlier on, but are now working.
Eight out of 10 asthma patients are not getting the basic clinical care they need, a survey from experts has revealed.
Asthma UK's care survey revealed 80% of asthma sufferers dealt with inadequate care of what is a potentially deadly condition. Asthma is caused when small tubes which carry air in and out of the lungs become inflamed.
The common condition causes wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and breathlessness and costs the NHS more than £1billion in medicines, GP visits and hospital admissions every year. Care varies up and down the country, Asthma UK found, with Londoners most likely to be neglected.
Children under five need to have a flu jab to protect them from severe illness this winter, the government's Chief Medical Officer has warned.
The benefits of vaccinating a toddler from the flu are twofold, according to Dame Sally Davies, as it protected their health and stopped them from spreading the disease. Children aged two, three and four are known as superspreaders because they are more likely to infect lots of people.
Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, expressed concern that fewer parents were using a nasal spray, which offers the same protection as the jab, compared to this time last year.
EU migrants who come to the UK looking for work will not be able to claim any benefits for their first four years in Britain, even if they have a job, David Cameron is expected to say.
The Prime Minister will insist he rules "nothing out" if British demands for reform to EU membership are not met in a major speech on immigration later today. Changing the rules about when and who can claim benefits will be top of his list of demands.
He will also pledge:
Fingers poised and broadband primed - it's almost Black Friday! Huge companies are promising to slash their prices for this year's mega shopping event. But we want to hear from you?
Will you be setting your alarm to log on and get the best deals or will you be out in the queues? Let us know!
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It's Black Friday, the day after US Thanksgiving, when traditionally stores there begin the Christmas push.
To kick-start it retailers offer short-lived codes and discounts, and - like Halloween - this trend is moving across the pond. Martin Lewis is here to explain what it is, what people should do about it, and what the top five retailers people should keep an eye out for.