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The Prime Minister said it was vital that the government dealt with the "real issues" of fairness that increases in net immigration have caused for communities within the UK.

He said pressure on social services, schools, hospitals and local authorities had increased significantly which, combined with a welfare system that pays out without asking claimants to initially pay into was unsustainable. He stressed that the freedom of movement principle on which the EU was built was never an "unqualified right".


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Video: Chaos at midnight in Tesco as Black Friday begins

This video shows hundreds of shoppers in a packed Tesco Extra store in Cardiff just after midnight as 'Black Friday' got underway.

Many were struggling through the crowds with 50-inch discounted televisions, trying to grab a bargain amid the chaos.

Video from Matthew Horwood

Protesters in America boycott Black Friday

Protesters held up signs outside Macy's department store. Credit: Reuters

Protesters in the US have been boycotting Black Friday sales as a new tactic to vent their anger at the decision not to prosecute a white police officer who shot dead unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Many gathered around major stores, such as Macy's in New York City, holding placards saying "black lives matter" and chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!"

Around 75 demonstrators were also spotted outside a Walmart in a suburb of St Louis, where Brown was killed.

So far the protests are believed to be peaceful but more are planned for later today.

Riots have flared since the grand jury decision not to press charges against white police office Darren Wilson on Monday.

Around a dozen businesses were torched and more than 100 people arrested in clashes with police.

Fires in Ferguson on Tuesday night. Credit: Reuters


Frantic shoppers pile in to grab discounted electronics

Shoppers hurtled into a north-west London supermarket this morning in search of a bargain as the Black Friday sales kicked off.

Crowds of people streamed in, with electronic products such as flat-screen televisions seemingly among the most popular items.

Shoppers out in force for central London sales

Consumer Editor Chris Choi is in central London, where stores are being deluged by bargain-hunting shoppers.

Some of the people he has spoken to do not even know which products they intend to buy, but are out in search of a deal anyway.

Some shoppers outside the Footlocker store on Oxford Street were angered at still being forced to wait at 09:27 this morning.

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