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Chaos behind the scenes and on the roads at party

It's been a day of celebrations - a record seven luxury cruise liners and 40,000 passengers and crew, all in honour of P&O's 175th anniversary.

But, with the crowds came what some described as "organised chaos" - traffic jams in and around the city of Southampton - and passengers waiting hours for taxis or coaches to reach their destinations. Kerry Swain reports.

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