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Thousands head to pick up bargains at Bluewater

Bluewater shopping centre Credit: Press Association

More than a hundred and thirty thousand bargain hunters turned up at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent yesterday, exceeding the Boxing Day record set last year. People started queuing outside from one o'clock in the morning.

The mall's manager is predicting visitor figures to reach around 900,000 in total between Boxing Day and New Year's Eve.