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Kent shoppers hunt for Black Friday bargains

Pictures from Bluewater in Kent show eager bargain hunters taking to the shops to take advantage of the US-inspired Black Friday sales before Christmas.

A family carries away a discounted 48" television from Currys PC World Credit: © Bluewater
A shopper carries away a discounted sound station from Currys PC World Credit: © Bluewater
Topshop employees rally after a pep talk as they prepare to open the store to shoppers at Bluewater Credit: © Bluewater

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Vinyl enjoys revival as sales pass the million mark

Annual vinyl sales have been boosted by a new released from Pink Floyd. Credit: Suzan/Suzan/Empics Entertainment

Annual sales of vinyl albums have soared past the million mark for the first time in 18 years.

The format has been undergoing a renaissance with sales gradually increasing in recent years and it has now hit the seven-figure mark for the first time since 1996, only 11 months into the year.

Pink Floyd's first new release for 20 years, 'The Endless River', helped the figures sail over the million mark as it topped the chart at the weekend, according to new figures released by music industry body BPI.

The best-selling vinyl album of the year to date is AM by Arctic Monkeys, which was released in the summer of 2013.

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