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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.

Photos: Police called to 'Black Friday' frenzy at Tesco

'Black Friday' scenes at Tesco Extra in Cardiff. Credit: Matthew Horwood

Police were called to a Tesco store in Cardiff last night when concerns were raised about customer conduct inside the store during 'Black Friday'

Police were called due to concerns over the number of people in store. Credit: Matthew Horwood

Some shoppers had been waiting outside the store from 6pm until 12.01am in the hope of finding a bargain.

No arrests were made.

Hundreds of shoppers were at Tesco Extra for midnight. Credit: Matthew Horwood


Welsh retailers welcome 'Black Friday' rush

The festive shopping season starts today with retailers across Wales expecting thousands of shoppers on what is known as 'Black Friday'.

Originally imported from America, the term refers to the day when shops see a rush in the run up to Christmas and offer big discounts and deals.

Last year, Black Friday was the second busiest spending day in the entire year, with shoppers parting with more than £200 million.

Shopping centres across Wales are expecting record numbers Credit: PA

Millennium Centre celebrates 10th anniversary year

Now an icon of Cardiff Bay, The Wales Millennium Centre is celebrating ten years since it was first opened by the Queen in November 2004.

Since its first public performance the Centre has welcomed more than 13.5m visitors and has grown to become one of Wales' most popular attractions.

A recent impact reports estimates the centre contributes £50 million per year to the Welsh economy and is now recognised as one of the UK's most successful Lottery funded projects.

Currently playing host to The Lion King, the centre is putting on a range of other performances and events to celebrate its 10th birthday.

The centre includes a 1900 seat theatre, 250 seat studio and 350 seat recital hall Credit: PA

Police called out as sales get underway

Police were called to a number of Tesco stores across south Wales last night after staff became concerned by the number of people who had turned up to sales events.

Police were twice called the Tesco store on Excelsior Road in Cardiff after midnight. Credit: Bing

At just after midnight, officers were twice called to the Tesco store on Excelsior Road in Cardiff, when concerns were raised about customer conduct inside the shop.

The sales marked the beginning of 'Black Friday' - one of the biggest shopping days of the year in Britain with sales on at various stores.

No further incidents have yet been reported.

"South Wales Police received a handful of calls from staff at a number of Tesco stores who had become concerned due to the volume of people who had turned up to sale events...Any incidents had dispersed prior to police arrival and no arrests were made...Suitable advice has been given to management at the stores to prevent further issues."

– South Wales Police


Buyer pays record £500,000 for private reg plate

A buyer has paid half-a-million-pounds for the private number plate "25 O" at a DVLA auction at the Vale Hotel in South Wales on Thursday.

The buyer paid a record sum for this number plate. Credit: DVLA
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