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'It's the busiest I've seen it for ages' - Recap of the last day before lockdown

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Live updates: Brighton prepares for second national lockdown

By Harry Bullmore

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    ❌ The UK is set to enter a second national lockdown at mignight as the government attempts to halt the recent rise in Covid cases
  • ❌ Households wil no longer be able to mix indoors or in private gardens, with non-essential retailers and leisure services forced to close
  • ❌ On Monday, shoppers reported that people had been panic-buying ahead of the introduction of the heightened restrictions, stripping supermarket shelves of toilet paper, bottled water and pasta
  • ❌ The restrictions are set to last until December 2, with regions returning to the tiered system when it ends
  • ❌ Shoppers are making the most of the final hours of their favourite shops being open, with queues at Primark, H&M and The Card Factory