PRIMARK plans to extend opening hours in almost all stores when they reopen next week.

For the first week, stores will open for two extra hours per day on average, typically an hour earlier and later.

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Huge queues are expected though, so Primark is urging shoppers to "keep up the support and spirit" they showed last year when waiting in line.

It comes as non-essential shops were yesterday given the green light to reopen on April 12 by Boris Johnson, alongside pubs and restaurants.

The PM said the vaccine rollout is to thank for getting Covid under control and getting Britain back on the road to recovery from the pandemic.

Only essential shops have been allowed to open since January in the latest lockdown, including supermarkets and pharmacies.

Other retailers considered non-essential have been closed since the start of the year – but they have been allowed to offer click and collect services.

Paul Marchant, Primark's chief executive, said: “It’s great to be back.

"Our stores are fully stocked with fresh new season fashion, all at Primark’s famous amazing prices.

"Between our great value, everyday must-haves and hot new season trend collections, we’ve got everything our customers have been waiting for."

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