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Lock down rush hour 

Figures from the AA show more car journeys than at any point over the past few weeks in a sign the economy is slowly restarting after the UK first entered coronavirus restrictions at the end of March. The numbers of cars on London’s roads is increasing, clearly shown in photographs of the A40 at Hangar Lane at rush hour this morning.

Earlier this week huge queues building up outside B&Q stores and Five Guys burger restaurants as parts of the country showed signs of getting back to work for the first time. And yesterday police were seen attending a large queue outside a MEATliquor burger bar in the latest scene from a country seemingly no longer willing to comply with government instructions to stay indoors.

AA President Edmund King said: ‘The majority of drivers are still following Government advice to only make essential journeys by car, however, this week we have seen traffic and breakdowns creeping back up.’   (Source:   drawn from Daily Mail on-line 24/4)