Boxing Day bargain hunters across the UK braved the queues yesterday as they took advantage of lower prices across stores that have slashed goods in a desperate bid to lure online shoppers to the high street. Retailers launched their sales online in the morning, but it didn’t stop savvy shoppers lining up outside in a bid to get their hands on the best bargains. However, despite queues of desperate bargain-hunters snaking out of shop doorways, early estimates suggested stores had taken a hammering, with the number of customers coming through the doors thought to be down by up to 10 per cent on last year.  Inside leading stores, shoppers were seen furiously browsing through rails of clothing, while in some department stores, people also had to wait in line on escalators before being able to reach their desired floor. Even though many shoppers were pictured lining up today, footfall was reportedly down by 10 per cent across high streets and shopping centres due to the bad weather. Online sales today are expected to rise by 10 per cent on 2018 to £1.14 billion. To combat this, big-name stores slashed prices yesterday, with retailers such as Debenhams offering savings of up to...