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Andy Burnham criticises midday ultimatum for Tier 3 in Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham criticises midday ultimatum for Tier 3 in Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham has called the Government "provocative" for threatening local Manchester leaders to accept Tier 3 restrictions by midday today or face unilateral [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham criticises midday ultimatum...→

Heathrow passengers offered rapid covid test at check-in for £80

Heathrow passengers offered rapid covid test at check-in for £80

Passengers flying from Heathrow to Hong Kong and Italy will be given the option of buying a rapid covid test at check-in. Read full article: Heathrow passengers offered rapid covid ...→

Thousands more dying at home from non-Covid illnesses than usual, ONS reveals

Thousands more dying at home from non-Covid illnesses than usual, ONS reveals

There has been a significant increase in the number of people dying at home compared to previous years, new ONS data has revealed. Read full article: Thousands more dying at home from non-Co...→

Covid vaccine 'unlikely' to fully stop virus, Sir Patrick Vallance says

Covid vaccine 'unlikely' to fully stop virus, Sir Patrick Vallance says

A Covid-19 vaccine is "unlikely" to fully stop the spread of the virus, the Government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has said. Read full article: Covid vaccine 'unlikely' to fully stop v...→

Caller petrified of losing everything after receiving no financial aid during Covid

Caller "petrified of losing everything" after receiving no financial aid during Covid

This distraught caller is "petrified of losing everything" after receiving no financial support from the Government during the pandemic - she has now used all [...] Read full article: Caller "petrified of losing everything" ...→

Wales First Minister confirms 'fire break' lockdown will not be extended under any circumstance

Wales First Minister confirms 'fire break' lockdown will not be extended under any circumstance

Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed to LBC that the 17 day 'fire break' lockdown will not be extended under any circumstance. Read full article: Wales First Minister confirms 'fire brea...→

Post-Brexit free trade deal with EU will not happen 'as things stand'

Post-Brexit free trade deal with EU will not happen 'as things stand'

A post-Brexit free trade deal with the European Union will not happen "as things stand", Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has said. Read full article: Post-Brexit free trade deal with EU will...→

Wayne Rooney tests negative for Covid-19 but will still have to self isolate

Wayne Rooney tests negative for Covid-19 but will still have to self isolate

Wayne Rooney has returned a negative coronavirus test, but is "angry and disappointed" that he will miss out on the next few Derby matches due to self-isolatio [...] Read full article: Wayne Rooney tests negative for Covid-19...→

Wales to enter two week 'fire break' lockdown

Wales to enter two week 'fire break' lockdown

Wales will enter a two week 'fire break' lockdown in a bid to reduce the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, First Minister Mark Drakeford has anno [...] Read full article: Wales to enter two week 'fire break' loc...→

Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi hospitalised with coronavirus

Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi hospitalised with coronavirus

Shadow International Development Minister Yasmin Qureshi is in hospital with coronavirus, it has been confirmed. Read full article: Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi hospitalised wi...→

Business secretary: Andy Burnham 'must come to the table and reach an agreement' over Tier 3

Business secretary: Andy Burnham 'must come to the table and reach an agreement' over Tier 3

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has called for Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to "come to the table and reach agreement with the government" as tensions [...] Read full article: Business secretary: Andy Burnham 'must c...→

Education is becoming 'feminised' putting men off becoming teachers

Education is becoming 'feminised' putting men off becoming teachers

Men are being put off becoming teachers as the profession is becoming "feminised" and there is too much emphasis on "political correctness." Read full article: Education is becoming 'feminised' puttin...→

Call the Cabinet with Alok Sharma | Monday at 9am

Call the Cabinet with Alok Sharma | Monday at 9am

Business Secretary Alok Sharma joins Nick Ferrari on LBC's Call the Cabinet on Monday morning at 9am. Read full article: Call the Cabinet with Alok Sharma | Mond...→

'No good alternative' to further restrictions, says former chief scientific advisor

'No good alternative' to further restrictions, says former chief scientific advisor

Former Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport has said there is currently “no good alternative” to further coronavirus restrictions, as cases surge across t [...] Read full article: 'No good alternative' to further restric...→

'Lock her up': Donald Trump laughs about plot to kidnap Michigan governor

'Lock her up': Donald Trump laughs about plot to kidnap Michigan governor

US President Donald Trump has been criticised for comments he made about a plot to kidnap a governor at an election rally in her state of Michigan. Read full article: 'Lock her up': Donald Trump laughs about...→

61 more coronavirus deaths in England

61 more coronavirus deaths in England

A further 61 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals t [...] Read full article: 61 more coronavirus deaths in England...→

Former CSA: Government have lost public trust due to poor Covid response

Former CSA: Government have lost public trust due to poor Covid response

The chair of Independent SAGE believes the UK's poor response to the pandemic has led to the public losing trust in the Government. Read full article: Former CSA: Government have lost public ...→

Captain Sir Tom Moore says second lockdown would be a 'disaster'

Captain Sir Tom Moore says second lockdown would be a 'disaster'

Captain Sir Tom Moore has said he thinks a second lockdown would be a "disaster" for the nation, and urged people to talk to their older relatives before their [...] Read full article: Captain Sir Tom Moore says second lockdo...→

Increase support or face 'catastrophic economic consequences', bosses warn PM

Increase support or face 'catastrophic economic consequences', bosses warn PM

Existing economic support packages will not be enough to stave off mass redundancies and business failures during the coronavirus crisis, bosses have warned Bo [...] Read full article: Increase support or face 'catastrophic e...→

Cop poisoned in Salisbury attack quits force after struggling with aftermath

Cop poisoned in Salisbury attack quits force after struggling with aftermath

A brave police officer who was poisoned with Novichok in the Salisbury attack has made the heart-wrenching decision to quit the job he loves. Read full article: Cop poisoned in Salisbury attack quits f...→

Boris Johnson doesn't want a Brexit deal, MEP argues

Boris Johnson doesn't want a Brexit deal, MEP argues

A member of the EU Parliament has told LBC that following the Prime Minister's latest comments on Brexit, it seems as though he never wanted to agree on a deal [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson doesn't want a Brexit deal...→

Mayor of Liverpool's brother dies after being admitted to intensive care with Covid-19

Mayor of Liverpool's brother dies after being admitted to intensive care with Covid-19

The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has said his brother has died after being admitted to intensive care with Covid-19. Read full article: Mayor of Liverpool's brother dies after ...→

No 10 urged to restart Greater Manchester coronavirus lockdown talks

No 10 urged to restart Greater Manchester coronavirus lockdown talks

Boris Johnson is under renewed pressure to restart talks with Greater Manchester's political leaders over the highest levels of coronavirus restrictions, amid [...] Read full article: No 10 urged to restart Greater Mancheste...→

UK bans any use of mobile phones when driving

UK bans any use of mobile phones when driving

Drivers face a £200 instant fine for touching their phone while driving under new plans to stop a loophole that allows motorists to escape punishment for use i [...] Read full article: UK bans any use of mobile phones when dr...→

UK tells EU there is 'no basis for negotiations' and halts further trade talks

UK tells EU there is 'no basis for negotiations' and halts further trade talks

The UK has rebuffed Brussels' offer of intensified trade talks, telling the European Union's chief negotiator there is "no basis for negotiations" and not to c [...] Read full article: UK tells EU there is 'no basis for negot...→

Man 'decapitated in Paris' with suspect shot dead by police - reports

Man 'decapitated in Paris' with suspect shot dead by police - reports

A man has been decapitated in Paris and a suspect has been shot dead by police, according to reports. Read full article: Man 'decapitated in Paris' with suspect ...→

'Is Andy Burnham going to take responsibility for further deaths in Manchester?'

'Is Andy Burnham going to take responsibility for further deaths in Manchester?'

This is the moment a caller questioned whether Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham would take "take the responsibility" for further Covid cases and deaths [...] Read full article: 'Is Andy Burnham going to take responsib...→

Wales could face 'short, sharp fire-breaker' lockdown within days

Wales could face 'short, sharp fire-breaker' lockdown within days

Wales could face a two-week national lockdown, dubbed a "fire-breaker", in a bid to control coronavirus cases. Read full article: Wales could face 'short, sharp fire-brea...→

Andy Burnham is rejecting lockdown for political gain, Manchester caller tells James O'Brien

"Andy Burnham is rejecting lockdown for political gain," Manchester caller tells James O'Brien

This caller from Manchester told James O'Brien he believes the Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham is refusing the toughest level of Covid restriction for "h [...] Read full article: "Andy Burnham is rejecting lockdown for ...→

'This report could save lives' - Sadiq Khan of London praises LBC investigation

'This report could save lives' - Sadiq Khan of London praises LBC investigation

The Mayor of London has praised an LBC exclusive report into ‘forged’ cladding-safety certificates saying it could potentially "save lives." Read full article: 'This report could save lives' - Sadiq K...→

'It's a staggering blow' - Iain Duncan Smith criticises Tier 2 London lockdown call

'It's a staggering blow' - Iain Duncan Smith criticises Tier 2 London lockdown call

Sir Iain Duncan Smith has told LBC he thinks the decision to place London under Tier 2 lockdown restrictions is "a staggering blow" for the capital. Read full article: 'It's a staggering blow' - Iain Duncan S...→

LBC uncovers ‘forged’ cladding-safety certificates, costing victims thousands of pounds

LBC uncovers ‘forged’ cladding-safety certificates, costing victims thousands of pounds

An LBC investigation has evidence that a company in South-Wales has provided a number of forged 'cladding-safety' forms to unsuspecting customers, for thousand [...] Read full article: LBC uncovers ‘forged’ cladding-safety ce...→

Lancashire expected to become next area put under Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions

Lancashire expected to become next area put under Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions

A decision to place Lancashire into Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions is expected to made by Government and local officials within hours. Read full article: Lancashire expected to become next area ...→

TfL 'offered billion pound bailout in exchange for fare hikes'

TfL 'offered billion pound bailout in exchange for fare hikes'

Transport for London has been offered a billion pound bailout by the Government in exchange for a rise in fares and an extension to the congestion zone, it has [...] Read full article: TfL 'offered billion pound bailout in ex...→

Regions lead fightback against ‘flawed and unfair’ lockdown rules

Regions lead fightback against ‘flawed and unfair’ lockdown rules

Regionals leaders are leading a fightback against the government's three-tier lockdown rules which they describe as "flawed and unfair". Read full article: Regions lead fightback against ‘flawed a...→

EU calls on UK to 'make the necessary moves' for trade deal

EU calls on UK to 'make the necessary moves' for trade deal

The UK said it is "disappointed" with the outcome of a European Union summit in which the bloc signalled it was willing to continue trade negotiations but call [...] Read full article: EU calls on UK to 'make the necessary mo...→

Man being prosecuted over death of Emiliano Sala

Man being prosecuted over death of Emiliano Sala

A 66-year-old-man is being prosecuted over the crash which killed footballer Emiliano Sala. Read full article: Man being prosecuted over death of Emili...→

Shelagh Fogarty challenges Tory MP over logic of three tier system as cases surge

Shelagh Fogarty challenges Tory MP over logic of three tier system as cases surge

Shelagh Fogarty challenged Conservative MP Nickie Aiken over the logic of introducing a three tier lockdown system when Manchester has been living under a Tier [...] Read full article: Shelagh Fogarty challenges Tory MP over ...→

Test and trace reaches just 63% of contacts in worst week so far

Test and trace reaches just 63% of contacts in worst week so far

The UK test and trace system reached just 63 per cent of close contacts last week, the lowest percentage recorded so far. Read full article: Test and trace reaches just 63% of conta...→

Oxford University scientists develop five-minute covid test

Oxford University scientists develop five-minute covid test

Scientists from Oxford University’s Department of Physics have developed a test that can detect covid-19 and other viruses in less than five minutes. Read full article: Oxford University scientists develop fiv...→

Nickie Aiken MP comments on Tier 2 restrictions for London

Nickie Aiken MP comments on Tier 2 restrictions for London

Nickie Aiken MP for Cities of London and Westminster comments on new Tier 2 restrictions being imposed on the Capital. Read full article: Nickie Aiken MP comments on Tier 2 restr...→

NUS questions legality of pre-Christmas Covid lockdown plan for English universities

NUS questions legality of pre-Christmas Covid lockdown plan for English universities

The National Union of Students is "questioning whether there's legal precedent" for a planned pre-Christmas lockdown for universities in England. Read full article: NUS questions legality of pre-Christmas ...→

Coronavirus LIVE: Matt Hancock to make statement on covid rules

Coronavirus LIVE: Matt Hancock to make statement on covid rules

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due to deliver a statement to the House of Commons this morning on the latest coronavirus restrictions. Read full article: Coronavirus LIVE: Matt Hancock to make s...→

Manchester and Lancashire set to be put under tier 3 lockdown measures

Manchester and Lancashire set to be put under tier 3 lockdown measures

Manchester and Lancashire are bracing themselves to be told they will go into the strictest lockdown restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus. Read full article: Manchester and Lancashire set to be put ...→

Private consultants 'being paid £7,000 a day' to work on Test and Trace

Private consultants 'being paid £7,000 a day' to work on Test and Trace

Private sector consultants are reportedly being paid £7,000 a day by the Government to work on the Test and Trace system. Read full article: Private consultants 'being paid £7,000 a...→

Sadiq Khan urges PM to grant support package for London

Sadiq Khan urges PM to grant support package for London

Sadiq Khan has called on Boris Johnson to offer London a support package after the mayor suggested the capital could move up to the next local lockdown tier. Read full article: Sadiq Khan urges PM to grant support pac...→

Iain Dale challenges Shadow Chancellor over Labour's calls for lockdown

Iain Dale challenges Shadow Chancellor over Labour's calls for lockdown

Iain Dale challenged Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds over the Labour Party's calls for a "circuit breaker" national lockdown. Read full article: Iain Dale challenges Shadow Chancellor o...→

'Chemotherapy was like a holiday': Shielding cancer patient tells LBC of isolation

'Chemotherapy was like a holiday': Shielding cancer patient tells LBC of isolation

A shielding cancer patient has opened up to LBC about the harrowing story of his isolation during the Covid crisis. Read full article: 'Chemotherapy was like a holiday': Shiel...→

Majority of Brits support two-week circuit breaker lockdown, poll suggests

Majority of Brits support two-week circuit breaker lockdown, poll suggests

The majority of the British public support a two-week circuit breaker lockdown over the October half-term, according to a new poll. Read full article: Majority of Brits support two-week circu...→

Shelagh Fogarty presses Tory MP on PM's rejection of 'circuit breaker' lockdown

Shelagh Fogarty presses Tory MP on PM's rejection of 'circuit breaker' lockdown

Shelagh Fogarty has put a Tory MP on the spot by asking him why the Government is "responding differently now" to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Shelagh Fogarty presses Tory MP on PM's ...→

Scottish independence support at record high of 58 per cent

Scottish independence support at record high of 58 per cent

Support for Scottish independence has increased to 58%, a new poll suggests, continuing an upward trend in recent months. Read full article: Scottish independence support at record ...→

Merseyside Chief Constable: I wish refusing face masks was treated like smoking inside

Merseyside Chief Constable: "I wish refusing face masks was treated like smoking inside"

Chief Constable for Merseyside Police Andy Cooke told LBC that he wishes people refusing to wear face masks inside was as socially unacceptable as smoking insi [...] Read full article: Merseyside Chief Constable: "I wish refu...→

Birmingham students given already used Covid-19 tests

Birmingham students given already used Covid-19 tests

Around 25 coronavirus used test kits have been handed out in Birmingham, the city council has admitted. Read full article: Birmingham students given already used C...→

Coronavirus LIVE: PM to face Starmer amid circuit breaker row

Coronavirus LIVE: PM to face Starmer amid circuit breaker row

Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer are to face each other over the looming prospect of tighter covid-19 restrictions with mounting calls for a two-week 'circui [...] Read full article: Coronavirus LIVE: PM to face Starmer ami...→

'We don't need a circuit breaker, we just need to be more like Japan'

'We don't need a circuit breaker, we just need to be more like Japan'

One caller dismissed the idea of a second circuit breaker lockdown and instead called on people to be more like Japan. Read full article: 'We don't need a circuit breaker, we jus...→

Crowds party in Liverpool ahead of tier three restrictions coming into force today

Crowds party in Liverpool ahead of tier three restrictions coming into force today

Crowds had to be dispersed from Liverpool city centre last night as pubs closed ahead of tier three restrictions coming into force. Read full article: Crowds party in Liverpool ahead of tier ...→

'Circuit breaker' lockdown 'would save thousands of lives'

'Circuit breaker' lockdown 'would save thousands of lives'

A circuit breaker lockdown would save thousands of lives, scientists have claimed, amid growing pressure for Boris Johnson to impose short-term stricter restri [...] Read full article: 'Circuit breaker' lockdown 'would save t...→

What are the features of Apple's new iPhone 12? And how much will it cost?

What are the features of Apple's new iPhone 12? And how much will it cost?

Apple has declared a "new era" as it unveiled four variations of its new 5G-enabled iPhone 12. But what are the new features? And how much will they cost? Read full article: What are the features of Apple's new iPh...→

Lifelong Labour member refuses to rejoin due to Keir Starmer

Lifelong Labour member refuses to rejoin due to Keir Starmer

A caller has told LBC that she hasn't renewed her Labour Party membership because Keir Starmer does not provide any "real opposition" to the PM. Read full article: Lifelong Labour member refuses to rejoin...→

UK and NASA sign deal to get first woman on the moon by 2024

UK and NASA sign deal to get first woman on the moon by 2024

The UK Space Agency and NASA have signed a historic agreement to get the first woman on the moon by 2024. Read full article: UK and NASA sign deal to get first woman...→

UK Covid deaths increase by 143 in biggest daily rise for four months

UK Covid deaths increase by 143 in biggest daily rise for four months

The number of people reported to have died with coronavirus has gone up by 143, the first time the UK has today recorded more than 100 coronavirus deaths in 24 [...] Read full article: UK Covid deaths increase by 143 in bigge...→

'It's terminal again' - Cancer patient says after lifesaving operation was cancelled due to Covid

'It's terminal again' - Cancer patient says after lifesaving operation was cancelled due to Covid

Adrian Rogers a bowel cancer patient who's been told his cancer is now terminal after a life-saving operation was cancelled in April because of coronavirus. Read full article: 'It's terminal again' - Cancer patient s...→

Covid disproportionately affects young, old and ethnic minorities, warns human rights watchdog

Covid disproportionately affects young, old and ethnic minorities, warns human rights watchdog

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately hit the young, the old and those from ethnic minorities, the official human rights watchdog has warned. Read full article: Covid disproportionately affects young, ...→

‘Firebreak’ lockdown for Wales as more regions face move to Tier 3

‘Firebreak’ lockdown for Wales as more regions face move to Tier 3

Wales is facing a two-week return to a full national lockdown while negotiations continue over Tier 3 restrictions in several English regions. Read full article: ‘Firebreak’ lockdown for Wales as more r...→

Ireland to enter highest level of Covid-19 restrictions for six weeks

Ireland to enter highest level of Covid-19 restrictions for six weeks

Ireland will move to the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions under the Government's five-tier 'living with Covid' roadmap. Read full article: Ireland to enter highest level of Covid-...→

Covid vaccines should be available early next year, vaccines lead tells Lionel Barber

Covid vaccines should be available early next year, vaccines lead tells Lionel Barber

Covid-19 vaccines will likely be available early next year and people should trust they are safe, lead vaccine co-ordinator Dr Richard Hatchett tells Lionel Ba [...] Read full article: Covid vaccines should be available early...→

Caller 'insulted' by £27-a-month Universal Credit offer during Covid crisis

Caller 'insulted' by £27-a-month Universal Credit offer during Covid crisis

This is the moment a caller told LBC how he was offered just £27-a-month through Universal Credit despite financially struggling during the Covid crisis. Read full article: Caller 'insulted' by £27-a-month Univers...→

Wales circuit breaker lockdown: What is it? And which restrictions will be in place?

Wales circuit breaker lockdown: What is it? And which restrictions will be in place?

Wales is set to enter a circuit breaker lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. But what is a circuit breaker? And which restrictions will be in place? Read full article: Wales circuit breaker lockdown: What is ...→

Pensioner punched in face for removing mask to talk to his mother

Pensioner punched in face for removing mask to talk to his mother

Police are looking for a man who punched a pensioner in the face on a Blackpool tram after he took off his face mask to talk to his mother. Read full article: Pensioner punched in face for removing m...→

Ending furlough will cause 'significant redundancies', warns ex-Sainsbury's chief

Ending furlough will cause 'significant redundancies', warns ex-Sainsbury's chief

The end of the Government's furlough scheme will result in companies making "very significant redundancies" that will the hit young people hardest, a former Sa [...] Read full article: Ending furlough will cause 'significant ...→

Alok Sharma struggles to explain difference between No Deal and Australia style deal, branding it 'semantics'

Alok Sharma struggles to explain difference between No Deal and Australia style deal, branding it 'semantics'

Alok Sharma was caught out by Nick Ferrari on Call the Cabinet this morning when he described the difference between a No Deal Brexit and an Australian-style a [...] Read full article: Alok Sharma struggles to explain differe...→

'I'm not okay': Father receives 230,000 messages of support after candid mental health tweet

A father from Surrey has received an outpouring of support on social media after he shared a candid tweet about his mental health - telling people "I am not ok [...] Read full article: 'I'm not okay': Father receives 230,000 ...→

Wales poised for announcement on two-week national lockdown

Wales poised for announcement on two-week national lockdown

A final decision is going to be made later on whether to bring in a two week national lockdown in Wales. Read full article: Wales poised for announcement on two-wee...→

Adele teases comeback five years after last album

Adele teases comeback five years after last album

Adele has teased her musical comeback, five years after the release of her last album. Read full article: Adele teases comeback five years after l...→

Caller's harrowing story of slipping into poverty due to lockdown

Caller's harrowing story of slipping into poverty due to lockdown

This caller's horrendous predicament brought on by coronavirus lockdown moved listeners to tears - and Maajid Nawaz urged her to keep him posted on her situati [...] Read full article: Caller's harrowing story of slipping int...→

Greene King boss: Tier 2 restrictions 'closure in all but name' for pubs

Greene King boss: Tier 2 restrictions 'closure in all but name' for pubs

The Chief Executive of Greene King has told LBC’s Swarbrick on Sunday that Tier 2 restrictions mean “closure in all but name” for pubs. Read full article: Greene King boss: Tier 2 restrictions 'c...→

Liverpool mayor Steve Rotheram stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Andy Burnham

Liverpool mayor Steve Rotheram stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Andy Burnham

Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram has told LBC’s Swarbrick on Sunday he will “stand shoulder to shoulder” with Andy Burnham. Read full article: Liverpool mayor Steve Rotheram stands 's...→

Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greater Manchester lockdown row

Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greater Manchester lockdown row

Mayor Andy Burnham has blamed Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being "the problem" in the row over a lockdown for Greater Manchester, as confusion was cast over talk [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham blames Chancellor in Greate...→

Protesters march through London against Tier 2 restrictions

Protesters march through London against Tier 2 restrictions

Protesters have taken to the streets of London this afternoon to demonstrate against restrictions which have been brought in to curb the spread of coronavirus. Read full article: Protesters march through London against ...→

David Davis: EU doesn't want UK to succeed post-Brexit

David Davis: EU doesn't want UK to succeed post-Brexit

The former Brexit Secretary said that although the EU has played hardball in negotiations, he is confident the UK will leave the EU with a deal. Read full article: David Davis: EU doesn't want UK to succe...→

Maajid Nawaz condemns extremists behind Paris beheading

Maajid Nawaz condemns extremists behind Paris beheading

Following the beheading of a teacher in Paris by an Islamic extremist, Maajid Nawaz branded the actions 'incredibly stupid' and called on Muslims across the gl [...] Read full article: Maajid Nawaz condemns extremists behind ...→

Blackpool B&B owners face 'bleak future' following Tier 3 Covid restrictions

Blackpool B&B owners face 'bleak future' following Tier 3 Covid restrictions

Blackpool B&B owners are worried about a "bleak" future as Tier 3 Covid restrictions for Lancashire cause guests to cancel bookings. Read full article: Blackpool B&B owners face 'bleak future'...→

Banksy confirms new Nottingham mural is his work

Banksy confirms new Nottingham mural is his work

Banksy has posted a picture of a mural of a little girl hula hooping on his Instagram account, ending speculation over whether he was behind the work. Read full article: Banksy confirms new Nottingham mural is ...→

Local lockdowns 'won't work' without public support: Public Health England chief

Local lockdowns 'won't work' without public support: Public Health England chief

A director at Public Health England believes isolated lockdowns and restrictions won't work in suppressing Covid-19 unless the public support the strategy. Read full article: Local lockdowns 'won't work' without pub...→

Survival rate of Covid-19 patients in intensive care has improved

Survival rate of Covid-19 patients in intensive care has improved

Coronavirus patients in critical care have a better chance of surviving now than when the pandemic started in the UK, new figures indicate. Read full article: Survival rate of Covid-19 patients in in...→

Arrests made on London's final night before entering Tier 2 lockdown

Arrests made on London's final night before entering Tier 2 lockdown

Several people have been arrested before the 10pm curfew in London on the capital's final night before entering a Tier 2 lockdown. Read full article: Arrests made on London's final night bef...→

Man, 51, charged with attempted murder of police officer

Man, 51, charged with attempted murder of police officer

A 51-year-old man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer who suffered multiple stab wounds. Read full article: Man, 51, charged with attempted murder o...→

Nearly 28,000 Covid infections every day in the first week of October

Nearly 28,000 Covid infections every day in the first week of October

Almost 28,000 people per day were infected with Covid in the first week of October, new figures from the ONS have shown. Read full article: Nearly 28,000 Covid infections every day...→

Boris Johnson is to deliver a statement today after telling the nation it is tim [...]

Boris Johnson is to deliver a statement today after telling the nation it is tim [...]

Boris Johnson is to deliver a statement today after telling the nation it is time to 'get ready' for no deal with the EU. Read full article: Boris Johnson is to deliver a statement ...→

Boris Johnson says UK should 'get ready' to prepare for no deal Brexit

Boris Johnson says UK should 'get ready' to prepare for no deal Brexit

The Prime Minister has said unless there is a “fundamental change in approach” from the EU then the UK should "get ready" for a no deal Brexit. Read full article: Boris Johnson says UK should 'get ready'...→

Lancashire to enter Tier 3 restrictions after deal reached

Lancashire to enter Tier 3 restrictions after deal reached

Lancashire is to enter Tier 3 lockdown restrictions after local leaders reached a deal with the Government. Read full article: Lancashire to enter Tier 3 restrictions ...→

Wedding venue owner faces £10,000 fine after 100 guests attend reception

Wedding venue owner faces £10,000 fine after 100 guests attend reception

The owner of a venue in west London is facing a £10,000 fine after a wedding reception attracted over 100 people. Read full article: Wedding venue owner faces £10,000 fine a...→

Police to step up action as London goes into Tier two at midnight

Police to step up action as London goes into Tier two at midnight

Police in London say they will be stepping up patrols and taking increased action to crack down on breaches of coronavirus rules from this weekend. Read full article: Police to step up action as London goes ...→

Drug given to Donald Trump has 'little or no effect' on Covid-19 survival rates, study says

Drug given to Donald Trump has 'little or no effect' on Covid-19 survival rates, study says

A drug given to Donald Trump in his fight against coronavirus has " little or no effect" on a hospitalised Covid-19 patients' chances of survival, a study has [...] Read full article: Drug given to Donald Trump has 'little o...→

Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate safe, early results suggest

Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate safe, early results suggest

A Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate that uses inactivated strands of the virus is safe and triggers an antibody response, early results have shown. Read full article: Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate sa...→

Senior Tory MP vows to speak out against Tier 3 lockdown in Manchester

Senior Tory MP vows to speak out against Tier 3 lockdown in Manchester

Senior Tory MP Sir Graham Brady vows to speak out against a Tier 3 lockdown in Greater Manchester if it is announced by the Government. Read full article: Senior Tory MP vows to speak out against...→

Police officer stabbed several times during lunchtime welfare check

Police officer stabbed several times during lunchtime welfare check

A police officer has been stabbed several times while performing a lunchtime welfare check in Southampton. Read full article: Police officer stabbed several times dur...→

Crying cancer patient fears Covid rules will prevent her getting treatment

Crying cancer patient fears Covid rules will prevent her getting treatment

A caller has broke down in tears on LBC as she fears the Government's new lockdown rules will stop her receiving cancer treatment. Read full article: Crying cancer patient fears Covid rules ...→

Scotland Yard to take no further action over MP Margaret Ferrier covid train journey

Scotland Yard to take no further action over MP Margaret Ferrier covid train journey

Scotland Yard has said it will take no further action against MP Margaret Ferrier after she failed to self-isolate and travelled by train between London and Gl [...] Read full article: Scotland Yard to take no further action ...→

Brewery owner tells James O'Brien of how Covid is 'crushing' his business

Brewery owner tells James O'Brien of how Covid is 'crushing' his business

This is the moment a caller told LBC's James O'Brien of the enormous economic hardship his business has suffered during the Covid crisis. Read full article: Brewery owner tells James O'Brien of how...→

Queen carries out first appearance outside home since Covid-19 Pandemic

Queen carries out first appearance outside home since Covid-19 Pandemic

The Queen has carried out her first public engagement outside her home since the coronavirus pandemic turned the country on its head. Read full article: Queen carries out first appearance outsi...→

Armed police fine Liverpool gym owner after he refuses to close for Tier 3 rules

Armed police fine Liverpool gym owner after he refuses to close for Tier 3 rules

A Merseyside gym owner has been fined £1,000 by police after he refused to close the premises as Tier 3 lockdown rules come into force. Read full article: Armed police fine Liverpool gym owner af...→

Coronavirus UK: What time is Matt Hancock's statement today and what will he say?

Coronavirus UK: What time is Matt Hancock's statement today and what will he say?

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due to make a Commons statement today on the latest coronavirus restrictions to be imposed on towns and cities in the UK. Read full article: Coronavirus UK: What time is Matt Hancoc...→

Health researchers issue warning over 'debilitating' effects of long covid

Health researchers issue warning over 'debilitating' effects of long covid

Health researchers have warned of the 'debilitating' effects of long covid which could actually be four different syndromes. Read full article: Health researchers issue warning over 'd...→

Brexit: Boris Johnson 'disappointed' at slow progress of talks with EU

Brexit: Boris Johnson 'disappointed' at slow progress of talks with EU

Boris Johnson has expressed "disappointment" over the lack of progress in talks with the European Union on a post-Brexit trade deal. Read full article: Brexit: Boris Johnson 'disappointed' at ...→

Welsh cafe owner 'unsure business will survive' new travel rules

Welsh cafe owner 'unsure business will survive' new travel rules

A Welsh cafe owner has told LBC the decision to ban people from parts of the UK that have high rates of coronavirus from travelling to Wales could cause her bu [...] Read full article: Welsh cafe owner 'unsure business will s...→

Eddie Mair questions First Minister Mark Drakeford over Wales travel ban

Eddie Mair questions First Minister Mark Drakeford over Wales travel ban

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford explained to LBC why he has created the first Covid border by imposing a ban on people travelling to Wales from coronavi [...] Read full article: Eddie Mair questions First Minister Mark...→

Wales travel ban: What are the restrictions and where is classed as a Covid hot spot?

Wales travel ban: What are the restrictions and where is classed as a Covid hot spot?

People from coronavirus hot spots will be prevented from travelling to Wales from Friday as the country attempts to slow the spread of the virus. Read full article: Wales travel ban: What are the restricti...→

UK reports another 19,724 coronavirus cases and 137 deaths

UK reports another 19,724 coronavirus cases and 137 deaths

The UK has reported another 19,724 coronavirus cases - up by almost 2,500 on yesterday - and 137 deaths. Read full article: UK reports another 19,724 coronavirus ca...→

Wales to ban travel from UK Covid-19 hotspots

Wales to ban travel from UK Covid-19 hotspots

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced that people from parts of the UK that have high rates of coronavirus will be prevented from travelling to Wal [...] Read full article: Wales to ban travel from UK Covid-19 hot...→

'Herd immunity is a myth in the context of Covid,' James O'Brien warns caller

'Herd immunity is a myth in the context of Covid,' James O'Brien warns caller

This the moment a caller and James O'Brien disagreed over the concept of "herd immunity" as the UK continues to face the Covid crisis. Read full article: 'Herd immunity is a myth in the context ...→

Circuit breaker will 'critically affect' economy, Tory Mayor warns

Circuit breaker will 'critically affect' economy, Tory Mayor warns

A Conservative Mayor has warned a blanket circuit breaker lockdown will "critically affect" businesses and force many to close. Read full article: Circuit breaker will 'critically affect'...→

Cross Question with Iain Dale: Watch from 8pm

Cross Question with Iain Dale: Watch from 8pm

14 October 2020, 09:21 | Updated: 14 October 2020, 09:23... The agenda-setting debate programme with Iain Dale returns tonight and he will be joined by four pa [...] Read full article: Cross Question with Iain Dale: Watch fro...→

Family's joy as HS2 route which threatened their home is paused

Family's joy as HS2 route which threatened their home is paused

"Please don't let HS2 destroy my house" - this was the heartfelt plea from a nine-year-old girl who now looks set to get what she wanted. Read full article: Family's joy as HS2 route which threaten...→

Government Minister plays down idea of circuit breaker lockdown

Government Minister plays down idea of circuit breaker lockdown

A Government Minister has played down the idea of a circuit breaker lockdown and urged people to give the new three-tier system time to work. Read full article: Government Minister plays down idea of c...→

Brexit: MPs vote to 'take back control of UK waters' as Fisheries Bill clears Commons

Brexit: MPs vote to 'take back control of UK waters' as Fisheries Bill clears Commons

MPs have voted to "take back control" of the UK's waters after the Fisheries Bill moved a step closer to becoming law by clearing the House of Commons. Read full article: Brexit: MPs vote to 'take back control o...→

Liverpool Covid inpatients to surpass first peak within ten days

Liverpool Covid inpatients to surpass first peak within ten days

Health officials in Liverpool expect to see the number of Covid-19 patients in the city's hospitals surpass the levels of the first peak in the next seven to 1 [...] Read full article: Liverpool Covid inpatients to surpass fi...→

PM is using extremely misleading data to trigger lockdowns, says public health expert

"PM is using extremely misleading data to trigger lockdowns," says public health expert

Public health professor Allyson Pollock told LBC's Eddie Mair that one of the Government's "biggest problems" is they are using data to trigger lockdowns which [...] Read full article: "PM is using extremely misleading data t...→

MPs approve Government's three-tier Covid alert level system for England

MPs approve Government's three-tier Covid alert level system for England

MPs have approved the Government's three tier Covid-19 alert level system for England after supporting three motions in the House of Commons. Read full article: MPs approve Government's three-tier Covi...→

Sir Keir Starmer calls for 'two to three-week circuit breaker' national lockdown

Sir Keir Starmer calls for 'two to three-week circuit breaker' national lockdown

Sir Keir Starmer has called for a two to three-week "circuit breaker" national lockdown after the Prime Minister rejected the request from his top scientists. Read full article: Sir Keir Starmer calls for 'two to three...→

Government should not give notice for lockdown, says caller

"Government should not give notice for lockdown," says caller

This caller insists the Government should not give the public notice for local lockdowns as it will encourage people to socialise more up until the date restri [...] Read full article: "Government should not give notice for l...→

Microphones to be muted for final US presidential debate - to stop interruptions

Microphones to be muted for final US presidential debate - to stop interruptions

Microphones are going to be muted in the final US presidential debate on Thursday to stop Donald Trump and Joe Biden speaking over each other. Read full article: Microphones to be muted for final US pre...→

Greater Manchester leaders given midday deadline over Tier 3 restrictions

Greater Manchester leaders given midday deadline over Tier 3 restrictions

The Government has given Greater Manchester leaders a midday deadline to strike a deal over Tier 3 restrictions. Read full article: Greater Manchester leaders given midday ...→

'Depraved' man jailed for sex with pet chickens while wife filmed him

'Depraved' man jailed for sex with pet chickens while wife filmed him

A "depraved" and "perverted" man who had sex with his pet chickens while his wife filmed him has been jailed for three years. Read full article: 'Depraved' man jailed for sex with pet c...→

Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie cleared of sexual assault

Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie cleared of sexual assault

Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie has been cleared of sexual assault after being accused of grabbing a woman's breasts at a Christmas party. Read full article: Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie ...→

'I spent 20 years building the lifeboats and now there's no room for me'

'I spent 20 years building the lifeboats and now there's no room for me'

This caller has been unable to claim financial support during the pandemic. He told Shelagh Fogarty: "I spent 20 years building the lifeboats in case something [...] Read full article: 'I spent 20 years building the lifeboats...→

Brexit voter didn't know Australia-deal and No-Deal 'were the same thing'

Brexit voter didn't know Australia-deal and No-Deal 'were the same thing'

"I wasn't aware that the Australia deal and No Deal were the same," this Brexit voter told LBC even though he had been following the UK's exit from the EU he w [...] Read full article: Brexit voter didn't know Australia-deal ...→

'Australia-style deal means nothing' - James reacts to Alok Sharma's Brexit comments

'Australia-style deal means nothing' - James reacts to Alok Sharma's Brexit comments

"Australia-style deal means nothing"- this is James O'Brien's passionate monologue reacting to comments made by Busines Secretary Alok Sharma. Read full article: 'Australia-style deal means nothing' - J...→

Coronavirus live: Manchester tier three talks continue - and Wales set for lockdown

Coronavirus live: Manchester tier three talks continue - and Wales set for lockdown

Greater Manchester may be offered millions in extra funding to accept the strictest coronavirus restrictions as Boris Johnson seeks to prevent a lockdown revol [...] Read full article: Coronavirus live: Manchester tier three ...→

Italy announces new Covid measures after cases surpass 10,000 per day

Italy announces new Covid measures after cases surpass 10,000 per day

Italy has announced new Covid measures after cases doubled in a week to surpass 10,000 each day, amid increased testing. Read full article: Italy announces new Covid measures after...→

Manchester hospitals 'running out of beds,' leaked report claims

Manchester hospitals 'running out of beds,' leaked report claims

Talks are set to resume on whether Greater Manchester will enter Tier 3 Covid restrictions following several days of conflict between northern leaders and the [...] Read full article: Manchester hospitals 'running out of bed...→

Final warning: Businesses told time ‘running out‘ to get Brexit ready

Final warning: Businesses told time ‘running out‘ to get Brexit ready

Businesses are being told to prepare for no deal Brexit, with the Government issuing a stark warning "time is running out" for them to be ready. Read full article: Final warning: Businesses told time ‘run...→

Four charged with human trafficking over migrants found in back of lorry

Four charged with human trafficking over migrants found in back of lorry

Four men have been charged with human trafficking after the suspected transfer of migrants stowed in the back of a lorry was intercepted in Kent. Read full article: Four charged with human trafficking over...→

Demonstrations called around France to pay tribute to beheaded history teacher

Demonstrations called around France to pay tribute to beheaded history teacher

Demonstrations have been called around France in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discuss [...] Read full article: Demonstrations called around France to p...→

School closures would be 'catastrophic' for disadvantaged children

School closures would be 'catastrophic' for disadvantaged children

The Children's Commissioner for England worried that if schools were to close again, it would disproportionately affect the worst off in society. Read full article: School closures would be 'catastrophic' ...→

Writer hits out at Government for lack of support for the arts: 'None of it makes any sense'

Writer hits out at Government for lack of support for the arts: 'None of it makes any sense'

A prominent figure in the world of the performing arts has told LBC future generations will suffer as a result of the lack of support for performing arts amid [...] Read full article: Writer hits out at Government for lack o...→

Hero of London Bridge terror attack has jail time cut by Queen

Hero of London Bridge terror attack has jail time cut by Queen

The convicted murderer who helped foil the terror attack on London Bridge last November armed only with a Narwhal tusk will see his sentence cut following an i [...] Read full article: Hero of London Bridge terror attack has ...→

Long arm of the law: Covid App users to be tracked by police

Long arm of the law: Covid App users to be tracked by police

Police forces across England have been granted access to people's data who have been told to self-isolate through the Test and Trace scheme. Read full article: Long arm of the law: Covid App users to ...→

'Draconian' lockdown measures 'ruining the UK economy' warns SAGE adviser

'Draconian' lockdown measures 'ruining the UK economy' warns SAGE adviser

This health expert warned that the UK's current coronavirus strategy is ineffective in fighting the spread of Covid-19, and a 'circuit breaker' lockdown could [...] Read full article: 'Draconian' lockdown measures 'ruining t...→

Police bust cannabis factory with 1,000 plants worth more than £1million

Police bust cannabis factory with 1,000 plants worth more than £1million

A cannabis farm with around 1,000 plants worth more than £1million has been found in a former nightclub in Coventry, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. Read full article: Police bust cannabis factory with 1,000 ...→

Angela Merkel urges Germans to come together to slow spread of Covid

Angela Merkel urges Germans to come together to slow spread of Covid

Angela Merkel has called on Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the country. Read full article: Angela Merkel urges Germans to come toge...→

Furious caller demands Government 'do the right thing' to stop coronavirus spread

Furious caller demands Government 'do the right thing' to stop coronavirus spread

As calls for a circuit breaker lockdown grow, this teacher begged the Government to do all they can to prevent Covid-19 spreading further. Read full article: Furious caller demands Government 'do th...→

Ex-WHO head insists tiered restrictions won't stop Covid spread

Ex-WHO head insists tiered restrictions won't stop Covid spread

This public health expert argued that a circuit breaker lockdown may be necessary to stop the spread of coronavirus, and would be more effective than the new t [...] Read full article: Ex-WHO head insists tiered restrictions ...→

Jacinda Ardern heading for landslide win in New Zealand election

Jacinda Ardern heading for landslide win in New Zealand election

Jacinda Ardern appears to be heading for a landslide win and a second term as prime minister during early vote counting in New Zealand's election. Read full article: Jacinda Ardern heading for landslide win...→

More than half of England living with heightened coronavirus restrictions

More than half of England living with heightened coronavirus restrictions

More than half of England is living with heightened coronavirus restrictions after the severest measures came into force in Lancashire and Londoners were banne [...] Read full article: More than half of England living with he...→

Man arrested over supply of boats used by people smugglers for Channel crossings

Man arrested over supply of boats used by people smugglers for Channel crossings

A 30-year-old man who police believe is involved in supplying small boats to people smugglers in France has been arrested in Hastings. Read full article: Man arrested over supply of boats used b...→

Liverpool City Region Mayor convinced Andy Burnham and PM will come to agreement

Liverpool City Region Mayor "convinced" Andy Burnham and PM will come to agreement

Liverpool City Region Mayor Joe Anderson told LBC he is "convinced" that the PM and Mayor Andy Burnham will come to an agreement on the area's restrictions as [...] Read full article: Liverpool City Region Mayor "convinced" ...→

Boris Johnson says situation in Manchester is 'grave' and he could force city into Tier 3

Boris Johnson says situation in Manchester is 'grave' and he could force city into Tier 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged leaders in Greater Manchester to "reconsider and engage constructively" over Tier 3 restrictions, warning he would "inte [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson says situation in Manchest...→

James O'Brien lists Brexiteers' past pledges after PM's no deal statement

James O'Brien lists Brexiteers' past pledges after PM's "no deal" statement

The Prime Minister has announced that unless there is a “fundamental change in approach” from the EU, the UK should "get ready" for a No Deal Brexit. This was [...] Read full article: James O'Brien lists Brexiteers' past ple...→

Sadiq Khan says he 'wouldn't support' current Government conditions for TfL billion pound bailout

Sadiq Khan says he 'wouldn't support' current Government conditions for TfL billion pound bailout

Sadiq Khan has told LBC he "wouldn't support" current Government conditions for a billion pound bailout fo London's struggling transport network. Read full article: Sadiq Khan says he 'wouldn't support' cu...→

I'm not sure people would accept Government-imposed lockdown: Rochdale council leader

"I'm not sure people would accept Government-imposed lockdown": Rochdale council leader

Rochdale council leader Allen Brett told LBC he was not sure people would accept a Government-imposed lockdown after northern leaders are pushing back on Tier [...] Read full article: "I'm not sure people would accept Govern...→

British Airways fined £20 million over 2018 data hack

British Airways fined £20 million over 2018 data hack

British Airways has been fined £20 million over a 2018 data hack, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced. Read full article: British Airways fined £20 million over 2...→

No 10 'to force Manchester into Tier 3 restrictions'

No 10 'to force Manchester into Tier 3 restrictions'

Dominic Raab has hinted the Government will force Manchester into Tier 3 restrictions as the regions fight back over the "flawed and unfair" lockdown rules. Read full article: No 10 'to force Manchester into Tier 3 r...→

Brexit: Boris Johnson set to decide whether to continue trade talks

Brexit: Boris Johnson set to decide whether to continue trade talks

The EU has offered Boris Johnson a two-week extension to trade talks after his deadline for a deal passed without one in place. Read full article: Brexit: Boris Johnson set to decide whet...→

Twitter down: Social media network crashes leaving users without access

Twitter down: Social media network crashes leaving users without access

Twitter users have been left without access to the social media network following a crash at around 10:30pm on Thursday. Read full article: Twitter down: Social media network crash...→

Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle bans sale of alcohol in Commons bars

Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle bans sale of alcohol in Commons bars

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has banned the sale of alcohol in the House of Commons as London gets set to move up a lockdown level. Read full article: Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle bans sale of a...→

Labour MP unable to answer questions on party's lockdown policy

Labour MP unable to answer questions on party's lockdown policy

This is the moment Labour MP Karen Buck admitted she "could not answer" Eddie Mair's question on why Labour are opposing the tier system when tier three is sim [...] Read full article: Labour MP unable to answer questions on ...→

Kamala Harris suspends travel after two aides test positive for Covid-19

Kamala Harris suspends travel after two aides test positive for Covid-19

Joe Biden's presidential campaign said that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with [...] Read full article: Kamala Harris suspends travel after two ...→

Sadiq Khan says 10pm curfew 'isn't working' and calls for 'rapid review'

Sadiq Khan says 10pm curfew 'isn't working' and calls for 'rapid review'

Sadiq Khan has told LBC the 10pm curfew 'isn't working' and said he has asked the government to 'rapidly review' the policy. Read full article: Sadiq Khan says 10pm curfew 'isn't worki...→

Public banned from cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday due to covid

Public banned from cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday due to covid

The public has been told to stay away from this year's Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph due to Covid-19 fears. Read full article: Public banned from cenotaph on Remembran...→

Speak to Sadiq - Mayor of London answers your questions

Speak to Sadiq - Mayor of London answers your questions

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will be live on LBC, taking questions from LBC listeners - and you can watch it live here. Read full article: Speak to Sadiq - Mayor of London answers...→

When does London's tier two lockdown start and what are the new restrictions?

When does London's tier two lockdown start and what are the new restrictions?

Tougher London Covid restrictions are coming into place this weekend to help beat the spread of coronavirus but what does a tier 2 lockdown mean for London? An [...] Read full article: When does London's tier two lockdown sta...→

London 'to enter tier two of covid restrictions from midnight on Friday'

London 'to enter tier two of covid restrictions from midnight on Friday'

London is set to move into Tier 2 of the government's coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Friday, local MPs have been told. Read full article: London 'to enter tier two of covid restr...→

Pub chain Marston's cuts 2,150 jobs blaming curfew rules and covid crisis

Pub chain Marston's cuts 2,150 jobs blaming curfew rules and covid crisis

More than 2,000 jobs are being axed at pub chain Marston's with bosses blaming curfew rules and new coronavirus restrictions for hammering trade. Read full article: Pub chain Marston's cuts 2,150 jobs blam...→

What are the three teir lockdown restrictions and what areas are in them?

What are the three teir lockdown restrictions and what areas are in them?

The Government has introduced a new three-tier strategy of local lockdown measures for England in a bid to curb rising Covid-19 levels. Read full article: What are the three teir lockdown restric...→

Herd immunity Covid strategy a 'dangerous fallacy', researchers warn

Herd immunity Covid strategy a 'dangerous fallacy', researchers warn

Herd immunity coronavirus strategies are a "dangerous fallacy unsupported by the scientific evidence", a group of researchers have warned. Read full article: Herd immunity Covid strategy a 'dangerou...→

Cases surge but Boris resists calls for lockdown 'misery'

Cases surge but Boris resists calls for lockdown 'misery'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is resisting calls for a second nationwide lockdown as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Read full article: Cases surge but Boris resists calls for ...→

France declares state of emergency due to Covid-19

France declares state of emergency due to Covid-19

The French government has declared a state of emergency from Saturday due to the rising spread of coronavirus cases. Read full article: France declares state of emergency due t...→

Black History Month: Young go-karter sent inspiring message by Lewis Hamilton

Black History Month: Young go-karter sent inspiring message by Lewis Hamilton

A 10-year-old go-karter has been inspired after receiving a supportive voicemail from his hero Lewis Hamilton during Black History Month. Read full article: Black History Month: Young go-karter sen...→

'Government has to enforce a national lockdown': health psychologist

'Government has to enforce a national lockdown': health psychologist

Health psychologist and member of Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours Professor Robert West told LBC that the Government "has to" enforce a lockd [...] Read full article: 'Government has to enforce a national lo...→

Shelagh Fogarty debates caller who blames poor leadership for huge crowds in Liverpool

Shelagh Fogarty debates caller who blames poor leadership for huge crowds in Liverpool

Shelagh Fogarty challenged this caller who claimed that the Government's poor leadership is what led to the huge crowds gathering in Liverpool city centre two [...] Read full article: Shelagh Fogarty debates caller who blame...→

Merseyside police chief criticises selfish, dangerous crowd in city ahead of new covid rules

Merseyside police chief criticises "selfish, dangerous" crowd in city ahead of new covid rules

The Chief of Merseyside Police has criticised revellers who spilled out on to the streets of Liverpool ahead of tier 3 lockdown restrictions coming into force [...] Read full article: Merseyside police chief criticises "self...→

Boris Johnson labels Covid circuit breaker a 'disaster' and sticks to tiered strategy

Boris Johnson labels Covid circuit breaker a 'disaster' and sticks to tiered strategy

Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer have clashed in the Commons as the Prime Minister stuck firm to his tier strategy despite growing pressure to bring in a 'ci [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson labels Covid circuit break...→

Tier 3 lockdown restrictions loom for Greater Manchester and Lancashire

Tier 3 lockdown restrictions loom for Greater Manchester and Lancashire

Greater Manchester and Lancashire are the latest areas expected to be put under Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions with a 'Gold Command' meeting due to take place [...] Read full article: Tier 3 lockdown restrictions loom for Gr...→

14 October 2020, 09:02...
Jeff from Henley-on-Thames told LBC he was not singin [...]

14 October 2020, 09:02... Jeff from Henley-on-Thames told LBC he was "not singin [...]

14 October 2020, 09:02... Jeff from Henley-on-Thames told LBC he was "not singing up" to the idea of a second national circuit breaker lockdown. Read full article: 14 October 2020, 09:02... Jeff from Henl...→

Tributes paid to mother and three children who died in A40 crash in Oxfordshire

Tributes paid to mother and three children who died in A40 crash in Oxfordshire

Tributes have been paid to a mother and three children who died in an HGV collision in Oxfordshire on Monday. Read full article: Tributes paid to mother and three childr...→

Northern Ireland: Schools, pubs and restaurants to close for weeks under tougher covid rules

Northern Ireland: Schools, pubs and restaurants to close for weeks under tougher covid rules

Schools, pubs and restaurants in Northern Ireland will close for up to four weeks after executive ministers agreed to the changes. Read full article: Northern Ireland: Schools, pubs and rest...→

Minister quits government as Starmer calls for Covid shutdown

Minister quits government as Starmer calls for Covid shutdown

The pressure on Boris Johnson is ramping up following the resignation of a government minister and calls for a nationwide, 'circuit breaker' lockdown from Labo [...] Read full article: Minister quits government as Starmer cal...→

Labour MP Chris Matheson tests positive for coronavirus

Labour MP Chris Matheson has revealed he is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus. Read full article: Labour MP Chris Matheson tests positive ...→

Junior government member quits over local lockdown saying 'cure is worse than disease'

Junior government member quits over local lockdown saying 'cure is worse than disease'

A junior government member has resigned over the local lockdown in Bolton, saying it "clearly has not worked" and that such measures are "worse than the diseas [...] Read full article: Junior government member quits over loca...→

Jeremy Hunt: 'We almost turned Chris Whitty into Secretary of State'

Jeremy Hunt: 'We almost turned Chris Whitty into Secretary of State'

Jeremy Hunt has told LBC the Government put too much pressure on Chris Whitty at the start of the Covid crisis by insisting the UK would "follow the science", [...] Read full article: Jeremy Hunt: 'We almost turned Chris Whi...→

Nicola Sturgeon says half measures 'will not work' in Covid-19 fight

Nicola Sturgeon says half measures 'will not work' in Covid-19 fight

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that half measures "will not work" as she warned a fourth tier is being considered for the Scottish coronaviru [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon says half measures 'will...→

Andy Burnham criticises midday ultimatum for Tier 3 in Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham criticises midday ultimatum for Tier 3 in Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham has called the Government "provocative" for threatening local Manchester leaders to accept Tier 3 restrictions by midday today or face unilateral [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham criticises midday ultimatum...→

Covid disproportionately affects young, old and ethnic minorities, warns human rights watchdog

Covid disproportionately affects young, old and ethnic minorities, warns human rights watchdog

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately hit the young, the old and those from ethnic minorities, the official human rights watchdog has warned. Read full article: Covid disproportionately affects young, ...→

Thousands more dying at home from non-Covid illnesses than usual, ONS reveals

Thousands more dying at home from non-Covid illnesses than usual, ONS reveals

There has been a significant increase in the number of people dying at home compared to previous years, new ONS data has revealed. Read full article: Thousands more dying at home from non-Co...→

Greater Manchester leaders given midday deadline over Tier 3 restrictions

Greater Manchester leaders given midday deadline over Tier 3 restrictions

The Government has given Greater Manchester leaders a midday deadline to strike a deal over Tier 3 restrictions. Read full article: Greater Manchester leaders given midday ...→

Ireland to enter highest level of Covid-19 restrictions for six weeks

Ireland to enter highest level of Covid-19 restrictions for six weeks

Ireland will move to the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions under the Government's five-tier 'living with Covid' roadmap. Read full article: Ireland to enter highest level of Covid-...→

Caller petrified of losing everything after receiving no financial aid during Covid

Caller "petrified of losing everything" after receiving no financial aid during Covid

This distraught caller is "petrified of losing everything" after receiving no financial support from the Government during the pandemic - she has now used all [...] Read full article: Caller "petrified of losing everything" ...→

Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie cleared of sexual assault

Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie cleared of sexual assault

Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie has been cleared of sexual assault after being accused of grabbing a woman's breasts at a Christmas party. Read full article: Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie ...→

Caller 'insulted' by £27-a-month Universal Credit offer during Covid crisis

Caller 'insulted' by £27-a-month Universal Credit offer during Covid crisis

This is the moment a caller told LBC how he was offered just £27-a-month through Universal Credit despite financially struggling during the Covid crisis. Read full article: Caller 'insulted' by £27-a-month Univers...→

Post-Brexit free trade deal with EU will not happen 'as things stand'

Post-Brexit free trade deal with EU will not happen 'as things stand'

A post-Brexit free trade deal with the European Union will not happen "as things stand", Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has said. Read full article: Post-Brexit free trade deal with EU will...→

Brexit voter didn't know Australia-deal and No-Deal 'were the same thing'

Brexit voter didn't know Australia-deal and No-Deal 'were the same thing'

"I wasn't aware that the Australia deal and No Deal were the same," this Brexit voter told LBC even though he had been following the UK's exit from the EU he w [...] Read full article: Brexit voter didn't know Australia-deal ...→

Pensioner punched in face for removing mask to talk to his mother

Pensioner punched in face for removing mask to talk to his mother

Police are looking for a man who punched a pensioner in the face on a Blackpool tram after he took off his face mask to talk to his mother. Read full article: Pensioner punched in face for removing m...→

Wales to enter two week 'fire break' lockdown

Wales to enter two week 'fire break' lockdown

Wales will enter a two week 'fire break' lockdown in a bid to reduce the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, First Minister Mark Drakeford has anno [...] Read full article: Wales to enter two week 'fire break' loc...→

'Australia-style deal means nothing' - James reacts to Alok Sharma's Brexit comments

'Australia-style deal means nothing' - James reacts to Alok Sharma's Brexit comments

"Australia-style deal means nothing"- this is James O'Brien's passionate monologue reacting to comments made by Busines Secretary Alok Sharma. Read full article: 'Australia-style deal means nothing' - J...→

Alok Sharma struggles to explain difference between No Deal and Australia style deal, branding it 'semantics'

Alok Sharma struggles to explain difference between No Deal and Australia style deal, branding it 'semantics'

Alok Sharma was caught out by Nick Ferrari on Call the Cabinet this morning when he described the difference between a No Deal Brexit and an Australian-style a [...] Read full article: Alok Sharma struggles to explain differe...→

Business secretary: Andy Burnham 'must come to the table and reach an agreement' over Tier 3

Business secretary: Andy Burnham 'must come to the table and reach an agreement' over Tier 3

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has called for Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to "come to the table and reach agreement with the government" as tensions [...] Read full article: Business secretary: Andy Burnham 'must c...→

Italy announces new Covid measures after cases surpass 10,000 per day

Italy announces new Covid measures after cases surpass 10,000 per day

Italy has announced new Covid measures after cases doubled in a week to surpass 10,000 each day, amid increased testing. Read full article: Italy announces new Covid measures after...→

'I'm not okay': Father receives 230,000 messages of support after candid mental health tweet

A father from Surrey has received an outpouring of support on social media after he shared a candid tweet about his mental health - telling people "I am not ok [...] Read full article: 'I'm not okay': Father receives 230,000 ...→

Call the Cabinet with Alok Sharma | Monday at 9am

Call the Cabinet with Alok Sharma | Monday at 9am

Business Secretary Alok Sharma joins Nick Ferrari on LBC's Call the Cabinet on Monday morning at 9am. Read full article: Call the Cabinet with Alok Sharma | Mond...→

Final warning: Businesses told time ‘running out‘ to get Brexit ready

Final warning: Businesses told time ‘running out‘ to get Brexit ready

Businesses are being told to prepare for no deal Brexit, with the Government issuing a stark warning "time is running out" for them to be ready. Read full article: Final warning: Businesses told time ‘run...→

Adele teases comeback five years after last album

Adele teases comeback five years after last album

Adele has teased her musical comeback, five years after the release of her last album. Read full article: Adele teases comeback five years after l...→

'Lock her up': Donald Trump laughs about plot to kidnap Michigan governor

'Lock her up': Donald Trump laughs about plot to kidnap Michigan governor

US President Donald Trump has been criticised for comments he made about a plot to kidnap a governor at an election rally in her state of Michigan. Read full article: 'Lock her up': Donald Trump laughs about...→

Demonstrations called around France to pay tribute to beheaded history teacher

Demonstrations called around France to pay tribute to beheaded history teacher

Demonstrations have been called around France in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discuss [...] Read full article: Demonstrations called around France to p...→

Greene King boss: Tier 2 restrictions 'closure in all but name' for pubs

Greene King boss: Tier 2 restrictions 'closure in all but name' for pubs

The Chief Executive of Greene King has told LBC’s Swarbrick on Sunday that Tier 2 restrictions mean “closure in all but name” for pubs. Read full article: Greene King boss: Tier 2 restrictions 'c...→

Former CSA: Government have lost public trust due to poor Covid response

Former CSA: Government have lost public trust due to poor Covid response

The chair of Independent SAGE believes the UK's poor response to the pandemic has led to the public losing trust in the Government. Read full article: Former CSA: Government have lost public ...→

Writer hits out at Government for lack of support for the arts: 'None of it makes any sense'

Writer hits out at Government for lack of support for the arts: 'None of it makes any sense'

A prominent figure in the world of the performing arts has told LBC future generations will suffer as a result of the lack of support for performing arts amid [...] Read full article: Writer hits out at Government for lack o...→

Increase support or face 'catastrophic economic consequences', bosses warn PM

Increase support or face 'catastrophic economic consequences', bosses warn PM

Existing economic support packages will not be enough to stave off mass redundancies and business failures during the coronavirus crisis, bosses have warned Bo [...] Read full article: Increase support or face 'catastrophic e...→

Long arm of the law: Covid App users to be tracked by police

Long arm of the law: Covid App users to be tracked by police

Police forces across England have been granted access to people's data who have been told to self-isolate through the Test and Trace scheme. Read full article: Long arm of the law: Covid App users to ...→

Protesters march through London against Tier 2 restrictions

Protesters march through London against Tier 2 restrictions

Protesters have taken to the streets of London this afternoon to demonstrate against restrictions which have been brought in to curb the spread of coronavirus. Read full article: Protesters march through London against ...→

Police bust cannabis factory with 1,000 plants worth more than £1million

Police bust cannabis factory with 1,000 plants worth more than £1million

A cannabis farm with around 1,000 plants worth more than £1million has been found in a former nightclub in Coventry, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. Read full article: Police bust cannabis factory with 1,000 ...→

Maajid Nawaz condemns extremists behind Paris beheading

Maajid Nawaz condemns extremists behind Paris beheading

Following the beheading of a teacher in Paris by an Islamic extremist, Maajid Nawaz branded the actions 'incredibly stupid' and called on Muslims across the gl [...] Read full article: Maajid Nawaz condemns extremists behind ...→

Boris Johnson doesn't want a Brexit deal, MEP argues

Boris Johnson doesn't want a Brexit deal, MEP argues

A member of the EU Parliament has told LBC that following the Prime Minister's latest comments on Brexit, it seems as though he never wanted to agree on a deal [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson doesn't want a Brexit deal...→

Furious caller demands Government 'do the right thing' to stop coronavirus spread

Furious caller demands Government 'do the right thing' to stop coronavirus spread

As calls for a circuit breaker lockdown grow, this teacher begged the Government to do all they can to prevent Covid-19 spreading further. Read full article: Furious caller demands Government 'do th...→

Banksy confirms new Nottingham mural is his work

Banksy confirms new Nottingham mural is his work

Banksy has posted a picture of a mural of a little girl hula hooping on his Instagram account, ending speculation over whether he was behind the work. Read full article: Banksy confirms new Nottingham mural is ...→

No 10 urged to restart Greater Manchester coronavirus lockdown talks

No 10 urged to restart Greater Manchester coronavirus lockdown talks

Boris Johnson is under renewed pressure to restart talks with Greater Manchester's political leaders over the highest levels of coronavirus restrictions, amid [...] Read full article: No 10 urged to restart Greater Mancheste...→

Jacinda Ardern heading for landslide win in New Zealand election

Jacinda Ardern heading for landslide win in New Zealand election

Jacinda Ardern appears to be heading for a landslide win and a second term as prime minister during early vote counting in New Zealand's election. Read full article: Jacinda Ardern heading for landslide win...→

Survival rate of Covid-19 patients in intensive care has improved

Survival rate of Covid-19 patients in intensive care has improved

Coronavirus patients in critical care have a better chance of surviving now than when the pandemic started in the UK, new figures indicate. Read full article: Survival rate of Covid-19 patients in in...→

Man arrested over supply of boats used by people smugglers for Channel crossings

Man arrested over supply of boats used by people smugglers for Channel crossings

A 30-year-old man who police believe is involved in supplying small boats to people smugglers in France has been arrested in Hastings. Read full article: Man arrested over supply of boats used b...→

Man, 51, charged with attempted murder of police officer

Man, 51, charged with attempted murder of police officer

A 51-year-old man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer who suffered multiple stab wounds. Read full article: Man, 51, charged with attempted murder o...→

Man 'decapitated in Paris' with suspect shot dead by police - reports

Man 'decapitated in Paris' with suspect shot dead by police - reports

A man has been decapitated in Paris and a suspect has been shot dead by police, according to reports. Read full article: Man 'decapitated in Paris' with suspect ...→

Boris Johnson says situation in Manchester is 'grave' and he could force city into Tier 3

Boris Johnson says situation in Manchester is 'grave' and he could force city into Tier 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged leaders in Greater Manchester to "reconsider and engage constructively" over Tier 3 restrictions, warning he would "inte [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson says situation in Manchest...→

Wales could face 'short, sharp fire-breaker' lockdown within days

Wales could face 'short, sharp fire-breaker' lockdown within days

Wales could face a two-week national lockdown, dubbed a "fire-breaker", in a bid to control coronavirus cases. Read full article: Wales could face 'short, sharp fire-brea...→

Sadiq Khan says he 'wouldn't support' current Government conditions for TfL billion pound bailout

Sadiq Khan says he 'wouldn't support' current Government conditions for TfL billion pound bailout

Sadiq Khan has told LBC he "wouldn't support" current Government conditions for a billion pound bailout fo London's struggling transport network. Read full article: Sadiq Khan says he 'wouldn't support' cu...→

Boris Johnson says UK should 'get ready' to prepare for no deal Brexit

Boris Johnson says UK should 'get ready' to prepare for no deal Brexit

The Prime Minister has said unless there is a “fundamental change in approach” from the EU then the UK should "get ready" for a no deal Brexit. Read full article: Boris Johnson says UK should 'get ready'...→

'This report could save lives' - Sadiq Khan of London praises LBC investigation

'This report could save lives' - Sadiq Khan of London praises LBC investigation

The Mayor of London has praised an LBC exclusive report into ‘forged’ cladding-safety certificates saying it could potentially "save lives." Read full article: 'This report could save lives' - Sadiq K...→

British Airways fined £20 million over 2018 data hack

British Airways fined £20 million over 2018 data hack

British Airways has been fined £20 million over a 2018 data hack, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced. Read full article: British Airways fined £20 million over 2...→

Wedding venue owner faces £10,000 fine after 100 guests attend reception

Wedding venue owner faces £10,000 fine after 100 guests attend reception

The owner of a venue in west London is facing a £10,000 fine after a wedding reception attracted over 100 people. Read full article: Wedding venue owner faces £10,000 fine a...→

LBC uncovers ‘forged’ cladding-safety certificates, costing victims thousands of pounds

LBC uncovers ‘forged’ cladding-safety certificates, costing victims thousands of pounds

An LBC investigation has evidence that a company in South-Wales has provided a number of forged 'cladding-safety' forms to unsuspecting customers, for thousand [...] Read full article: LBC uncovers ‘forged’ cladding-safety ce...→

No 10 'to force Manchester into Tier 3 restrictions'

No 10 'to force Manchester into Tier 3 restrictions'

Dominic Raab has hinted the Government will force Manchester into Tier 3 restrictions as the regions fight back over the "flawed and unfair" lockdown rules. Read full article: No 10 'to force Manchester into Tier 3 r...→

Drug given to Donald Trump has 'little or no effect' on Covid-19 survival rates, study says

Drug given to Donald Trump has 'little or no effect' on Covid-19 survival rates, study says

A drug given to Donald Trump in his fight against coronavirus has " little or no effect" on a hospitalised Covid-19 patients' chances of survival, a study has [...] Read full article: Drug given to Donald Trump has 'little o...→