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Government row with 'Bully Burnham' threatens plan for more mayors

Government row with 'Bully Burnham' threatens plan for more mayors

A senior party source said that anger over what the Ministers described as 'Burnham's bully pulpit' performance would lead to a serious rethink of Government's [...] Read full article: Government row with 'Bully Burnham' thre...→

Coronavirus LIVE: North East set for Tier 3 lockdown talks on Monday

Coronavirus LIVE: North East set for Tier 3 lockdown talks on Monday

Meanwhile, it was confirmed that a further 224 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Friday. This brings the UK total to 44,57 [...] Read full article: Coronavirus LIVE: North East set for Tie...→

Andy Street and city council issue update over tier 3 lockdown talks

Andy Street and city council issue update over tier 3 lockdown talks

It comes as it emerged in Birmingham there were 171 coronavirus patients with 26 in critical care, 18 patients on a ventilator and more than 150 patients on ox [...] Read full article: Andy Street and city council issue updat...→

Revellers hit streets on last night out before Manchester pubs shut in lockdown

Revellers hit streets on last night out before Manchester pubs shut in lockdown

Around 2,000 pubs are expected to close in Manchester unless they offer 'substantial meals' alongside booze after Greater Manchester was hit with Tier 3 restri [...] Read full article: Revellers hit streets on last night out ...→

Rishi Sunak unveils new support measures for businesses affected by lockdown measures

Rishi Sunak has unveiled new grants of £2,100 for 150,000 businesses struggling to cope with extra lockdown measures. Read full article: Rishi Sunak unveils new support measures...→

Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

The Greater Manchester mayor said Tier 2-style restrictions since July have 'eroded the strength of our businesses' in evidence to MPs today Read full article: Andy Burnham declares Manchester standof...→

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks 'paused' as number of coronavirus cases drops

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks 'paused' as number of coronavirus cases drops

Talks across the region which could have seen pubs and shops closed have paused less than a week after leaders were told they had to show local lockdown measur [...] Read full article: North East Tier 3 lockdown talks 'paused...→

Manchester should mark the beginning of the
end for senseless lockdown mania

Manchester should mark the beginning of the end for senseless lockdown mania

A sophisticated public is now questioning the orthodoxy, as sceptical arguments enter the mainstream Read full article: Manchester should mark the beginning of ...→

Are gyms open in tier 3 lockdown areas like Liverpool and Manchester?

Are gyms open in tier 3 lockdown areas like Liverpool and Manchester?

GYMS in Liverpool are set to reopen after the government agreed to standardise its Tier 3 lockdown restrictions. PM Boris Johnson had previously closed gyms in [...] Read full article: Are gyms open in tier 3 lockdown areas l...→

Rishi Sunak warns against total UK coronavirus lockdown

Rishi Sunak warns against total UK coronavirus lockdown

A TEMPORARY national lockdown would be "enormously damaging" for the economy, causing people "unnecessary pain", Rishi Sunak has warned. Read full article: Rishi Sunak warns against total UK coron...→

‘Disgraceful’ Boris Johnson accused of ‘utter spite’ over Manchester lockdown funding row - follow live

Boris Johnson has been accused of acting out of “utter spite” against Greater Manchester after offering just £22m for the area as he imposed the strictest coro [...] Read full article: ‘Disgraceful’ Boris Johnson accused of ‘...→

£60m support 'on table' for Manchester as Nottinghamshire to have Tier 3 talks

£60m support 'on table' for Manchester as Nottinghamshire to have Tier 3 talks

HEALTH secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the government’s offer of financial support for Greater Manchester businesses “remains on the table”. Andy Burnham, the [...] Read full article: £60m support 'on table' for Manchester a...→

Moment fuming Burnham finds out Manchester is being plunged into Tier 3 lockdown

Moment fuming Burnham finds out Manchester is being plunged into Tier 3 lockdown

THIS is the moment a fuming Andy Burnham discovered Manchester was being plunged into a tier three lockdown after days of deadlock. The news cameras filmed the [...] Read full article: Moment fuming Burnham finds out Manchest...→

Rishi Sunak orders officials to publish economic cost of lockdown

Rishi Sunak orders officials to publish economic cost of lockdown

Rishi Sunak has asked civil servants to find ways to illustrate the 'other trade-offs' amid concerns over the deaths and harm caused by coronavirus restriction [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak orders officials to publish ...→

Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s Covid cases drop for second day in a row

Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s Covid cases drop for second day in a row

Wales has entered a two-week 'firebreak' lockdown as the UK's coronavirus cases drop for the second day in a row. Read full article: Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s ...→

Chancellor Rishi Sunak banned from pub in his constituency over school meals row

Chancellor Rishi Sunak banned from pub in his constituency over school meals row

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been banned from a pub in his own constituency after Tory MPs voted against extending free school meals, which Marcus Rashford has b [...] Read full article: Chancellor Rishi Sunak banned from pub i...→

Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he could 'barely believe' the decision to announce the package two days after talks collapsed Read full article: Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue pack...→

Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Andy Burnham has criticised the Government for not revealing its new support grants for bars and restaurants in negotiations over tougher coronavirus restricti [...] Read full article: Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on...→

Rishi Sunak announces grant scheme for businesses affected by tier 2 lockdown

Rishi Sunak announces grant scheme for businesses affected by tier 2 lockdown

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £2,100-a-month grant to hospitality, accommodation and leisure businesses as part of a package to help the economy of ar [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak announces grant scheme for b...→

Rishi Sunak set to announce extended lockdown tier support – full details

Rishi Sunak set to announce extended lockdown tier support – full details

RISHI SUNAK has launched several support measures in recent months to keep families and the economy afloat during the pandemic. This support has been adapted a [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak set to announce extended loc...→

Rishi Sunak to unveil further help for businesses and workers as lockdown pressures soar

Rishi Sunak to unveil further help for businesses and workers as lockdown pressures soar

CHANCELLOR RISHI SUNAK is set to present to Parliament palliative measures to support businesses and workers affected by the introduction of further coronaviru [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak to unveil further help for b...→

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks on pause as infection rates 'start to fall'

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks on pause as infection rates 'start to fall'

TALKS over plunging parts of the North East of England into a Tier 3 lockdown have been put on pause today as their infection rates appeared to be slowing down [...] Read full article: North East Tier 3 lockdown talks on paus...→

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks paused as infection rates appear to drop

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks paused as infection rates appear to drop

It's understood talks between Tyneside and Tees Valley and the government have been paused - for now. But a decision could still come on Nottinghamshire and We [...] Read full article: North East Tier 3 lockdown talks paused ...→

Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

BORIS Johnson today promised Manchester WILL get an £60m extra funding for lockdown – despite Andy Burnham turning it down. The PM vowed to distribute the cash [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL g...→

Andy Burnham accused of 'showboating' over Greater Manchester funding deal

Andy Burnham accused of 'showboating' over Greater Manchester funding deal

ANDY Burnham has been accused of “showboating” over the Greater Manchester funding deal as they were forced into Tier 3 restrictions. Housing Secretary Robert [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham accused of 'showboating' ov...→

Wednesday morning news briefing: How Manchester talks collapsed over £5m

Your morning guide: The inside story of how the Manchester lockdown talks fell apart and Sir Geoffrey Boycott on the BBC Read full article: Wednesday morning news briefing: How Man...→

Andy Burnham SAVAGED for ‘playing politics’ after Manchester forced into lockdown

Andy Burnham SAVAGED for ‘playing politics’ after Manchester forced into lockdown

ANDY BURHAM and other Greater Manchester leaders came under fierce attack by a Conservative MP last night after the region was placed into a tier three lockdow [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham SAVAGED for ‘playing politi...→

The Times view on the Tier 3 coronavirus lockdown for Greater Manchester: Local Zeroes

The Times view on the Tier 3 coronavirus lockdown for Greater Manchester: Local Zeroes

In the overall scheme of things, it seems extraordinary that the government could have failed to come to an agreement with the leaders of Greater Manchester ov [...] Read full article: The Times view on the Tier 3 coronavirus...→

How lockdown left Savile Row hanging by a thread

How lockdown left Savile Row hanging by a thread

With international fittings limited by travel restrictions and little need for formal wear in lockdown, London’s world famous Savile Row is fearing for its fut [...] Read full article: How lockdown left Savile Row hanging by ...→

Nottinghamshire could face Tier 3 lockdown within days as talks ramp up

Nottinghamshire could face Tier 3 lockdown within days as talks ramp up

Talks are ongoing and could stretch into the weekend after Nottingham's hospital chiefs delayed some non-urgent surgery and warned cases were 'increasing by ne [...] Read full article: Nottinghamshire could face Tier 3 lockdo...→

Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

The Greater Manchester mayor said he had 'no regrets' over the way he handled discussions with ministers and invited the prime minister to visit the city to 'c [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Ma...→

Greater Manchester Tier 3 lockdown rules - What you can and can’t do from Friday

Greater Manchester Tier 3 lockdown rules - What you can and can’t do from Friday

The Greater Manchester region will be in Tier 3 from midnight tonight. From pub closures to a ban on household meet-ups, here are the rules for a 'very high' r [...] Read full article: Greater Manchester Tier 3 lockdown rules...→

Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

ANDY Burnham has claimed the Government only care about struggling businesses after London was thrown into Tier 2 lockdown restrictions. The Greater Manchester [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about...→

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak urged to end 'bonkers' regional Tier 3 talks and boost support during crunch meeting 

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak urged to end 'bonkers' regional Tier 3 talks and boost support during crunch meeting 

Rishi Sunak will be told to end the "absolutely bonkers" region-by-region negotiations over Tier 3 restrictions during a crunch meeting with industry figures t [...] Read full article: Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak urged ...→

Rishi Sunak to unveil support package for towns and cities in tier 2 lockdown

Rishi Sunak to unveil support package for towns and cities in tier 2 lockdown

The Chancellor will reportedly unveil a new plan to help firms, particularly pubs and restaurants, who have seen their trade plummet as a result of the ban on [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak to unveil support package fo...→

Fury in Sheffield and Manchester as cities go into Tier 3 lockdown

Fury in Sheffield and Manchester as cities go into Tier 3 lockdown

A pub landlady in Sheffield - which will go into tier three on Saturday along with the rest of South Yorkshire - has said she is 'devastated' about the new res [...] Read full article: Fury in Sheffield and Manchester as citi...→

PM confirms £60 million for Greater Manchester boroughs ahead of Tier 3 lockdown

PM confirms £60 million for Greater Manchester boroughs ahead of Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson has confirmed the Greater Manchester area will be given £60million to help soften the blow from Tier 3 restrictions. Read full article: PM confirms £60 million for Greater Manc...→

Does Greater Manchester REALLY need a Tier 3 lockdown? Analysis

Does Greater Manchester REALLY need a Tier 3 lockdown? Analysis

Boris Johnson unilaterally shifted Greater Manchester into the tighest bracket of curbs last night, which will come into effect at midnight on Thursday. But an [...] Read full article: Does Greater Manchester REALLY need a Ti...→

MPs blast Burnham over Manchester lockdown deal failure

MPs blast Burnham over Manchester lockdown deal failure

MPs in the region demanded he step back from talks with ministers over money after Boris Johnson lost patience and ordered 2.8million people  into the Very Hig [...] Read full article: MPs blast Burnham over Manchester lockdo...→

Tier 3 lockdown rules mean Manchester locals will be EVICTED from their homes and sleeping on the streets, claims MP

Tier 3 lockdown rules mean Manchester locals will be EVICTED from their homes and sleeping on the streets, claims MP

PEOPLE in Manchester will be evicted from their homes and sleeping in the streets this winter if the region doesn’t get more financial support from the governm [...] Read full article: Tier 3 lockdown rules mean Manchester lo...→

Manchester lockdown row: Boris Johnson warned 'fight is not over' with local leaders

Manchester lockdown row: Boris Johnson warned 'fight is not over' with local leaders

THE Manchester lockdown imposition will not put an end to attempts from local leaders to secure extra funding to support the local communities, Boris Johnson h [...] Read full article: Manchester lockdown row: Boris Johnson w...→

Manchester moves to Tier 3 but Chancellor warns against national lockdown

Manchester moves to Tier 3 but Chancellor warns against national lockdown

Greater Manchester has been forced to accept Tier 3 restrictions while the Chancellor has warned against an "enormously damaging" national lockdown. Read full article: Manchester moves to Tier 3 but Chancello...→

Government row with 'Bully Burnham' threatens plan for more mayors

Government row with 'Bully Burnham' threatens plan for more mayors

A senior party source said that anger over what the Ministers described as 'Burnham's bully pulpit' performance would lead to a serious rethink of Government's [...] Read full article: Government row with 'Bully Burnham' thre...→

How lockdown left Savile Row hanging by a thread

How lockdown left Savile Row hanging by a thread

With international fittings limited by travel restrictions and little need for formal wear in lockdown, London’s world famous Savile Row is fearing for its fut [...] Read full article: How lockdown left Savile Row hanging by ...→

Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s Covid cases drop for second day in a row

Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s Covid cases drop for second day in a row

Wales has entered a two-week 'firebreak' lockdown as the UK's coronavirus cases drop for the second day in a row. Read full article: Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s ...→

Andy Street and city council issue update over tier 3 lockdown talks

Andy Street and city council issue update over tier 3 lockdown talks

It comes as it emerged in Birmingham there were 171 coronavirus patients with 26 in critical care, 18 patients on a ventilator and more than 150 patients on ox [...] Read full article: Andy Street and city council issue updat...→

Nottinghamshire could face Tier 3 lockdown within days as talks ramp up

Nottinghamshire could face Tier 3 lockdown within days as talks ramp up

Talks are ongoing and could stretch into the weekend after Nottingham's hospital chiefs delayed some non-urgent surgery and warned cases were 'increasing by ne [...] Read full article: Nottinghamshire could face Tier 3 lockdo...→

Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he could 'barely believe' the decision to announce the package two days after talks collapsed Read full article: Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue pack...→

Greater Manchester Tier 3 lockdown rules - What you can and can’t do from Friday

Greater Manchester Tier 3 lockdown rules - What you can and can’t do from Friday

The Greater Manchester region will be in Tier 3 from midnight tonight. From pub closures to a ban on household meet-ups, here are the rules for a 'very high' r [...] Read full article: Greater Manchester Tier 3 lockdown rules...→

Rishi Sunak announces grant scheme for businesses affected by tier 2 lockdown

Rishi Sunak announces grant scheme for businesses affected by tier 2 lockdown

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £2,100-a-month grant to hospitality, accommodation and leisure businesses as part of a package to help the economy of ar [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak announces grant scheme for b...→

Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

The Greater Manchester mayor said Tier 2-style restrictions since July have 'eroded the strength of our businesses' in evidence to MPs today Read full article: Andy Burnham declares Manchester standof...→

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak urged to end 'bonkers' regional Tier 3 talks and boost support during crunch meeting 

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak urged to end 'bonkers' regional Tier 3 talks and boost support during crunch meeting 

Rishi Sunak will be told to end the "absolutely bonkers" region-by-region negotiations over Tier 3 restrictions during a crunch meeting with industry figures t [...] Read full article: Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak urged ...→

Rishi Sunak to unveil further help for businesses and workers as lockdown pressures soar

Rishi Sunak to unveil further help for businesses and workers as lockdown pressures soar

CHANCELLOR RISHI SUNAK is set to present to Parliament palliative measures to support businesses and workers affected by the introduction of further coronaviru [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak to unveil further help for b...→

Manchester should mark the beginning of the
end for senseless lockdown mania

Manchester should mark the beginning of the end for senseless lockdown mania

A sophisticated public is now questioning the orthodoxy, as sceptical arguments enter the mainstream Read full article: Manchester should mark the beginning of ...→

Fury in Sheffield and Manchester as cities go into Tier 3 lockdown

Fury in Sheffield and Manchester as cities go into Tier 3 lockdown

A pub landlady in Sheffield - which will go into tier three on Saturday along with the rest of South Yorkshire - has said she is 'devastated' about the new res [...] Read full article: Fury in Sheffield and Manchester as citi...→

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks paused as infection rates appear to drop

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks paused as infection rates appear to drop

It's understood talks between Tyneside and Tees Valley and the government have been paused - for now. But a decision could still come on Nottinghamshire and We [...] Read full article: North East Tier 3 lockdown talks paused ...→

Does Greater Manchester REALLY need a Tier 3 lockdown? Analysis

Does Greater Manchester REALLY need a Tier 3 lockdown? Analysis

Boris Johnson unilaterally shifted Greater Manchester into the tighest bracket of curbs last night, which will come into effect at midnight on Thursday. But an [...] Read full article: Does Greater Manchester REALLY need a Ti...→

Rishi Sunak warns against total UK coronavirus lockdown

Rishi Sunak warns against total UK coronavirus lockdown

A TEMPORARY national lockdown would be "enormously damaging" for the economy, causing people "unnecessary pain", Rishi Sunak has warned. Read full article: Rishi Sunak warns against total UK coron...→

Tier 3 lockdown rules mean Manchester locals will be EVICTED from their homes and sleeping on the streets, claims MP

Tier 3 lockdown rules mean Manchester locals will be EVICTED from their homes and sleeping on the streets, claims MP

PEOPLE in Manchester will be evicted from their homes and sleeping in the streets this winter if the region doesn’t get more financial support from the governm [...] Read full article: Tier 3 lockdown rules mean Manchester lo...→

Wednesday morning news briefing: How Manchester talks collapsed over £5m

Your morning guide: The inside story of how the Manchester lockdown talks fell apart and Sir Geoffrey Boycott on the BBC Read full article: Wednesday morning news briefing: How Man...→

The Times view on the Tier 3 coronavirus lockdown for Greater Manchester: Local Zeroes

The Times view on the Tier 3 coronavirus lockdown for Greater Manchester: Local Zeroes

In the overall scheme of things, it seems extraordinary that the government could have failed to come to an agreement with the leaders of Greater Manchester ov [...] Read full article: The Times view on the Tier 3 coronavirus...→

Moment fuming Burnham finds out Manchester is being plunged into Tier 3 lockdown

Moment fuming Burnham finds out Manchester is being plunged into Tier 3 lockdown

THIS is the moment a fuming Andy Burnham discovered Manchester was being plunged into a tier three lockdown after days of deadlock. The news cameras filmed the [...] Read full article: Moment fuming Burnham finds out Manchest...→

Rishi Sunak orders officials to publish economic cost of lockdown

Rishi Sunak orders officials to publish economic cost of lockdown

Rishi Sunak has asked civil servants to find ways to illustrate the 'other trade-offs' amid concerns over the deaths and harm caused by coronavirus restriction [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak orders officials to publish ...→

Coronavirus LIVE: North East set for Tier 3 lockdown talks on Monday

Coronavirus LIVE: North East set for Tier 3 lockdown talks on Monday

Meanwhile, it was confirmed that a further 224 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Friday. This brings the UK total to 44,57 [...] Read full article: Coronavirus LIVE: North East set for Tie...→

Chancellor Rishi Sunak banned from pub in his constituency over school meals row

Chancellor Rishi Sunak banned from pub in his constituency over school meals row

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been banned from a pub in his own constituency after Tory MPs voted against extending free school meals, which Marcus Rashford has b [...] Read full article: Chancellor Rishi Sunak banned from pub i...→

Revellers hit streets on last night out before Manchester pubs shut in lockdown

Revellers hit streets on last night out before Manchester pubs shut in lockdown

Around 2,000 pubs are expected to close in Manchester unless they offer 'substantial meals' alongside booze after Greater Manchester was hit with Tier 3 restri [...] Read full article: Revellers hit streets on last night out ...→

Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

The Greater Manchester mayor said he had 'no regrets' over the way he handled discussions with ministers and invited the prime minister to visit the city to 'c [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Ma...→

Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Andy Burnham has criticised the Government for not revealing its new support grants for bars and restaurants in negotiations over tougher coronavirus restricti [...] Read full article: Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on...→

Rishi Sunak unveils new support measures for businesses affected by lockdown measures

Rishi Sunak has unveiled new grants of £2,100 for 150,000 businesses struggling to cope with extra lockdown measures. Read full article: Rishi Sunak unveils new support measures...→

Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

ANDY Burnham has claimed the Government only care about struggling businesses after London was thrown into Tier 2 lockdown restrictions. The Greater Manchester [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about...→

Rishi Sunak set to announce extended lockdown tier support – full details

Rishi Sunak set to announce extended lockdown tier support – full details

RISHI SUNAK has launched several support measures in recent months to keep families and the economy afloat during the pandemic. This support has been adapted a [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak set to announce extended loc...→

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks 'paused' as number of coronavirus cases drops

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks 'paused' as number of coronavirus cases drops

Talks across the region which could have seen pubs and shops closed have paused less than a week after leaders were told they had to show local lockdown measur [...] Read full article: North East Tier 3 lockdown talks 'paused...→

Rishi Sunak to unveil support package for towns and cities in tier 2 lockdown

Rishi Sunak to unveil support package for towns and cities in tier 2 lockdown

The Chancellor will reportedly unveil a new plan to help firms, particularly pubs and restaurants, who have seen their trade plummet as a result of the ban on [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak to unveil support package fo...→

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks on pause as infection rates 'start to fall'

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks on pause as infection rates 'start to fall'

TALKS over plunging parts of the North East of England into a Tier 3 lockdown have been put on pause today as their infection rates appeared to be slowing down [...] Read full article: North East Tier 3 lockdown talks on paus...→

PM confirms £60 million for Greater Manchester boroughs ahead of Tier 3 lockdown

PM confirms £60 million for Greater Manchester boroughs ahead of Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson has confirmed the Greater Manchester area will be given £60million to help soften the blow from Tier 3 restrictions. Read full article: PM confirms £60 million for Greater Manc...→

Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

BORIS Johnson today promised Manchester WILL get an £60m extra funding for lockdown – despite Andy Burnham turning it down. The PM vowed to distribute the cash [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL g...→

Are gyms open in tier 3 lockdown areas like Liverpool and Manchester?

Are gyms open in tier 3 lockdown areas like Liverpool and Manchester?

GYMS in Liverpool are set to reopen after the government agreed to standardise its Tier 3 lockdown restrictions. PM Boris Johnson had previously closed gyms in [...] Read full article: Are gyms open in tier 3 lockdown areas l...→

MPs blast Burnham over Manchester lockdown deal failure

MPs blast Burnham over Manchester lockdown deal failure

MPs in the region demanded he step back from talks with ministers over money after Boris Johnson lost patience and ordered 2.8million people  into the Very Hig [...] Read full article: MPs blast Burnham over Manchester lockdo...→

Andy Burnham accused of 'showboating' over Greater Manchester funding deal

Andy Burnham accused of 'showboating' over Greater Manchester funding deal

ANDY Burnham has been accused of “showboating” over the Greater Manchester funding deal as they were forced into Tier 3 restrictions. Housing Secretary Robert [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham accused of 'showboating' ov...→

‘Disgraceful’ Boris Johnson accused of ‘utter spite’ over Manchester lockdown funding row - follow live

Boris Johnson has been accused of acting out of “utter spite” against Greater Manchester after offering just £22m for the area as he imposed the strictest coro [...] Read full article: ‘Disgraceful’ Boris Johnson accused of ‘...→

Manchester lockdown row: Boris Johnson warned 'fight is not over' with local leaders

Manchester lockdown row: Boris Johnson warned 'fight is not over' with local leaders

THE Manchester lockdown imposition will not put an end to attempts from local leaders to secure extra funding to support the local communities, Boris Johnson h [...] Read full article: Manchester lockdown row: Boris Johnson w...→

Andy Burnham SAVAGED for ‘playing politics’ after Manchester forced into lockdown

Andy Burnham SAVAGED for ‘playing politics’ after Manchester forced into lockdown

ANDY BURHAM and other Greater Manchester leaders came under fierce attack by a Conservative MP last night after the region was placed into a tier three lockdow [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham SAVAGED for ‘playing politi...→

£60m support 'on table' for Manchester as Nottinghamshire to have Tier 3 talks

£60m support 'on table' for Manchester as Nottinghamshire to have Tier 3 talks

HEALTH secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the government’s offer of financial support for Greater Manchester businesses “remains on the table”. Andy Burnham, the [...] Read full article: £60m support 'on table' for Manchester a...→

Manchester moves to Tier 3 but Chancellor warns against national lockdown

Manchester moves to Tier 3 but Chancellor warns against national lockdown

Greater Manchester has been forced to accept Tier 3 restrictions while the Chancellor has warned against an "enormously damaging" national lockdown. Read full article: Manchester moves to Tier 3 but Chancello...→

Government row with 'Bully Burnham' threatens plan for more mayors

Government row with 'Bully Burnham' threatens plan for more mayors

A senior party source said that anger over what the Ministers described as 'Burnham's bully pulpit' performance would lead to a serious rethink of Government's [...] Read full article: Government row with 'Bully Burnham' thre...→

Rishi Sunak orders officials to publish economic cost of lockdown

Rishi Sunak orders officials to publish economic cost of lockdown

Rishi Sunak has asked civil servants to find ways to illustrate the 'other trade-offs' amid concerns over the deaths and harm caused by coronavirus restriction [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak orders officials to publish ...→

How lockdown left Savile Row hanging by a thread

How lockdown left Savile Row hanging by a thread

With international fittings limited by travel restrictions and little need for formal wear in lockdown, London’s world famous Savile Row is fearing for its fut [...] Read full article: How lockdown left Savile Row hanging by ...→

Coronavirus LIVE: North East set for Tier 3 lockdown talks on Monday

Coronavirus LIVE: North East set for Tier 3 lockdown talks on Monday

Meanwhile, it was confirmed that a further 224 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Friday. This brings the UK total to 44,57 [...] Read full article: Coronavirus LIVE: North East set for Tie...→

Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s Covid cases drop for second day in a row

Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s Covid cases drop for second day in a row

Wales has entered a two-week 'firebreak' lockdown as the UK's coronavirus cases drop for the second day in a row. Read full article: Wales enters firebreak lockdown as UK’s ...→

Andy Street and city council issue update over tier 3 lockdown talks

Andy Street and city council issue update over tier 3 lockdown talks

It comes as it emerged in Birmingham there were 171 coronavirus patients with 26 in critical care, 18 patients on a ventilator and more than 150 patients on ox [...] Read full article: Andy Street and city council issue updat...→

Chancellor Rishi Sunak banned from pub in his constituency over school meals row

Chancellor Rishi Sunak banned from pub in his constituency over school meals row

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been banned from a pub in his own constituency after Tory MPs voted against extending free school meals, which Marcus Rashford has b [...] Read full article: Chancellor Rishi Sunak banned from pub i...→

Nottinghamshire could face Tier 3 lockdown within days as talks ramp up

Nottinghamshire could face Tier 3 lockdown within days as talks ramp up

Talks are ongoing and could stretch into the weekend after Nottingham's hospital chiefs delayed some non-urgent surgery and warned cases were 'increasing by ne [...] Read full article: Nottinghamshire could face Tier 3 lockdo...→

Revellers hit streets on last night out before Manchester pubs shut in lockdown

Revellers hit streets on last night out before Manchester pubs shut in lockdown

Around 2,000 pubs are expected to close in Manchester unless they offer 'substantial meals' alongside booze after Greater Manchester was hit with Tier 3 restri [...] Read full article: Revellers hit streets on last night out ...→

Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he could 'barely believe' the decision to announce the package two days after talks collapsed Read full article: Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue pack...→

Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

The Greater Manchester mayor said he had 'no regrets' over the way he handled discussions with ministers and invited the prime minister to visit the city to 'c [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Ma...→

Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Andy Burnham has criticised the Government for not revealing its new support grants for bars and restaurants in negotiations over tougher coronavirus restricti [...] Read full article: Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on...→

Greater Manchester Tier 3 lockdown rules - What you can and can’t do from Friday

Greater Manchester Tier 3 lockdown rules - What you can and can’t do from Friday

The Greater Manchester region will be in Tier 3 from midnight tonight. From pub closures to a ban on household meet-ups, here are the rules for a 'very high' r [...] Read full article: Greater Manchester Tier 3 lockdown rules...→

Rishi Sunak unveils new support measures for businesses affected by lockdown measures

Rishi Sunak has unveiled new grants of £2,100 for 150,000 businesses struggling to cope with extra lockdown measures. Read full article: Rishi Sunak unveils new support measures...→

Rishi Sunak announces grant scheme for businesses affected by tier 2 lockdown

Rishi Sunak announces grant scheme for businesses affected by tier 2 lockdown

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £2,100-a-month grant to hospitality, accommodation and leisure businesses as part of a package to help the economy of ar [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak announces grant scheme for b...→

Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

ANDY Burnham has claimed the Government only care about struggling businesses after London was thrown into Tier 2 lockdown restrictions. The Greater Manchester [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about...→

Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

The Greater Manchester mayor said Tier 2-style restrictions since July have 'eroded the strength of our businesses' in evidence to MPs today Read full article: Andy Burnham declares Manchester standof...→

Rishi Sunak set to announce extended lockdown tier support – full details

Rishi Sunak set to announce extended lockdown tier support – full details

RISHI SUNAK has launched several support measures in recent months to keep families and the economy afloat during the pandemic. This support has been adapted a [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak set to announce extended loc...→

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak urged to end 'bonkers' regional Tier 3 talks and boost support during crunch meeting 

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak urged to end 'bonkers' regional Tier 3 talks and boost support during crunch meeting 

Rishi Sunak will be told to end the "absolutely bonkers" region-by-region negotiations over Tier 3 restrictions during a crunch meeting with industry figures t [...] Read full article: Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak urged ...→

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks 'paused' as number of coronavirus cases drops

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks 'paused' as number of coronavirus cases drops

Talks across the region which could have seen pubs and shops closed have paused less than a week after leaders were told they had to show local lockdown measur [...] Read full article: North East Tier 3 lockdown talks 'paused...→

Rishi Sunak to unveil further help for businesses and workers as lockdown pressures soar

Rishi Sunak to unveil further help for businesses and workers as lockdown pressures soar

CHANCELLOR RISHI SUNAK is set to present to Parliament palliative measures to support businesses and workers affected by the introduction of further coronaviru [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak to unveil further help for b...→

Rishi Sunak to unveil support package for towns and cities in tier 2 lockdown

Rishi Sunak to unveil support package for towns and cities in tier 2 lockdown

The Chancellor will reportedly unveil a new plan to help firms, particularly pubs and restaurants, who have seen their trade plummet as a result of the ban on [...] Read full article: Rishi Sunak to unveil support package fo...→

Manchester should mark the beginning of the
end for senseless lockdown mania

Manchester should mark the beginning of the end for senseless lockdown mania

A sophisticated public is now questioning the orthodoxy, as sceptical arguments enter the mainstream Read full article: Manchester should mark the beginning of ...→

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks on pause as infection rates 'start to fall'

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks on pause as infection rates 'start to fall'

TALKS over plunging parts of the North East of England into a Tier 3 lockdown have been put on pause today as their infection rates appeared to be slowing down [...] Read full article: North East Tier 3 lockdown talks on paus...→

Fury in Sheffield and Manchester as cities go into Tier 3 lockdown

Fury in Sheffield and Manchester as cities go into Tier 3 lockdown

A pub landlady in Sheffield - which will go into tier three on Saturday along with the rest of South Yorkshire - has said she is 'devastated' about the new res [...] Read full article: Fury in Sheffield and Manchester as citi...→

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks paused as infection rates appear to drop

North East Tier 3 lockdown talks paused as infection rates appear to drop

It's understood talks between Tyneside and Tees Valley and the government have been paused - for now. But a decision could still come on Nottinghamshire and We [...] Read full article: North East Tier 3 lockdown talks paused ...→

PM confirms £60 million for Greater Manchester boroughs ahead of Tier 3 lockdown

PM confirms £60 million for Greater Manchester boroughs ahead of Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson has confirmed the Greater Manchester area will be given £60million to help soften the blow from Tier 3 restrictions. Read full article: PM confirms £60 million for Greater Manc...→

Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

BORIS Johnson today promised Manchester WILL get an £60m extra funding for lockdown – despite Andy Burnham turning it down. The PM vowed to distribute the cash [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL g...→

Does Greater Manchester REALLY need a Tier 3 lockdown? Analysis

Does Greater Manchester REALLY need a Tier 3 lockdown? Analysis

Boris Johnson unilaterally shifted Greater Manchester into the tighest bracket of curbs last night, which will come into effect at midnight on Thursday. But an [...] Read full article: Does Greater Manchester REALLY need a Ti...→

Are gyms open in tier 3 lockdown areas like Liverpool and Manchester?

Are gyms open in tier 3 lockdown areas like Liverpool and Manchester?

GYMS in Liverpool are set to reopen after the government agreed to standardise its Tier 3 lockdown restrictions. PM Boris Johnson had previously closed gyms in [...] Read full article: Are gyms open in tier 3 lockdown areas l...→

MPs blast Burnham over Manchester lockdown deal failure

MPs blast Burnham over Manchester lockdown deal failure

MPs in the region demanded he step back from talks with ministers over money after Boris Johnson lost patience and ordered 2.8million people  into the Very Hig [...] Read full article: MPs blast Burnham over Manchester lockdo...→

Rishi Sunak warns against total UK coronavirus lockdown

Rishi Sunak warns against total UK coronavirus lockdown

A TEMPORARY national lockdown would be "enormously damaging" for the economy, causing people "unnecessary pain", Rishi Sunak has warned. Read full article: Rishi Sunak warns against total UK coron...→

Andy Burnham accused of 'showboating' over Greater Manchester funding deal

Andy Burnham accused of 'showboating' over Greater Manchester funding deal

ANDY Burnham has been accused of “showboating” over the Greater Manchester funding deal as they were forced into Tier 3 restrictions. Housing Secretary Robert [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham accused of 'showboating' ov...→

Tier 3 lockdown rules mean Manchester locals will be EVICTED from their homes and sleeping on the streets, claims MP

Tier 3 lockdown rules mean Manchester locals will be EVICTED from their homes and sleeping on the streets, claims MP

PEOPLE in Manchester will be evicted from their homes and sleeping in the streets this winter if the region doesn’t get more financial support from the governm [...] Read full article: Tier 3 lockdown rules mean Manchester lo...→

‘Disgraceful’ Boris Johnson accused of ‘utter spite’ over Manchester lockdown funding row - follow live

Boris Johnson has been accused of acting out of “utter spite” against Greater Manchester after offering just £22m for the area as he imposed the strictest coro [...] Read full article: ‘Disgraceful’ Boris Johnson accused of ‘...→

Wednesday morning news briefing: How Manchester talks collapsed over £5m

Your morning guide: The inside story of how the Manchester lockdown talks fell apart and Sir Geoffrey Boycott on the BBC Read full article: Wednesday morning news briefing: How Man...→

Manchester lockdown row: Boris Johnson warned 'fight is not over' with local leaders

Manchester lockdown row: Boris Johnson warned 'fight is not over' with local leaders

THE Manchester lockdown imposition will not put an end to attempts from local leaders to secure extra funding to support the local communities, Boris Johnson h [...] Read full article: Manchester lockdown row: Boris Johnson w...→

Andy Burnham SAVAGED for ‘playing politics’ after Manchester forced into lockdown

Andy Burnham SAVAGED for ‘playing politics’ after Manchester forced into lockdown

ANDY BURHAM and other Greater Manchester leaders came under fierce attack by a Conservative MP last night after the region was placed into a tier three lockdow [...] Read full article: Andy Burnham SAVAGED for ‘playing politi...→

£60m support 'on table' for Manchester as Nottinghamshire to have Tier 3 talks

£60m support 'on table' for Manchester as Nottinghamshire to have Tier 3 talks

HEALTH secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the government’s offer of financial support for Greater Manchester businesses “remains on the table”. Andy Burnham, the [...] Read full article: £60m support 'on table' for Manchester a...→

The Times view on the Tier 3 coronavirus lockdown for Greater Manchester: Local Zeroes

The Times view on the Tier 3 coronavirus lockdown for Greater Manchester: Local Zeroes

In the overall scheme of things, it seems extraordinary that the government could have failed to come to an agreement with the leaders of Greater Manchester ov [...] Read full article: The Times view on the Tier 3 coronavirus...→

Manchester moves to Tier 3 but Chancellor warns against national lockdown

Manchester moves to Tier 3 but Chancellor warns against national lockdown

Greater Manchester has been forced to accept Tier 3 restrictions while the Chancellor has warned against an "enormously damaging" national lockdown. Read full article: Manchester moves to Tier 3 but Chancello...→

Moment fuming Burnham finds out Manchester is being plunged into Tier 3 lockdown

Moment fuming Burnham finds out Manchester is being plunged into Tier 3 lockdown

THIS is the moment a fuming Andy Burnham discovered Manchester was being plunged into a tier three lockdown after days of deadlock. The news cameras filmed the [...] Read full article: Moment fuming Burnham finds out Manchest...→