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In late July, only weeks after the first coronavirus lockdown was lifted, Manchester was thrust straight back into a local lockdown where it has remained for the last three months. As university students returned to cities and punters were encouraged to drink in pubs, Greater Manchester and the wider North West has witnessed a sharp […]

Labour leader Keir Starmer will try to end Boris Johnson’s “punishing” local lockdown deals by forcing a Commons vote on the toughest Tier 3 restrictions.  Demanding a “fair one nation deal” for areas under the restrictions, Starmer will call on the government to standardise the level of support for businesses and workers.  The move could […]

Boris Johnson is “punishing” Greater Manchester by cutting £60m in government lockdown support cash to £22m because local leaders rejected the deal, MPs have said.  The prime minister faced anger from Tory and Labour MPs after he confirmed at a Downing Street press conference he would intervene and impose tier 3 restrictions on the area […]

The government has been accused of “waging war” against Greater Manchester after the region’s mayor found out from the media that it had been put in Tier 3 lockdown. Boris Johnson has imposed tough coronavirus restrictions on Greater Manchester after talks with the region ended in acrimony and chaotic scenes. Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham […]

A national circuit breaker lockdown would not be the right course of action to contain coronavirus in England “right now”, the country’s deputy chief medical officer has said. Jonathan Van-Tam acknowledged that infections are “heating up” across the country but said the virus was only “out of control” in some areas, mainly concentrated in the […]

The UK has recorded 241 Covid-related deaths in a single 24-hour period – the highest number since June 5. England recorded 213 deaths, Wales 10, Scotland 15 and Northern Ireland three. The figures represent deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test that were recorded in the 24 hours up to 5pm on Monday […]

Gary Lineker has issued a public apology after being photographed in a shop while not wearing a face covering.  The Match Of The Day presenter said he felt “awful and embarrassed” after forgetting to put a mask on during a visit to a Marks & Spencer Food Hall in London over the weekend.  After the […]

Ranvir Singh has admitted she’s already had to be “put in her place” after having a “total meltdown” in rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing.  The Good Morning Britain presenter is currently gearing up for this weekend’s first live show, which will see her take to the floor with partner Giovanni Pernice.  However, it seems things […]

Normally, I love a bold lip. Painting on red, orange, plum or black hues to my face ties a look together, makes my teeth look whiter, and gives me confidence – it’s my makeup power item. But since the coronavirus outbreak, working from home and the drop-off in socialising has left my beloved Fenty lip paint collecting dust at the […]

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