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More than 500,000 people in North Wales are banned from leaving their local area in new Covid crackdown – with Welsh First Minister urging Boris Johnson to bring in similar measures in England

More than 500,000 people in North Wales will be plunged into a local lockdown, the country’s health minister has announced. From 6pm tomorrow, residents of Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy and Wrexham will be banned from mixing indoors with other households. People will not be allowed to enter or leave these areas without a reasonable excuse, such as work or education – Mail

Boris Johnson’s confusion over coronavirus rules quickens Tory revolt – Telegraph

Fears of a ‘jobs tsunami’ as figures reveal that a quarter of all pubs, clubs and restaurants have never reopened after shutting down at start of coronavirus pandemic – Mail

Fishing breakthrough: Boris handed win as EU orders Macron to drop ‘unrealistic’ demands – Express

Internal market bill passed by Commons – Guardian

Army to have a ‘more persistent presence’ in Asia, Chief of the General Staff has said, ahead of government’s Integrated Review – Telegraph


The first Presidential debate took place last night at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The Washington Times noted that, whilst the run-up to such debates tend to be a ‘helter-skelter dash across America’, Joe Biden has been relatively absent from the trail of late, at one point spending 22 days without any major appearances. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has been ‘playing to back-to-back-to-back crowds’

The National Review commented that viewers of the debate were likely to be treated to ‘the rare presidential debate that lives up to the hype in terms of consequences. We haven’t seen Biden on a debate stage since March 15. We have watched Trump argue with interviewers, but this will be the first time he’ll be lambasting his rival to his face.’


Sorry, Mr Hancock, here’s why I won’t be downloading your app – Philip Johnston, Telegraph

Gavin Williamson’s words plop out of his mouth like coins from a one-armed bandit – Henry Deedes, Mail

I got locked out of Twitter for having the ‘wrong’ opinion on Covid – Allison Pearson, Telegraph

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