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Boris Johnson could sign off move to add Lancashire and Manchester to ‘tier three’ lockdown

Manchester and Lancashire could be put under ‘tier three’ lockdown after the Government’s ‘Gold command’ taskforce scientists signed off on the harsh measures. Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and its local council leaders have threatened legal action if the city is plunged into the ‘fundamentally flawed’ highest level of local restrictions without more financial help – Mail

Private sector company is handed cash equivalent of £1.5million annual salary for coronavirus tracking – Mail

Labour’s plans for second lockdown would ‘make the poor poorer’, says WHO – Express

Liverpool lockdown: One last drink… then city ‘will be dead again’ – Telegraph

China is our greatest threat, MI5 boss warns – Times


A vicious cycle of lockdowns would condemn Britain to terminal decline – Allister Heath, Telegraph

Covid lockdowns turn loneliness into a killer – Emma Hogan, Times

How is petulant and shockingly ignorant Matt Hancock still in a job? – Professor Angus Dalgleish, Mail

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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