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Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions imposed on Greater Manchester after talks fail

Boris Johnson has imposed the harshest coronavirus restrictions on Greater Manchester after talks with local leaders including Labour mayor Andy Burnham collapsed without agreement. Another 2.8million people will join those in Merseyside and Lancashire in the ‘very high’ category of covid alert at midnight on Thursday, the prime minister confirmed at a Downing Street press conference — Times

Scotland Yard orders pubs and restaurants to snoop on customers by asking for photo IDs and addresses to stop customers breaking lockdown rules — Mail

Only 6 per cent of Leeds residents want statues of historical figures in the city to be removed after Labour-run council review into public monuments in wake of Black Lives Matter protests — Mail

Highways England rebrand accused of being an ‘offensive’ waste of £7million — Guardian

Leaked memo by Tory advisers warns PM that he can’t keep saying No to Sturgeon’s referendum demands and urges ministers to ‘placate’ her with more powers — Mail


The Brexit Party is ready to fight if the Government takes the easy way out on a deal — Nigel Farage, Telegraph

My poor Wales: This ‘firebreak’ is a pyre on which the futures of her people will be incinerated — Allison Pearson, Telegraph

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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