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Matt Hancock shuts shops and schools in Leicester in first local lockdown

The government has enforced its first local lockdown on Leicester, citing a surge in coronavirus cases. Shops and schools have been shut, and people have been warned against travelling to and from the area, despite concerns from local business areas and schools, setting the precedent for more such lockdowns in other areas thought to be badly struck by the virus – Mail

Boris Johnson pledges ‘New Deal’ to rebuild Britain – Mail

Maths and English are top priority in September with some subjects dropped until 2021, Government to suggest – Telegraph

Charles Dickens museum defaced with graffiti calling the author ‘racist’ – Telegraph

Couples told to wash hands before and after exchanging rings in new wedding guidance – Telegraph


This pin-striped purge is political vandalism – Rachel Sylvester, Times

Boris’s rhetoric about a new deal is admirable – but the reality will be much riskier – Alex Brummer, Mail

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