Coronavirus: Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford and York face Tier Three

Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees and York could be next to face the strictest lockdown rules amid surging coronavirus infection rates. The Yorkshire towns and cities may be in the firing line for Tier Three rules which ban people from socialising indoors or in gardens and can force pubs and gyms to close. Yorkshire council bosses … Read more Coronavirus: Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford and York face Tier Three

Coronavirus UK: Rush-hour traffic plummets in Tier 2 London

Rush-hour traffic has plunged in London two days after the capital was put into a tier two coronavirus lockdown. Congestion levels this morning were at 46 per cent during the rush hour at 8am, down 14 percentage points from 60 per cent at the same time last week and down from a 63 per cent … Read more Coronavirus UK: Rush-hour traffic plummets in Tier 2 London

Do a deal today or else: Ministers threaten to FORCE Tier 3 on Greater Manchester

Ministers sent an ultimatum to Andy Burnham and mutinous Greater Manchester MPs that they must do a deal on Tier Three lockdown today – or face being forced into tougher coronavirus curbs. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick warned that talks had gone on ‘too long’ and the government could force the issue as early as tomorrow … Read more Do a deal today or else: Ministers threaten to FORCE Tier 3 on Greater Manchester

Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson last night offered Greater Manchester tens of millions of pounds in extra support if the region agrees to accept the toughest level of lockdown restrictions. Adopting a ‘carrot and stick’ approach, the Government yesterday criticised Labour mayor Andy Burnham in public while offering him additional financial aid in private. Cabinet Office Minister Michael … Read more Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Michael Gove accuses Andy Burnham of ‘posturing’ over Tier Three rules

Michael Gove today launched a savage attack on Andy Burnham as he accused the Mayor of Greater Manchester of ‘posturing’ amid an ongoing standoff over moving the region into Tier Three coronavirus lockdown rules.  Mr Gove claimed Mr Burnham was guilty of ‘indulging’ in ‘political positioning’ as he urged the Labour chief to back down … Read more Michael Gove accuses Andy Burnham of ‘posturing’ over Tier Three rules

Mayor Andy Burnham blames Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being ‘the problem’ in Tier 3 lockdown row

A growing feud between Andy Burnham and top ministers is set to intensify after the Labour mayor labelled Rishi Sunak ‘the problem’  in a row over tighter coronavirus restrictions in Greater Manchester. The mayor of Greater Manchester, who has called for more financial support for the area after it was plunged into a Tier 3 lockdown, … Read more Mayor Andy Burnham blames Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being ‘the problem’ in Tier 3 lockdown row

London’s normally-bustling streets empty with bars deserted on day one of new Tier 2 lockdown

Ghost town London: City centre’s normally-bustling streets stand empty with once-thriving bars and restaurants deserted on day one of capital’s new Tier 2 lockdown Kate Nicholls of UKHospitality said the industry saw 50% increase of cancellations due to restrictions London has been placed under Tier 2 level restrictions following rapid rise of infections in many … Read more London’s normally-bustling streets empty with bars deserted on day one of new Tier 2 lockdown

Blackpool’s Big One rollercoaster despite ‘kick in the teeth’ Tier 3 Lancashire lockdown

Blackpool’s Big One rollercoaster has remained open despite the the introduction of Tier Three coronavirus restrictions for Lancashire today. Guests were pictured riding the rollercoaster while wearing face masks, as others continued to enjoy the seaside town’s Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  But B&B owners have said the new restrictions are a ‘kick in the teeth’, with guests … Read more Blackpool’s Big One rollercoaster despite ‘kick in the teeth’ Tier 3 Lancashire lockdown

Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson backed down from imposing Tier 3 on Manchester amid policing fears

Boris Johnson backed down from plunging Manchester into Tier Three coronavirus restrictions amid fears police would not enforce the rules without Mayor Andy Burnham’s backing.  Greater Manchester Police currently answers to the city’s Labour Mayor, while police and crime commissioners – a role filled in Manchester by Mr Burnham – have the power to set strategic … Read more Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson backed down from imposing Tier 3 on Manchester amid policing fears

Boris Johnson backed down from imposing Tier 3 Covid rules on Manchester amid policing fears

Boris Johnson backed down from imposing Tier 3 Covid rules on Manchester because he ‘feared police won’t enforce them effectively’ without Andy Burnham’s backing Greater Manchester Police currently answers to Labour mayor Andy Burnham  Negotiation between Government and city’s leaders will continue over weekend It comes after the PM hailed agreement with Lancashire to move to … Read more Boris Johnson backed down from imposing Tier 3 Covid rules on Manchester amid policing fears