• Liverpool hospitals treating more coronavirus patients than at peak of pandemic

    Hospitals in Liverpool are treating more coronavirus patients than they were during the peak of the first wave of the pandemic, the medical director has said..

  • Russia and Iran obtain voter information ahead of US election officials say

    Russia and Iran have obtained US voting registration information and are aiming to interfere in the presidential election, the government’s national intelligence director said. John Ratcliffe, the intelligence director, and FBI Director Chris Wray told a news conference the US will impose costs on any foreign countries interfering in the 2020 US election..

  • Five month undercover county lines drug sting leads to 53 arrests

    Fifty-three people have been arrested after a five-month undercover investigation into a drug dealing network thought to be responsible for 33 county lines. Metropolitan Police officers held 47 men and six women, aged 16 to 48, during raids carried out over six weeks, including warrants in Greenwich and Bexley, south-east London, as well as Kent and the Thames Valley..

  • Chancellor expected to announce more business support for Tier 2

    The Chancellor is set to announce a new support package for businesses affected by Tier 2 restrictions, according to reports. Rishi Sunak will unveil a new plan to help firms, particularly pubs and restaurants, who have seen their trade drop as a result of the social restrictions in the “high” Covid-19 category..

  • More areas of England are to be placed under Tier 3 restrictions

    As from Saturday, Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster will move to the highest tier.

  • End of Eat Out to Help Out scheme pushes UK inflation higher

    UK inflation was pushed higher last month as the end of the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out saw restaurant and cafe prices bounce back, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rose to 0.5% in September from 0.2% in August..

  • What are the Tier 3 rules as Greater Manchester moves to highest alert category

    Greater Manchester is set to join Lancashire and the Liverpool City Region in the Tier 3 coronavirus category, with millions more people to be subject to the toughest restrictions. New measures will be imposed in the region from Friday after talks aimed at reaching an agreement on the restrictions and financial support collapsed between the Government and local leaders..

  • Netflix shares trailer for Chadwick Bosemans final film Ma Raineys Black Bottom

    Chadwick Boseman stars as an ambitious trumpeter in the trailer for his final film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Boseman, who died in August aged 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer, stars in the drama alongside Oscar-winner Viola Davis..

  • Co op Bank appoints finance chief as sixth boss in a decade

    The Co-operative Bank has named chief financial officer Nick Slape as its new boss after chief executive Andrew Bester announced plans to quit just two years after taking on the role. Mr Slape will become the bank’s chief executive on October 31 – and its sixth boss in a decade..

  • Manchester United tackle PSG without Maguire Greenwood and Cavani

    Manchester United will have to cope with the absence of several star names when they return to Champions League action against Paris St Germain. Harry Maguire, Mason Greenwood and new signing Edinson Cavani, who will not make his United bow against his former club, are all absent along with Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard..

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