Millions more people will be under tougher coronavirus restrictions in the next 24 hours as the Government increased financial support for businesses and employees affected by the measures. Greater Manchester moved into the highest alert level, Tier 3, on Friday morning, and Wales will introduce its two-week âfirebreakâ lockdown at 6pm..
Nearly half of the public in England do not âfully understandâ the current coronavirus lockdown rules, a study suggests. Researchers found that around half of adults (51%) in the country said they understand the current Covid-19 restrictions. Only 13% of the respondents said they âfully understandâ them..
Wales will enter a two-week âfirebreakâ lockdown at 6pm on Friday in an attempt to protect the countryâs NHS from being overwhelmed by the resurgence of coronavirus. The Welsh Government has said the âsharp and deepâ lockdown, brought in to coincide with half-term holidays, could be enough to avoid a longer and âmuch more damaging national lockdownâ in the months ahead..
The second and final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was a much more civil affair than last monthâs widely-panned first debate. With a mute button in place this time around, the candidates interrupted each other far less frequently, even as they clashed on issues ranging from the coronavirus to crime and global warming..
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 have obtained US voting registration information and are aiming to interfere in the presidential election, the governmentâs 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..
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..
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 âhighâ Covid-19 category..
As from Saturday, Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster will move to the highest tier.
UK inflation was pushed higher last month as the end of the Governmentâs 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..
Police are appealing for information after a collision in South Reddish
Two people have been arrested after a couple were threatened with a knife and had their car stolen in Heald Green
New figures show high levels of poverty in Greater Manchester with concerns of an increase as the pandemic continues
An Offerton apprentice firefighter has been nominated for a national award
A number of local parks and green spaces have been awarded green flag status
As dialogue has continued between local political leaders and the government over levels of restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus
Local travel operator Northern have underlined their pledge to improve diversity in their workforce
A raft of new safety measures is being introduced across Stockport
The launch is taking place in Stockport today for a UK charity for women, couples and families who have experienced the loss of a child early in pregnancy
Greater Manchester Police say over 70 fixed penalty notices were issued at the weekend for breaches in Covid 19 legislation.