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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 […]

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.   He worked on the movie while receiving treatment for cancer. Netflix has shared the […]

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.   He joined the bank […]

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. The […]

The Labour Party says it will force a parliamentary vote on the extension of free school meals to eligible children after the Government refused to prolong the scheme through the October half-term break. Labour on Saturday gave the Government 72 hours to extend the initiative – the subject of a campaign led by footballer Marcus […]

Test subjects could be exposed to the new coronavirus in controlled settings from January in a bid to speed up vaccine development, officials have confirmed. The Government is backing so-called human challenge studies, whereby a small number of participants who have received a vaccine will be purposefully exposed to Covid-19 to assess the vaccine’s efficacy. […]

The Government has given local leaders in Greater Manchester until midday on Tuesday to agree stringent new coronavirus controls. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the deteriorating public health situation in the region meant action to curb the spread of the disease was needed. Mayor Andy Burnham earlier said that they still wanted agreement on a […]

Boris Johnson will tell business to step up preparations for the end of the Brexit transition after Downing Street refused to resume talks with the EU. With just 10 weeks until the transition finishes, Mr Johnson and the senior Cabinet minister Michael Gove will use a conference call on Tuesday to tell business leaders they […]

A Labour MP has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia after testing positive for Covid-19. Yasmin Qureshi said that, after 10 days of feeling unwell, she became “much worse” and was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital on Saturday.   The Bolton South East MP used a statement on Facebook to say she is being […]

A Royal Navy officer has been sent home from a submarine after he arrived at work to take charge of nuclear missiles while unfit for duty. Lieutenant Commander Len Louw is facing an investigation after being sent back to Faslane in Scotland following the incident in the US.   Colleagues raised concerns when the weapons […]


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