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UK coronavirus live: senior Tory says Greater Manchester deal 'likely' as PM calls press conference

PM announcement will come after noon deadline passes without news of a deal; 59,079 deaths involved Covid, ONS figures show ‘Scarred for life’: Sage warns of Covid impact on young Burnham condemns Greater Manchester ultimatum Firm gets £10m to infect young volunteers to hasten vaccine Rapid one-hour tests begin at Heathrow Global... go to Article >

UK coronavirus live: vaccine means life could 'start to get back to normal' after Easter, says Hancock

2 Days ago News Source: Theguardian.com

Health secretary says tough measures ‘will continue until the vaccine can make us safe’ as PM set to announce new tiered restrictions Oxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacy How a handful of scientists developed Oxford vaccine at... read more

Second Lockdown: Critics Slam Government's 'Staggering Incompetence'

25 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Critics have slammed the government’s “staggering incompetence” in the wake of Boris Johnson’s announcement of a second nationwide lockdown.  Tough new restrictions will come into force a minute after midnight on Thursday morning, with... read more

UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs as more regions of England go into tier 3

35 Days ago News Source: Theguardian.com

Latest updates: South Yorkshire third region in England to get strictest measures after local leaders agreed a deal with government South Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictions Andy Burnham hits out at Tory MPs over negotiations... read more

UK coronavirus live: Sturgeon warns going 'soft' a mistake as she says Scotland won't ignore scientific advice

43 Days ago News Source: Theguardian.com

Latest updates: minister says Covid restrictions require ‘difficult judgment’ of protecting lives while prioritising education and jobs Ministers ignored Sage advice to impose lockdown Tempers flare over new rules Redundancies rise at record... read more

This Is How Bad The Coronavirus Picture Is In Greater Manchester

35 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

After weeks of disagreement between local leaders and No.10, Greater Manchester will be put into a tier 3 lockdown at 12.01am on Friday.  Boris Johnson and Greater Manchester’s mayor Andy Burnham have been at loggerheads over the level of... read more

Why everybody’s talking about Boris Johnson’s battle with Brussels, Burnham and business

35 Days ago News Source: Theweek.co.uk

Description  Bruising 24 hours sees prime minister clash with northern leaders, EU officials and city bosses Credits  Leon Neal/Getty Images Alt Text  Boris... read more

Labour To Force Vote On 'Punishing' Tier 3 Local Lockdowns

36 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Labour leader Keir Starmer will try to end Boris Johnson’s “punishing” local lockdown deals by forcing a Commons vote on the toughest Tier 3 restrictions.  Demanding a “fair one nation deal” for areas under the restrictions, Starmer will call... read more

A Second National Lockdown Seems Inevitable. Here's What Stands In The Way

51 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

A creeping feeling of déjà vu has been haunting Westminster with the arrival of autumn as bulletin after bulletin carries more bad news about the dreaded resurgence of Covid-19.  Case numbers, hospitalisations and, of course, deaths are rising... read more

Senior Tory Calls For 'Clear Red Lines' Against 'Cheap, Grizzled' US Food Imports

149 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. Boris Johnson has been urged by a senior Tory to set “clear red lines” in US trade negotiations to stop the import of... read more

Is Matt Hancock Learning The Lessons Of The Covid Crisis In Real Time?

128 Days ago News Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening. Reasons to be cheerful? As parliament entered its final week before its summer break, both the government and the rest of us had some... read more