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'We took this stand for you': Andy Burnham reacts to failure of talks

Andy Burnham has said talks broke down with the government because they were offering too small an amount of money to support businesses during a tier 3 lockdown. Burnham asked parliament to intervene after reacting with shock and anger, adding that people in Greater Manchester have already been under restrictions for three …

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UK puts Liverpool under strict COVID-19 lockdown

The UK has put one of its biggest cities, Liverpool, under tight COVID-19 restrictions. Movement will be restricted and pubs will be closed down. A number of other northern cities have escaped such tough measures, but will face a clampdown if infection numbers keep rising. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports …

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COVID-19 spreads rapidly in northern England

COVID-19 appears to be spreading wildly in northern England. Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester have seen steep rises in cases, mainly clustered around universities. Now hospital admissions are starting to rise, too. While the government in London is threatening tighter controls of pubs and restaurants, leaders in those northern cities …

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Joe Marler v the press: England prop jokes with media

England prop Joe Marler appeared in a jokey mood ahead of his side’s clash with Argentina. The 29-year-old is known as a funny man among the England camp. ‘You really had the chance to ask a proper question and you were the last one, and you wasted it with that,’ …

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