PM under pressure from Tory MPs but parents too. He won’t ghost them, will he?
West Midlands mayor Andy Street leads criticism with Cornwall the only place on the English mainland to escape the worst restrictions.
Health secretary says lengthy talks with Greater Manchester over its lockdown rules were "bad for public health".
Downing Street is reportedly considering a week-long loosening of restrictions over the festive period to allow families to meet up.
Boris Johnson announced a second lockdown weeks after his own scientific advisers urged him to tighten restrictions.
Boris Johnson moved Greater Manchester area into the highest tier of local lockdown, setting in motion a war of words and press conferences with mayor Andy Burnham. Tensions spilled over as an extraordinary series of negotiations over a lack of financial support for businesses and workers spilled over in public, with Burnham was branded the “king of the north” as he attempted to defend Manchester from Westminster’s “punishment”.
What we have at the moment is the worst of all worlds, writes independent SAGE member Stephen Reicher.
Labour deputy leader apologises for comment about Chris Clarkson during "heated" debate on Greater Manchester tier 3 deal.
Greater Manchester isn't the only hard working community that has long been neglected by this government, writes Taj Ali.
Labour leader Keir Starmer accuses the prime minister of "bargaining with people's lives".