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".
The region will soon join the Liverpool City Region and Lancashire with the toughest "tier 3" lockdown restrictions in England.
Punishment of those who defy him, in Greater Manchester and in London, is not a good look for a PM.
The government and Andy Burnham could not agree about the level of support needed for workers in the region as tier 3 lockdown bites.