Featuring the Battle for Manchester, weird excuses for not feeding children, and a politician's nether regions.
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”.
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The region will soon join the Liverpool City Region and Lancashire with the toughest "tier 3" lockdown restrictions in England.
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The multi-millionaire’s comments have not gone down well on Twitter following his appearance on Good Morning Britain.
The government and Andy Burnham could not agree about the level of support needed for workers in the region as tier 3 lockdown bites.
The UK Prime Minister speaks at a press conference on imposing the new lockdown restrictions on Greater Manchester, after talks earlier today collapsed without agreement.
Prime minister spoke to Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham after the deadline for negotiations passed at midday.
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Downing Street hits back at Andy Burnham's suggestion that Boris Johnson was "exaggerating" the seriousness of Covid in the city,