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What the papers say – October 21

What the papers say – October 21

What the papers say – October 21

20 October 2020

Manchester’s fury over its Tier 3 lockdown amid the worsening Covid crisis features prominently on Wednesday’s front pages.


ONS director talks Jedi, war and football in census Q&A on Reddit

ONS director talks Jedi, war and football in census Q&A on Reddit

ONS director talks Jedi, war and football in census Q&A on Reddit

20 October 2020

The Ask Me Anything platform was used by the ONS to celebrate World Statistics Day.


Weather warnings issued as Storm Barbara to bring heavy rain and strong winds

Weather warnings issued as Storm Barbara to bring heavy rain and strong winds

Weather warnings issued as Storm Barbara to bring heavy rain and strong winds

20 October 2020

Up to two inches of rain could fall within three hours in some parts of England.


Attempted murder arrest after four police officers injured in crash

Attempted murder arrest after four police officers injured in crash

Attempted murder arrest after four police officers injured in crash

20 October 2020

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident in Southwark, south London.


Executive business closure decisions questioned after scientific data released

Executive business closure decisions questioned after scientific data released

Executive business closure decisions questioned after scientific data released

20 October 2020

The Executive paper said the closure of services such as hairdressers would have a low impact on the virus but a high impact on low-income workers.


Police: Man in hospital after Hackney stabbing

Police: Man in hospital after Hackney stabbing

Police: Man in hospital after Hackney stabbing

20 October 2020

A 19-year-old is in hospital with life-threatening injuries.


Shipbuilding industry to get boost from new navy commissions, says Government

Shipbuilding industry to get boost from new navy commissions, says Government

Shipbuilding industry to get boost from new navy commissions, says Government

20 October 2020

The work involves three fleet support warships which are set to launch in the spring of next year.


What are the Tier 3 rules as Greater Manchester moves to highest alert category?

What are the Tier 3 rules as Greater Manchester moves to highest alert category?

What are the Tier 3 rules as Greater Manchester moves to highest alert category?

20 October 2020

The tiering system in England sees areas put into different categories labelled as medium, high or very high risk.


Officers take on 24-hour ‘Ratana Rowathon’ in honour of colleague

Officers take on 24-hour ‘Ratana Rowathon’ in honour of colleague

Officers take on 24-hour ‘Ratana Rowathon’ in honour of colleague

20 October 2020

The relay began on Tuesday morning ‘in tribute to a much-loved and deeply missed colleague’.


Timeline: More than a week of negotiations over Greater Manchester Tier 3 status

Timeline: More than a week of negotiations over Greater Manchester Tier 3 status

Timeline: More than a week of negotiations over Greater Manchester Tier 3 status

20 October 2020

Here’s a look at how the week unfolded.


Meghan and Harry warn of ‘global crisis of misinformation’

Meghan and Harry warn of ‘global crisis of misinformation’

Meghan and Harry warn of ‘global crisis of misinformation’

20 October 2020

The couple talked about how the internet affected critical issues such as racial justice, gender equity, climate change and mental health.


University applicants unlikely to face ‘tougher competition’ for places in 2021

University applicants unlikely to face ‘tougher competition’ for places in 2021

University applicants unlikely to face ‘tougher competition’ for places in 2021

20 October 2020

Universities minister Michelle Donelan said there had not been large numbers of students deferring.


We may need to push on pedal a bit harder to get virus under control – Van-Tam

We may need to push on pedal a bit harder to get virus under control – Van-Tam

We may need to push on pedal a bit harder to get virus under control – Van-Tam

20 October 2020

But England’s deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said he does not currently support another national lockdown.


Father of murdered children breaks silence after 21 years

Father of murdered children breaks silence after 21 years

Father of murdered children breaks silence after 21 years

20 October 2020

Mandy Power, 34, her bed-ridden mother Doris Dawson, 80, and her daughters Katie, 10, and Emily, eight, were murdered by David Morris.


Furious local leaders condemn ‘spiteful’ and ‘nasty’ imposition of Tier 3 rules

Furious local leaders condemn ‘spiteful’ and ‘nasty’ imposition of Tier 3 rules

Furious local leaders condemn ‘spiteful’ and ‘nasty’ imposition of Tier 3 rules

20 October 2020

Boris Johnson has announced the new measures will apply from early on Friday.


Coronavirus deaths ‘rising sharply’, medical director warns

Coronavirus deaths ‘rising sharply’, medical director warns

Coronavirus deaths ‘rising sharply’, medical director warns

20 October 2020

A further 241 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, Government figures show.


CCTV catches moment ‘purr-culiar’ burglar comes face to face with pet cat

CCTV catches moment ‘purr-culiar’ burglar comes face to face with pet cat

CCTV catches moment ‘purr-culiar’ burglar comes face to face with pet cat

20 October 2020

Mark Lawson eyeballed the cat through the glass door while he was on his hands and knees.


Tier 3 funding for Greater Manchester remains uncertain

Tier 3 funding for Greater Manchester remains uncertain

Tier 3 funding for Greater Manchester remains uncertain

20 October 2020

Packages have been agreed for Merseyside and Lancashire.


Residents’ TikTok videos bring ‘fun and laughter’ to care home

Residents’ TikTok videos bring ‘fun and laughter’ to care home

Residents’ TikTok videos bring ‘fun and laughter’ to care home

20 October 2020

One video of residents from Teal Beck House, in Otley, performing to Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 has received nearly 400,000 views.


Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

20 October 2020

Rates are falling in the areas recording the highest rates, including Nottingham, Knowsley and Liverpool.


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