Newcastle & area stories mentioning Brexit, 2020-11-23–2020-11-25

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UK 'to be allowed three-household, five-day Christmas' under relaxation of rules

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Mass vaccination 'could be in place by summer', SAGE scientists say The Prime Minister is understood to be preparing to unveil a plan so that while last orders must be called at 10pm, people will get an extra hour to finish their food and drinks, with opening hours to be extended until 11pm. Downing Street will hope an easing at Christmas, potential vaccines on the horizon and new scientific evidence will lessen the scale of a rebellion, with the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) expected to publish papers on Monday saying the previous tiers were not strong enough. But the CRG warned against any post-Christmas increase in restrictions to counteract the relaxation ...

What new Covid-19 Three Tier system means and how it will be different

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UK 'to be allowed a three-household, five-day Christmas' under limited relaxation of the rules How the new Three Tier system will be different In December, we can expect differences to the Three Tier System. Ahead of the Government announcing the plans, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the new restrictions will be tougher than before. More areas are expected to be placed in Tier 3, which is stricter than the Very High level restrictions in the previous Three Tier system. This time, restaurants and cafes will be closed to sit-in customers in Tier 3 areas . They were allowed to open under the previous Three Tier system. Pubs and bars will be shut in Tier 3 too. They were allowed to open in T...

Live updates as Boris Johnson reveals tougher three-tier system restrictions

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Sonia Sharma Areas in North East recorded a fall in rates Every one of the 12 local authority areas in North East England recorded a fall in rates in the latest figures. The biggest drop was in Gateshead, down from 468.2 to 320.7. Hartlepool's rate is 514.6 - the fifth highest in England - down from 531.7. The lowest rate in the region is Northumberland: 274.2, down from 298.7. 13:51 Sonia Sharma Covid rates falling in most areas of England Covid-19 case rates have started to fall in most local areas across England, latest figures show. In only two of the nine regions are a majority of areas recording a week-on-week rise: London and south-east England. It is still too soon to judge the full ...