Brits not put off by Storm Alex or pub curfew as they hit the town

Torrential downpours did not stop people all over the UK from enjoying a night out on the town. 

Storm Alex battered the country with a month’s worth of rain but large crowds were pictured hitting bars and pubs in Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, London and Liverpool last night. 

And it appears the revellers were not put off by the rising coronavirus cases either and made the most of whatever partying they could get in before the 10pm curfew.  

The Met Office has issued amber weather warnings for rain in Wales, the West Midlands, South West England and parts of Scotland. 

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They also issued warnings for floods, road closures, disruption to public transport, difficult driving conditions and bus cancellations. 

Northern cities are facing stricter lockdowns as cases continue to soar, especially in Newcastle, the country’s current hotspot, where there were 250 cases per 100,000 people in the seven-day period up to September 29, up by 60%.

In the same period, Liverpool had 239 cases per 100,000 people, up by 51%, and in Merseyside’s Sefton, there are 167 cases per 100,000 population in the same period, up by 64%. 

In Newcastle’s city-centre Northumbria University there are 800 students who have tested positive for coronavirus and are self-isolating in their halls of residence with their new flatmates. 

About 177 staff and students at Liverpool University have tested positive, according to a survey which contacted 140 institutions. 

Despite all of this, young people were pictured in big groups all over the country last night with many flouting the rule of six and not adhering to social distancing. 

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