Andy Burnham

Leaders from England’s north warn PM over revised Covid curbs

November 23, 2020

Millions more people in England will be subject to tougher coronavirus restrictions that could last at least four months, Boris Johnson has warned, as northern leaders said they would fiercely resist a return to the highest tier. The prime minister is expected to unveil plans on Tuesday to let a limited number of households mix […]

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UK coronavirus: Gove says lockdown could be extended; Starmer rejects union calls to close schools – as it happened

November 1, 2020

4.13pm GMT16:13 23,254 people test positive in the UK, with 162 further deaths On Sunday, 23,254 people were tested positive for Covid-19. A further 162 people have died within 28 days of a positive test. The daily dashboard also shows there are 1,442 more patients in hospital. For a closer look at the numbers and […]

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Why hoarding power in London doesn’t work | Letters

May 20, 2020

T he tragedy that England has the highest excess death rate in Europe (How England found itself at the wrong end of the Covid-19 league table, 17 May) is not all down to austerity and the indolence of current ministers. England has been failed by a political culture that still clings to the imperial idea […]

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