Boris Johnson

Tier 3 London: When will Boris Johnson make a decision on new lockdown restrictions?

December 11, 2020

England is out of lockdown but the nation is eagerly awaiting the next tier announcements which could see London plunged into tier three. The capital is currently in tier two with much of the north of the country facing the highest levels of restrictions as Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks to reduce the level of […]

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Boris’s dog Dilyn believed to have caught Covid during No 10 outbreak

November 30, 2020

Boris Johnson’s dog Dilyn is thought to have caught coronavirus at the time the Prime Minister was taken into intensive care. It is said the Jack Russell terrier, who lives at Number 10 with Mr Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds, was wheezy and too tired to go for walks. ‘It’s well known the virus […]

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How will England’s new Covid tiers be decided?

November 25, 2020

England will return to a tiered system of coronavirus restrictions when the national lockdown ends on December 2. It is expected the Government will announce which places will be in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 on Thursday, but ministers have already briefly outlined the five key factors that will determine their decisions. These include case […]

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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 the row over congestion charge expansion could tear London apart

October 24, 2020

In its 17 years of operation, the London congestion charge had become a relatively uncontroversial fact of life; few motorists now assert the right to travel for free into the crowded eight square miles at the heart of the capital city. But now that zone could be expanded far and wide: right out to the […]

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London ‘to go into tier 2 lockdown from midnight on Friday’

October 15, 2020

London will be placed into tier two lockdown from midnight on Friday night. Boris Johnson is expected to confirm the move in a statement this morning. It would mean no household mixing indoors in any setting and a message for people to avoid using public transport. Care Minister Helen Whately told London MPs about the […]

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The Guardian view on Covid failures: PM eroded trust when he needed it most | Editorial

October 12, 2020

Boris Johnson’s decision to give English local councils and metro mayors a role in suppressing the spread of coronavirus is a small step in the right direction. Mr Johnson has been outpaced by the virus for months while touting plans to defeat the disease. None have worked, which is why he is having to ask […]

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London to be put under tier 2 restrictions ‘within days’

October 12, 2020

New restrictions on the capital seem likely by the end of the week as coronavirus cases continue to rise.  As more than 7,700 cases in London are being recorded a week the city is expected to be put into tier two under the Government’s new three-tier system that could see a ban on households mixing […]

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‘Total social lockdown’ of pubs and restaurants being considered in London and North

September 28, 2020

Ministers are reportedly considering a ‘total social lockdown’ for London and parts of the North if coronavirus infection rates do not fall. A senior Government source told The Times the country ‘wasn’t ready’ to hear the plans last week, but they have been suggested to help stop the second wave in its tracks. Under the […]

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