NEWS FOR 20/10/2020 (Tuesday the 20th of October, 2020 - 12:39:38am bst)
Midday deadline for Greater Manchester to make Tier 3 lockdown deal
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 9:56:00pm bst
The government has given Greater Manchester until midday tomorrow to reach an agreement on entering Tier 3 restrictions.
Wales imposes 'firebreak' for two weeks - as advisers say more circuit breakers may be needed
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 9:13:00am bst
Wales is imposing a "firebreak" lockdown for 17 days from 6pm on Friday, the Welsh government has announced - and its advisers have warned that "multiple" circuit breaks could be needed.
Ireland's PM announces six-week lockdown: 'If we pull together, we'll be able to celebrate Christmas'
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 6:46:00pm bst
Ireland will return to the highest level of coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Wednesday - with the prime minister suggesting the country will be able to celebrate Christmas "in a meaningful way" if the new lockdown is taken seriously.
COVID-19 might never fully disappear even with a vaccine, says chief scientific adviser
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 9:27:00pm bst
A coronavirus vaccine is "unlikely" to completely stop infections and the disease might never fully disappear, the government's chief scientific adviser has said.
67% back 'circuit breaker' lockdown - and 61% don't trust PM on coronavirus, Sky News poll suggests
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 11:49:00am bst
Just over half of the public think the government is making the wrong decisions in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a YouGov survey for Sky News.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock seen in chauffeur-driven car without a face mask
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 9:54:00pm bst
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been pictured in his ministerial car with no face mask on.
Bride and groom posing for pictures on train track among 5,000 trespassing incidents on the railways
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 8:26:00pm bst
A bride and groom posing for wedding pictures were among more than 5,000 incidents of railway trespassing between June and September this year.
Next for Tier 3? Talks lined up for Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and the North East
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 2:00:00pm bst
Talks will take place over the introduction of the toughest coronavirus restrictions in South and West Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, the North East and Teesside.
Six Russians charged over hacks targeting Novichok probe, French elections and the Winter Olympics
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 4:59:00pm bst
The US has charged six Russian hackers over a series of global cyber attacks, including trying to undermine UK efforts to hold Moscow accountable for the Salisbury spy poisoning.
John Leslie cleared of grabbing woman's breasts at Christmas party
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 3:50:00pm bst
Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie has been found not guilty of grabbing a woman's breasts at a Christmas party in 2008.
Wales to go into 'short sharp' lockdown from Friday
Posted on Monday, 19/10/2020, 5:47:45pm bst
People in Wales told to stay home from Friday, with pubs and restaurants ordered to close.