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  • The prime minister has told the mayor of Greater Manchester that he is prepared to intervene on imposed the highest level of coronavirus restrictions on the region if they can't reach an agreement.

  • The mayor, Andy Burnham, is seeking a bigger package of financial support for businesses that would be forced to close the results tonight.

  • He told Boris Johnson that he and local leaders were ready to meet the government at any time.

  • Meanwhile, Lancashire today agreed to impose the highest restrictions and is now joining the Liverpool city region.

  • Seen here in red on very high alert, The tightest level of restrictions will come into force in Lancashire tomorrow.

  • It means no mixing between households indoors or outdoors in certain settings like private gardens, pubs and bars will close unless they serve a substantial meal on.

  • People should avoid nonessential travel into or out of the area.

  • But there are differences in Lancashire.

  • Unlike Liverpool, gyms and leisure centers won't have to close, but soft play centers and car boot sales will from Monday.

  • The mayor of Liverpool says.

  • It's madness toe have different tier three rules for Lancashire on its so in confusion is our deputy political editor Vicky Young.

  • It's taken days of negotiations.

  • Finally, local leaders in Lancashire and ministers in London have come up with a deal.

  • Mawr restrictions air coming across the county alongside millions of pounds in financial support.

  • But some shoppers here in Nelson want a different approach.

  • I think they should have done it earlier, to be quite honest, Yeah, but then what was 87?

  • You can't tell me more than to stop in Dusty Walt.

  • I think it's good.

  • I think it needs to be much tougher.

  • I think the way the government's been coming across, they haven't been clear on the rules anyway.

  • There's no transparency, total utter confusion.

  • Boris Johnson's opted for a regional approach because many places have fewer Covic cases than hot spots in the north of England.

  • But it's meant more talking, more wrangling over money on more delay.

  • No one wants to have to implement these measures, which damage local businesses.

  • But these decisions were necessary because of the rate of increase not just of infections but also in hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care.

  • But not every area has signed up.

  • Greater.

  • Manchester's leaders said tonight that closing pubs wasn't the only way to protect hospitals.

  • They want other things, like shielding to be considered on tougher penalties for venues that flout co vid regulations.

  • They're demanding extra money for businesses that do have to close.

  • Don't you know how to make a quick decision about whether you impose those extra restrictions on places including Greater Manchester or give them more money to persuade them?

  • Which will it be on when it's far better to do it together?

  • Because we want the maximum local buy in the maximum local enforcement on the maximum local compliance, and that means local leadership.

  • I hope that that Greater Manchester will come on board.

  • The national government must reserve the right toe steppin on do what is what is necessary.

  • For many cities, including Nottingham, the uncertainty continues.

  • Cases on hospitalizations of rising quickly on additional measures could be on the way.

  • One former prime minister says.

  • The government has to be more generous at the very time that we're increasing at the requirements on people not to do things.

  • We're on denying people the chance of jobs.

  • We're reducing the economic support now.

  • If I was Boris Johnson again, you gotta be one step ahead.

  • What he should be doing is calling the chancellor this morning, telling him that his economic recovery package is not gonna work.

  • Get him to bring a new economic recovery package on.

  • I think you could build consent around that, Boris Johnson says, the situations worsening with every passing day.

  • There's real tension between Westminster and some local leaders, but decisions need to be taken very soon.

  • Vicky Young, BBC News, Westminster Pubs and bars have just closed tonight in Lancashire, and no one knows when they'll be allowed to reopen.

  • The only ones that can continue to serve customers are those that serve substantial meals.

  • A swell Judith Moritz has been gauging reaction to the sudden changes in Lancaster.

  • Lancashire woke up to uncertainty and rumor.

  • Mid morning confirmation came the county's soaring infection rates, causing it to move up from the middle to the highest co vered alert level.

  • It means that today you could have a lunchtime drink in this Lancaster bar.

  • Tomorrow you won't be able Thio along with other non food pubs.

  • When the doors close tonight, it's not certain when they'll reopen.

  • Is it two weeks?

  • Is it three weeks?

  • Is it three months.

  • Three information is passed so poorly we're just not understood where we stand, Really?

  • And of course, our staff for asking these questions.

  • We can't answer them.

  • For Lauren behind the bar, it means riel worry about finances on the future.

  • On the 80% I was in the red already.

  • Um, gentlemen, I was like having Thio payout more just for bills and things like that than what I was bringing in.

  • So it's gonna make that even worse.

  • Like with it going down to the two thirds.

  • There were late night negotiations between regional and national government.

  • Some local leaders said they'd won a good deal.

  • Others say their hands have been forced unless you agree to go to tier three on thereby accept the deal.

  • If you don't, you won't receive any monies on you won't receive that support that felt like being bullied but mailed to me 10 reps of five on each side.

  • Though gyms in Liverpool have closed in Lancashire under the same alert level, they're able to stay open, providing that were sticking to the rules.

  • And then, you know, the son of ties in one way systems.

  • I don't see why they shouldn't be open.

  • I think it's a bit strange, re.

  • But if it's safe in one era, surely must be saving the other.

  • Area 12.

  • A gym owner believes local leaders lobbied for her industry to keep going.

  • They provided us that lifeline now, too, to keep trying to drive our business forward.

  • If they had gone the other way and gyms are closed, I think we're really struggled.

  • Downing Street insists that local leaders have made their own decisions about which businesses to close.

  • But the mayor of Liverpool was critical.

  • People will look at this and say, Are we seriously being told that the gyms in Lancashire on the people who use them are acting more safely than the people who use gyms in Liverpool?

  • And so we've ended up with a Tier three, a structure at a Tier three beat structure, so you know, it's really confusing.

  • Nice works, well done, high energy here they reach for those two back at the Lancaster Jim.

  • But others say their blood pressure's rising with all the changes on the feeling that what's allowed in one place maybe forbidden a short distance away, although some may not like it, the people of Lancashire on the Liverpool city region go into the weekend knowing that their areas are on the highest alert level.

  • Not so here in Greater Manchester, still in limbo.

  • Whilst the local leaders and national government can't agree on how to take this area forwards, the people who live and work here must wait for resolution.

  • Jesus, thank you New Stricter coronavirus measures have come into effect in Northern Ireland this evening.

  • Many pubs and restaurants are closing their doors with only take away services allowed for the next four weeks.

  • Hair and beauty salons also have had to shut.

  • Business leaders have warned that a financial support scheme set up by the devolved government is inadequate on from midnight.

  • London is going into tier to the high alert level of restrictions tonight.

  • London has enjoyed socializing with friends before.

  • The new rules prevent people from different households meeting up in any indoor setting.

  • People from areas of the UK with high levels of coronavirus, including Tier two in England, are now banned from entering whales.

  • Some parts of Wales were already closed to visitors, but from tonight no one from hot spot areas outside whales is allowed to cross the border are Wells correspondent How Griffith reports a divide defined by roads and rivers.

  • The Welsh border meanders north to south for 160 miles.

  • Now it's a new front in the fight against the virus.

  • Anyone living outside of Wales in a covert hotspot is barred unless they're traveling for work, education or to provide care.

  • I haven't even been on the best onto fried to go on the birth for sisters Julie Soon Janet.

  • It's welcome.

  • They are wary of visitors to Monmouth, the town, which last week recorded zero cases of covert because they're not doing the rules and where they're coming from on you look on the Italian, they're all mingling and, well, we don't want it doing what we've been trying to protect ourselves, like the way through, lock down as much as we can.

  • And we like to say we've been lucky year.

  • The police federation says the new rules are unenforceable by extra patrols have been promised.

  • With this morning, if you do travel to Wales, we will engage with you.

  • We will encourage you to return to your home area on anybody who is deliberately flouting the law will be issued with fixed penalty tickets.

  • The border ban is largely to protect rural communities.

  • Most of whales is already closed to visitors because of local lockdowns.

  • On next week, the whole nation could be told to stay at home as part of even tougher restrictions.

  • A decision on a so called firebreak will be announced on Monday.

  • The situation is so serious that we have no option but to look at new and different ways to keep whales Aunt, to keep you safe Doing nothing is not an option, but doing what exactly and for how long?

  • Further down the border in Chepstow, Mandy says she's willing to close if it means saving Christmas trade.

  • It's not gonna go away, but we need to control it.

  • I'm hoping that the two week, three week is going to see a lot.

  • The numbers go down, everyone's going to settle down.

  • We just have to learn to live with it.

  • There's no doubt the tide has turned.

  • We're heading towards harder times, which may test everyone's limits.

  • Howard Griffith, BBC News called It Got our deputy political editor Vicky Young joins me now from Westminster and there's a lot of pressure on Greater Manchester to accept these new Tier three rules.

  • But you can see that the tension now between government and local leaders.

  • Yeah, that's right.

  • It's not just different proposals and different countries in the United Kingdom.

  • Within England.

  • Now you have this regional approach.

  • It's not like the lock down off the spring where it was brutal, but it was a simple message.

  • Stay at home.

  • Now, of course, it's evolving.

  • It's tailored to each particular area.

  • And of course that means a more complicated picture.

  • It also means it's become more fractious if you involve more people in the decision making.

  • First of all, it takes longer.

  • Now that is causing, I think, some consternation there.

  • A lot of businesses in many parts of England who are sitting and wondering whether they can even really be open next week or the week after.

  • I think, too there are risks on both sides here.

  • The government's being accused of not stumping up enough cash to help people who might lose their livelihood on There are some local leaders being accused by the government of really delaying decisions that they think are essential.

  • I think there's a possible.

  • Another problem here.

  • You've got local councilors.

  • You've got Tory MPs.

  • You've got labor mayors.

  • Lots of them questioning whether thes measures air really necessary.

  • And the danger is undermines that health message.

  • And in the end, people might just question those rules themselves are not adhere to them is closely Vicky Young.

  • Thank you.

The prime minister has told the mayor of Greater Manchester that he is prepared to intervene on imposed the highest level of coronavirus restrictions on the region if they can't reach an agreement.

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