Why the figures don’t support Manchester being in Tier 3

One of the main problems hampering the Government’s ability to make sensible decisions about regional lockdowns is access to timely data. Fewer than one third of tests are coming back in 48 hours, and on Sunday that figure had fallen to 16 per cent. Recent...

Matt Hancock pictured breaking face mask rules in ministerial car

He said the Prime Minister “and ministers will be wearing face coverings in line with the guidance”, adding: “On the general point, we set out at the time that we were making face coverings available in all ministerial cars so that ministers would be...