Daily Local and National updates on coronavirus (COVID-19)
A pub in Audenshaw has been closed for breaching coronavirus restrictions after ignoring previous warnings, Tameside Council has said.
Local MPs have been told that intensive care unit (ICU) beds in Greater Manchester are just 16 days away from being at 90 per cent capacity if the current rate of hospital admission continues.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he will "need to intervene" to "save the lives of residents" if agreement cannot be reached with Greater Manchester's leaders over placing the region into the toughest coronavirus restrictions.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne is backing Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham's stand against the government placing the region into the Tier 3 'very high' Covid alert level.
Failures in the Government's Covid test programme meant Derbyshire lost the chance to avoid tougher lockdowns, its public health chief has said.