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Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella could go on despite lockdown extension, PM hints

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest production could be exempt from the delay in lockdown easing, Boris Johnson hinted in his Downing Street briefing announcing the four-week postponement of the relaxation of all rules. Last...

Restaurants and pubs ‘face collapse’ during extended England lockdown

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Business groups have warned that pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs face significant hardship or collapse after the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in England was postponed for four weeks without new financial sup...

The Guardian view on delaying lockdown easing: sadly unavoidable

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Since February, when Boris Johnson unveiled a four-step roadmap to ending all Covid restrictions in England, progress has been steady and at times relatively serene compared with the periods of abject confusion and ch...

England’s Covid lockdown lifting: is a four-week delay enough?

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The roadmap out of lockdown – England’s strategy to return to a life more normal – was heavy on dates from the start. The first three steps, in March, April and May, passed so smoothly that a crucial point was easily ...

PM announces four-week delay to Covid lockdown easing in England

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Boris Johnson has halted the final easing of lockdown restrictions in England and ordered a four-week delay to speed up the vaccination programme, but signalled afterwards he would not tolerate any further suspension....

UK Covid live: Speaker says sidelining of Commons over England lockdown delay ‘totally unacceptable’

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Latest updates: Lindsay Hoyle says he insisted health secretary Matt Hancock make a statement to MPs this evening

Tell us: how would a delay in lifting lockdown restrictions affect your wedding plans?

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The prime minister is expected to announce on Monday that the national lockdown timetable will be extended by two to four weeks. However, the government may relax the rules in some cases, such as lifting the limit on ...

‘We took up skydiving to escape’: Britain’s lockdown thrill-seekers

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Maddie Woodward and Olly Rodgers were supposed to be getting married this year. But when the wedding could not happen as they planned, because of government restrictions, they decided to do a skydive instead. Skydivin...

Delay ending lockdown: majority of public back Boris Johnson

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The majority of the public back delaying the end of legal restrictions on social contact in the wake of rising cases of a more transmissible Covid variant, according to a new poll. With Boris Johnson poised to announc...

Boris Johnson hints at delay to England lockdown lifting

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Boris Johnson has dropped a heavy hint that the final lifting of lockdown restrictions in England will be delayed by up to a month, as the government prepares to make a final decision over the weekend. The prime minis...

Morning mail: G7 talks to begin, Melbourne lockdown lifts, Brisbane Olympic bid

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Good morning – especially to Melbourne readers ready to venture out after the city’s two-week lockdown. Making headlines this morning: world leaders are arriving in Cornwall ahead of the G7 Summit which starts on Frid...

‘The city is buzzing again’: Marseille reduces curfew hours after winter lockdown

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In a city as boisterous as Marseille, a summer curfew can be considered something of an affront. Summer is when the Marseillais live outdoors. From May to September, a post-work apéro can easily stretch well into the ...

Don’t feed the ducks: royal parks warn of bullying bird behaviour after lockdown

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London’s royal parks are urging visitors to stop feeding bread to ducks because it is causing overcrowding and bullying among birds, the Guardian can reveal. A campaign launching today highlights how excessive feeding...

Lockdown refunds: why are Ryanair and BA being investigated?

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British Airways and Ryanair are being officially investigated over whether they treated customers unfairly during the pandemic by failing to offer them flight refunds. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said ...

Queensland and NSW on alert after traveller who left Melbourne lockdown tests positive for Covid

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Queensland has recorded a local case of Covid-19 after a Melbourne couple left their home city during lockdown and travelled to the Sunshine Coast via New South Wales. A 44-year-old woman from Melbourne tested positiv...

End of lockdown poses Boris Johnson one of his toughest decisions

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At some point towards the end of next week Boris Johnson will make one of the trickier decisions even of this pandemic period: whether to lift the final tranche of Covid rules. Some of those watching the closest will ...

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