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Greater Manchester: County of England
Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million; the third largest in England after Greater London and the West Midlands. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Greater Manchester was created on 1 April 1974, as a result of the Local Government Act 1972, and designated a functional city region on 1 April 2011.

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Lockdown forcing people into temporary housing: Andy Burnham [Video]

Lockdown forcing people into temporary housing: Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham has said that he believes the Covid-19 pandemic has a massiveimpact on the number of people being forced into temporary accommodation. TheMayor of Greater Manchester was speaking at a..

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Andy Burnham: Tesco has not taken a responsible attitude to face coverings [Video]

Andy Burnham: Tesco has not taken a responsible attitude to face coverings

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has accused Tesco of failing to be'Covid-safe' over the use of masks, accusing the supermarket giant of nottaking a 'responsible attitude'. He told the Lords..

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Gary Neville: Government keeps changing tactics on coronavirus [Video]

Gary Neville: Government keeps changing tactics on coronavirus

Former footballer Gary Neville likens the coronavirus restrictions to afootball manager changing tactics with every match. He criticises theGovernment's handling of the pandemic, saying the people of..

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Nottingham prepares for highest band of Covid-19 restrictions [Video]

Nottingham prepares for highest band of Covid-19 restrictions

Residents in Nottingham and surrounding boroughs have been urged to keepshowing “resilience” ahead of new Tier 3 controls coming into force. TougherCovid-19 rules for Nottingham city and the..

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Thousands more braced for toughest coronavirus controls in England [Video]

Thousands more braced for toughest coronavirus controls in England

Hundreds of thousands more people are preparing for the imposition of toughestcoronavirus restrictions.as talks continue between the Government and localleaders. Parts of Nottinghamshire look set to be..

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Barclay highlights continuity of support [Video]

Barclay highlights continuity of support

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay has addressed the continuity of financial support for Greater Manchester. He states Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham was seeking an agreement on..

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Burnham: The north gets ‘pushed around’ by Westminster [Video]

Burnham: The north gets ‘pushed around’ by Westminster

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has told ITV News that the government went “a step too far” by trying to impose the highest coronavirus restrictions with funding on Westminster's..

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Boris Johnson announces £60m offer to Manchester boroughs [Video]

Boris Johnson announces £60m offer to Manchester boroughs

Boris Johnson has said that the £60 million offered to Greater Manchester to support businesses affected by new coronavirus restrictions will be distributed to the region's boroughs. The prime..

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Minister: Burnham wanted a ‘better deal’ than other regions [Video]

Minister: Burnham wanted a ‘better deal’ than other regions

Robert Jenrick has said talks with Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham broke down because he had insisted on preferential treatment for the region. The local government secretary claimed that Mr..

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Matt Hancock defends funding offer for Greater Manchester [Video]

Matt Hancock defends funding offer for Greater Manchester

Health Secretary Matt Hancock had defended the funding offered for Greater Manchester to enter the Tier 3 level of Covid-19 restrictions, and says it remains on the table for local leaders. Report by..

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Boris Johnson says he emphasises with Andy Burham as Greater Manchester moves into Tier 3 [Video]

Boris Johnson says he emphasises with Andy Burham as Greater Manchester moves into Tier 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he emphasises with Greater Manchester mayorAndy Burnham as the region is moved into Tier 3 of coronavirus restrictions.The Prime Minister only confirmed a £22 million..

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PM defends funding for Tier 3 regions [Video]

PM defends funding for Tier 3 regions

Boris Johnson has defended the funding given to regions in Tier 3 Covid alert level, following a breakdown in negotiations with local leaders in Greater Manchester. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Andy Burnham on 'brutal, disgraceful' Tier 3 verdict for Greater Manchester [Video]

Andy Burnham on 'brutal, disgraceful' Tier 3 verdict for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham reacts to the Government imposing Tier 3Covid-19 restrictions on the area. He said it was "brutal" that only£23million would be given to the region and that it is..

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Covid-19 lockdown map: Greater Manchester to move into Tier 3 [Video]

Covid-19 lockdown map: Greater Manchester to move into Tier 3

A look at the breakdown of which areas are in what tier of coronavirusrestrictions, and what that means. The Greater Manchester region will moveinto Tier 3 - the toughest restrictions - from October..

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Prime Minister announces Greater Manchester will move into Tier 3 of coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Prime Minister announces Greater Manchester will move into Tier 3 of coronavirus restrictions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the Greater Manchester regionwill move into the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions from midnight onThursday.

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Boris Johnson moves Greater Manchester into Tier 3 [Video]

Boris Johnson moves Greater Manchester into Tier 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Greater Manchester will be placed into Tier 3 Covid alert level, despite opposition from local leaders over financial support. Report by Etemadil. Like..

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Manchester Mayor says Government walked away from talks [Video]

Manchester Mayor says Government walked away from talks

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says the Government "walked away" from negotiations after failing to provide enough financial support for what the region needs to avoid a "punishing..

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Bolton residents express fears over tier 3 lockdown [Video]

Bolton residents express fears over tier 3 lockdown

Residents in Bolton have expressed fears their region could be forced into tier 3 lockdown as the Government and local leaders in Greater Manchester fail to agree on how to tackle the rising number of..

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Chancellor defends Covid support for Manchester [Video]

Chancellor defends Covid support for Manchester

Chancellor Rishi Sunak defends the support given to Greater Manchester amid resistance from the region to accept Tier 3 restrictions to deal with rising Covid-19 cases. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Minister hopeful of agreement with Manchester on Tier 3 [Video]

Minister hopeful of agreement with Manchester on Tier 3

Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi says he is hopeful the government will secure a deal with local leaders in Greater Manchester on implementing Tier 3 restrictions, warning that the region will run out..

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PM chairs Cabinet meeting [Video]

PM chairs Cabinet meeting

Boris Johnson chairs a cabinet meeting as Greater Manchester faces going into a Tier 3 lockdown. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Andy Burnham on Government ultimatum: I am determined to try and respond positively [Video]

Andy Burnham on Government ultimatum: I am determined to try and respond positively

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has said he's "determined to try and respondpositively and constructively" to the noon deadline for leaders to agree to adeal to move the area into the Very High tier.

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Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ultimatum [Video]

Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ultimatum

The Government has given local leaders in Greater Manchester until midday onTuesday to agree stringent new coronavirus controls. Communities SecretaryRobert Jenrick said the deteriorating public health..

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Medical lead says Manchester ICU capacity ‘not overwhelmed’ [Video]

Medical lead says Manchester ICU capacity ‘not overwhelmed’

Greater Manchester's intensive care capacity is not at risk of being overwhelmed, according to Professor Jane Eddleston, the region's medical lead for the coronavirus response. Prof Eddleston, the..

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Andy Burnham calls for more support for Greater Manchester to move to Tier 3 [Video]

Andy Burnham calls for more support for Greater Manchester to move to Tier 3

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says he is still in discussions with theGovernment over the implementation of stricter coronavirus restrictions butsays the region needs more support if they are..

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Greater Manchester hospitals are treating "more Covid patients than at the peak of the first wave".
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Greater Manchester businesses 'treated with disrespect', say owners

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North West Ambulance Service 999-call surge declared major incident

The North West Ambulance Service say it is "extremely busy", especially in Greater Manchester.
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Covid: Tougher restriction begin for millions in England and Wales

Greater Manchester moves to England's highest alert, while Wales begins a 17-day lockdown later.
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Covid-19: Greater Manchester Tier 3 move prompts more police patrols

Greater Manchester's chief constable urges public to work with police and comply with Tier 3 rules.
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Covid: Greater Manchester given £60m support package

Greater Manchester is set to move to the toughest tier of Covid-19 restrictions after talks failed.
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Covid: Hancock defends 'fair' tier 3 offer for Greater Manchester

The health secretary says the £60m offer "remains on the table", despite local leaders rejecting it.
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Highest restrictions imposed on Greater Manchester

Boris Johnson says he "regrets" a deal over financial support could not be reached with local leaders.
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Covid: Greater Manchester to move to Tier 3 restrictions from Friday

Boris Johnson says he "regrets" a deal over financial support could not be reached with local leaders.
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Covid: 'Heartbreak' at Greater Manchester tier 3 status

Business owners express frustration and upset as they warn of a tough winter under new Covid rules.
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Covid: Midday deadline for Greater Manchester coronavirus deal

If an agreement on new restrictions for the area cannot be reached, the PM will decide on the next steps.
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Covid: Latest Greater Manchester talks end with no agreement

A meeting between ministers and local leaders about Covid restrictions ended "abruptly", a source says.
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Covid-19: Talks to resume over Greater Manchester restrictions

Regional leaders say they want better financial support before they will agree to move into the top tier.
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Covid-19: Row over rules 'not just about Greater Manchester'

The region's mayor calls on Boris Johnson to negotiate with him over stricter Covid-19 curbs.
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Coronavirus: Greater Manchester Tier 3 move 'frustration'

Greater Manchester's businesses say they are "frustrated" by the uncertainty over a move to Tier 3.
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Covid: Andy Burnham holding the government 'over a barrel', says Raab

Greater Manchester's mayor should do "the right thing" and agree to tougher rules, the foreign secretary says.
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Greater Manchester 'fighting back' against Tier 3

Mayor Andy Burnham says leaders are 'fighting back for fairness' in talks with the government.
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Covid-19: Talks continue over new restrictions for parts of England

Greater Manchester and Lancashire are among the areas at risk of being placed under "very high alert".
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Coronavirus: 'Winter of discontent' faces North, warns Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham calls for control of furlough schemes and test and trace.
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Coronavirus: 'Disappointment' at new Bolton virus measures

All hospitality venues will close between 22:00 BST and 05:00 each day in the Greater Manchester town.
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Coronavirus: Bolton restrictions tightened amid rise in cases

Only allowing takeaways and curtailing nightlife are among the new rules for the Greater Manchester town.
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Coronavirus: Bowling, casinos and soft play can soon reopen in north

Some Covid-19 restrictions will ease next week in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
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Greater Manchester coronavirus rules 'illogical' - mayor

Areas with rising numbers of Covid-19 cases are being freed from lockdown, Andy Burnham says.
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A-Level results: Manchester mayor Andy Burnham slams 'biggest single act of levelling down this country has ever seen'

Mayor of Greater Manchester says he's considering legal action over the 'discriminatory' system
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Coronavirus: Andy Burnham says supermarkets should do more on masks

Greater Manchester's mayor says supermarkets should hire more security staff to enforce the rules.
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Teenage boy shot and found in road in Bury

He is in hospital with "life-threatening injuries" after a shooting in Bury, Greater Manchester.
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Lorry fire closes M62 in Greater Manchester

The vehicle went up in flames on the M62 near Rochdale, causing serious disruption.
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Coronavirus: Fix contact tracing or shut pubs, Mayor Andy Burnham says

Greater Manchester's mayor says the Covid test-and-trace system needs to be "fixed urgently".
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Coronavirus: Test and Trace puts people in 'difficult position'

People are worried about taking 14 days off work and losing pay, says Greater Manchester's mayor.
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Greater Manchester lockdown: Extra police to be flooded onto streets as force vows to get tough on people flouting new coronavirus laws

'We have been fair with people,' says deputy chief constable. 'Now this weekend we are going to be using a lot more enforcement. Enough is enough'
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Coronavirus: National tracing system 'hampering' efforts to fight Covid-19 in Greater Manchester, as figures show barely half of contacts reached

In one borough, just 47 per cent of people exposed to deadly bug have been tracked down
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Two elderly woman sexually assaulted in Manchester care home

A man entered the premises in Greater Manchester "by unknown mean", police say.
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Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester

People "should not be alarmed" by the announcement as it is "standard practice", authorities say.
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Coronavirus: What led to new lockdown restrictions across the north of England?

New rules ban separate households from gathering in homes, gardens and pubs across Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and east Lancashire
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Coronavirus: What are the new lockdown rules for Greater Manchester?

More than four million people in northern England face new restrictions, but what does a local lockdown mean?
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ECB does not expect Pakistan Test impact after new Greater Manchester lockdown

The ECB does not believe England's first Test with Pakistan at Old Trafford will be affected by extra coronavirus restrictions in Greater Manchester.
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Lockdown tightened for millions in England

Separate households will not be allowed to meet indoors in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire.
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Coronavirus: Lockdown tightened in parts of northern England

Separate households will not be allowed to meet indoors in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire.
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Coronavirus: New lockdown restrictions put in place in parts of north of England following spike in Covid transmission

No indoor meetings in pubs, restaurants and homes in Greater Manchester and parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire
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Wigan Athletic: Mayor Andy Burnham and MP Lisa Nandy call for takeover investigation

Local MP Lisa Nandy and Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham call for an investigation into Wigan Athletic's recent takeover.
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Coronavirus: Greater Manchester Police leave cancelled for pubs reopening

Greater Manchester's mayor insists policing of the reopening of pubs will not be "heavy-handed".
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Greater Manchester illegal raves: 'Almost impossible' to stop

The Greater Manchester Police chief said the behaviour of some of the 6,000 ravers was "appalling".
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Greater Manchester illegal raves: Man dies, woman raped and three stabbed

Two illegal "quarantine raves" attracted about 6,000 people and led to "tragic consequences".
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20-year-old man dies from suspected drug overdose after illegal 'quarantine rave' in Manchester

A 20-year-old man has died from a suspected drug overdose following a rave in Greater Manchester attended by around 4,000 people, police say.
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Shukri Yayhe-Abdi: Andy Burnham will 'look into' death

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has received about 6,000 emails concerning the 12-year-old's death.
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Coronavirus: Andy Burnham warns PM risks 'fracturing national unity'

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says he felt he was given no real notice of the measures announced last Sunday.
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Coronavirus: Mayors call for regional 'R' rates to be published

Greater Manchester and Merseyside are still seeing high numbers of new cases of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Greater Manchester councils invest millions to help airports

Local authorities across Greater Manchester agree a financial package for Manchester Airports Group.
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