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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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Local authorities ask care homes to take Covid patients [Video]

Local authorities ask care homes to take Covid patients

A contract from Greater Manchester's Trafford Council leaked today asks care homes to accept patients from hospitals who are Covid positive just hours after they've been discharged. A care home insider..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:29Published
Coffey: Low paid workers paid extra during local lockdowns [Video]

Coffey: Low paid workers paid extra during local lockdowns

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey says decisions regarding localised coronavirus lockdowns have to be "based on good evidence" in response to criticism from Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy..

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PM explains schools face masks U-turn [Video]

PM explains schools face masks U-turn

Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends the government’s U-turn on wearing face masks in schools in England, during a visit to Castle Rock High School in Coalville, Leicestershire. Pupils will no longer..

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Williamson on government U-turn over face masks in schools [Video]

Williamson on government U-turn over face masks in schools

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson explains the government’s late change to the advice on the wearing of face masks in schools in England. Pupils will no longer be advised against using face..

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Andy Burnham: Local lockdown must be ‘last resort’ [Video]

Andy Burnham: Local lockdown must be ‘last resort’

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says that a local lockdown should be a “last resort” following an agreement between the government and Oldham Council not to go into a full local lockdown...

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No socialising under tighter measures in parts of northern England [Video]

No socialising under tighter measures in parts of northern England

People in Oldham, Greater Manchester, as well as Pendle and Blackburn inLancashire will be told not to socialise with anyone outside their householdfrom midnight on Saturday. Restrictions on households..

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Matt Hancock refuses to rule out Oldham lockdown [Video]

Matt Hancock refuses to rule out Oldham lockdown

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has refused to rule out a full lockdown in Oldham, Greater Manchester, as coronavirus cases rise sharply in the area. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at..

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Preston lockdown: Locals say rules need to be clearer [Video]

Preston lockdown: Locals say rules need to be clearer

Households in Preston are banned from mixing indoors or in gardens amid aspike in coronavirus cases. Some residents in the city say the rules areeither confusing or need to be enforced more strongly...

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Burnham: Government 'inhumane' not to extend Covid-19 shielding in Greater Manchester [Video]

Burnham: Government 'inhumane' not to extend Covid-19 shielding in Greater Manchester

The mayor of Greater Manchester said it was "inhumane" for the Government notto extend Covid-19 shielding for clinically vulnerable people in the regionwhen the policy was paused in England on August..

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Preston on verge of lockdown [Video]

Preston on verge of lockdown

Preston is on the verge of lockdown after a rise in Covid-19 cases wererecorded in the city. Lancashire's director for public health expects rulessimilar to Greater Manchester's to come into effect...

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Mayor criticises Government test and trace system [Video]

Mayor criticises Government test and trace system

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has criticised the government's national Test and Trace programme, saying it is not up to the job. Andy Burnham also called for a much stronger safety net to be put in..

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Andy Burnham calls for 'better handling' of future restrictions imposed to tackle coronavirus [Video]

Andy Burnham calls for 'better handling' of future restrictions imposed to tackle coronavirus

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham calls on the Government to provide more detailedinformation to the public as future restrictions to tackle coronavirus areannounced.

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Where has the Government imposed stricter Covid restrictions? [Video]

Where has the Government imposed stricter Covid restrictions?

The Government has announced new restrictions to stop the spread ofcoronavirus across Greater Manchester and parts of east Lancashire and WestYorkshire. But what restrictions have been imposed and what..

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Burnham calls for clarity as Hancock defends northern England lockdown [Video]

Burnham calls for clarity as Hancock defends northern England lockdown

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has called for detail when theGovernment makes announcements concerning localised lockdowns, after it wasconfirmed certain restrictions have been reimposed in..

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Household mixing banned in parts of northern England in virus crackdown [Video]

Household mixing banned in parts of northern England in virus crackdown

Stricter lockdown rules in place as of midnight In parts of Manchester,Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Health Secretary has announced that people arebanned from meeting each other indoors in parts of..

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Hancock announces new lockdown measures in the North [Video]

Hancock announces new lockdown measures in the North

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that from midnight tonight, people in Greater Manchester, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire who live in different households will be banned from..

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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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Coronavirus: Bikers fined for 200-mile fish and chips trip

The two bikers travelled from Rochdale in Greater Manchester to Whitby in North Yorkshire.
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Coronavirus: Government £30m bailout for light rail

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says he is "disappointed" because the money is not enough.
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Coronavirus: Frozen airline food mountain to feed those in need

Disadvantaged people across Greater Manchester will receive meals intended for air passengers.
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Anthony Crolla: Ex-boxer 'heartbroken' after Manchester gym burns down

British former world champion Anthony Crolla says he is "devastated" after his gym was destroyed in a fire at a mill in Greater Manchester.
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Coronavirus: Call to fund housing for all homeless in outbreak

Rough sleepers, who are seen to be more at risk, need "urgent" help, the Greater Manchester mayor says.
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HS2: Boris Johnson set to give green light for multi-billion pound rail project

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham calls for PM to bring forward railway to link northern cities
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Car spotted with greenhouse on its roof in Heywood

The passenger in a car behind the driver in Greater Manchester filmed the precarious load.
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Put cities in charge of rail services, say transport experts

New report – backed by Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham – calls for radical overhaul of franchise system
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Wigan stabbing: Two women in their 20s injured in Greater Manchester attack

Police not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident
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Wedding ring found in ballot box in Greater Manchester

'We really want to reunite the owner,' says council
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Brexit: Labour's Andy Burnham indicates he will campaign for Leave in second referendum

Mayor of Greater Manchester is first senior Labour figure to break with pro-Remain colleagues
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101 dachshunds seized in puppy breeding probe

The sausage dogs are seized from nine homes in Greater Manchester amid a probe into unlicensed sales.
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Nicky Butt: Ex-Manchester United player denies wife attack

Nicky Butt is accused of assaulting Shelley Butt in Hale, Greater Manchester, in April.
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Boy, 14, dies after crash in police pursuit in Greater Manchester

Two other boys aged 14 and 15 were injured in the incident.
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Hundreds of Greater Manchester children's details lost in data breach

A hospital trust apologises after a document with 425 children's personal details is "misplaced".
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Conservative conference: Anti-Tory banner with hanging effigies condemned by Greater Manchester mayor

Protesters hung a sign reading '130,000 killed under Tory rule, time to level the playing field' on a bridge
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Zakari Bennett-Eko: Baby murder accused father appears in court

Zakari Bennett-Eko died in hospital after being found in a river in Greater Manchester.
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River Irwell boy rescue: Man held in attempted murder arrest

The child, rescued from the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, is in a critical condition.
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No-deal Brexit: Manchester and Salford have their say on exit

Manchester and Salford residents disagreed on Brexit - so what would they make of a no-deal exit?
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Paul McGrath: Former Manchester United star asks for help to find missing son

The ex-footballer appealed to Twitter users for sightings of his son: 'Has anyone seen my son Paul around Hale, Manchester, London or any airports in the past few days?'
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Tornado causes damage in Greater Manchester and Cheshire

The wind and rain caused havoc near Manchester Airport and the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.
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