Coronavirus

North East local lockdown: New rules and areas affected explained

BOOZERS in the North East will have to chuck out drinkers by 10pm after a new coronavirus curfew was announced. Restaurants are also affected in the local lockdown, after health secretary Matt Hancock said hospitality will be restricted for food and drink to table service only. What are the lockdown rules? New rules apply to […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne…



Newcastle, Leeds and Merseyside among 9 Covid hotspots at risk of local lockdown after being added to watch list

MILLIONS of people could go into local lockdowns after Newcastle, Leeds and Merseyside were among the coronavirus hotspots added to the Government’s watch list. The areas are among nine now being kept under closer review after a surge in cases. It raises fears that tougher shutdown measures will be enforced after a ban on households […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne…


World’s ‘first socially-distanced concert’ could be future of festivals – so you can leave the wellies at home

THOUSANDS of people watched the world’s first socially-distanced gig in Newcastle last night – and it could be the welly-free future for festivals. North Shields performer Sam Fender performed a home-town gig at Newcastle’s Gosforth Park in front of 2,500 fans who sat in sectioned-off areas. Revellers in groups of up to five were spread […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne…