Coronavirus


High Street frenzy as panicking Christmas shoppers dash to buy last-minute presents before Tier 4 begins

CROWDS flocked to the high street last night to do some frantic last-minute Christmas shopping before Tier 4 restrictions kicked in at midnight. Desperate shoppers hit the stores for gifts after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced severe measures would be introduced across London and large parts of the south-east, starting on Sunday. The tough measures […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne…


Millions hit the high street to splurge £1.2billion on last minute Christmas bargains in biggest shopping day of year

MILLIONS of Brits will hit the high street to splurge £1.2billion on last-minute Christmas bargains on the biggest shopping day of the year. Customers headed for the shops early this morning to stock up on gifts, food and decorations ahead of the big day. It’s thought up to 8.5 million of us will visit stores […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne…


Brits hit the town in Newcastle, Nottingham and Portsmouth for one of the last nights out before Second Lockdown

BRITS have hit the town in Newcastle, Nottingham and Portsmouth for one of the last nights out before the country goes under lockdown for a second time. Revellers enjoyed the night out before the whole country goes under a second lockdown as a result of a dramatic surge in coronavirus infections. In Newcastle, hundreds of […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne…


Northumbria University hit by coronavirus as 770 students test positive days after teens pictured breaking ‘rule of six’

HUNDREDS of students have tested positive for coronavirus at Northumbria University – days after youngsters were pictured breaking the rule of six. Around 770 people are infected with the virus at the uni in Newcastle-upon-Tyne – although just ten per cent are showing Covid symptoms. It’s the single-largest outbreak in the UK and comes after […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne…


North-east households banned from mixing in ANY setting including pubs and homes & face fines

PEOPLE living in the North East will be fined for mixing between households in houses, pubs or any other setting, Matt Hancock confirmed today. Council leaders in the North East wanted tougher legal measures to prevent households mixing which is barred under regional Covid rules. As The Sun revealed today, it means mean popping round […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne…


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…