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No mixing of households indoors and outdoors, including in private gardens Pubs and bars to close Restaurants, and pubs that can operate as restaurants, allowed to stay open No wedding receptions Local politicians will decide if gyms, betting shops, casinos, hairdressers and beauty salons should close Non-essential shops, schools and universities to remain open Avoid non-essential travel Travel outside area advised against Avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if resident in a tier three area People resident elsewhere should avoid staying overnight in a tier three area Lancashire, including Blackpool, and Blackburn with Darwen - adult gaming industry, casinos, bingo halls, bookmakers and betting shops, and soft play areas must close while car boot sales are not permitted Liverpool City Region - gyms, leisure centres, betting shops, casinos and adult gaming centres must close as well … [Read more...] about Are hairdressers and non-essential shops open in Tier 3 lockdown areas?
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A world renowned playwright, McNally's career spanned six decades and earned him four competitive Tony awards, as well as a lifetime achievement award last year. His works include the plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as the books for musicals Ragtime and Kiss Of The Spider Woman. He died due to complications from coronavirus on March 24 in a hospital in Sarasota, Florida, at the age of 81, his publicist said. … [Read more...] about Keeping them laughing until the end: Bobby Ball was still filming until weeks before his death aged 76 after positive Covid test, as co-star Lee Mack pays tribute to his ‘hero’ and devastated Tommy Cannon says: ‘Rock on, my good friend’
In the UK, officials tightened restrictions on three more areas of England, putting them in the "high" category of the UK's new three-tier system. The move means people in the affected areas will not be allowed to meet up with others outside their households. Several cities in northern England are in the top "very high" category, which requires the closure of bars, pubs, casinos and other areas for at least four weeks. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus digest: France faces ‘grave’ situation as it records another daily high