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What Champions League qualification would mean for Man United, Chelsea and Leicester

The race for Champions League qualification from the Premier League has now come down to a final-day scramble, with three clubs — Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester City — locked in a battle for the two remaining places alongside Liverpool and Manchester City in next season’s competition. One point separates third-place United from fifth-place Leicester, […]


Leicester lockdown: Measures eased after coronavirus cases drop

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome lockdown measures in Leicester will be partially relaxed, the health secretary announces. A stricter lockdown in Leicester will be eased after a drop in coronavirus cases, Matt Hancock has said. The health secretary told the House of Commons some restrictions would be lifted from 24 July […]


Hancock partially lifts Leicester lockdown virus measures

Some lockdown measures in Leicester will be partially relaxed, the health secretary has announced. Matt Hancock said schools and nurseries could reopen from 24 July, although school holidays will have started. But he said that travel restrictions will remain, only six people can meet in a group and pubs will stay closed. And he said […]


Belgium tells Leicester arrivals to quarantine

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Belgium has singled Leicester out for stricter restrictions after the city was placed in a local lockdown Leicester has joined a handful of European cities to be placed on the Belgian government’s “red-zone” list. It means anyone arriving in the country who has recently visited Leicester will be told […]


Leicester lockdown: No plans for extra Covid cash, minister says

Image caption Leicester’s local lockdown is not due to be reviewed until 18 July The first city in the UK to be put in local lockdown will not receive special financial support from the government. Businesses in Leicester had expected extra help after they were ordered to close on 30 June following a spike in […]


Leicester lockdown: Hancock ‘worried’ about practices at clothing factories

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatt Hancock said infections in Leicester were “three times the rate of the next highest city” Matt Hancock has said he is concerned about poor social distancing in some clothing factories in Leicester, which is under local lockdown. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, the health […]


PMQs: Starmer and Johnson on Leicester coronavirus lockdown

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Leicester lockdown: City ‘must stick together’ after coronavirus surge

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHealth Secretary Matt Hancock says a number of under 18s have tested positive for coronavirus Leicester’s mayor has urged people to “stick together” and stay at home after lockdown restrictions were tightened. Non-essential shops have shut and schools are to be closed to most pupils in response […]

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UK: Lockdown reimposed in Leicester; shops selling non-essential items, schools to shut again

In the East Midlands area of England, Leicester has become the first British city to be pushed back into lockdown due to an increase in the coronavirus cases. Shops selling non-essential items that opened on June 15 will now be shut from Tuesday. Schools that reopened on June 1 for some classes will be closed […]