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Matt Hancock defends last-minute northern coronavirus lockdown | UK news

Matt Hancock has defended imposing new lockdown regulations on more than 4 million people in northern England with only two hours’ notice amid criticism from Conservative MPs and confusion about the rules.

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‘Imagine the state we’d be in if Corbyn had been in charge’: the view from the ‘red wall’ | UK news

Before the pandemic hit the UK, the Guardian’s North of England editor, Helen Pidd, and photographer Chris Thomond spent time in Leigh, a “red wall” constituency in Wigan, Greater Manchester, which had

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Climate emission killer: construction begins on world’s biggest liquid air battery | Environment

Construction is beginning on the world’s largest liquid air battery, which will store renewable electricity and reduce carbon emissions from fossil-fuel power plants. The project near Manchester, UK, will use spare green

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