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Much of Yorkshire will be placed into tier three coronavirus restrictions - the highest tier of the government's alert system - from next week, it's been confirmed.Copyright: Getty Images
People living in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and East Yorkshire will all be under tier three - "very high alert" - restrictions from Wednesday 2 December, the government says.
The restrictions mean people living in tier three areas can only meet other households in outdoor public spaces like parks, where the "rule of six" applies.
Pubs and restaurants in tier three areas will be closed except for those offering deliveries or takeaways.
However, from next Wednesday, gyms and close-contact beauty services like hairdressers will be able to open in all tiers.
People in all tiers who can work from home should continue to do so, the latest guidance adds.
Meanwhile, York and North Yorkshire will be in tier two - "high alert" - restrictions from next Wednesday, the government has confirmed.
Under tier two, no household mixing is allowed indoors and the "rule of six" applies outdoors.
Pubs in tier two areas can only open if they serve "substantial meals".
The new tiers will be reviewed in 14 days, the government says.Copyright: BBC
People in East Yorkshire need to continue to "do the right thing" despite frustration the county will go into the highest tier of coronavirus restrictions next week, the leader of the council has said.Copyright: Reuters/Molly Darlington
From Wednesday 2 December, many businesses will remain closed with restrictions being placed on household mixing as East Yorkshire enters tier 3 - "very high alert".
The leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council has pleaded with local residents to follow the rules to help release some of the restrictions.
Councillor Richard Burton said: "This has been such a long battle against Covid-19 since March and we have seen a number of different phases of restrictions on our daily lives.
"But I’m confident the people of the East Riding will again respond with the right attitude and a determination to do the right thing.
"We know some residents, along with business owners, managers and workers, will be frustrated with this news and we know there will be understandable concern about the situation.
"We will continue to do all we can to protect and support our most vulnerable residents, to suppress the spread of this virus and to save lives."
Mr Burton added that there were reasons to be optimistic following the news of vaccine developments and better treatment of the virus.
Despite Hull being put into tier three coronavirus restrictions from next week, the city's infection rate is "improving", the council leader has said.Copyright: PA Media
Hull and East Yorkshire are to be put into tier three "very high alert" coronavirus restrictions when the current England-wide lockdown ends next week, the government has confirmed.
Just 10 days ago, Hull had the highest national Covid-19 infection rate, with a peak of 785 cases per 100,000 people just 10 days ago, according to the city council.
However, with that figure dropping to 530 today, the leader of the authority has said people need to keep doing their bit, even if they're "tired of restrictions and changing advice".
Council leader Stephen Brady said: "Tier three is not where anyone wants to be but, with our infection rates still very high, it is what we expected and it’s the right place for Hull to be at this time.
"This is a very difficult time and we would all like it to be over. What the last few weeks have shown is that, if we can continue to do all we can to minimise spreading the virus, we can continue to bring the rate down and, hopefully, move towards an easing of restrictions."
Mr Brady added that people should think about what's best for the city over Christmas and warned against mixing households, despite the government allowing some limited mixing.
Political Editor, BBC Look North
To nick someone else’s joke - we’ve been on the verge of tiers all day. Now we know...
Well, at least we thought we knew until the government’s postcode checking website crashed.
Those places in tier three - South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and the Humber region - will want information on how they can get out of it - and when.
Remember all the back and forwards we had when places were negotiating with the government on the last set of tiers? That’s changed too.
Locally, there will be no say on which tier places go into. The government is telling them.
There are tough times ahead for places in Tier 3.
In West Yorkshire, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees have had higher measures since the start of August.
They’ve tightened over time and now could possibly last until March...
With the news that West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and the Humber region will go into tier three "very high alert" coronavirus restrictions from next week, while York and North Yorkshire will go into tier two "high alert" restrictions, what does this mean for people living in those areas?
Here's an explanation:Copyright: BBC
Hull and East Yorkshire will be put into tier three "very high alert" coronavirus restrictions when the current England-wide lockdown ends next week, the government confirms.
More to follow...
NHS England recorded a further 12 Covid-related deaths at Lincolnshire's hospitals in figures released yesterday.Copyright: Google
According to the official data six deaths were registered at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and five at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole, which run hospitals in Scunthorpe and Grimsby.
One death of a patient with coronavirus was also registered by the Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust.
It takes the death toll in Lincolnshire to 489 since the start of the pandemic.
Today will see areas of fog and low cloud gradually dispersing to leave bright spells.
This evening will turn chilly with patchy fog re-forming. Winds will remain light:Copyright: BBC
Most of Yorkshire is expected to be placed in the two toughest tiers of coronavirus restrictions when the national lockdown ends next Wednesday.Copyright: PA Media
Health Secretary Matt Hancock will set out the plans in the Commons later, with a review promised by 16 December.
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said she understood only a "handful" of areas would be in the lowest tier.
Most areas would be in tier two with "significant numbers" in tier three - the highest level.
Differences between the tiers include limits on where households can meet up - for instance, in the new tier one, the rule of six applies indoors and out.
In tier two, the rule of six remains outdoors but there is no household mixing indoors.
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A property that was at the centre of "anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and prostitution" in Hull has been closed by a court.Copyright: Humberside Police
The address, which is on Coltman Street, was targeted by police after several incidents of illegal behaviour, Humberside Police said.
Tim McGowan, from the force, said the court order bans people from living at or visiting the property for three months and will bring an end to the "misery" it's caused nearby residents.
He said: “We know the impact that having a property like this in your area has on your sense of safety and wellbeing and it’s not something we’re prepared to tolerate.
“We have continued to take action against the occupants of this address, carrying warrants, seizing drugs and weapons, making arrests and disrupting their activities."
A Hull nightclub says it's worried it might run out of money and be forced to close because of coronavirus restrictions.Copyright: Google
Tony Gorbert, from Atik, says they usually see two spikes in business every year.
But due to restrictions on them opening because of the pandemic, it means they've been forced to close for more than eight months.
Mr Gorbet said: "We have two peaks in our year, September for freshers and the students and, of course, that's gone. And then the second peak is in December with all the Christmas parties coming out.
"Such a fun time of year and [it's] just lost this year. We've had to get through by using cash in the back, that of course is running out and therefore we really are heading for the abyss."
A 14-year-old girl missing from York since Monday afternoon has been found this morning, say police.
Police had previously said they were "extremely concerned" for the teenager's welfare.
A dull and damp start to the day with a band of rain pushing in which should clear by this afternoon, leaving dry and brighter conditions.
Tonight will be quite chilly under clear skies with a light westerly breeze:Copyright: BBC