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    That concludes our coverage of the prime minister's announcement that Greater Manchester will go under tier three restrictions from 00:01 on Friday, after the government and local leaders failed to agree a package of financial support.

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  2. Tier 3 restrictions in Greater Manchester: What you think

    People in Greater Manchester have been reacting to the news that the area will be put under tier three restrictions from Friday on Facebook:

    Quote Message: Given the figures that were discussed at today's briefing, I'd say that the government's decision to raise us to tier three are very much within the interests of the people of our region. from Jean Phillips
    Jean Phillips
    Quote Message: Would appreciate Andy Burnham's views if he said one way or the other he either agreed with the plans or not, but to try to blackmail and say I'll agree if you give me x amount of money and won't agree if you don't, just shows he's playing politics and not looking at the actual situation, in my view. from Karen Naylor
    Karen Naylor
    Quote Message: So, according to [Jonathan] Van-Tam, the biggest rise in Covid cases, is 75-85-year-olds, then 65-75-year-olds. So where is the sense of closing pubs, bars, play centres and casinos? from Simon Norton
    Simon Norton
  3. PM says extra funding available to Greater Manchester

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    As the city prepares to enter tier three, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was vague on exactly how much financial support it will get.

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    Video caption: Covid-19: PM says 'huge sums' are being invested to help local authorities
  4. 'It's going to be a tough winter - I'm frustrated and upset'

    The managing director of a bar in Burnage said it was going to be a "tough winter" as the hospitality industry adjusted to the new three-tier system.

    Elena Rowe, pictured right with her colleague Sean Gregson

    "It's really sad. We have done everything we can to keep safe," said Elena Rowe, from Reasons to be Cheerful which will be among the pubs to close under tier three.

    She added:

    Quote Message: We have regulars and a lot of them drink on their own, and the space we provide is their bubble and it's sad that this is going to end for people.
    Quote Message: It's going to be a tough winter. I'm frustrated and upset.
  5. What are the Tier 3 rules in Greater Manchester?

    The highest tier of coronavirus restrictions will be imposed on Greater Manchester from 00:01 on Friday, after talks over financial support broke down.

    Woman walking past boarded up shop

    It means the area will be moved from tier two - ''high risk'', to tier three - ''very high risk", joining the Liverpool City Region and Lancashire.

    Other parts of the UK have also introduced additional coronavirus restrictions.

    But how does the three-tier system work and what will change for people in Greater Manchester?

  6. Figures show increase in infection rate across Greater Manchester

    The latest government figures have shown an increase in Covid-19 infections in the majority of Greater Manchester's boroughs.

    Infection rates in Greater Manchester
  7. 'I am decimated - we have nothing'

    The owner of a bar in the heart of Manchester's Gay Village said tier three restrictions will force him to close.

    John Hamilton

    John Hamilton, who runs Bar Pop and employees 60 members of staff, said he was "upset" and the city centre "will be like a deserted island".

    He said tier two restrictions were "bad enough" as his weekly takings had plummeted from £35,000 to £11,500 and he was struggling to pay the bills.

    Quote Message: We need help. We are independent businesses but slowly and surely we are fading away.
    Quote Message: I am decimated - we have nothing.
  8. Wigan MP calls government's way of announcing restrictions 'just disgraceful'

    Labour's Lisa Nandy, who represents Wigan, says the way Greater Manchester's leaders found out about the restrictions was "just disgraceful".

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  9. 'We have been simply forgotten and it's heartbreaking'

    The managing director of Wythenshawe-based Whitehouse Event Crockery said the situation was "heartbreaking".

    Marc Gough

    The business, which supplies goods including plates and glassware for weddings and events, will not be forced to close down in tier three.

    However, the move to the toughest tier of measures will have a direct effect on the number of bookings.

    Marc Gough said he had a viable business but has "been forgotten by government".

    Quote Message: Weddings cannot take place in a tier three environment, so effectively they are stopping us from working with no financial support.
    Quote Message: This is a viable business - a very successful, viable business - and we have just had no support from the government.
    Quote Message: We have been simply forgotten and it's heartbreaking.
  10. What is being offered to Greater Manchester?

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson explains what support is being offered to the Greater Manchester region.

    He says the £22m is additional to other support.

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  11. Consumer confidence already 'knocked' by confusing restrictions

    The owner of Menagerie Restaurant and Bar, on the outskirts of Manchester city centre, said consumer confidence has been knocked by the confusion over coronavirus restrictions.

    Karina Jadhav said she was allowed to stay open, but will have to close anyway as people stay away.

    Karina Jadhav
    Quote Message: We have been operating under restrictions, which are close to tier three, for three months now.
    Quote Message: While we are allowed to stay open, the restrictions, the confusion and the communication coming from the government has really reduced consumer confidence.
    Quote Message: This has resulted - for us - in a lot of cancellations, people not booking, people wanting refunds.
    Quote Message: So while we are allowed to stay open, we are being restricted to the point where it is difficult to keep the business open in the current circumstances.
  12. Rate of Covid-19 infections across Greater Manchester

    According to the latest government figures, the rates of Covid-19 infection per 100,000 people in each Greater Manchester area on 17 October were as follows:

    • Rochdale 480.2
    • Salford 452
    • Wigan 451.2
    • Oldham 439
    • Bolton 429.8
    • Manchester 420.4
    • Bury 409.4
    • Tameside 363.8
    • Trafford 318.5
    • Stockport 293.8

    Those rates mostly reflected a rise in the rate compared to the figures from seven days before - although Manchester and Trafford have all seen a drop in the rate in the last week.

    The average rate for England on the same day was 168.8.

  13. PM: Greater Manchester to receive £22m of support

    Boris Johnson says the government is offering a "comprehensive package of support" to Greater Manchester.

    Boris Johnson

    He says the Job Support Scheme means those affected by business closure will still be paid and with Universal Credit, they will receive 80% of their full income.

    And he says that Greater Manchester will receive £22m "on top of the £1bn we're providing in funding for local authorities across the whole country".

  14. New measures will see Greater Manchester pubs and bars closed

    Boris Johnson says the new measures in Greater Manchester will mean pubs and bars will close, unless they are serving substantial meals, and he strongly advises people against travel into and out of the area.

    These new measures will come into force on Friday just after midnight, the prime minister says.

  15. BreakingGreater Manchester to move to Tier 3 restictions

    Greater Manchester will move to tier three regulations from 00:01 on Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.

  16. MP 'absolutely bewildered by the breakdown of talks'

    Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds, who represents Stalybridge, says the breakdown of talks between Greater Manchester's leaders and the government has left him "absolutely bewildered".

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  17. 'Winter of hardship' for Manchester without aid

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    The failure to agree a £65m package of support will mean a "winter of hardship" for Greater Manchester if tier three measures are imposed, the region's mayor has said.

    Andy Burnham

    Andy Burnham said tighter measures "would be certain to increase levels of poverty, homelessness and hardship".

    He added ministers "walked away" from negotiations over aid earlier today.

    Tier three rules mean most pubs and bars will close, and there will be extra restrictions on household mixing.

    It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a press conference, which will be followed by a statement in the House of Commons from Health Secretary Matt Hancock at 19:00.

  18. Greater Manchester deal falls over a £5m gap

    Laura Kuenssberg

    Political editor

    After Monday's will-they-won't-they and political tit-for-tat, the back-and-forth between the Westminster government and the leaders of Greater Manchester is at an end.

    But it's a messy one, and a politically risky one for them both.

    And, given what could be at stake, a situation that already looks like a political failure.

    Andy Burnham

    Tuesday started with more conversations between the two sides - actually, this time, starting to talk in detail about the money.

    Greater Manchester was offered £60m from central government to help support businesses under the new tier three limits, the BBC understands

    But in a conversation with the prime minister, Mayor Andy Burnham suggested it was not possible to accept less than £65m.

    Greater Manchester leaders originally submitted a request for £90m, which had been costed by a former Treasury official. On Tuesday morning, they discussed £75m with government officials, which would have covered the period until the end of the financial year.

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  19. Government will 'try and pick off individual councils', Manchester leader claims

    Sir Richard Leese said local MPs were being told the new regulations for Greater Manchester would come into force at 00:01 on Friday as he and other Greater Manchester leaders spoke at a press conference in Manchester.

    The leader of Manchester City Council said the support package had been cut to just £20m, adding: "They are going to try and pick off individual councils."