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Leeds news LIVE: West Yorkshire to go into Tier 3 lockdown from Monday | New Covid rules in full
Last updated: Friday, 30 October, 2020, 12:50
- Leeds will move to Tier 3 Covid alert level on Monday
- Government releases new measures for West Yorkshire in full
- Council leaders explain reason for Tier 3 lockdown as Covid rates rise across city
Lunchtime news roundup
Here is the latest Leeds news this lunchtime:
A 50-year-old man has been arrested in Holbeck on suspicion of assault.
A driver injured his friend in a car smash then asked him to lie to police about the incident.
The owners of a sweet shop in Leeds have been left devastated after cruel thieves wrecked their business - just three months after opening.
West Yorkshire is moving into the most severe Tier 3 Covid alert level from Monday.
Leeds has been put into the Tier 3 Very High alert level along with the whole of West Yorkshire from Monday.
Two women have died after a car crashed into a tree near a village in Leeds.
Leeds brewers Northern Monk has teamed up with another brewery to collaborate on a new beer - following drops in trade during the national lockdown.
Nearly 300 homes in Leeds have been hit by a power cut this morning.
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe in hospital after suspected heart attack, say reports
The Yorkshire Ripper is in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack, according to newspaper reports.
These are the fines for breaking Very High Covid restrictions in full
Leeds will be placed into the Very High Covid alert level from Monday, it was announced yesterday.
Where are the boundaries of Leeds and which areas will go into Tier 3?
The council has cleared up the rules for those living on the North Yorkshire/Leeds border:
People living in Leeds will be required to follow new lockdown rules from Monday, as West Yorkshire is placed into the highest Covid alert level.
What are the latest rules on trick or treating in Leeds?
West Yorkshire Police is urging the public to stay safe this Halloween amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic - as Leeds prepares to move into Tier 3.
The Leeds areas with the highest rates of new Covid cases as city moves to Tier 3
Leeds is moving into the most severe Tier 3 Covid alert level, with new measures in place from Monday.
The YEP front page on Friday October 30
Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s live news blog on Friday October 30.
Leeds Council announced Tier 3 restrictions for the city at a briefing yesterday. The new measures will come into effect on Monday at 00.01.
Here is everything you need to know this morning as Leeds prepares for the highest Covid alert level:
Leeds has been put into Tier 3 Very High Alert local lockdown along with the whole of West Yorkshire
Leeds is heading into Tier 3 on Monday.
Leeds and West Yorkshire will be placed into the most severe “Tier 3” Covid-19 lockdown restrictions after this weekend.
This is how much money Leeds and West Yorkshire will get for being placed into Tier 3 lockdown
Leeds is being put into the ‘Very High’ alert level of Tier 3 lockdown.
A Leeds bar owner says that Leeds entering Tier 3 lockdown - which will close pubs and bars - is actually a good thing for the pub trade in the city.
It was announced yesterday that Leeds is to head into a Tier 3 lockdown.
Judith Blake statement:
Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “The health and livelihoods of our communities are at very serious risk, so it was imperative we got the best deal possible to protect our people and city.
"We have succeeded in negotiating a substantial package of financial support and commitments for businesses and our communities, with much of the business support in addition to existing government support schemes, which is a significant development.
“The introduction of any restrictions on life in Leeds is never something any of us want to see, but keeping our residents and communities safe and protecting the health, care and other front line workers to whom we owe so much has to be our absolute priority.
“This past week we have seen just how much the people of Leeds will unite to support their own and we must draw on that same inspirational compassion and indomitable spirit now as together, we enter the next phase of our fight against this dreadful virus.
“We will continue to work with our partners, communities and local businesses to ensure they are given the absolute maximum support available and we would ask everyone in Leeds to carry on standing together as a city and doing their part to look after each other.”
Covid rates on the increase across Leeds
“Every ward in the city now has a rate of over 200, with more than half the wards over 400, which shows that widespread and dynamic transmission. ”