10 Oct 2020

Local leaders warn of hardship due to government lockdown measures

Political leaders across Northern England say the areas facing more stringent lockdowns need urgent financial support – or residents will face even more hardship over the winter.

Boris Johnson is due to outline a new three tiered system of restrictions for England on Monday – which could shut down venues like pubs and restaurants in the worst hit areas.

We’ve been to Oxford – where infections have risen high enough to trigger an alert across the county.