How far can I travel under Lockdown 3?

We're urged to stay local when we exercise, but this isn't the law - Getty
We’re urged to stay local when we exercise, but this isn’t the law – Getty

Another week, another set of rules by which we must live our lives. As a Londoner, I’ve moved from Tier 1, to Tier 2, to a national lockdown, back to Tier 2, to Tier 3, to Tier 4, and now back to another, stricter, national lockdown – all in the space of three months. How

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Tennis in Scotland? Fishing in Wales? Anger mounts over inconsistencies for sports in lockdown

Anger is mounting over inconsistencies for grass-roots sport between various members of the United Kingdom during the third lockdown.

Under-12s, angling, golf and tennis groups have expressed dismay over activities being allowed in Scotland but not in England.

The obliteration of children’s sport this week does not apply north of the border for primary school ages following lobbying in the spring by Play Scotland. Children under the age of 12

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The Latest: Tex. Official Critical of Lockdown Is Virus Case | Business News

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas state official who has been critical of measures ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott in efforts to slow the coronavirus pandemic says he has tested positive for the virus.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller was among an estimated 200 people who rallied outside Abbott’s home in October to protest his pandemic orders, including a continued statewide mask mandate and lockdowns.

In a statement Wednesday, the 65-year-old

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MPs draw up plans to ensure golf can resume after second national lockdown

Plans to ensure golf was the first sport to return after the second national coronavirus lockdown were being drawn up by MPs on Saturday ahead of a parliamentary debate on the “ridiculous” closure of courses.

The Telegraph Sport revelation that gyms and leisure centres would be allowed to reopen after December 2 sparked calls for outdoor grassroots and children’s sport to be cleared to resume as well.

That included golf,

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Grass-roots sport threatens open revolt as fury grows at second national lockdown

Golf had become one of the first sports to resume in May after a near two-month hiatus, and Jeremy Tomlinson, the England Golf chief executive, published an open letter on Sunday in an attempt to force a u-turn from Boris Johnson.

“Having digested the Prime Minister’s statement to the nation on Saturday night and read the guidance which followed, there is an element of confusion around the Government’s stated intention

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Indian businesses gear up in hopes of festive cheer after months of lockdown

People lit up the earthen lamps on all the ghats of the river Ganga during Dev Deepawali festival in Varanasi, India.

Indranil Aditya | NurPhoto | Getty Images

Indian businesses are stocking up more ahead of this year’s big festival season than at any time in the last five years, expecting people whose earnings were relatively unaffected by the pandemic to spend the money they saved during months of lockdowns.

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Mum-of-six who downsized in lockdown turns bedrooms into boutique hotel ones

If you’re running out of ideas for a bedroom renovation and you’re fed up of the ubiquitous grey and pink look, take inspiration from this unusual but stunning bedroom.

Shirley Hill, 54, a mum of six from Kilmarnock, Scotland, who runs a sewing business, decided to downsize when five of her six children moved out of home.

After finding a smaller property on the edge of town, Shirley used her

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In Lockdown, We’re Reaching for Brandy, Not Beer

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Lockdown has us all reaching for the brandy. That’s a tonic for high-end liquor makers, but a worry for brewers of mainstream beers.

French spirits group Remy Cointreau SA said this week that its first-half profit wouldn’t plunge as much as it initially feared, thanks to consumers in the U.S., U.K. and Australia mixing more drinks at home. Similarly, Fevertree Drinks Plc, which makes popular mixers such

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Couple quit their jobs and sell all their stuff to travel Europe in a van, but lockdown halts plans

The young couple met by chance. (PA Real Life)
The young couple met by chance. (PA Real Life)

Hope Peacock and James Hunter met by chance after he accidentally sent her a Snapchat selfie.

It didn’t take long before the pair had agreed to quit their jobs, buy a van and travel Europe together.

Peacock, 22 and Hunter, 27, sold their possessions to buy the van, which they kitted out with a kitchen and place to sleep.

When they

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A British city goes back under lockdown, but its neighbors don’t

A woman walks past a boarded-up shop June 30 in downtown Leicester, England. <span class="copyright">(Rui Vieira / Associated Press)</span>
A woman walks past a boarded-up shop June 30 in downtown Leicester, England. (Rui Vieira / Associated Press)

Thoroughfares are crowded in London once again, but not in Leicester.

In Birmingham — Britain’s second-most-populous city — you can go to the office. Not so in Leicester, less than 50 miles away.

In pubs across Liverpool, revelers can raise a glass. In Leicester? Not so much — a table blocked the

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Visiting a reopened national park after lockdown? What to know before you go

The visitor newsletter at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park looks a little different than it did pre-COVID-19.  

In addition to warning about how certain facilities are closed for the summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, the handout features a picture of a cartoon buffalo wearing a blue surgical mask with a caption that says, “Have you masked up?”

As the National Park Service welcomes visitors to come enjoy nature again

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Barcelona on cusp of lockdown as virus returns

Las Ramblas, Barcelona, full with people this week - AP
Las Ramblas, Barcelona, full with people this week – AP

Barcelona has been dragged back towards lockdown as Catalonian authorities urged people to stay home and not gather in groups of more than 10. 

The region’s health chief Alba Verges stopped short of mandatory restrictions but instead warned Spain’s second largest city that residents should not “move around if it’s not absolutely necessary”.

“It is very important to respect these

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Ericsson Gets Lockdown Boost, Autos See Recovery: Earnings Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Some slivers of light emerged for the car industry as the first week of earnings season wrapped up for European companies, while the benefits of working from home showed up in results from telecom-equipment company Ericsson AB.

German car manufacturer Daimler AG said Friday it saw a gradual recovery in orders in the latter part of the second quarter and rival Volkswagen AG predicted the rebound in China’s

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Autos Rebound, Lockdown Boost for Network Gear: Earnings Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Some slivers of light emerged for the car industry as the first week of earnings season wrapped up for European companies, while the benefits of working from home showed up in results from telecom equipment company Ericsson AB.

German car manufacturer Daimler AG said Friday it saw a gradual recovery in orders in the latter part of the second quarter and rival Volkswagen AG predicted the rebound in

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How spas will look when they reopen after lockdown

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Getty Images/iStockphoto

After months of lockdown spent juggling working from home with parenting, health concerns and financial woes, many of us have been left feeling anxious, fatigued and highly strung.

If there was ever a time for self-care it is now. The ultimate spa experience is something many of us are desperate to indulge in, with our sunlight-starved skin and poor posture longing to be pacified by the hands of

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Five million begin lockdown in Australian city

Melbourne (AFP) – Five million people in Australia’s second-biggest city began a new lockdown Thursday, returning to tough restrictions just weeks after they ended as Melbourne grapples with a resurgence of coronavirus cases.

Residents have been told to stay at home for six weeks after other measures to contain a spike in COVID-19 failed to prevent the virus spreading.

The state of Victoria has been effectively sealed off in an

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No refund if local lockdown ruins your holiday, Britons warned

Spain has introduced two local lockdowns - AFP
Spain has introduced two local lockdowns – AFP

British travellers have been warned they may be unable to claim a refund for a holiday lost to a local lockdown, regional quarantine rules or the need to self-isolate on return. 

Overseas trips will be possible once again from this weekend, after the Government revealed its plans for “travel corridors”, but with a number of countries retaining a variety of entry restrictions,

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Illegal lockdown parties hosted in online rentals

Several hosts said they had found gas cannisters, used for taking laughing gas, in their properties
Several hosts said they had found gas cannisters, used for taking laughing gas, in their properties

Lockdown parties hosted in properties booked via online sites, including Airbnb and Booking.com, are putting “communities at risk”, the Bed and Breakfast Association has said.

Hosts and residents have complained of groups of up to 30 breaking social-distancing rules and taking drugs.

BBC News has been told of several such parties in the past

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Everything you need to know as lockdown eases

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life.

The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

Since 15 June, it has been

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The lockdown is turning back the clock on women’s lives in Britain

Studies in 2019 showed that slight progress had been made in closing the gender pay gap in the UK in recent years, but the lockdown has stalled this progress - Joe Giddens/PA
Studies in 2019 showed that slight progress had been made in closing the gender pay gap in the UK in recent years, but the lockdown has stalled this progress – Joe Giddens/PA

SIR – We are concerned that the long-term impact on women is being overlooked in the Government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.

We don’t deny that men have been affected disproportionately by the virus itself, but evidence shows

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