Friday evening news briefing: England 'ready' for Tier 4

Chris Price
·6-min read
Revellers in Nottingham get in a final night of partying before entering Tier 3 -  Joe Giddens/PA
Revellers in Nottingham get in a final night of partying before entering Tier 3 - Joe Giddens/PA

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Tier 4 restrictions in England 'not ruled out' says Raab

Tier 4 restrictions will not be ruled out, a minister has said, as he warned the second wave is "serious". Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, said the Government is "always ready" to impose stricter measures on the population if deemed necessary. Mr Raab said: "We're always ready for further measures that we can take." His comments come after former deputy chief medical officer, Reverend Professor Gina Radford, said it was "very, very likely" England would go into a full lockdown. Click here for what the Tier 4 rules would be - and where would be affected. It comes as the reproduction "R" number of Covid-19 in Britain fell slightly for the second week in a row. Patrick O'Flynn analyses why the nation is heading into a second national lockdown by stealth.

Meanwhile, unprecedented images from France show 430 miles worth of tailbacks in and around the Ile-de-France region just a few hours before a national lockdown came in to effect. Parisians sought to escape staying at home in the capital, causing traffic in the city to hit record levels. Click here to watch overhead footage of the chaos on the roads.

England World Cup winner Nobby Stiles dies, aged 78

Nobby Stiles, part of the England team which won the World Cup in 1966, has died aged 78 after a long illness. Stiles was also part of the Manchester United side which became the first English club to win the European Cup two years later, when they beat Benfica in the final at Wembley. Stiles was credited with playing a key role in neutralising the threat of Portuguese star Eusebio in the World Cup semi-final. In total he won 28 caps, the lowest number of any of the World Cup-winning side. Read on for tributes to the England and United hero and click here for the Telegraph obituary of the tough-tackling midfielder.

Man falls through pavement into 'rat-filled chasm'

A man was trapped in a hole teeming with rats for half an hour after a New York City pavement collapsed underneath him. Leonard Shoulders dropped almost 15 feet into the sinkhole and was unable to cry for help out of fear the rats would get in his mouth. The victim had been waiting for a bus in the Bronx when the concrete cracked open and swallowed him whole. The 33-year-old was hospitalised with a broken leg and arm after firefighters worked to extradite him from the pit. You can watch video of the moment the pavement collapsed, leaving him "traumatised".

At a glance: Latest coronavirus headlines

Also in the news: Today's other headlines

Nice terror attack | A new photograph of the Tunisian man suspected of killing three people in the French city of Nice has been released. Brahim Aouissaoui can be seen smiling in Bari, an Italian port town, shortly after arriving via a migrant boat. Another of the three victims has been named as 44-year-old Brazilian mother of three Simone Barreto Silva. She was seriously wounded in the attack and managed to flee to a nearby bar, but died shortly after giving a final message to her children.

Around the world: Earthquake causes tidal surge

At least 12 people have been killed and 200 injured in Turkey and Greece after a powerful earthquake struck off the Aegean Sea island of Samos. The US Geological Survey said the 6.7 magnitude quake was registered 8.6 miles from the Greek town of Neon Karlovasion. Images show water rushing through the streets of Izmir after a sea surge. Read the latest.

Friday interview

Jamie Carragher exclusively interviews EFL chairman Rick Parry


Jamie Carragher interviewed Rick Parry
Jamie Carragher interviewed Rick Parry

Rick Parry discusses Project Big Picture and its subsequent fall-out, merits of the plan, Premier League self-interest, American owners and the potential for a European Super League

Read the full interview

Comment and analysis

Editor's choice: Features and arts

  1. Katie Morley Investigates | 'My dead dad's box of treasures has mysteriously vanished'

  2. The Midults | 'I've lost weight and want to have lots of sex - but not with my wife'

  3. The Mandalorian, series 2, episode 1, review | Galactic gunslinger could save Star Wars

Business and money briefing

Covid testing plea | The plight of the owner of British Airways has been laid bare as it posted a €6.2bn (£5.6bn) loss in the first nine months of the year. Read on for details of how IAG lost almost €1m an hour.

Sport briefing

Six Nations | England's players have been left to decide whether or not to take a knee in recognition of rugby union's stand against racism prior to their Six Nations match against Italy on Saturday. Austin Healey reckons Eddie Jones must have seen something in George Furbank the rest of us have missed. Will Greenwood outlines the forwards from each country who can make their mark on the Six Nations finale.

Tonight's TV  

Truth Seekers, Amazon Prime | Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's eight-part horror comedy follows broadband engineer-cum-amateur ghost hunter, Gus, accidentally stumbling upon genuine paranormal goings-on. Read more.

And finally... for this evening's downtime

The rise of £1,600 wellies | Wellington boots - invented and named after 1st Duke of Wellington - are a stalwart of the British wardrobe. Recently the fashion pack have adopted them, too - with Irina Shayk debuting her Chanel wellies on a rainy day in New York City. Hikmat Mohammed analyses why they are such a big deal.