UK coronavirus: large areas of northern England put back in lockdown after rise in cases

Measures mean people from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire, West Yorkshire and Leicester cannot meet indoors

Here’s a clip from BBC breakfast – via my northern colleague Josh Halliday – in which Matt Hancock appears to get it wrong on the rules about people in the north of England visiting other areas

Here’s the @BBCBreakfast interview in which Matt Hancock suggests households in affected areas can visit other non-affected households – contrary to government guidance which says this will be illegal.

IAG, the owner of British Airways, is to raise €2.75bn (£2.49bn) to strengthen its balance sheet after reporting a record loss in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer the travel market.

IAG, which also owns Iberia and Aer Lingus, reported a record €1.36bn operating loss as passenger numbers fell by more than 98% in the second quarter. That compares with a profit of €960m for the same period last year.

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