Man in court for travelling an hour in lockdown ‘for something to eat’

A man has been fined £150 after admitting driving from West Yorkshire to Manchester to ‘nip out for something to eat’

Lukman Majeed, 26, was spotted by the police in an Audi with four others in Rusholme at the end of May this year, when stringent travel lockdown restrictions were still in force.

The four were pulled over and questioned as to where they were headed, and were told the

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The world really DID become a lot quieter during lockdown, researchers reveal

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The world really did become quieter during lockdown. (Getty)

During the early stages of coronavirus lockdowns around the world, people marvelled at how quiet the streets were, and the return of sounds like birdsong. 

Now science has confirmed that things really did change. 

During the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, people’s exposure to environmental noise dropped by almost half, according to University of Michigan researchers. 

The researchers used data

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New England lockdown rules to ban travel in coronavirus hotspots and force pubs to shut

Residents of Covid-19 hotspots will be told on Monday that they should not travel unless they have to as part of a new three-tier system of local restrictions applying across England.

The country will be divided into three zones – medium risk, high risk and very high risk – depending on their level and growth rate of infections.

Areas in the first tier will remain under roughly the same rules

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What Scotland’s new lockdown rules mean for travelling and staycations

NICOLA Sturgeon yesterday revealed a wave of tough new restrictions for parts of Scotland.

People living in the Central Belt will no longer be able to visit licensed premises at all, starting on Friday for 16 days.

Elsewhere, pubs, cafes, restaurants and bars will only be able to operate indoors from 6am to 6pm, for the service of food and non-alcoholic drinks only.

It comes following a continued rise in

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Advice not to travel in and out of worst-hit areas could be part of new lockdown measures

Boris Johnson will make a statement to MPs on Monday, amid expectations that a three-tier local lockdown system will be introduced across England.

a man wearing a suit and tie: The PM is said to believe that local leaders should help shape new measures

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The PM is said to believe that local leaders should help shape new measures

The prime minister’s chief strategic adviser, Sir Edward Lister, said it is “very likely” that certain local areas will face “further restrictions” because of a “rising incidence” of COVID-19.



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Pubs, cafes and hotels to get grants if they’re forced into lockdown

Pubs, restaurants, cafe’s, hotels and other hospitality businesses will be entitled to Government grants if they are forced to close under new lockdown rules in England.

The Government is reported to be preparing to announce new lockdown rules – based on a three-tier system.

The Government could be about to announce enhanced support for the hospitality sector.

That new lockdown system, which is likely to be announced by Monday, would

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Here are the guidelines for refund of airline tickets booked during the lockdown period issued by the DGCA

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Here are the guidelines for refund of airline tickets booked during the lockdown period issued by the DGCA

  • Indian Aviation regulator DGCA has issued detailed guidelines for the refund process of the flights cancelled between March 25 and May 24.
  • The DGCA has characterised passengers seeking a refund of tickets in three different categories.
  • Here are the detailed guidelines for all passengers, whose flights were cancelled during the
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Welsh Government ‘actively considering’ quarantine rule for people travelling from UK lockdown areas | Wales

The Welsh Government is “actively considering” imposing quarantine restrictions on people travelling into Wales from areas of the UK with high levels of coronavirus.

First Minister Mark Drakeford had previously called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce travel restrictions for people in areas of England under local lockdown.

People living in parts of Wales subject to local restrictions must not enter or leave that area without a reasonable excuse

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As lockdown ends, a severe crisis of accommodation for single women looms

Most of the private hostels for single working women in Dhaka city have been forced to shut down during the lockdown that was imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

According to the Department of Women Affairs, there are altogether three government hostels for working women in Dhaka

Hostel accommodation for single women in Dhaka city may face a severe crisis in the post-lockdown period as most

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Flight Tickets Booked During Lockdown Will be Fully Refunded, DGCA Tells Supreme Court

Flight Ticket Refund News: The Director-General of Civil Aviation on Sunday told the Supreme Court that all flight tickets booked by passengers in domestic and international airlines for travel between March 25 to May 3 this year will be ‘fully refunded’. The aviation regulator added that if carriers are unable to reimburse the ticket fares, flyers will get a credit shell up to March 31, 2021. Also Read – Lockdown

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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 190 updates | TN govt. ‘essential service staff’ can travel in suburban trains from October 5

In the eight months since the first case of coronavirus infection was detected on January 30, September alone recorded 26,21,418 infections, accounting for 41.53% of the over 63 lakh COVID-19 cases reported in the country so far.

The past month also saw 33,390 deaths due to the disease, which is around 33.84% of the total 98,678 deaths recorded so far.

You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at

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Spain holidays: Madrid to go back into lockdown closing borders to non-essential travel | Travel News | Travel

Spain’s capital of Madrid will become the first European city to be plunged back into lockdown. The region’s leadership was opposing a second lockdown but the region’s chief Isabel Diaz Aysuo reluctantly changed her mind. The lockdown means that non-essential travel to and from the capital will be banned.

Earlier this year, the country was deemed the worst-hit country in Europe.

In May and June, the country’s cases dropped considerably

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Can tourists travel through north Wales lockdown areas to visit Anglesey or Gwynedd?

Video: Gateshead council leader on coronavirus restriction confusion (PA Media)

Gateshead council leader on coronavirus restriction confusion



A number of Welsh resorts will now be closed to visitors out of the local authority area as the Welsh Government imposes strict restrictions due to a rise in Covid cases.

The borders of Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy will closed from 6pm on Thursday, with no-one allowed

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Maharashtra Extends COVID Lockdown Till October 31; Hotels, Bars to Reopen With 50% Capacity

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With no respite in the rising coronavirus cases, Maharashtra government decided to extend the lockdown in state with further relaxations till October 30, officials said. Hotels, food courts, restaurants and bars can operate from October 5 with capacity not exceeding 50 per cent or as prescribed by local authorities. A separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the tourism department
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Netherlands bans inter-city travel with second lockdown in prospect

An immediate ban on all unnecessary travel between its three largest cities – Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam – is the centrepiece of a new programme of Covid-19 restrictions announced by the Dutch government in a belated attempt to offset a second wave of the virus.

Prime minister Mark Rutte admitted that until the weekend the plan had been to combat the “flare-up” with a series of regional lockdowns –

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False imprisonment claims made by Manchester students in lockdown

A number of Manchester Metropolitan University students self-isolating in a Covid-19 lockdown have raised claims they are being falsely imprisoned.

Lawyers at a chambers which specialises in human rights and civil liberties have also questioned the legality of security staff enforcing the 14-day isolation of 1,700 students at two accommodation blocks in the city.

While a Liverpool-based law firm appealed through social media to students at Birley campus and Cambridge

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Civil servants travel perks drop Sh7bn on lockdown

Civil servants missed out on Sh7.39 billion in travel benefits and subsistence allowances in the three months to June after restrictions imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus suspended meetings and out-of-town assignments. The Controller of Budget (CoB) in its latest report of national government expenditure says ministries splashed Sh3.75 billion on travel and entertainment in the quarter to June when Kenya imposed coronavirus-induced lockdown, down from Sh11.14 billion

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How Lockdown Didn’t Stop Wanderlusts Stuck at Home from Travelling

World Tourism Day is celebrated to raise awareness on the importance of tourism in the social, cultural, political and economic aspects of any region. It has been observed on 27 September since 1980, however, this year, the celebration will be a bit different.

With the novel coronavirus rendering the whole world into lockdown mode, recreational as well as work-related travel came to a sudden halt. This not only carried a

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10 ‘Dubcations’ to take during lockdown

When Level 3 kicked in, Dublin’s hotels were hit fast and hard.

Restaurant fridges were full, staff rostered for the weekend. Phones had been ringing since the rumours started, but when An Taoiseach confirmed the lockdown that Friday afternoon, cancellations really started flooding in.

“We saw 50pc of what we had on the books for the weekend cancelling straight away,” says David O’Connell of the Tifco Hotel Group, whose Dublin

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Wireless portable speaker defies lockdown rule

We’ve got to make a lot of our own fun at the moment and something I personally miss is going out for a dance or seeing some live music. If you’re the same, I may have found a product that’s perfect for you.

The Sony SRS-XB43 is Sony’s latest bluetooth wireless portable speaker proclaiming to replicate that “festival sound” so you can liven up your parties. This is the high

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