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Sky News 20 Oct 2020

Mayor of Manchester: 'We won't break the law' as time runs out for agreeing COVID-19 restrictions


Andy Burnham says he would accept Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions if they were imposed on Greater Manchester by the government.

The region's mayor told Sky News it was ministers' "prerogative" to announce the measures, if negotiations over the next few hours end in stalemate.

He and other local leaders have been given until midday today to reach an agreement on moving three million people into England's highest band of coronavirus controls.

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President Donald Trump may have broken the law by pressuring Georgia's top election official to "find" enough votes to overturn his loss to Joe Biden in the state.

A recording of the phone call prompted accusations of an abuse of power.

US correspondent Greg Milam reports from Georgia, where Mr Trump is campaigning ahead of crucial senate elections tomorrow.

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