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This page last updated on 24 December 2020

Rural industry breathes sigh of relief as UK and EU reach FTA

RESPONDING to news of a Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union, President of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) Mark Bridgeman said:- "Whilst we are yet to see full details of the agreement, it seems clear that many farmers and rural business owners will be breathing a sigh of relief; both in the UK and the EU. The EU sells ₤33bn of agricultural products to the UK each year, which is almost ₤20bn more than we sell to them. So it was right for the Prime Minister to negotiate hard, but a No Deal scenario would have likely been catastrophic for a number of farming sectors and it was vital that a deal was struck. If this deal includes zero tariffs and zero quotas for agricultural products, European consumers can carry on enjoying world class British products without any major increase in price. But a word of warning: we have seen this week the importance of keeping trade routes open, particularly between Dover and Calais. Trade in perishable food is especially vulnerable to friction at ports; so it is now hugely important that UK and EU politicians continue to find ways to make trade between our markets as simple and low friction as possible."

Storm Bella has been named

THE UK's Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning for strong winds and heavy rain for the whole of England and Wales, as well as the far South of Scotland. The warning has been issued for newly named Storm Bella, and comes in to force, from 15:00, on 26 December to 12:00, on 27 December 2020. This follows a relativity calm and cold day, Christmas Day. An Amber National Severe Weather Warning has been issued for parts of South Wales and across Southern England, with gusts expected to reach up to 60mph to 70mph in exposed coastal locations.

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 39,036 cases and the total number now stand at:- 2,188,587 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
574, within 28 days of positive test, according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is:- 69,625, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 79,349.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
21,286. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,364 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 2,143.

In England, there are a total of:-
1,874,731 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 347,501 confirmed cases.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-


Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-

National UK Lockdown

Tier 2

Liverpool City Region

Liverpool, 26,255 confirmed cases.


Halton, 5,349 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 8,465 confirmed cases. 104
Sefton, 11,487 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 8,494 confirmed case.


Wirral, 11,172 10,961 confirmed cases.


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The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region, since start of the Pandemic, are as follows:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 11,053 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 5,971 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 16,609 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 11,153 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 10,982 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 10,828 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 56,191 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 34,577 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 16,241 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 8,304 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 14,268 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 14,834 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 11,851 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 11,359 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 9,822 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 9,566 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 18,465 confirmed cases.


Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of Covid19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected Covid19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.


The latest R number is estimated at:- 1.1 to 1.3 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- +1% to +6%, as of 24 December 2020.

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