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Tier-three restrictions dominate dailies’ front pages as new rules revealed

New coronavirus restrictions have dominated the front pages of regional dailies covering the worst-hit areas this morning.

Newspapers have splashed on the forthcoming imposition of new, harsher tier-three restrictions to be introduced across many areas of the country.

HTFP reported earlier this month how the Grimsby Telegraph has used the famous First World War recruiting poster of Lord Kitchener’s face in a bid to inspire readers to get infection rates down on its patch.

But today it questioned why mass testing had not been rolled out more quickly to its patch.

Tier Grimsby

The Leicester Mercury has now covered a city in restrictions for 150 days and ran with the headline ‘Tier we go again’.

Tier Leicester

Lancashire has also faced some of the harshest restrictions in recent times, and the Lancashire Post today highlighted the “anger” felt on its patch at a return to the strictest tier.

Tier Lancs

A map highlighting the regional imbalance of the tiered system adorned the front page of the Northern Echo.

Tier North

But the Huddersfield Daily Examiner was more optimistic, and questioned whether there would be “no more tiers” in the near future.

Tier Exam

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