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Liverpool to get strictest lockdown rules as PM divides England into three COVID alert levels

Liverpool to get strictest lockdown rules as PM divides England into three COVID alert levels

Business
A new three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions is being introduced in England, Boris Johnson has announced, with Liverpool put in the highest tier.The Local COVID Alert Levels - "medium", "high" and "very high" - will be implemented in different areas depending on local infection rates. The move, planned to come into force on Wednesday, is aimed at simplifying the range of different COVID-19 restrictions that were already in place across various parts of England.Live updates on coronavirus from US, UK and around the world Image: Boris Johnson told MPs he could not 'let the virus rip' across the country There were 13,972 new cases of coronavirus in the UK announced on Monday, with 50 more deaths recorded of people who tested posit...
Halo Infinite Xbox Series X trailer divides fans

Halo Infinite Xbox Series X trailer divides fans

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Microsoft has given gamers a first look at Halo Infinite's gameplay.The firm said that the game's map was more than twice the size of that in the sci-fi franchise's last two entries combined.It also promised "more complex visual effects" than before on its forthcoming Xbox Series X console.However, some gamers voiced disappointment on social media at the quality of the graphics shown within the demo. This may in part be down to the art style of Halo Infinite, and the live stream being broadcast in high definition at 1080p.A trailer uploaded soon afterwards in 4K showed the detail and lighting to much better effect. ...
What3words: ‘Life-saving app’ divides opinion

What3words: ‘Life-saving app’ divides opinion

Technology
A woman rescued from near Everest's base camp after a fall, a business traveller caught up in a terrorist attack in Somalia and a diving accident in the Maldives. Three successful rescues which relied on three simple words.What3words divides the world into three-metre squares and gives each one a unique three-word address in order for people to be easily found in emergencies, and to give the billions of people without a formal address access to one for the first time.But the start-up is also dividing opinion, and among the stories of rescues there are people questioning whether a mapping system which public services are increasingly relying on, should be in the hands of a technology firm.The London-based start-up was set up by Chris Sheldrick in 2013, following frustration at how difficul...
Joker film: ‘daring’ yet ‘pernicious’ origin story divides critics

Joker film: ‘daring’ yet ‘pernicious’ origin story divides critics

Entertainment
A new film exploring the origins of DC comic book villain The Joker has left many critics grinning from ear to ear - but not all of them are amused.The Guardian called Joker "gloriously daring", while Total Film said it was "challenging [and] subversive".Joaquin Phoenix's lead performance has been variously described as "fearsome", "astonishing" and "mesmerising".According to another reviewer, though, the film is guilty of "aggressive and possibly irresponsible idiocy".Director Todd Phillips, writes Time magazine's Stephanie Zacharek, "may want us to think he's giving us a movie all about the emptiness of our culture"."But really," she continues, "he's just offering a prime example of it". First look at Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Ph...
Lisa Snowdon, 46, divides opinion with bra-flashing snap

Lisa Snowdon, 46, divides opinion with bra-flashing snap

Entertainment
The 46-year-old model took her 186,000 Instagram followers to her private acupuncture session, and the results were sizzling.Lisa had her face covered in sharp needles to counter the effects of a boozy holiday to America.The pain-free treatment claims to lift, tone and detoxify.Lisa sported 200 needles all over her bod, which were stuck in her glowing skin.The This Morning fashion presenter flaunted her age-defying face and sported just a hint of mascara. INSTAGRAM/LISA_SNOWDON THE HAND BRA: Lisa cupped her chest for her acupuncture session Topless tease: The one-handed bra trend   WHO needs underwear when you can use your own arm? ...