Hostilities between Boris Johnson and Andy Burnham over coronavirus curbs on the northern city occupy the front pages

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England’s widening north-south political divide dominates the papers after Boris Johnson’s government imposed tier 3 restrictions on Manchester despite fierce resistance from the city’s mayor, Andy Burnham.

The Guardian reports that Burnham accused the prime minister of playing a “game of poker with people’s lives” after the imposition of the highest level of restrictions on the city and surrounding area.

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'Tier and loathing': what the papers say about tough restrictions on Manchester
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