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Halloween revellers enjoy final night out on the town ahead of horror lockdown
October 31, 2020
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Halloween revellers flocked to the streets of Newcastle dressed eye-catching costumes for one last boozy night on the town before a new lockdown is implemented.
Partygoers were snapped enjoying one last spree before a new lockdown, which will see bars and restaurants close as the North East prepares to move into Tier 3.
Friends mingled on the streets in cheeky Playboy bunny outfits, skimpy tops and barely-there dresses for pre-Halloween drinks on Friday.
Others were clad in amusing costumes such as an alien, a rasher of bacon, a minion, Scooby-Doo and Carole Baskin from Netflix documentary series Tiger King.
In one picture, a person dressed as a robber from Netflix’s Money Heist helped up a pal with the help of a policeman.
The girl looked to be having the time of her life as people behind her, dressed in blood looked on.
A separate group posed for a picture dressed as a SWAT team, with one lad donning pink fluffy handcuffs.
The looming second wave lockdown didn't deter punters at all, despite Newcastle poised to enter Tier 3 from Monday, November 2.
Newcastle falls under West Yorkshire, which has seen a surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, prompting tougher measures.
The rest of the UK might not be too far behind the city, as Boris Johnson is expected to announce a month-long national lockdown next week.
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Everything except essential shops and educational settings could be introduced on Wednesday and remain in place until December 1.
News of the potential circuit breaker lockdown broke after the Prime Minister reportedly met with chancellor, Rishi Sunak, Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister plus health secretary Matt Hancock, to discuss NHS data.
A senior government source told how the measures are being discussed and no final decision on them had been made, The Times reports.
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Tougher regional lockdown measures are reportedly being considered as well, known as Tier 4, however, ministers are said to favour a national policy.
The news comes after scientific advisers told the government that more restrictions were needed to save Christmas.
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