Local lockdown restrictions are to be lifted in large parts of England following a reduction in coronavirus infection rates there, the government has confirmed.

Pools, gyms and sports facilities will be allowed to open from Tuesday in the remaining areas of Blackburn with Darwen, Bradford and Leicester.

And casinos, skating rinks, bowling alleys, exhibition halls, conference centres, and indoor play areas will be able to lawfully reopen from Tuesday throughout Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

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