UK coronavirus live: Nicola Sturgeon says Margaret Ferrier should resign as MP over Covid breaches

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News updates: first minister says Ferrier’s travel from London to Scotland knowing she had coronavirus was ‘dangerous and indefensible’

A hotel manager has been fined 10,000 for breaching coronavirus regulations after hosting a funeral party with over 200 guests, PA reports.

West Midlands Police said it was the first maximum fine they had issued since the new rules were implemented.

There were an average of 8,400 new infections per day of Covid-19 in private households in England between September 18 and 24, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The latest figures, which do not include people staying in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings, is a slight reduction down from an estimated 9,600 new infections per day for the period from September 13 to 19.

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