Northern revellers flocked to bars and pubs for one last booze-fuelled night out as the region braces for further coronavirus lockdown measures expected to be announced tomorrow.
Drunk partygoers were seen pounding the pavements outside nightlife spots in Manchester and Newcastle before kick-out time at 10pm.
Meanwhile, bar staff were seen loading away chairs, tables and outdoor signs for what may well be the last time six months.
Vast swathes of the north could be placed in Tier Three lockdown, with pubs, gyms and casinos potentially among the businesses told to close for half a year - with monthly assessments.
The Prime Minister is expected to address Parliament tomorrow to reveal the new nationwide three-tier system of restrictions as cases continue to rise.
Booze-fuelled revellers flocked to Manchester's bars and pubs for one last night out as the city braces for further coronavirus lockdowns expected to be announced tomorrow
In Newcastle, partygoers were seen enjoying drinks outside a pub as the region braces for further lockdown rules
Three Newcastle partygoers made the most of what could be the last night of pubs, bars and restaurants being open
In Newcastle Upon Tyne, three revellers were seen laughing as they made their way along the pavement
A group of Newcastle revellers posed for a picture on their night out on Sunday
Drunk partygoers were seen pounding the pavements outside some of Manchester's nightlife spots before kick-out time at 10pm
Meanwhile, bar staff were seen loading away chairs, tables and outdoor signs for what may well be the last time six months
Vast swathes of the north are set to be placed in Tier Three lockdown, with pubs, gyms and casinos among the businesses told to close for half a year - with monthly assessments. Pictured: Revellers in Manchester tonight
The Prime Minister is expected to address Parliament tomorrow to reveal the new nationwide three-tier system of restrictions as cases continue to rise. Pictured: Revellers in Manchester tonight
Some 65 more people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 - nearly double the 33 deaths recorded last week
A further 12,872 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK as the country's daily case total stays above the 10,000 mark for an entire week
It comes in spite of Manchester's case load appearing to decrease, with a 10 per cent week-on-week drop in the number of positive diagnoses.
While figures last week showed an infection rate of 582 per 100,000 people - this weeks dropped to 477, Manchester Evening News reports.
There were 2,933 cases in Manchester last week. This week saw 2,641 - a drop of 292.
Local leaders in Liverpool said they have been told that their city would be among those put under the new restrictions.
Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson, who earlier held a call with officials in London, tweeted tonight to say he had been told 'no buts' what would be imposed on his city, while insisting: 'We have not agreed anything.'
Politicians from Manchester today launched a last-ditch appeal to ministers not to shut all pubs and restaurants in the city and instead hand them the power to only close those which are not meeting coronavirus safety restrictions.
Liverpool recorded the second-highest infection rate in England in the 14 days before October 4, with 4,593 confirmed cases (928.2 per 100,000 people).
The neighbouring borough of Knowsley had the worst rate, with 1,412 cases and an infection rate of 944.
Downing Street sources said no decision had yet been taken on where a Tier Three system would apply.
In Leeds, eager partygoers took to the streets in their droves to soak up the nightlife
Revellers - some with protective face masks - were seen enjoying their night out in Leeds
It comes in spite of Manchester's case load appearing to decrease, with a 10 per cent week-on-week drop in the number of positive diagnoses. Pictured: Two women on a night out in Manchester on Sunday
A staff member in The Corner Boy pub closing up and clearing away tables and chairs for the evening in Manchester
A staff member in The Corner Boy pub mopping the floor as he closes up for the evening
Three partygoers - one seated on the pavement - pose for pictures as they enjoy a night out in Manchester on Sunday
One woman ate a sandwich on the pavement while on a night out in Manchester on Sunday
Two women out for the evening in Manchester ahead of the possible government announcement on Monday
Two women were seen laughing as they walked along the pavement in Manchester. Partygoers were enjoying a night out
Liverpool's mayor Joe Anderson tweeted tonight: 'We have not agreed anything, we have been told this is what Government intends to do with "no buts." I and all the Leaders of the CA and @MetroMayorSteve have not accepted anything we have been trying to get financial support to protect our businesses and support our Region.'
Manchester is also understood to be in the Government's three-tiered sights, with five of the city's MPs today warning Mr Johnson of the 'devastating impact' of closing businesses.
Not only would 'jobs, livelihoods and businesses,' be put on the line, but more illegal gatherings would result, they said.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
The letter was sent by Labour's Lucy Powell, Jeff Smith, Mike Kane, Afzal Khan and Graham Stringer.
Revellers leave The Strawberry Pub as the spread of coronavirus continues, in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Customers at The Restaurant Bar and Grill in Manchester enjoy a meal on Sunday night
People enjoy drinks at a bar in Manchester. From Monday, bars and restaurants could be told to close
Staff and customers at an Ask italian restaurant in Manchester enjoy a meal on Sunday night
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham this morning blasted a lack of communication from the Government, telling Times Radio: 'To