Drinkers get into the Halloween spirit and dress up as they hit the town before lockdown

BOOZY Brits got into the Halloween spirit as they hit the toon in Newcastle before a new lockdown.

Revellers in costumes flocked to city-centre bars as the North East prepares to move into the “very high” Tier 3 lockdown.

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Boozy Brits hit the toon for one last session before an expected lockdown

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Boozy Brits hit the toon for one last session before an expected lockdownCredit: North News and Pictures
Revellers flocked to city-centre bars for one last hurrah as a new regional or national lockdown looms

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Revellers flocked to city-centre bars for one last hurrah as a new regional or national lockdown loomsCredit: BackGrid
Pals in masks and boiler suits pose for a selfie

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Pals in masks and boiler suits pose for a selfieCredit: North News and Pictures
Friends donned a variety of wacky outfits as they let their hair town

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Friends donned a variety of wacky outfits as they let their hair townCredit: North News and Pictures
Revellers hit the town for one last night out

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Revellers hit the town for one last night outCredit: North News and Pictures
Punters flocked to bars on Friday night while they still can

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Punters flocked to bars on Friday night while they still canCredit: BackGrid
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle was among the standout costumes

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A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle was among the standout costumesCredit: North News and Pictures
Crowds were out in force the night before Halloween in Newcastle

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Crowds were out in force the night before Halloween in NewcastleCredit: North News and Pictures
Police officers were seen helping one weary punter to her feet

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Police officers were seen helping one weary punter to her feetCredit: North News and Pictures

Young partygoers were seen enjoying one last spree before the move into Tier 3, which would see pubs and restaurants forced to close.

Tonight, the country was on the verge of a second national lockdown with Boris Johnson poised to announce a month-long shutdown next week to stem the spread of coronavirus.

But that didn’t deter punters in Newcastle and other cities, including Leeds, with fun-seekers donning a variety of wacky outfits for pre-Halloween pints on Friday,

Pals mingled as they headed out in force for what could be last orders for some time.

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Eye-catching costumers on display included Power Rangers, aliens and Jason-style boiler suits from the film Halloween.

One lad dressed as a rasher of bacon while another wore a full-length dog costume.

Cheeky nurse outfits and two pals dressed as Batman and Robin were also the talk of the Toon.

In Leeds, drinkers were also pictured enjoying a final Halloween drink.

Scantily-clad partygoers braved the Autumn chill to hit the bars and pubs.

The city is poised to enter Tier 3 from Monday when West Yorkshire is placed under the strictest lockdown measures.

Boozers in Leeds hit the town

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Boozers in Leeds hit the townCredit: Ben Lack
Groups were seen mingling with no social distancing on a a night out in Leeds

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Groups were seen mingling with no social distancing on a a night out in LeedsCredit: Ben Lack
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It comeas as the North East of England is said to be at “another critical point” in fighting the virus and local council leaders are currently in talks regarding Tier 3 restrictions.

Four areas in the North East feature on a watchlist of the latest data from the Covid Symptom Tracker App.

Sunderland is first, followed by Newcastle Upon Tyne and South Tyneside.

County Durham is also on the list but it in 7th place, Hartlepool in County Durham topped the list last week.

There were some eye-catching costumes on show on Friday night

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There were some eye-catching costumes on show on Friday nightCredit: BackGrid
Pals posed for pics as they enjoyed a final night out

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Pals posed for pics as they enjoyed a final night outCredit: BackGrid
One man was dressed as an alien as pals mingled

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One man was dressed as an alien as pals mingledCredit: North News and Pictures
Friends enjoyed a final blow-out before the move to Tier 3 or a national lockdown

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Friends enjoyed a final blow-out before the move to Tier 3 or a national lockdownCredit: North News and Pictures
Partygoers flocked to pubs and restaurants across the city centre

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Partygoers flocked to pubs and restaurants across the city centreCredit: North News and Pictures

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Last night, Nottingham students were filmed singing “it’s coming home” in a packed street party the night before the city moved in Tier 3 plus restrictions.

The clip shows dozens of youngsters dancing and crowding together as they chant the Three Lions ’98 song.

Revellers were seen chanting in the streets for one final hurrah before Nottingham goes into the tougher “Tier 3 plus” coronavirus lockdown.

Huge crowds of people mingled in the tightly packed groups as they made the most of their relative freedoms before being locked down further.

People braved the cold October weather to go out to bars – which don’t serve a “substantial meal” – for the last time for at least four weeks.

Nottinghamshire has now been plunged into “Tier 3 plus” with extra new rules, including shutting beauty salons, a 9pm booze curfew and even a ban on shisha.

Last night, Nottingham students were filmed singing “it’s coming home” in a packed street party the night before the city moved in Tier 3 plus restrictions.

Bars all over the city were heaving last night as stricter coronavirus restrictions came into force today – including a 9pm booze curfew.

Footage captured the students singing a football chant from 1998

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Footage captured the students singing a football chant from 1998
Students chanted and sung as they closely mingled before the more severe lockdown began

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Students chanted and sung as they closely mingled before the more severe lockdown beganCredit: London News Pictures
Groups of youngsters were seen hugging and dancing together last night

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Groups of youngsters were seen hugging and dancing together last nightCredit: London News Pictures
Nottingham was packed full of revellers the night before tougher rules came in

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Nottingham was packed full of revellers the night before tougher rules came inCredit: London News Pictures
Nottingham student party in packed streets singing ‘it’s coming home’ as the city enters tier 3 lockdown

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