If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. Five days of Christmas with three households together Britain is to be given a slice of freedom this Christmas. Families will be able to mix with two other households for five days over the festive season under a deal struck by the Government with the devolved nations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had hoped to allow families to get together for a whole week, but slimmed down the plan following opposition from leaders in Scotland and Wales. A relaxation of Covid restrictions on household mixing from Dec 23 to 27 will allow three households to form a "bubble". But the deal will leave many families facing hard choices. Read the Christmas rules at a glance. And Rosa Silverman helps you navigate the moral maze of Christmas dilemmas. This time next week, England's national lockdown will have ended. In its place will be tough new tiers - and, with them, another potential backbench Conservative revolt. Instead of using an algorithm, officials will look at a balance of five criteria when deciding the regional tiers. This is the data that will determine your area's new restrictions. But can the strengthened Tier 3 be as bad as Matt imagines in today's cartoon? Sunak will offer £4.3bn New Deal to a million jobless Chancellor Rishi Sunak will today set out the budgets for Whitehall departments against the grim economic backdrop of the coronavirus crisis. He will unveil a £4.3 billion New Deal-style package to get one million people back into work, amid warnings that unemployment could continue rising until next summer, and promise that no one will be left "without hope or opportunity" after redundancies reached record levels. Read all we know about what to expect from the Comprehensive Spending Review. In her analysis, Camilla Tominey asks: Will Mr Sunak push back against the Tory party - or Boris Johnson? And Blower also looks at the Chancellor's predicament in today's political cartoon. Suzanne Moore exclusive: 'I was betrayed and bullied' Columnist Suzanne Moore sensationally left her job at The Guardian last week after months of feeling hounded and bullied "for saying that women should not be silenced". In an exclusive interview, she reflects on some of the more absurd aspects of the row about transgender rights that has ended her time at the paper. Moore tells Margarette Driscoll how women have become victims of the Left's cancel culture. At a glance: More coronavirus headlines Getaways | Christmas chaos looms for rail passengers Travel | Ski holidays off until next year, says Emmanuel Macron Vaccine | Bottlenecks jeopardise bid to produce millions of shots Sniffles | Do not go to work with a runny nose, says Hancock Carols | Allow us to sing in church, urges ex-archbishop Also in the news: Today's other headlines Brexit | US President-elect Joe Biden has stressed the importance of keeping the Irish border open following Brexit. The US President-elect said he had discussed the matter with Boris Johnson and other European leaders. Meanwhile, Nick Allen has the inside story on how Donald Trump was nudged towards accepting the formal transition process. SNP | Ian Blackford 'stirs up hatred' against English photographer Labour | Keir Starmer faces Corbynite rebellion over Beckett role Health | 'Celtic gene' revealed to increase risk of liver cancer Scone for good? | That is just not cricket, say clubs Review | Great British Bake Off final is closest-fought ever Around the world: Mysterious monolith in desert A metal monolith has been spotted in the heart of Utah's red rock country by a biologist carrying out a count of bighorn sheep. The 12ft structure was firmly planted in the ground. Officials were dumbfounded.