Queen’s lying in state enters first full day as rehearsals take place overnight for late monarch’s funeral | UK News

The Queen’s lying in state has entered its first full day, with mourners braving lengthy queues for the chance to file past the late monarch’s coffin. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to walk through the ancient hall of Westminster Palace after the doors opened to the public at 5pm on Wednesday. It will … Read more

How long is the queue to see the Queen lying in state? Queue tracker and where it starts

What do I do about food and drink? While food and drink cannot be taken into the Palace, mourners will be able to leave and rejoin the queue in order to buy refreshments and use portaloos. Flasks or water bottles, except clear water bottles which must be emptied of their contents before you enter the … Read more

Developer wanted to build holiday lets after tearing down Horton Heath trees, court told

A PROPERTY developer who lives in a £2.3m home tore down a 100-year-old woodland and planned to build holiday lets on the land, a court heard. James Barney, 35, was met with angry opposition in April last year when neighbours awoke to sounds of diggers tearing down trees at Scorey’s Copse, Horton Heath.  Around 53 protected oak … Read more

Queen lying in state: mourners queue for miles to pay respects at Westminster Hall in London – live | Queen Elizabeth II

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature Australia’s prime minister Anthony Albanese will depart today to represent the nation at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London on Monday. A quarter of the 2,000 places at Westminster Abbey have been reserved for heads of state and their partners, with … Read more

‘A sense of service’: people say why they came to the Queen’s procession | Queen Elizabeth II

From 11am on Wednesday, people were filtering in to the Mall, to Horse Guards Parade, to Whitehall, to watch the procession of the Queen’s lying-in-state from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. The crowd control was so much more intense than the crowd itself: huge metal barriers, greater than the height of two people, ran across … Read more

Liz Truss to ditch Boris Johnson’s energy overhaul plans to focus on driving down cost of household bills

The Government’s Energy Bill is set to be paused or ditched completely as Liz Truss focuses on capping customers’ bills and reforming the UK’s electricity market, i has been told. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, told officials on Monday that he planned to effectively put on hold … Read more

Harry and Meghan praised for holding hands after Queen’s service as other royals stoic in grief

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have held hands while exiting a Westminster Hall service for Queen Elizabeth II, a public display that stood out among other stoic members of the royal family. On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined members of the royal family at the ceremonial event honouring the Queen, during which … Read more

Mourners sent to back of the queue (in California) as tracking system suffers early blips

More than 1,000 stewards, volunteers, marshals and police officers will be on hand at any one time to manage mourners as they make their way through London. This includes 779 professional stewards for each 8.5 hour shift, as well as 100 civil servant volunteer marshals, 40 scouts and 30 members of the first aid nursing … Read more