CAPTAIN Sir Tom Moore’s funeral procession has travelled through the NHS fundraising hero's hometown for his final journey . The veteran has been given a guard of honour at the "spectacular" send-off, while soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment have taken his coffin into Bedfordshire Crematorium. Follow the latest updates on Captain Tom Moore's funeral on our live blog You'll Never Walk Alone played as the coffin arrived at the crematorium, and a World War II plane performed a flypast before the service began. The C-47 Dakota, part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which operates from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, soared overhead moments before a three-round gun salute. Soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment have carried his coffin, which has been draped in a Union Jack flag, into the crematorium. A firing party, a bugler and a ceremonial guard have also formed part of the service. Hearse carrying Captain Sir Tom Moore transported to … [Read more...] about Captain Sir Tom Moore receives guard of honour and RAF flypast at NHS fundraising hero’s funeral procession
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BORIS Johnson’s son appears to have inherited his father's infamous wild hairdo - which spills over the top of his pushchair. Baby Wilf’s flyaway bright blonde hair could be seen from miles away with his shock barnet, as mum Carrie Symonds pushed him around Westminster yesterday afternoon. Boris did not join his partner and nine-month-old son on their walk but has previously taken the tot for a stroll round Buckingham Palace Gardens. Despite the couple not sharing any photos of baby Wilf with the public, it’s clear that he has inherited his dad’s infamous thick blonde hair. The Prime Minister's girlfriend has also appeared on the cover of this month’s Tatler - opening up about her experiences inside No10 . Dressed in a royal blue outfit matched to a hairband, Carrie ’s headshot is the focus of the magazine with the headline “Carrie's Coup - Inside the World of the most powerful woman in Britain”. Most read in Politics Live Blog … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s son Wilf has inherited his father’s infamous wild hairdo – which spills over the top of his pushchair
DOWNING Street have ruled out abolishing the triple lock on pensions- but could suspend it to pay for the coronavirus. The Chancellor is said to be looking at scrapping the promised increases amid fears over the growing cost of the pandemic. According to The Financial Time s, Mr Sunak is worried the triple lock bill could soar due to a dip in wages caused by the government’s furlough scheme. Now No10 have suggested they could suspend it. A No10 source said: "These are unique and challenging economic circumstances and we cannot hide from that. "Decisions on tax and pension policy are announced at the budget. "There are no plans to abolish the triple lock and we will always stand by pensioners." Suspending the lock would see the Tory manifesto pledge to keep the “triple lock” in tatters, ten years after it was first introduced by David Cameron. It promised to raise the state pension yearly in line with whatever is higher: wage rises, inflation, or 2.5 per … [Read more...] about No10 rule out abolishing triple lock on pensions – but could suspend it to pay for coronavirus
A mind-boggling photo of a hidden snake has left baffled viewers wondering if they need a trip to the opticians. In a weekly game of 'Spot the Snake Sunday', Facebook users were asked to inspect a suspicious, seemingly empty patch of grass and find a reptile hidden within. The usually do-able game proved near impossible for those who've tried their eye at spotting the serpent. Those who believed they had spied it took their best guess at what type of snake it was. One person mis-identified the creature as an eastern green in the centre of the image - which was not only incorrect, but not where the snake is located in the image. Other guesses included a grass snake, a king cobra, a tiger snake and an eastern brown. With the grass playing tricks on their minds, other people couldn't see anything at all. One person said: "I'm clueless, can't even see it." "I would have gotten bit," someone else confessed. "Well I would have walked straight on top of him," another … [Read more...] about Slithery python lurking in long grass is almost impossible to see – can you spot it?