Defiant mourners continue to travel to Buckingham Palace to pay respects to Prince Philip

Mourners defied public health advice to stay at home and continued to lay flowers for Prince Philip at royal palaces through the night and from dawn today as Britain marks his death at the age of 99. The bouquets, flowers, cards, Union Flags and balloons are being moved away by staff almost as soon as … Read more

Prince Philip dies: Downing Street asks mourners not to gather or lay flowers due to Covid risk

Downing Street has today asked mourners not to gather or lay flowers for Prince Philip outside royal residences due to the risk of Covid. It comes as hundreds of tributes pile-up at palace gates, including Buckingham, Windsor and Balmoral, following the Duke of Edinburgh‘s death this morning, at the age of 99. However Number 10 … Read more

Five mourners are killed in a mass stampede during viewing of the body of Tanzania’s late president

Five mourners including four children from the same family are killed in a mass stampede during a public viewing of the body of Tanzania’s late president African leaders gathered to pay respects to the Covid-denying president Tens of thousands lined the streets to view Mr Magafuli’s body at a procession A huge stampede led to … Read more

Sarah Everard: Kate Middleton arrives at Clapham Common to join mourners

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited Clapham Common this afternoon to join mourners laying flowers in tribute to Sarah Everard.   The unexpected visit came after a planned vigil was cancelled because of the Met Police’s ‘lack of constructive engagement’ to help make it Covid secure, according to the organisers. Kensington Palace said Kate Middleton ‘wanted to … Read more

Hundreds of mourners attend funeral of leading Islamic scholar

Hundreds including President Erdogan have gathered in Istanbul without social distancing for the funeral of a prominent Islamic scholar, without social distancing. Muhammed Emin Sarac died at his home on Friday after a battle with Covid-19. The distinguished hadith scholar was a preacher at Istanbul’s Fatih Mosque where Sunday’s funeral was held. Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Read more

Police close road for packed traveller funeral as 200 mourners pay respects to tree surgeon

Up to 200 mourners today amassed outside a church to attend a traveller funeral as families paid their respects to a tree surgeon who was crushed to death by heavy machinery in a tragic work accident. Witnesses described mass drinking, with even children reportedly spotted carrying boxes of Stella Artois, at the funeral of Daniel … Read more

Hundreds of mourners wearing red line the streets for funeral of Olly Stephens

Our boy Oliver. Olly left the house with a spring in his step, laughter in his heart and a ‘love you’ to mum. We will remember him this way. What happened next was the stuff of nightmares, a knock on the door shattered our lives with the force of a baby rhino. No one should … Read more

Up to 100 mourners ignore lockdown at funeral for man, 29, who was shot dead in West Midlands

Mourners ignored lockdown restrictions to pour onto the street and pay their respects to the 29-year-old man who was shot dead in a ‘gangland execution’ in the West Midlands. Family and friends gathered in Bartley Green, south west Birmingham, to offer their farewell to Brian McIntosh, who was shot in the chest with his friend William Henry, … Read more

Stockton mourners ignore lockdown to attend funeral of grandmother

Mourners ignored lockdown restrictions to take to the streets and offer their farewell to a much-loved grandmother of the traveller community today as the nation entered its second national lockdown. Family and friends congregated outside St Cuthbert’s Church in Stockton-on-Tees today to pay their respects to Honor Francis, 63, who died on October 23 following … Read more

Wedding guests ‘will be limited to 15 under new Covid rules – but 30 mourners allowed at funerals’

Dreams of a big wedding were dealt a further blow this lunchtime – happy couples will have to halve their wedding guests from Monday, after the government slashed the number allowed to gather to 15 under new Covid-19 rules. Boris Johnson left thousands of couples hoping to marry with extended friends and family looking on devastated … Read more