Flags were lowered to half mast on buildings across the UK, lights were dimmed and crowds gathered to mourn and lay flowers in tribute outside royal residences after the death of the Queen was announced.
Within minutes of the news of the Queen’s death, members of the public young and old arrived at royal residences to lay flowers in tribute.
Sporting events were halted and players paid tribute after the announcement from Buckingham Palace.
Chris Eubank Snr has called for a boycott of his son’s fight with Conor Benn on Saturday night. One of the greatest British boxing rivalries will be renewed inside London O2’s Arena when Chris Eubank Jr meets Benn almost 30 years to the day their fathers fought at Old Trafford. Such is the size difference between the two, there will be a catchweight of 157lbs, a weight Eubank Jr has never fought at in a professional capacity.
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran's foreign ministry summoned the British ambassador in Tehran in reaction to "interventionist comments" from the British foreign ministry, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported on Wednesday. "The British side, by issuing unilateral statements, shows that it has a role in the belligerent scenarios of terrorists active against the Islamic Republic," the director general of Western Europe at Iran's foreign ministry added, after saying that London's remarks on Iran's internal affairs were "based on fake and provocative interpretations." Britain's foreign ministry said on Monday it had summoned the Iranian charge d’affaires, Iran’s most senior diplomat in Britain, over the crackdown on protests following the death of Mahsa Amini in custody.
A reward of up to £20,000 has been offered for information which leads to the conviction of two killers who fired 20 bullets at a man in a social club in Belfast. CCTV footage showing two hooded suspects walking into the Donegal Celtic Sports and Social Club on Suffolk Road in west Belfast where the shooting occurred has also been released. Detectives from the PSNI major investigation team probing the murder of 42-year-old Sean Fox on Sunday revealed two men stood over him as he collapsed.
A US aircraft carrier is to be redeployed to South Korea's east coast, following Tuesday's ballistic missile test by Pyongyang. Although the Pentagon has refused to confirm which ship is being sent, the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan is in the area and as recently as last week was taking part in military drills with the South Korean navy. The flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, the Ronald Reagan has a compliment of 90 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.