The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
Who said it
“Trust leaders are going as fast as they can in tackling the most urgent cancer, surgery and other cases. They are only too aware of the impact of delays. The scale of the backlog ahead is very worrying” - NHS Providers chief executive Chris Hopson.
“There is no doubt it would be beneficial to have an inquiry that could look across the four nations as well as at specific issues within each nation. This would help provide answers to families, businesses and all those who have made sacrifices over the last year. I hope all governments across the UK will join me in committing to a full public inquiry starting later this year”
- Nicola Sturgeon says she is committed to establishing in Scotland a judge-led public inquiry to examine all aspects of handling of the pandemic.
“Have you heard of this new vaccination for America? It’s going to keep us all alive, it’s going to keep us all safe. It’s called gun control. It’s called gun safety”
“It was the most humbling feeling. Fond memories came flooding back. I had to get a picture, it was like going back in time”
- Former Brookside star Ray Quinn, who started work as a carpet fitter to keep busy during the Covid-19 pandemic and said he laid carpets in the real Brookside Close in Liverpool.
“He made the connection straight away, saying ‘the Queen will be so upset like nana was’” - Shelly Wall after her nine-year-old son Noah donned a bowler hat, shirt and tie which he had worn to his grandfather’s funeral to watch the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral from their home in Carlisle.
- Madonna. On this day
1587: Sir Francis Drake sailed into Cadiz harbour and sank the Spanish fleet – an action known as “singeing the King of Spain’s beard”.
1775: In Lexington, the opening shot was fired – by a British general – in the American War of Independence. This was the shot “heard around the world”.
1824: Poet Lord Byron died of a fever at Missolonghi while aiding Greek insurgents against the Turks in their fight for independence. He was 36.
1882: Death of biologist Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution revolutionised scientific thinking.
1956: Prince Rainier III of Monaco married actress Grace Kelly.
1958: Footballer Bobby Charlton made the first of 106 appearances for England. In the match, against Scotland, he scored the first of 49 international goals.
1987: The Simpsons premiered as a short cartoon on the Tracy Ullman Show.
1995: Timothy Mcveigh and Terry Nichols carried out a bomb attack on Oklahoma City, USA, killing 168 people.
2005: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected as the successor to Pope John Paul II The new Pope took the name Pope Benedict XVI.
2011: Fidel Castro resigned from the Cuban Communist Party and stepped down as party leader after 45 years of holding the title.