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“He truly inspired everyone he taught through his passion for his subject and his dedication” - The Holt School in Wokingham pays tribute to James Furlong, its head of history and government and politics, who died in the Reading terror attack.

“I am sure we would all want to recognise the bravery of those police officers responding but also a number of members of the public who helped my officers and the victims at what was a very distressin­g scene.” - Thames Valley Police Chief Constable John Campbell, above.

“All I can do is say I’m incredibly sorry for this momentary breach. It’s because I’m human, we’re all human and I’m not less determined to follow the rules because of a momentary breach” - Health Secretary Matt Hancock apologises for breaching social distancing rules by approachin­g a colleague in the House of Commons and patting his back.

“This is the time of year when theatres have to start spending on their Christmas shows. It has to start now and nobody can do that at the moment because there’s been no box office for the last three months, so there’s no cash” - Theatre director Sir Nicholas Hytner says pantomime season “won’t happen”.

“My own belief is that this virus is going to be with us for a very long time and we are going to have to be absolutely vigilant to check we are on top of the outbreaks which will come” –- Sir Ian Diamond, head of the Office of National Statistics, pictured.

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