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“I appreciate this decision may not be met with universal agreement but it is the safest and most appropriat­e way to move forward for everyone’s best interests in the borough and beyond”

- Dr Robert Sucking, director of public health for Doncaster, as the planned four-day pilot scheme for the return of crowds to horse racing came to an abrupt halt before the first race was even run.

“This isn’t just a blow for racing, it’s sport. It’s going to make it slower and harder for everyone to get back, but we have to follow the advice”

- Mark Spincer of Arena Racing Company, which operates the Doncaster track, responds. Below, a racegoer yesterday

“Clearly, some of the things that BBC news presenters and others have done on social media would not be acceptable to me and I’m happy to say that on the record”

- Former Radio 4 boss Mark


“We know this is a very difficult process for the family, which is why we wanted to assure them personally that we continue to seek justice for them and for the public”

- Greg McGill, the Crown Prosecutio­n Service director of legal services, after a meeting with the family of Harry Dunn.

“This will apply in any setting, indoors or outdoors, at home or in the pub. The ban will be set out in law and it will be enforced by the police - anyone breaking the rules risks being dispersed, fined and possibly arrested”

- Boris Johnson announces his new “rule of six” banning people from meeting socially in England.

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