Western Morning News

The things they say


“People on the front line can rest assured that we’re doing absolutely everything we can and straining everything we can to get the equipment they need”

- Chancellor Rishi Sunak. “It has now been weeks since our lives were changed in so many far-reaching ways by this pernicious virus. We have seen streets become empty and workplaces fall silent. But we have also seen individual­s and communitie­s meeting these strange new circumstan­ces with the age-old values of generosity and courage that the people of Wales have always understood so well”

- The Prince of Wales, opening a

temporary hospital at the Principali­ty Stadium in Cardiff.

“She was my inspiratio­n and a huge reason as to why I am a nurse today. She took huge pride in her work but was so humble. She embodied the nursing spirit”

- Nurse Tom Wood in tribute to

his grandmothe­r Margaret Tapley, a healthcare assistant who died aged 84, nine days

after her final shift. “The idea that my music is being played everywhere all the time. It’s just bizarre”

- Britain’s Got Talent contestant

Beth Porch after her charity single You Taught Me What Love Is, an original song inspired by her job at a children’s hospital, went to number four in the charts. “We hope this structure we are providing, these lessons three a day for our primary school pupils and four a day for our secondary school pupils - helps parents, in whatever way works for them, to create a rhythm and structure that makes it manageable for them to do difficult work”

- Matt Hood of Oak National Academy, a Government­backed virtual school. “The swimming pool had supports that slightly stick out, and I’ve got an overhangin­g peach tree that I was going to put some foam around but I didn’t get round to doing it so I had to be careful I didn’t knock myself out”

- Neil Clark, 51, from London, who completed a half-Ironman triathlon in his back garden, including 1,700 laps of his lawn. “The close connection of the herd, the protective­ness of their young - I think they are a lot more like us than they are different”

- The Duchess of Sussex, about Elephant, the Disneynatu­re documentar­y she narrated

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