The UK’s most advanced polar research vessel – the RRS Sir David Attenborough– is set to leave its shipyard on Wednesday to begin technical sea trialsbefore commencing service in a year’s time. The ship is to sail from theCammell Laird shipyard across the Mersey to the Liverpool cruise terminal athigh tide for crew familiarisation, before two weeks of technical trials offthe coast of North Wales.
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Survivors of the Hatfield rail crash will join those bereaved by the tragedyto mark its 20th anniversary. The four passengers killed when an express trainderailed on October 17 2000 will be remembered in a service at St Etheldreda’sChurch in the Hertfordshire town.Capacity at the annual gathering will belimited to 30 people due to Covid-19 restrictions. Father Darren Collins, whowill conduct the service, told the PA news agency: “It was heart-breaking atthe time, and the town wants to remember the lives that were lost and thelives that were changed forever.” The Hatfield crash was among a spate offatal accidents on Britain’s railways, but the network’s safety record hasvastly improved since that period.Father Collins said the victims’ familiesare “reassured that something positive came out of one of the saddestoccasions of their lives”.
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A grandmother has started a TikTok dance craze to encourage young people topractise social distancing. Margaret Hansard, 78, is staging what she calls a"nantervention" by trying to spread the message that young people who do notfollow the guidelines could be at risk of passing the coronavirus on to theirgrandparents. In the video, posted on her granddaughter Lucy's TikTok account,Mrs Hansard is seen performing actions to the song Supalonely by Benee, whilecaptions read: "I'm staging a Nantervention to get Hertfordshire's grandkidsto socialise safely... And protect your nans!"
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