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Nottinghamshire stabbing: Man, 20, arrested after worshipper attacked following Easter Sunday service | UK News

A man has been arrested after a worshipper was stabbed outside a church following an Easter Sunday service.

The victim, in his 40s, was taken to hospital following the incident outside St Stephen’s Church in Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, at around 10.50am on Sunday.

Police say a 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Detective Sergeant Andy Buxton, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This is an ongoing investigation and we do believe it to be an isolated incident with no wider risk posed to the public.

“The victim remains in hospital after suffering injuries to his stomach and our officers are continuing to support him while our inquiries continue.

“We understand an incident like this can cause concern to the community, but I want to personally reassure them that we do have a suspect in custody and have a group of detectives and officers working hard to understand exactly what has happened.”

He urged anyone with information to come forward.

In a Facebook post, a church spokesperson described the incident as a “terribly challenging situation”, adding: “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected.”

A Church of England spokesperson added: “It has been a shock for the community. He was stabbed outside the church by someone who had been at the service.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this awful tragedy.”

King leads first Remembrance Sunday service at Cenotaph as monarch following mother’s death | UK News

King Charles has led the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph for the first time as monarch to honour the nation’s war dead.

Thousands of medal-wearing veterans, military families and the public packed Whitehall in central London for the traditional ceremony and watched as the sovereign laid a wreath at the memorial.

It followed a two-minute silence signalled by the first chimes of Big Ben striking 11am and a volley from a gun fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery at nearby Horse Guards Parade.

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The Queen considered the Remembrance service one of the most important engagements in the royal calendar
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A gun volley signalled the start of the two-minute silence

The solemn moment of reflection ended with buglers from the Royal Marines playing the Last Post.

The head of the armed forces, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, told Sky News there was a “special poignancy” to Remembrance Sunday this year following the Queen’s death and against the backdrop of the Ukraine war.

It also marked the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

In Northern Ireland, Irish leader Micheal Martin and Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris attended a Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Enniskillen 35 years on from an IRA bomb at the event.

Eleven people died on the day of the attack at the town’s war memorial in 1987, with another victim dying years later having never woken from a coma.

It has become a recent tradition for Ireland’s prime minister to attend the Enniskillen event.

Veterans attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London, Sunday Nov. 13, 2022. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)
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Thousands of veterans wearing medals attended the ceremony
People attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London, Sunday Nov. 13, 2022. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)
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Crowds packed Whitehall for the event

The King was joined at the Cenotaph by other members of the Royal Family, including the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Wessex, and the Princess Royal, who also laid floral tributes.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also honoured the fallen on behalf of the government by leaving a wreath, followed by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, other party leaders, senior members of the cabinet, military chiefs of staff and high commissioners.

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak lays a wreath during the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London. Picture date: Sunday November 13, 2022.
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Rishi Sunak lays a wreath at the Cenotaph

Also in attendance were seven former prime ministers – Sir John Major, Sir Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss.

Watching from the balcony of a government building was the Queen Consort and the Princess of Wales.

The Queen Consort and the Princess of Wales stand on a balcony at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) on Whitehall, during the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London. Picture date: Sunday November 13, 2022.
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The Queen Consort and the Princess of Wales watched from a Whitehall balcony

A short service followed the laying of the main wreaths, with Bishop of London Dame Sarah Mullally leading a prayer.

Other ceremonies to commemorate the war dead were held across the UK.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon led tributes in Edinburgh while her government’s veterans’ minister, Keith Brown, travelled to the Falkland Islands to attend a remembrance event.

The former Royal Marine served in the 1982 conflict.

Ceremonies to commemorate the war dead were held across the UK
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Ceremonies to commemorate the war dead were held across the UK

The Queen, who died nine weeks ago at the age of 96, considered the Remembrance Sunday service one of the most significant and important engagements in the royal calendar.

The nation’s longest-reigning monarch lived through the Second World War as a teenager, saw service as a military mechanic and was head of the armed forces.

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Irish leader Micheal Martin (right) attended a ceremony in Enniskillen 35 years on from an IRA bomb
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon led tributes in Edinburgh

In an interview with Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme, chief of the defence staff Admiral Radakin said: “I think Remembrance Sunday is always poignant.

“I think it’s poignant for the whole nation, this special moment when we pause to reflect on the sacrifice and commitment of others to provide our freedom today.

“I think there’s a special poignancy this year with both the loss of Her Majesty, another loss of a Second World War veteran.

“I also think it’s poignant when we have once again the spectre of war in Europe and all that that entails, and a country that’s been invaded and is fighting for its freedom.”

Sophy Ridge on Sunday: Jeremy Hunt says everyone will have to pay higher taxes – but richest will make larger sacrifices | Politics News

Jeremy Hunt has said everyone is going to be paying higher taxes but those who earn the most will have to make larger sacrifices.

The chancellor told the Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme during Thursday’s autumn statement he “will be asking everyone for sacrifices” but recognises there is “only so much we can ask” from people on the lowest incomes.

“That will be reflected in the decision, it’s important Britain is a fair country,” he said.

“We’re all going to be paying a bit more tax, I’m afraid.”

Mr Hunt promised it will “not just be bad news” but said he believes the public recognises “if you want to give people confidence about the future you have to be honest about the present”.

He said his plan will bring down inflation, control high energy prices and “get our way back to growing, healthily”.

The chancellor said his plan will help get the UK out of a recession as quickly as possible.

But he also said spending cuts from government departments will be needed and hinted no more funding will be given to the NHS.

He said the health service’s funding is already going up but it needs to do “everything it can to find efficiencies”.