In the headlines
Ukraine has recaptured an area “at least twice the size of Greater London” in a huge counter-offensive in Kharkiv province, says The Daily Telegraph. Officials in Kyiv estimate that 3,000 sq km have been liberated, including the strategic city of Izyum, forcing Russian soldiers to “literally run” for their lives. Three quarters of a million people are expected to travel to Westminster to pay their respects to the Queen in person. She will lie in state in Westminster Hall from 5pm on Wednesday until 6.30am on Monday; mourners may have to wait up to 20 hours. “Hard to think of anything more British,” says the Daily Mail’s David Wilcock, “than paying tribute to the Queen with a massive queue.” Norwich City Council is also paying tribute: it has closed a bike rack for a 12-day period of mourning. “Even bike racks need time to Raleigh themselves,” says one Twitter user.