In the headlines
The queue to visit the Queen’s coffin, dubbed the “Elizabeth Line”, is now four miles long. More than 1,000 volunteers from the Samaritans, Scouts and Salvation Army have stepped forward to look after the tens of thousands of waiting well-wishers. Cultural institutions and businesses along the Thames have opened their facilities for public use around the clock. Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng is planning to scrap an EU-era cap on bankers’ bonuses, says the FT, to boost the City’s competitiveness and help economic growth. The move comes with political risks: “Are they trying to help out Starmer’s new speechwriter?” says commentator Sam Freedman on Twitter. A shooting star was seen by hundreds of people in Scotland and Northern Ireland last night. The celestial fireball, below, streaked across the sky at around 10pm.