Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned Britons not to ‘blow up’ until what could be the UK’s hottest March day.
As temperatures today are expected to exceed the monthly record of 25.6C set in 1968, police have warned that the crowds gathering in the parks will be dispersed.
After the coronavirus rules were relaxed on Monday, groups of up to six – or two households – can socialize outdoors.
View a photo gallery of sun seekers flocking to their nearest green space.
Britain leading the way on race relations, report says
The UK is a model of race relations and inequalities between different ethnic groups can be caused by other factors, a landmark report says today. The Racial and Ethnic Disparities Commission, created by Boris Johnson after the Black Lives Matter protests, is releasing its 264-page results today. The report concludes that while Britain is not a “post-racial society”, the success of ethnic minorities in education and the economy should be a “beacon” for other countries. He found that factors such as social class and family structures often explain differences in outcomes for ethnic groups rather than discrimination.
The five key secrets to perfect British barbecue
We’re a nation of barbecue disasters – at least according to MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. But don’t let them put you off. Barbecue expert Geneviève Taylor explains the five rules for creating the perfect meal outside. What if you fail? Well, William Sitwell writes that the British barbecue has always been meant to be a disaster.
At a Glance: Morning Coronavirus Briefing
Also in the news: other headlines of the day
The banker “did not have a business card 10” | New calls for an investigation into David Cameron’s links to financier Lex Greensill were made after it emerged the banker had his own # 10 email address and a direct phone line. A 2012 Downing Street business card described him as a senior adviser to the “Prime Minister’s Office”. Mat sees the funny side of Mr. Cameron’s situation in today’s cartoon.
Around the world: “Sorry for George for not saving him”
The teenager who captured the viral footage of Derek Chauvin pinning George Floyd to the ground said she had spent sleepless nights apologizing to the 46-year-old for not “saving her life,” as she testified as much during the murder trial of the former policeman. Read the latest of Rozina Sabur in Minneapolis and check out our gallery of the world’s most striking images.