The Archbishop of Canterbury has praised local churches for working together to help people who need to use food banks. The Most Reverend Justin Welby was speaking after the annual Good Friday Procession of Witness in Dover this morning.
He led residents and church-goers through the town and up to St Mary's in Castro Church, at Dover Castle. Earlier, he spoke to soup kitchen and food bank volunteers.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has been leading church-goers and local residents through Dover in the Procession of Witness. He carried a cross through the town, stopping to preach to people in Market Square. He then carried the cross up to St Mary's in Castro Church, at Dover Castle.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has led the Procession of Witness through Dover. He led residents and church-goers through the town and up to St Mary's in Castro Church, at Dover Castle. Earlier, he spoke to soup kitchen and food bank volunteers.
The Easter story is being played out in dramatic style in Poole.
The town's Passion Play has become hugely popular and features a diverse cast, drawn from across the community.
Amateur and professional actors are performing alongside people who have been homeless or recovered from addiction.
We spoke to Sharon Muiuri, the artistic director.
Animals at an Oxford wildlife park have been spoilt today as part of their Easter celebrations.
Keepers at Cotswold Wildlife Park have treated the animals with their own versions of Easter eggs that include animal enrichment.
Chris Kibbey, Section Head of Primates at Cotswold Wildlife Park, said: “Who doesn't love Easter? Chicks, Lambs, nice weather and of course Easter eggs. This Easter week seemed the ideal time to give our group of Meerkats some decorated eggs as enrichment.
"The Ostrich eggs have mealworms inside and the Chicken eggs are hard boiled. By rolling the eggs around, the Meerkats need to work hard to receive their reward. This keeps them busy and helps stimulate them.”
Edmund King, AA's President, explains that the roads may be busy this weekend as more people are choosing to stay in the UK but travel by road to spend the Easter bank holiday away from home.
Children in hospital at Reading have met the Easter bunny on their ward today as they were given Easter eggs as part of an idea by Swift Couriers.
Our very own Fred Dinenage speaks to schoolchildren to find out what they think about all things Easter.
The children from St Andrews' CofE school in Farnham discuss Good Friday, chocolate and the meaning behind Easter for this Child's Eye Special.
Homeless dogs in Berkshire are being treated to their very own Easter egg hunt - with no chocolate involved.
Staff at the Dogs Trust centre in Plumb Farm have hidden Easter toys for the dogs to sniff out and fetch.
Jenny Hopkins, Assistant Rehoming Centre Manger, says: “We have lots of sprightly dogs at the centre who need to burn off energy so we thought we’d create a fun Easter game for them to enjoy and help them practice their recall too.
"We would like to remind everyone about the dangers of leaving chocolate around for dogs to consume. It is extremely toxic to dogs because it contains the chemical theobromine which can cause poisoning."