A feeling of shock in Salisbury has drawn more people to Easter services but is also frightening away tourists

For 750 years, Salisbury Cathedral has marked the drama of Holy Week and Easter in the same way – with services focusing on suffering, death and resurrection. But this year there is a special poignancy to the prayers.

The people of Salisbury are remembering the plight of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the Russians who collapsed just a short distance away from the cathedral, following a nerve agent attack blamed on the Russian state.

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