After the appalling disaster at a crowded Jewish festival, where 45 people died, families began to bury their loved ones. Some 150 people were also injured at the Lag B'Omer festival, near Mount Meron, when people became trapped in an overcrowded passageway. Funerals were allowed to take place for victims who were positively identified. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised that an inquiry would ensure such a tragedy did not happen again. Visiting the scene, he said it was one of the worst peacetime disasters the country had known. I'd like to extend my deepest sympathies to all those affected. Back here in Dorset, I spent the most fascinating day at Bovington military camp with other members of the Defence Select Committee. Most of our party were flown in from RAF Northolt in two Chinooks, which landed next to us on the training area in a cloud of dust. They are spectacular machines. Before we all joined up, I and committee chairman Tobias Ellwood were given a briefing on what the day hoped to achieve. We both had to endure another Covid test - the unpleasant one - beforehand. Once we'd all met up on the training area, the day began. We were told there were three stands in effect, each aimed at showing us what the soldier now has at their disposal. I have to say it was most impressive and along way from my day. Some army Rangers and Commandos showed off their skills, highlighting their skill-set with the aid of new kit that really has taken the ability of the infantry to new heights. We enjoyed a curry lunch under canvass while the hail poured down outside. Then it was off to a pop-up command HQs, where a highly skilled team of experts took us through a rehearsed exercise. The aim was to show how the new technological age now provides commanders with information they could only have dreamed of in my day. It was impressive. We then enjoyed touring a number of stands with all the latest kit on display, including an Apache helicopter. What a beast that is! I much enjoyed talking to all the soldiers and I have to say they were all most impressive, driven and professional. That wonderful sense of humour that we all so enjoyed in the Armed Forces is still alive and kicking. A final meeting under canvass for questions and a welcome chocolate biscuit ended what had been a most informative and illuminating day. We were all very grateful for the huge effort that had been made on our behalf. Good news on the virus front, with UK infections back to levels seen at the end of last summer. In the week to 24 April, infections fell in all four nations of the UK and were 20 times lower than in January. UK clubbers returned to the dance floor for the first time since the pandemic began, as part of trials to see how venues can reopen. Some 6,000 party-goers are expected at a warehouse in Liverpool across a two-day event that started today. Ticket-holders don't need to socially distance or wear face coverings, but they'll need a negative Covid test result before being allowed in.