Warmed by the spring sunshine for the first time, and how nice that was. You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief as lock-down restrictions began to lift. I was glad to see that a report by a police watchdog said the Metropolitan Police had acted "appropriately" at a vigil for Sarah Everard in south London earlier this month. The force came under intense criticism after women were handcuffed and removed from crowds on Clapham Common. The report said there was too little communication between officers at the event, but their response, amid Covid restrictions, had been "measured". It called the media coverage a "public relations disaster" for police. What many people did not, and have not heard, is the police were subjected to appalling abuse by a minority of thugs, who appear at all these protests because they've got nothing else to do. In addition, they were policing rules set by politicians, while trying to handle this vigil sensitively. Not easy for them, and too many condemned too quickly. Meanwhile, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that further investigation was needed to conclusively rule out a theory that Covid-19 emerged from a laboratory in China. The virus was first detected in Wuhan, in China's Hubei province in late 2019. The Chinese government has dismissed the allegations of a virus leak. Over in Northern Ireland, the first minister called on the PSNI's chief constable to resign after it was announced there would be no prosecutions in relation to the funeral of Bobby Storey. Arlene Foster said Simon Byrne's position was now "untenable". The funeral last June attracted 2,000 mourners - including Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill - at a time when Covid restrictions were in place. Issues, including housing, a drug and alcohol day centre, the MEMO project, the Swanage Railway and county shows took up the day.