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NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Updates on the Liverpool terror attack and the Queen misses major service due to health issues

Here are your latest national headlines now including updates on the Liverpool terror attack, the Queen’s latest health issues which caused her to miss a major event, and a giant Lego Christmas tree unveiled in Windsor. 

LIVERPOOL EXPLOSION: Security services are assisting police investigating the explosion of a taxi at a hospital in Liverpool which killed the passenger and injured the driver on Remembrance Sunday. The male passenger of the car was declared dead at the scene and is yet to be formally identified. The driver, also a man, was injured at the scene and has now been discharged from hospital after being treated for his injuries.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: The Queen has missed another major event after spraining her back in new health concerns. Buckingham Palace said her majesty made the decision not to attend the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph "with great regret".

LEGO TREE: A Christmas tree made of nearly 400,000 plastic bricks has gone on display at Legoland.

The construction at the Windsor attraction is made up of 364,481 Lego and Duplo blocks and stands at nearly 33ft tall.

Paula Laughton, the resort’s chief model maker, said: “We’re really excited for what is set to be one of Legoland Windsor’s biggest Christmas celebrations yet, as our guests and their families plan to make up for lost time and enjoy some magical memory making this winter which they couldn’t do because of restrictions last year.

“Nothing marks the start of getting into the festive spirit more than putting up the Christmas tree, and our giant tree made entirely out of thousands of Lego and Duplo bricks will leave families awe-inspired by its size and intricate details.”

The oversized arboreal model took a total of 2,909 hours to put together.

The tree boasts baubles, candy canes and candles as well as a huge star, which weighs in at 80kg and is made of 5,251 Lego bricks.

The tree will be available for visitors to view once Legoland reopens for the Christmas season.

A special lights switch-on event will take place on November 27 before the park reopens on select dates up to January 3.

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