The vigil at Pegler Square is not far from where a wanted suspect was captured on CCTV.
Ministers focused on the impact of the lorry driver shortage, with fuel the latest sector to be affected.
Olly Stephens, 13, was ambushed by two boys after being lured to a field by a girl in Reading.
Passengers arriving at UK airports suffer delays after an IT problem hits self-service passport gates.
Pre-departure tests for fully vaccinated travellers will be scrapped and the system aligned with the rest of the UK.