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Family want answers over carbon monoxide deaths

Christi and Bobby Shepherd who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in their holiday bungalow in Corfu in 2006. Credit: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

The parents of Christi and Bobby Shepherd, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu, have been listening to the evidence of the former boss of the travel company which sold their family trip, at the inquest into their deaths.

Manny Fontenla-Novoa, the former chief executive of Thomas Cook, has been warned by the coroner that these are not criminal proceedings and he is not obliged to answer any questions which might incriminate him.

The children's father, Neil Shepherd, has said he wants to know why Thomas Cook failed to send qualified Health and Safety auditors to inspect gas installations at the hotel in Corfu.

But proceedings at Wakefield Coroner's Court have already stumbled over what questions should be put to the witness.

The evidence began with a fierce exchange in court over whether Mr Fontenla Novoa should answer a question over whether he was indeed the former CEO of Thomas Cook.

Family members laughed in court when the coroner, David Hinchliff, read a statement by the ex-CEO that, following the tragedy, his company "made every effort to consider the best interests of the family".

The hearing continues.


Spurs legend Greaves out of intensive care

Jimmy Greaves had a stroke on Sunday. Credit: PA

Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves is out of intensive care following a severe stroke on Sunday and is able to sit up in bed, his family has said.

We can tell you that Jimmy is out of intensive care and is able to sit up in bed. Whilst he is by no means out of the woods there is room for cautious optimism. We would like to thank all the staff at the hospital who have been fantastic. We would also give thanks to over 30,000 well-wishers including many players and ex-TV colleagues as well as so many fans, that have sent messages and love to Jim at this most difficult of times. The support shown has been amazing and heart warming.

Please continue to have good thoughts for him for the long road ahead as he fights this terrible thing that has happened.

– Greaves family statement


Nicola Sturgeon casts her vote in Glasgow

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and her husband Peter Murrell cast their votes at Broomhouse Community Hall polling station in Glasgow this morning, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon casts her vote at Broomhouse Community Hall polling station in Glasgow Credit: PA

Harry looking forward to meeting 'beautiful' Charlotte

Prince Harry has said he is looking forward to meeting "beautiful" princess Charlotte. The prince was speaking at a press conference in Sydney, Australia where he has been meeting wounded soldiers.

Harry said: "I've been given a hell of a lot of cuddly toys from this morning and other things, so I look forward to it. I am looking forward to meeting her. She's beautiful, so it's great."

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