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GMB reporter witnesses migrants rushing into station

As Budapest's main train station was opened this morning, Richard Gaisford from ITV's Good Morning Britain was at the scene to witness hundreds gathering in the hoped of travelling through Europe.

Large numbers of migrants and refugees have been camped outside Keleti station in recent days as Hungary closed the station in an attempt to stem the flow of people.

As Gaisford reports, Hungarian authorities had given no warning that the doors would finally be opened, prompting many to hurriedly pack up their tents.

However, a statement received from the railway operator after the opening said no trains would the station would travel to western Europe.

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Budapest train station reopens after two-day stand-off

Hungary's main international railway station has reopened. Credit: APTN

The main international railway station in Budapest has reopened to hundreds refugees and economic migrants after a two-day stand-off with authorities.

Thousands of people had been stranded on the station concourse as Hungary attempted to prevent them from leaving for Germany and other EU nations.

Government says photos of Syrian boy 'shocking'

The UK Government has called photos of a young Syrian boy washed up on a beach "shocking".

It comes as Prime Minister David Cameron comes under increasing pressure to accept more migrants following the shocking images of the boy, named as Aylan Kurdi, lying face down in the sand on Bodrum beach in Turkey.

A government spokesperson said: “These photos are clearly shocking. This is why we continue to be at the forefront of the international response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria – including as the second biggest bilateral donor of humanitarian aid, having already pledged £900m.

“In addition to this financial support, we have granted protection to almost 5,000 Syrians since the crisis began and continue to tackle the organised trafficking gangs seeking to profit from this human misery.”

Weather: Feeling cool with sunshine and showers

The latest weather forecast Credit: Met Office

It will be a similar day to of late with some sunshine but also further showers.

The showers should generally be a little lighter than recent days, though some sharp ones are likely, and the sunny spells may be a little less frequent compared to earlier in the week.

Towards the east and northeast cloudier skies with some more persistent showery rain will push southwards, and it will be windy here too.

Highs of just 18 or 19C mean it will feel cool for the time of year, especially in the breeze.

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Image of dead Syrian boy dominates front pages

The distressing image of a dead Syrian child washed up on Bodrum beach in Turkey dominates today's front pages, with some calling on David Cameron to re-think his stance on the UK's intake of refugees.

Today's front pages

The Independent led with perhaps the most striking picture of the boy, lying face down in the sand, while The Sun, Daily Mail, Metro, Daily Mirror, Guardian and The Times used a picture of the boy being carried from the beach by a police officer.

The three-year-old, named in reports as Aylan Kurdi, was said to be attempting to cross to the Greek island of Kos with his family but he and at least 11 others drowned when the boat they were in collapsed. The family fled their native Syria last year amid the rise of Islamic State.

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