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Colonel: Quintinshill rail disaster 'difficult to accept'

Retired Colonel of Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Martin Gibson said he is very proud of the men who lost their live in the Quintinshill rail disaster.

He told ITV News: "We are very proud of the men who gave their lives, even before they got to war. That is the thing we find terribly difficult to accept."

PM: We can transform relationship with EU for the better

David Cameron has given a press conference after meeting with European leaders at a summit in the Latvian capital Riga.

The prime minister said he discussed proposals for EU reform which he said were necessary to "address the concerns of the British people".

"I believe we can find a way through all of these problems. I believe we can transform our relationship with Europe for the better and that is what I've now embarked upon", he added.

He confirmed that he would be meeting with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week as well as the President of the European Commission and other leaders to discuss his proposals further.

"By working together in the right spirit and sticking at it, I believe we can reform the EU and our relationship with it and then the British people will have the final say in an in/out referendum.

"I want to give them a proper choice, staying in a reformed European Union or leaving...and that's why these talks are so important".


Families to pass on investigation evidence to coroner

The solicitor of the families of Bobby and Christi Shepherd has said they will pass on details of an ITV News investigation to the coroner to help with the "prevention of future deaths".

Solicitor Gemma Vine said: "We will take all of the evidence we get in particular the evidence from ITV News into account when we are looking at assisting the coroner with the prevention of future deaths.

"Anything to do with health and safety is going to be extremely important for us to consider as part of those suggestions."

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