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Stunt bikers in mid-air show crash

Uncle Sam's Great American Circus in Chantry Park.

Two stunt motorcyclists have been taken to hospital after colliding in mid-air during a "thunderball" performance.

Audience members had to be evacuated after the crash at Uncle Sam's Great American Circus in Chantry Park, Ipswich.

The male riders were taking part in a Wall of Death-style performance when the incident happened.

Medics from East Anglia Air Ambulance treated the men before they were taken by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital. They are said to be in a stable condition.

The circus posted a statement on its Facebook page saying: "To all our audience from the 4.30pm show today, we would just like to thank you all for your support during the accident with our thunderball riders.

"We have just had an update from Ipswich Hospital and both are doing well and stable, soon to be on the mend.

"We want to thank you for your understanding as we had to cut short the show. However our riders' safety was, and is, our main priority.

"We will pass on all your kind words and well wishes and keep all posted on any updates."

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Man from Jersey dies in Cambodia

Peter Riley was found in Sihanoukville Province.

A 25-year-old man from Jersey has died in Cambodia.

Peter Riley was found in Sihanoukville Province, in the south west of the country.

His family have been informed, but Jersey Police have not released further details at this time.

The States of Jersey Police have informed the next of kin of the death of a 25 year male resident by the name of Peter Riley in Sihanoukville Cambodia. We have no further details at this time.

– Jersey Police

The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British National died in Cambodia on 25 May, and says it is providing consular assistance to his family.

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Commons 'would be emptied fast if every lying MP was sacked'

If every MP that lied was subsequently sacked, the House of Commons would be emptied "very fast", the former deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said.

Sir Malcolm Bruce at the Scottish Liberal Democrats Spring Conference in March. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Sir Malcolm Bruce made the comments in a defence of party colleague Alistair Carmichael, who has faced calls for his resignation over a leaked memo alleging Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon privately wanted David Cameron to win the General Election.

Carmichael, the only remaining Lib Dem MP in Scotland, has apologised to Sturgeon and the French ambassador to the UK after the Cabinet Office found he bore responsibility for the sharing of the document with the Telegraph.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Sir Malcolm said: "If you're suggesting every MP who has never quite told the truth or indeed told a brazen lie, including ministers, including Cabinet ministers, including prime ministers, we'd clear out the House of Commons very fast, I would suggest."

Questioned further on the apparent claim that lying in public life was widespread, he said: "No. Well, yes - I think the answer is lots of people have told lies and you know that to be perfectly true."

"But Alistair has taken consequences. He has apologised. He's indicated had he been a minister he would resign. He's forfeited his severance pay," he added.

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