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Tunisia attack: Final bodies of Yorkshire holidaymakers land in UK

The final bodies of the holidaymakers killed in the Tunisian terror attack have been flown back to Britain.

Claire Windass
Bruce Wilkinson Credit: Family still

The C-17 aircraft landed at RAF Brize Norton within the last couple of hours. It brought home five victims, among them 72 year old Bruce Wilkinson from Goole, a retired worker at Drax Power station, and 54 year old Claire Windass from Hull who had been on holiday with her husband Jim. He survived the attack. Meanwhile Tunisia has declared a state of emergency - giving the army and police more powers to act against any potential threats.

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Tunisia declares state of emergency

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Tunisia has declared a state of emergency, over a week after 38 foreign tourists - 30 of them British - died in the beach terror attack in Sousse.

A state of emergency temporarily gives the government more flexibility and the army and police more authority, and restricts the right of public assembly.

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Final five UK victims of Tunisia attack repatriated today

Claire Windass, from Hull, was described by her family as 'warm, kind-hearted woman' Credit: ITV News

The Foreign Office confirmed the final five bodies being returned today are Lisa Burbidge, Stuart Cullen, Christopher Dyer, Bruce Wilkinson and Claire Windass.

They will arrive on an RAF C-17 aircraft at RAF Brize Norton at about 3pm.

Homes without power after overnight storms

Hundreds of homeowners woke up to powercuts this morning after storms hit the region overnight.

Lightning lights up the night sky Credit: Holly Swain

More than 400 homes in Wetherby in north Leeds are still without electricity as engineers work to restore the power.

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Pearson back Radford despite poor form

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has backed Head Coach Lee Radford despite recent poor form.

Pearson has criticised the recent performances of The Airlie Birds, who've lost their last four matches, with their latest defeat against bottom-of-the-table Wakefield, who they'll face again tomorrow. It leaves them in in danger of missing out on a top-eight finish.

But he believes the pressure should be on him and the players.

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Bodies of final five Britons to be repatriated from Tunisia

The final five bodies of the Britons killed in the Tunisian beach terror attack are to be repatriated when are to be flown back to the UK later.

And a coroner will continue to open inquests into the deaths of those murdered in the terror attack.

Bodies of final five Britons to be repatriated from Tunisia. Credit: PA

Some 30 British people were among the 38 killed by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui on the beach at Sousse. Yesterday the Queen and the Prime Minister joined millions of people across the country in a minute's silence in a solemn tribute to those killed. An RAF plane carrying the bodies of the final five murdered Britons is expected to arrive at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire this afternoon..

Country falls silent to remember victims of Tunisia massacre

One week on from the terror attack in Tunisia, the nation today remembered those who lost their lives in the atrocity. Thirty British tourists were among the 38 holidaymakers who were gunned down on a beach in the resort of Sousse.

At 12 noon towns and cities fell silent, as thousands of people paid their respects. Six of the victims were from our region and today their relatives, their friends and their colleagues joined the silent tribute.

It came on the day the bodies of two more victims from or region were flown back to Britain.

Chris Kiddey reports:

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