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Minute's silence for Tunisia attack victims

A national minute's silence will be held at midday in memory of 30 Britons killed in an attack on a beach in Tunisia last week.

Thirty-eight people in total died when a gunman opened fire at the coastal resort in Sousse. The gunman was killed by Tunisian police and 12 people have been arrested in connection with the attack


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Tunisia massacre: Repatriation of Britons continues

People pay their respects on the beach near the RIU Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia. Credit: PA

The operation to return home the bodies of British citizens murdered in the Tunisian beach massacre will continue today.

Relatives of eight victims of gunman Seifeddine Rezgui gathered at RAF Brize Norton yesterday to see their coffins carried off a military transport aircraft by an air force guard of honour.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the other 22 would arrive back in the UK "over the coming days".

Tribute paid to 'much loved and highly valued colleague' killed in Tunisia attack

Northern Rail has paid tribute to Christopher Bell from Leeds, after he was confirmed as one of the victims' in last week's Tunisia beach massacre.

Mr Bell and his wife Sharon were among 27 Britons killed in Tunisia.

Adrian Thompson from Northern Rail described Mr Bell as a 'much loved and highly valued colleague'.

We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our colleague Christopher Bell and his wife Sharon were among those killed in terrorist attacks in Tunisia.

Christopher was a much loved and highly valued colleague and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

– Adrian Thompson, HR Director, Northern Rail

Employer pays tribute to Tunisia victims from Leeds

Christopher and Sharon Bell

The employer of Sharon Bell, who was killed in the Tunisia beach massacre last week, says the care worker and her husband Christopher will be 'greatly missed'.

Sharon & Chris, you will be greatly missed by all family, friends, colleagues and clients alike. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time

– Avanta Care


Tunisia victims: Bodies of Carly Lovett and John Stollery to be repatriated today

The bodies of two of the six Britons from Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire killed in the Tunisia beach massacre will be repatriated today.

An RAF plane carrying bodies of eight victims, including Carly Lovett from Gainsborough and John Stollery from Newark will land at Brize Norton later.

PM: 27 Britons killed in Tunisia beach massacre

Prime Minister David Cameron today told MPs that 27 Britons had been confirmed dead in the Tunisia beach massacre.

Six of the confirmed fatalities are from Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire:

  • Carly Lovett (Gainsborough)
  • Claire Windass (Hull)
  • Bruce Wilkinson (Goole)
  • John Stollery (Newark)
  • Christopher Bell (Leeds)
  • Sharon Bell (Leeds)

Couple from Leeds killed in Tunisia attack

Christopher and Sharon Bell

A couple from Leeds have been named as the latest victims of the terror attack in Tunisia last week.

The family of Christopher and Sharon Bell say they are 'deeply saddened' by the deaths.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of both mum Sharon and dad Christopher who were taken from us during the terrorist attacks in Tunisia.

– Family statement

Tributes for Tunisia victim John Stollery

As those injured in the Tunisian massacre continue to arrive home, another victim of the horror has been named as a retired social worker from North Nottinghamshire.

John Stollery had worked for his county council - and was dedicated to helping children in care. He is the 4th victim to be named from our region - at least 30 Britons were killed in terror attack in the resort of Sousse last Friday. All those who lost their lives in the terror attack are expected to be repatriated by tomorrow. Helen Steel reports.

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