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  1. Correspondent Neil Connery
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Frustrations over officials and holiday reps in Tunisia

There are a number of embassy officials and holiday reps inside the hospital where the injured victims of the Tunisia terror attack are being treated.

They are doing what they can for the bereaved and the injured, but I have picked up a degree of frustration from some of the survivors that I have been talking to.

They really feel that in their hour of need the very best should be done for them. Some of them have concerns that is not the case. They really want the authorities to step up their game in their hour of need.


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Thomson and First Choice sending more flights to Tunisia

Thomson and First Choice have said they are sending 12 more flights to Tunisia for holidaymakers who want to return home following yesterdays beach terror attack.

Thomson and First Choice are continuing to send flights departing from airports across the UK to Tunisia to repatriate customers. The flights will also accommodate customers returning as scheduled.

The first flight has already departed from Manchester airport at 18.00 today which will repatriate up to 328 customers.

An additional 11 Thomson flights as well as one third party flight with Nouvelle Air are currently scheduled to depart tomorrow, creating nearly 2,500 seats returning from Tunisia to the UK, subject to customer demand.

Those affected by the terrorist events in Tunisia are our main priority and we will continue to do all we can to support our customers as well as their family and friends at this exceptionally challenging time.

– Thomson and First Choice statement

Thomson and First Choice said anyone with concerns about friends and families should continue to call 0800 088 5372.

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At least 15 Brits dead in Tunisian beach massacre

At least 15 Britons were among 38 holidaymakers killed in the Tunisian beach massacre, the Government has confirmed, but the toll may well rise further.

Foreign Minister Tobias Ellwood said the shootings in Sousse was "the most significant terrorist attack on the British people" since the London bombings on July 7, 2005.

Among the British victims were 24-year-old fashion blogger Carly Lovett and council worker Adrian Evans.

Local people shocked at Carly's death

It is understood a woman from our region is among the 15 Britons killed in an attack on a Tunisian beach resort. The woman from Gainsborough has been named locally as 24-year-old Carly Lovett. It comes as thousands of holidaymakers who were in Tunisia at the time of the gun attack are now arriving home. Kate Hemingway reports:

Friends pay tribute to Carly on social media

Friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to Carly Lovett from Lincolnshire. The 24-year-old beauty blogger who was holidaying with her fiancee, was among the suspected 38 who were killed after a gunman opened fire on holidaymakers at the beach resort of El Kantaoui, north of Sousse.


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Jet2 to fly all customers back to UK from Tunisia

Holiday company Jet2 is flying all of its customers who wish to return back to the UK from Tunisia free of charge following yesterday's terror attack.

A statement said there are currently 1,244 passengers in Tunisia and three planes have already left from Manchester and Leeds Bradford Airports. They are due to arrive at Enfhida Airport later this afternoon.

West Yorkshire tourist caught up in terror attack returns home

Debbie Horsfall from Hepworth near Huddersfield back at home after returning on a special flight last night from Tunisia.

Debbie Horsfall Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The 22-year-old was sun bathing when she heard gunshots on the other side of a sandbank. Her friend saw the gunmanand told her to run and they headed for the hotel.

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