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Reports: Guests evacuated from rollercoaster at Alton Towers

There are reports people have had to be evacuated from a rollercoaster at Alton Towers after a power outage caused the ride to stop midway.

Pictures on social media show people on the rollercoaster Th13teen, which appears to have broken down.


More bodies of Tunisia beach attack victims return

The bodies of eight Britons killed in the Tunisian beach atrocity have been repatriation to the UK today.

Scott Chalkley, Sue Davey, Ray Fisher and Angela Fisher were killed in the beach attack Credit: ITV News

Among those on board were Scott Chalkley, from Derby, his partner Sue Davey and Leicester couple Ray and Angela Fisher.

The five remaining bodies of British victims will be repatriated tomorrow.

Mosques across the country come together to remember the victims of Tunisia attack

Mosques across the country are coming together in remembrance of the horrific terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France which claimed the lives of several innocent men, women and children.

Over 1000 people attend Leicester Mosque Credit: Pukaar News

As well as observing the national minute of silence, many mosques will be dedicating today's Friday sermon to last week's atrocities.

Over 1000 people attend Leicester Mosque Credit: Pukaar News

Abdul Rashid, Secretary of Birmingham Central Mosque, spoke out about the recent attacks.

We want to show our solidarity with the rest of the nation and we want to condemn what is happening.

"We also want to offer our condolences to the families and we want to pray for recovery to full health of all those people who are injured there.

"We will be praying for those who passed away.

"We are one nation, and if any part of the nation is hurt, the whole nation feels pain. Those people who died in Tunisia are countrymen.

Any acts of terrorism are forbidden by Islam. Where do these people find justification for what they are doing? I do not know. They are misguided."

– Abdul Rashid
The coffin of Larry Hayes, from Athlone, in the Irish midlands, who, together with his wife Martina, was a victim of the Tunisia terror attack, is carried from Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Athlone, following their funeral service. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A minute's silence was held across the UK today to honour those killed in the Tunisian beach attack a week ago.

Thirty-eight people - including 30 Britons - were killed when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire in the resort of Sousse.

The Queen and David Cameron were among those who observed the silence.

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