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Alton Towers is opening what they are claiming to be the UK's first restaurant themed around a rollercoaster.Read the full story ›
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Leah Washington and Joe Pugh presented a cheque to say thank you to their rescuers.Read the full story ›
Alton Towers rollercoaster Smiler has reopened, eight months after 20-year-old Vicky Balch lost a leg when it crashed.
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Miss Balch described the decision to reopen the ride to the public this weekend as "inappropriate and insensitive".
The owner of Alton Towers is to be prosecuted over crash in which five people were seriously injured, the Health and Safety Executive announced last month.
Today social media users reported "enthusiastic" crowds queued to get a ride on Smiler.
Two people who were seriously injured on the Smiler rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers last year have handed over a cheque to the Midlands Air Ambulance.
Leah Washington and Joe Pugh presented the cheque for more than £8701.10 to the service which helped save their lives after the crash last year.
The couple suffered severe leg injuries in the crash, with Leah having to have a leg amputated.
Three other passengers were also seriously injured.
The rollercoaster closed after an accident, the worst in the park's history, which seriously injured five people.Read the full story ›
A woman who lost her leg in the Alton Towers Smiler rollercoaster crash has accused the park of putting money before the people affected by the accident in its decision to reopen the ride tomorrow.
Vicky Balch was one of five passengers seriously injured in the crash on The Smiler last June.
Leah Washington also lost a leg and Joe Pugh, her boyfriend, shattered his knees. Both say they don't want to see the ride operating again. Alton Towers says the accident was caused by human error, and that the Smiler has been certified as safe. Chris Halpin reports.
Vicky Balch, who lost a leg in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash, says the decision to reopen the Smiler this weekend is “inappropriate".Read the full story ›