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Families remember World War One soldiers

The families of two British soldiers killed during World War One have finally been able to lay them to rest.

It's almost 100 years since Lieutenant John Harold Pritchard and Private Christopher Elphick were killed in action.

Their bodies were found decades after the war, and its taken years to trace their families, but today their funerals were held with full military honours.


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Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service recruiting

Lincolnshire Fire service is recruiting new firefighters for the first time in five years. The service is looking to employ up to ten new full time workers, who will then be assigned to work throughout the county.

Candidates will be assessed on things like physical ability and problem solving, as well as on personal qualities. Five hundred applications will be accepted by the service, with an additional 150 applicants placed on a holding list.

Travel company releases statement one year on from France coach crash

The travel company, Interski, which organised the skiing holiday for Alvechurch School to France, has release a statement a year on from the crash that killed a teacher and left many students and adults with life-changing injuries.

Many people were deeply affected by the coach crash. The impending legal hearings will be a difficult time for all involved, both families and individuals. We again express our sadness to the unfortunate victims of this tragic event.

It would be inappropriate and insensitive to those who have suffered loss or injury to offer any opinion or observation while investigations are still ongoing and in advance of findings of the court.

– Colin McIntosh, Managing Director

Victims still suffering a year after France coach crash

The coach carrying a school skiing party from the West Midlands crashed in France a year ago today.

The crash, which killed a teacher and injuring dozens more, has left the victims suffering from both physical and psychological injuries.

Steve Ratheram, a skiing instructor assisting Alvechurch Church School when it crashed, says life will never be the same.


Funeral for boy who died in French storm

Pierre Barnes, the 12-year-old boy went missing during a storm in France Credit: PA

The funeral was held today for the 12-year-old boy from Lincolnshire who drowned while on a family holiday on a French island.

Pierre Barnes, from Grantham, vanished during a storm while cycling on Porquerolles. His body was found six-days-later.

The 12-year-old's mother is French and the service was held at the same church where he was baptised, in a village south of Paris.

Read more on this story on the ITV Calendar website.

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