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Student 'in life-threatening condition' after French coach crash

A British student is in a life-threatening condition in hospital after a coach crash in France.

42 pupils from Cheltenham's Bournside School were on board travelling to Italy whenthe coach crashed near the Swiss border.

Two of the students were airlifted to hospital, one in a ‘life-threatening’ condition and another in a ‘serious’ condition. The school have met with the parents of these two students, who are now on their way to France to be with their children.

We were deeply saddened to hear of a serious incident involving the coach taking our students to Dora Baltea earlier today. Our hearts go out to all those involved.

– School website

A further ten students and one member of staff received ‘minor’ injuries. The parents of these ten children have been contacted.

The remaining students and staff are with Police.

Bride arrives bin lorry: 'It's spotless at the back, you ought to see it inside'

A bride in Birmingham today arrived at her wedding in the front of one of the city council's bin wagons.

Hilli Fletcher organised the stunt as a surprise for her groom, Paul, who works as a bin man.

He was delighted, and said he had never seen the lorry looking so clean:


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Teenagers from Bournside School in Cheltenham involved in French coach crash

There are reports that two people have been seriously injured after a coach carrying a group of teenagers crashed in France.

The coach was carrying pupils from Bournside School in Cheltenham. It went into a ditch on the A39 motorway at Lons-le-Saunier, near the Swiss border.

Most of those on board were aged 14 to 17.

The two seriously hurt have been airlifted to hospital.

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Bus company 'trying to make contact' with school party

Emergency vehicles at the scene in France Credit: France3 TV

The bus company whose coach has crashed in France says it is still trying to make contact with organisers.

There were two drivers and 48 passengers on board.

The children aged between 13 and 18 years old set off for Italy yesterday afternoon. They were from a school in England.

Express Motors is in the process of doing everything they can to contact their drivers and designated tour leaders. When they have made contact they will be doing everything they can to help.

Once contact is made they will do everything they can do to help accident teams with their investigations and inquiries.

– Express Motors


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Foreign Office 'providing support' after France coach crash

The Foreign Office says it is providing support Credit: PA

The Foreign Office says it is working with relevant local authorities in France after a coach crash.

“We are providing support to a group of British nationals following a coach crash in France. We are in contact with the relevant local authorities.”

– Foreign Office Spokesman

Bride arrives in style to wedding, in a Dustbin lorry!

It is not every day you see a bride turn up to her wedding in a dustbin, but that is exactly what happened in Birmingham today!

Hilli with the dustbin lorry Credit: ITV News Central

Hilli arrived at the registry office in the glamorous looking bin wagon much to her fiance's, Paul's, surprise.

Birmingham City Council helped set it all up as Paul works as a dustbin man.

You can see the arrival on ITV News Central's Facebook page.

Hilli with the dustbin lorry Credit: ITV News Central
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