The wait is almost over for roller coaster enthusiasts - Alton Towers will open its new £18 million ride called The Smiler on the 23rd May.
With 14 loops to the previous record of 10, it is the largest roller-coaster ever built. Only a dozen people have been on it so far, a slightly reluctant Callum Watkinson was one of them.
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A woman has been jailed for a string of offences including fraud by false representation and attempted robbery, which was captured on CCTV.