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Tunisia inquests to hear evidence on two East Midlanders

The inquests into the deaths of 30 British people in the Tunisian beach terror attacks continue to hear evidence about East Midlanders today.

Lincoln University student Carly Lovett was on holiday with her fiance when she was killed Credit: ITV News Central

Details about Carly Lovett from Lincolnshire and John Stollery from Walesby in Nottinghamshire are being given to the hearing.

They were killed when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui went on a killing spree, shooting tourists in Sousse on June 26 2015.

John Stollery worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for 33 years Credit: Family handout

John Stollery's family say they hope the inquest will raise awareness of what happened, and has outcomes which will help "lessons being learnt".

They believe "proactive changes" are required to make sure the same does not happen again.


Stratford MP in favour of President Trump visit

The Iraqi born Stratford Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi says he is in favour of President Trump being given a state visit to Britain.

It comes despite the controversy over the President's travel ban on seven nations which the MP feared would mean that having been born in Baghdad he could not travel to see his two sons who are studying in the US.

But recent clarification from the Foreign office confirms the ban does not apply to British citizens. The MP says he has no objection to a State visit from the President.

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Iraqi-born MP who faced US ban attacks Trump policy

An Iraqi-born Conservative MP who was initially blocked from entering the US under new travel rules has said Donald Trump's immigration ban "feeds the ideology" of extremism.

Nadhim Zahawi told ITV's Good Morning Britain that while he supported a tightening of US immigration rules last year, a total ban was "discriminatory", "wrong" and "counter-productive".

The Stratford-on-Avon MP condemned the US policy on Saturday after being advised by lawyers that he and his wife would be barred from visiting their sons, who are studying at American universities.

It was clarified late Sunday that British citizens with dual nationality - such as Mr and Mrs Zahawi - will be able to travel to the US, though they will face heightened checks should they fly in from one of the seven countries on the banned list.

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