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Eyewitnesses lift bus off injured cyclist

Emergency services on the scene following the collision Credit: @jollyjourno/Twitter

A male cyclist is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision with a bus in Walthamstow.

An eyewitness told ITV news up to 100 people had helped lift the bus off the injured rider following the incident on Hoe Street just before 6pm.

The 212 bus stopped at the scene. No one has been arrested.

Got a head for heights? You'll love this giant Helter Skelter

If you've got a head for heights you can already abseil down Britain's tallest sculpture at the Olympic Park - and soon you might be able to slide down it too.

Credit: London Legacy Development Corporation

Plans have been drawn up to turn the Orbit into a giant Helter Skelter. If given the go-ahead, the spiral design would take in five circuits of the famous sculpture, before a final speedy descent to the ground.

Credit: London Legacy Development Corporation

We are committed to ensuring our visitors have the best possible day out every time they visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and as with all our venues we are constantly exploring ways to ensure we are leading the way with the latest visitor experience.

The addition of a slide would be an exciting and alternative way to descend from the viewing platforms, and will give a different perspective of Britain’s tallest sculpture.

– London Legacy Development Corporation
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Frustrated by delays? Most of us forget to claim

If you travel by train, you'll know how frustrating it can be if your service is delayed or cancelled. But when was the last time you claimed compensation? Probably not for a while - as new figures show as many as 85 percent of us forget. And that means thousands of pounds are going unclaimed. Which lines owe the most? Here's the lowdown.

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Claimable delayed/cancelled trains in the last 28 days.

  • Abellio Greater Anglia: 873
  • Heathrow Connect: 38
  • First Great Western: 400
  • London Midland: 359
  • London Overground: 326
  • East Coast: 156
  • Virgin Trains: 114
  • Chiltern Railway: 105
  • C2C: 141
  • SouthEastern: 876
  • Southern: 2,011
  • South West Trains: 160
  • Heathrow Express: 204
  • Thameslink and Great Northern: 578

Source: City Am


London's most reluctant millionaire misses out on a fortune

Someone in London should be a million pounds richer. But they've missed the deadline to claim the life-changing fortune.

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The reluctant millionaire bought a ticket in Tower Hamlets, and was one of 10 lucky players from the EuroMillions Mega Friday draw on 28 November, 2014. They were guaranteed a £1m prize plus the trip of a life time to Australia, Peru or Brazil.

But no one came forward with a winning ticket before Wednesday's deadline. It means the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

We tried very hard to find the ticket-holder and it’s a real shame that they have missed out.

– National Lottery statement

The winning code on the ticket was TFB893929.

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