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Man in critical condition following quad bike accident in Hayes

A man is in a critical condition following a quad bike collision. Police were called to Lansbury Drive, Hayes, yesterday afternoon where they found a 19-year-old man suffering serious injuries. Police believe the man lost control of his quad bike, crashed into a wall and was thrown from the bike.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to a central London hospital by the London air ambulance. He remains in a critical condition. Police are hoping to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the crash. No arrests have been made.


Tesco puts petrol into diesel tanks in Hayes

Tesco has apologised to customers after petrol was put into diesel tanks at the firm's petrol station in Hayes.

A spokeswoman for Tesco said: "We are sorry to the small number of customers affected by this mistake.

"As soon as the mistake was spotted both tanks were taken out of service and we are working with the affected customers to resolve any problems.”


Ski lift tragedy: travel company statement

The travel company, which organised the school ski trip in which a teenager died, has released a statement:

"Skibound regrets to confirm that a pupil from Guru Nanak Sikh Academy in Hayes, Middlesex, has been involved in a fatal incident in the ski resort of Claviere in the Piemonte region of Italy.

"The thoughts and condolences of all at Skibound are with the family, school and friends. All our efforts are focused on ensuring they are supported in any way possible through this very difficult time.

"The company's operations centre received notification from the resort manager that a female pupil had been involved in an incident on a chairlift during her morning ski school lesson.

The rescue team from the Italian emergency services arrived at the scene, but unfortunately she was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital. Her next of kin has been informed.

"The company's operations centre team continue to liaise closely with the group in resort and school staff involved as well as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy in Italy."

– Skibound

Tributes to teenage ski lift victim

Friends of a teenage girl who died after falling from a ski lift in Italy, have paid tribute to her on social networking sites.

The 13 year-old girl, named in reports as Poonam Bhattal from Slough, is said to have fallen 16 feet on to the piste in the Alps resort of Claviere yesterday morning.

She was on a school trip with classmates from the Guru Nanak Sikh Academy in Hayes.

Friends on Twitter described her as "a beautiful girl" who will be "dearly missed".

Police have launched an investigation and are due to question the teenager's classmates, who boarded the lift with her.

Carer jailed for drugging elderly patients

A carer from Hayes employed to look after elderly and vulnerable patients has been sentenced to three years in prison for drugging the very people she was supposed to be looking after.

Mirela Aionaei gave residents unprescribed anti-psychotic drugs and sleeping pills to keep them quiet during her night shifts. Emma Waldon was in court and sent this report.

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