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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.

Concerns grow for missing 14-year-old

Margaret is described as white, 5 foot 9 inches tall, of medium build with long dark brown hair and blue eyes. Credit: Met Police

Hillingdon Police are appealing to the public for help to find a teenager who went missing from her home address in Cromwell Road, Hayes.

Margaret Connors was last seen on 27 August when she left home claiming to be attending the Notting Hill Carnival. She failed to return and was reported missing by her increasingly concerned family.


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