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Brighton bus crash: Driver has 'significant' injuries

The aftermath of the Brighton bus crash Credit: ITV Meridian

Brighton and Hove bus company has issued the following update on yesterday's crash involving two of its vehicles.

"We have received updated reports on our driver's condition from his family this morning," said Martin Harris, Managing Director.

"He has suffered significant injuries. We will be remaining in contact with them during the day and during the coming days.

"We are following news of the other passengers that were injured in the accident yesterday and our thoughts are with them all.

"Further investigations with VOSA and the Police, including a thorough examination of the buses involved, are underway again this morning.

As previously stated, we will be considering all possible causes during our investigations, including the vehicles and the health of the driver prior to the accident.

"We won't be able to draw firm conclusions as yet but in view of speculation and rumour around issues associated with the driver's health,

"I can confirm that this aspect of yesterday's events has been thoroughly examined and will be reviewed with our colleagues in the investigation.

"As the investigation reaches a conclusion, I will make a further statement".

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PM: Today we remember dignity of victims' families

Speaking after a wreath-laying memorial event for 7/7 victims in Hyde Park, the Prime Minister said that today is about remembrance, "above all it's a day when we think of the grace and the dignity of the victims' families for all they have been through."


Migrant dies on freight tunnel trying to reach Britain

A migrant has died on a freight train this morning Credit: PA Wire

A migrant has died on a freight shuttle trying to reach Britain, Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel said.

A migrant who was trying to reach Britain has died on a freight shuttle, the Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel said.

A Eurotunnel spokesman said: "Services are partly suspended, and the disruption is principally affecting freight services. Passenger services are running with slight delays.

"We are working very hard to restore full services as soon as possible."

It means two migrants have now died in as many weeks after the reported death of an Eritrean while trying to get on a train at Coquelles last month.

It comes after about 150 migrants caused delays and cancellations when they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel terminal in France

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Cameron 7/7 message: 'We will honour your memory'

Downing Street have released an image showing the message the Prime minister wrote on the wreath he laid at the 7/7 memorial this morning.

To the victims of terrorism in London ten years ago today. We grieve your loss and will honour your memory forever.

– David Cameron

Funding secured for Turner's Oxford

Turner's famous depiction of Oxford High Street Credit: Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum says it has raised enough money to acquire Turner's famous vision of Oxford High Street.

The museum says it has 'received an extraordinary response' following the launch in June of a public appeal - sending over £60,000 to help reach the fundraising target of £860,000 in just four weeks.

The painting, which has been on loan to the Museum from a private collection since 1997, has been offered to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax. The High Street, Oxford would settle £3.5 million of inheritance tax – which is more than the tax liable on the estate.

In addition to the £60,000, the Ashmolean received a grant of £550,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, £220,000 from the Art Fund, and a further £30,000 from the Friends and Patrons of the Ashmolean.

Dr Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Ashmolean, says: ‘The Museum has been overwhelmed by public support. With well over 800 people contributing to the appeal, it is clear that the local community, as well as visitors to the Museum from across the world, feel that this picture, the greatest painting of the city ever made, must remain on show in a public museum in Oxford.'


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PM and London Mayor lay wreaths at 7/7 memorial

David Cameron and Boris Johnson have laid wreaths at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park at the beginning of a day of remembrance ten years after terrorists detonated four bombs across the capital killing 52.

The Mayor and Prime Minister.
The Mayor and Prime Minister walk through the 52 pillars to mark those killed.
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Cameron: We will never be cowed by terrorism

The Prime Minister has tweeted ahead of a day of remembrance a decade after the London July 7th bombings.

David Cameron tweeted to say that: "the threat continues to be as real as it is deadly – but we will never be cowed by terrorism."

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