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Minute's silence held to remember Shoreham victims

Hundreds gathered at a toll bridge near the crash site to pay their respects

A minute's silence has been held to remember victims of the Shoreham air disaster in which at least 11 people died last Saturday.

Hundreds of people gathered at a wooden toll bridge near the crash site where hundreds of floral tributes have been left.


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Fiancee of feared Shoreham crash victim speaks of grief

Mark Trussler has not been heard of since the accident last Saturday. Credit: Giovanna Chirico/Facebook

The fiancee of motorcyclist Mark Trussler, who is missing and feared dead after the Shoreham air crash, has posted on Facebook saying her worst fears have been confirmed.

Giovanna Chirico said she has lost "her fiance, best friend, soulmate and sidekick".

Giovanna Chirico said her 'worst fears' have been confirmed. Credit: Giovanna Chirico/Facebook

Sussex Police have not officially confirmed Mr Trussler's death. Eleven people are thought to have died in the tragedy.

A minute's silence is being held today to mark the exact time last Saturday when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed onto the busy A27 during the Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex.

Check before travel: First Great Western trains strike

Revised timetable in place on First great Western due to strike

Workers at First Great Western trains are taking part in a three-day strike over the Bank Holiday weekend. The walkout is causing disruption for travellers. The firm is advising people to check before they head out.

The walkout is part of the RMT union's protest over the introduction of new Hitachi inter-city trains. It follows a 48-hour strike last month and 24 hours of action last week Sunday which led to widespread disruption to services.

The industrial action has not stopped thousands of music fans who turned up for the Reading Festival which started on Thursday. The challenge for the festival-goers will be getting home on Bank Holiday Monday after the event ends.


FA Chairman's tribute to footballers killed in crash

Tribute from FA to footballers Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt

The Chairman of the Football Association, Greg Dyke, has sent a letter to Worthing United Football Club, to express the FA's sympathies for the deaths of two of the team's players in the Shoreham air crash.

Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt were on their way to a match when an aircraft came down on the A27 in Sussex last week Saturday.

Have you seen Richard Green from Southend?

Richard Green has gone missing Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police have issued an appeal for help to find a man who has gone missing from Southend.

Richard Green aged 37 was last seen on Friday 21 August. He has no fixed address. Officers say he has sent some text messages to people that have prompted concerns for his safety.

He is described as being white with a slim build, a bald head and stubble. When he was last seen he was wearing a grey jumper, blue jeans and a pair of white trainers.

Anyone with information about Richard Green's whereabouts is asked to contact Essex Police at Westcliff on 101.

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