Bardarbunga Volcano

Fears that Icelandic volcano may erupt

The aviation industry is closely monitoring an Icelandic volcano at risk of eruption because of fears it may cause major disruption.

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Banging the drum for the tropics

Now that we're well and truly into the summer, most of us are thinking about having a barbecue or going out dancing. And that can only mean one thing - it's carnival season. The life and soul of many tropical island parties is the steel pan. Asana Greenstreet went to meet the youngsters at Reading's All Steel Percussion Orchestra to see what it takes to learn this colourful instrument.

Passengers remembered on fatal boat crash 25 years on

Twenty-five years ago today, a pleasure boat sank after colliding with a dredger on the River Thames. Fifty-one passengers lost their lives including Shaun Lockwood-Croft from Hampshire - he was just 26 years old.

Today, his mother Margaret Lockwood-Croft led tributes to the victims at a special memorial service held in London. Divya Kohli sends this report.


Expert confirms Iceland volcanic ash could hit south

Airports across the South are keeping a close eye on the rumblings of an Icelandic volcano that is on 'orange alert'.

The authorities fear if the Bardarbunga erupts it could throw up vast clouds of volcanic ash - causing a repeat of the chaos at Gatwick and Heathrow four years ago.

We spoke to Doctor Nicolas Bellouin from Reading University and asked him how serious is the risk of a volcanic eruption?

RNLI pay tribute to Marchioness tragedy

The RNLI have among those remembering the Marchioness disaster, 25 years ago.

A service this afternoon will pay tribute to the 51 people who lost their lives in the tragedy.


The Marchioness disaster is one of the reasons we now offer our search & rescue service on the Thames


Fire brigade remembers those in Marchioness disaster

A service is being held to commemorate twenty five years after the tragedy on the Thames, where 51 people were killed.


We remember the 51 who lost their lives in the #Marchioness disaster and our firefighters who helped rescue people.


Tribute for those killed in 1989 Marchioness disaster

The names of 51 people killed in the Marchioness pleasureboat disaster will be read out at a service in Southwark Cathedral later. The tribute will mark 25 years since the tragedy. Shaun Lockwood-Croft from Aldershot in Hampshire was one of those who died.

The vessel sank after being hit by a dredger on the River Thames in 1989.

A tribute will take place at Southwark Cathedral Credit: ITV News


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