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A27 near Shoreham partially reopens after air crash

The A27 near Shoreham, West Sussex, where a vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed last Saturday, killing 11 people, has partially reopened for the first time since the disaster.

Two lanes have been opened on the eastbound carriageway towards Brighton, along with one lane on the westbound carriageway, Sussex Police said.

The other westbound lane remains closed while investigators continue to work on the verge. A 40mph speed limit has been imposed, police added.

The partial reopening comes a day after thousands of people from communities touched by the crash gathered at memorial events.

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'Bridge of light' created as Shoreham remembers victims

Hundreds of people have placed candles to create a "bridge of light" spanning the centre of Shoreham in memory of the victims of last week's air crash.

A series of events have taken place throughout the day, as ITV News correspondent Martha Fairlie reports.

A minute's silence was observed at 1.20pm, the time last Saturday when the vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed on the busy A27 in West Sussex, and a mass balloon release was held in Littlehampton.

The disaster happened as the 1950s plane failed to pull out of a loop-the-loop stunt during the Shoreham Airshow before crashing, exploding into a fireball

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Shoreham FC's 'silence' in tribute to crash victims

Tribute to Worthing United footballers Jacob Schilt & Matthew Grimstone

Players at Shoreham Football Club held a minute's silence before their match against Horley Town FC today in memory of the victims of the Shoreham air crash.

Players pay tribute to crash victims ahead of football match

Five hundred pounds is also being donated to the fund set up in memory of the two Worthing United FC footballers, Matt Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, who died in the disaster.

Candlelit vigil for air crash victims at Adur Ferry Bridge

Crowds have been gathering at the Adur Ferry Bridge to pay tribute to the victims of the Shoreham air crash. The event was added to the Shoreham River Festival taking place this week.

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Candles are being given out for people to join the vigil
Candles being lit as people go onto the Adur Ferry Bridge
Hundreds of people assembled in tribute to the Shoreham crash victims

Air crash victims remembered at Shoreham silence

Thousands of people observed a minute's silence today just after 1.20pm, exactly a week after a Hawker Hunter jet performing at the Shoreham Airshow crashed on the A27 in Sussex - causing the deaths of 11 people.

Local residents joined the families and friends of the victims, along with members of the emergency services, on the wooden bridge which has become a shrine of floral tributes to those who died. Richard Slee reports.

Other tributes have taken place today to remember all the victims of the air crash, including a balloon release by the friends of personal trainer Matt Jones at Littlehampton.

There was also a minute's silence at Shoreham FC ahead of a match, in memory of Worthing United FC players Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt and the other people who lost their lives.

Balloon release for Shoreham crash victim Matt Jones

A crowd gathered for a balloon release in Littlehampton in Sussex in memory of personal trainer Matt Jones. The 24-year old died in the Shoreham air crash last week Saturday.

His friend Stevie Johnson said he was the most colourful person she had ever met in her life.

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A banner to remember Matt Jones
A sea of balloons at Matt Jones tribute

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"He knew his dreams & he lived them" - tribute to Shoreham air crash victim Matt Jones

Balloon release for Matt Jones, 24, who died in the Shoreham air crash

The friends of 24-year-old Matt Jones, who was one of the victim's of the Shoreham air crash, have paid tribute to him by releasing balloons at Littlehampton in Sussex. Stevie Johnson, said she had known him for more than a decade. She was involved in preparing the memorial event.

Crowds at Dunsfold airshow pay tribute to Shoreham air crash victims

A minute's silence at Dunsfold for Shoreham air crash victims Credit: Mike Pearse

Thousands of people attending the Wings and Wheels Dunsfold airshow near Guildford in Surrey have remembered the victims of the air crash which happened during the Shoreham Airshow last weekend.

The crowd, some seated, some standing - paid tribute exactly a week after the events on the A27 in Sussex. The events last week have changed the rules governing airshows, meaning older aircraft are now not allowed to perform acrobatic displays.

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Coroner confirms all Shoreham victims formally identified

People look at floral tributes left on the Old Tollbridge near the A27 at Shoreham. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

West Sussex's senior coroner has confirmed that formal identification of the victims has been completed and all the families have been informed.

Inquests into their deaths will open in Horsham, West Sussex on Wednesday.

Penelope Schofield said: "Identifying all 11 victims has been a difficult process due to the horrific nature of the accident and the intensity of the fire."

The search is continuing at the scene in order to recover all the remains, West Sussex County Council have said.

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