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South east and Merseyside among high pollution areas

The south east, east Midlands,Yorkshire and Humberside, north west and Merseyside and the north east are still suffering from "high" air pollution levels, Defra has warned.

Red and pink represent areas experiencing 'high' pollution levels. Credit: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

A fresh air mass arriving later today is expected to push the pollution eastwards over the North Sea.

Explosives blow up cash machines in bank raids

Police are searching three locations as part of an investigation into raids in which cash machines were blown open with explosives.

Merseyside Police said there have been six such attacks on ATMs in their area since May, with the latest taking place in Prescot yesterday.

Detective Superintendent Chris Green said: "These incidents are being thoroughly investigated by a dedicated team of specialist officers.



Bodies removed from A3 crash scene as teams prepare to move the coach

The bodies of three people who were killed in a coach crash on the A3 at Hindhead have been removed from the vehicle. Recovery teams have also begun the process of moving the bus.

The wrecked coach involved in a fatal crash in Surrey Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The coach will be taken away by recovery vehicle Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Neighbour of coach crash driver says it's a 'tragedy'

The neighbour of coach driver, locally named as Colin Daulby, has spoken out after he was one of three people killed when the coach crashed on the way back from Bestival in the early hours of this morning.

Tom McLoughlin said it was a "tragedy" and described Mr Daulby as "ordinary and hardworking"

Neighbour of driver who was killed in a coach crash when returning from a festival. Credit: ITV Meridian
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