Live updates

  1. National

Govt source describes difficulties identifying Tunisia dead

A Government source has told ITV News that it is difficult to identify the victims of the Tunisian beach massacre as many were only wearing swimwear.

At least 15 Britons are known to have died, with the death toll expected to rise further.

ITV News' Chris Ship reports:


  1. National

Fallon: 'There are more British dead' in Tunisia

The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said "it looks sadly as if the number of victims is going to rise" after Friday's beach attack in Tunisia.

"There are a number who haven't been formally identified but there are more British dead and more British casualties", he told ITV News.

He also said all thoughts are with the victims' family and friend after the "appalling murders"

"These murders are a stark reminder that we can never take security for granted", he added.


  1. National

First wave of Thomson flights bring tourists from Tunisia

Six of ten Thomson Airways flights bringing approximately 2,500 Thomson and First Choice customers back from Tunisia has arrived in the UK.

A team of Thomson representatives were on hand to greet passengers as they entered the arrivals hall at the airport's Terminal 2 building.

The planes rescue flights at set to arrive at four UK airports including Manchester today Credit: PA Wire

Some people were reportedly visibly distressed as they were led away by staff within the airport.

The airport's co-ordinating chaplain, the Rev George Lane, was on site, along with a visible police presence.

Additional flights were scheduled to arrive from Gatwick, East Midlands and Doncaster airports.

Armed Forces Day events

Armed Forces Day

There are many events taking place today to celebrate Armed Forces Day across the region. Here are some:

  • BERWICK-UPON-TWEED - A weekend of exhibitions, talks, demonstrations and historical re-enactments celebrating the centuries-old military heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
  • CATTERICK - Catterick Garrison Families Day - aimed to celebrate the work of the Armed Forces and strengthen the bond between the military and civilian community.
  • COLDSTREAM - Honour Our Troops will help you paint your very own Poppy Jars for Armsitice Night.
  • HARROGATE - In partnership with Bettys, the Petal to Pot Summer Garden Party celebrates the quintessential tradition of tea and cake.
  • RIPON - the whole of the Ripon market square will be filled with static displays from veterans and cadets of all three Services; a Sea Cadet marching band, breach a minefield with the Army Cadets, a Drill display by the Air Cadets.
  • SCARBOROUGH - North Sea Yacht Race from Scarborough - an event paying tribute to veterans of World War Two.
  • SEAHAM - Seaham Armed Forces Day will be held in Seaham Town Park.
  • STOCKTON-ON-TEES - Castle Street will be closed off for a military parade.
  • SUNDERLAND - Military Parade and Union Flag Waving Concert.
  • WIDDRINGTON near MORPETH - Marching the Royal British Legion Standard accompanied by a Piper from Widdrington Barracks.
  • YORK - events at the Black Bull Hotel including bouncy castle, face painting, hook a duck and tombola.

Tunisia eyewitness: My friend shouted 'Gun. Run!'

A woman from North Yorkshire, on holiday in Tunisia, has spoken of the moment a gunman opened fire - at the start of a killing spree that would claim dozens of lives - and how she had to flee for her life.

Ellie Makin, from Ripon, said she was on a beach when her friend suddenly shouted out just two words "Gun. Run!"

In an incredible account of survival, Ellie, seen here with her friend Debbie Horsfall, told ITV News what happened next when arrived at their hotel's reception:

Post office armed robbery in Stanley

A post office has been targeted in an armed robbery in County Durham.

It happened at 7 the Nisa store on Park Road in Stanley.

Northumbria Police said a quantity of cash was handed over by a cashier after they were threatened with what was thought to be a firearm and the robber then escaped.

A man, aged 20, has been arrested and is being questioned.

Load more updates