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£5,000 raised for Welshman shot in Tunisia terror attack

A fundraising campaign for a Welshman who has been heralded a hero after being shot three times protecting his fiance from the gunman in the Tunisian terror attack has raised more than £5,000 in just 16 hours.

Father-of-two Matthew James, 30 and from Trehafod near Pontypridd, used himself as a human shield to protect his fiancee Saera Wilson yesterday.

The gas engineer is due to be flown home this evening, after receiving treatment for his injuries in a hospital in Tunisia.

Matthew's fiancee Saera said: "I know just how lucky we are to be alive." Credit: Wales News Service

Now, a fundraising campaign set up by fellow gas engineers from around the UK, including Gareth Williams from Swansea.

He wrote: "We can only imagine what they went through and the long road ahead they face."

"I myself am a gas engineer and a few other gas engineers came up with this idea and would very much appreciate if you could donate a small amount for this great cause.

"We understand Matthew and Saera, who have 2 young children, are getting married in 2017, so I'm hoping all the money raised will make a positive impact on their lives."


Cardiff Airport flights 'running as normal' after Tunisia attack

Cardiff Airport has tweeted that flights to and from Cardiff are 'running as normal' following yesterday's attack in Tunisia.

People fled from the beach as gunmen opened fire.

Welsh holidaymakers have begun returning home after two gunmen opened fire at a popular beach resort.

Cardiff Airport is also advising people who are due to fly to contact the airline or tour operator directly for more information.

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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.


Cardiff Airport advises travellers to contact operators after Tunisian attack

Cardiff Airport has advised travellers to contact their travel operators following the Tunisian attack in which dozens have been killed.

It comes after several operators have cancelled flights to the popular tourist destination.

The Foreign Office has also released warnings to people looking to fly Tunisia.

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