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Students injured in France coach crash hope to be flown home in the next couple of days

Two students who were injured in a coach crash on Saturday should be flown home in the next few days. Credit: ITV News

Two Cheltenham students who were seriously injured in a coach crash in France are likely to be flown home in the next few days.

The students from Cheltenham Bournside School were rushed to hospital on Saturday after the coach they were on crashed.

The school released a statement today which said:

"We are delighted to be able to share that each of the two students who were seriously injured in the coach crash on Saturday are making very good progress and hope to be flown home over the next couple of days."

"Both families would like to thank everyone for their support to date and for their kind words on social media, which has been of great comfort at such a difficult time."

– Cheltenham Bournside School statement



No trains running between Cheltenham and London

The train derailed outside London last night Credit: Network Rail

Trains running between Paddington and Cheltenham Spa have been cancelled after a train derailed in London last night.

The empty train caused damage to the signalling and the overhead wires after it derailed just outside London last night.

A reduced service on Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Penzance is operating. Services scheduled to leave Bristol Temple Meads at 30 minutes past the hour will not run.

Passengers are being told they can use alternative routes.

Disruption continues after the train derailed Credit: Network Rail
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