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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Devon crash

A man has been seriously injured after being involved in a road traffic collision in Bishopsteignton.

Police and ambulance were called to the incident on Newton Road at 9.30am following the collision between a motorcycle and a van.

The motorcyclist was treated at the scene by paramedics and has been airlifted to hospital.

The road is closed in both directions and is expected to remain closed for some time.

Police are asking drivers to find an alternative route.

Toll lodge on Bath bridge 'significantly damaged' by accident

The lodge was damaged by a vehicle colliding with it early this morning. Credit: Rosie Marteau

The toll lodge on Cleveland Bridge in Bath is significantly damaged after an accident early this morning.

The A36 Bathwick Street is closed in both directions.

Authorities say a single vehicle was involved and it collided with several bollards and a nearby building.

Bath & North East Somerset Council say highways engineers hope to reopen one lane over the bridge with temporary traffic signals at lunchtime.

These are expected to remain in place throughout this evenings rush hour.

Traffic is very heavy and drivers are advised to the avoid this route.

The council say that despite the incident the bridge is still structurally sound.

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School coach crash: students returning to UK tonight

The coach was carrying pupils from Bournside School in Cheltenham Credit: ITV News

40 students whose coach crashed in France on the way to a holiday centre in Italy will return to the UK tonight.

42 students were on board the coach when it crashed close to the Swiss border.

One was airlifted to hospital with what are described as "life-threatening" injuries. Another was seriously injured. Their families are at their bedsides.

Our thoughts continue to be with the two students and their close family, who are seriously injured in hospital in France and will not be returning to the UK for now. I am pleased to be able to confirm that the parents of both students are now with their children and are being supported by the school and other relevant agencies.

– Bournside School
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