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Radio station behind prank call makes £300,000 donation

The company that owns the Australian radio station responsible for the prank royal phone call has donated almost £300,000 to the family of the nurse who took her own life after putting the call through to the Duchess of Cambridge's room.

Jacintha Saldanha's widower Benedict Barboza. Credit: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Southern Cross Austereo said it had made the donation to a trust fund for the benefit of Jacintha Saldanha’s family.

"We do not assume, of course, that this donation or any amount of money could relieve the feelings of loss felt by Ms Saldanha’s family, but it is our hope that it may help them in the future," the company said.

A coroner found on Friday that the death of the 46-year-old nurse was suicide. She had blamed herself after staff were tricked by the call from two Australian radio presenters into revealing details of the Duchess's stay at London's King Edward VII Hospital in December 2012.

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Family will miss 'beloved' Jacintha 'for the rest of our lives'

Junal read a statement outside court.

The family of Jacintha Saldanha say they will miss the nurse for the rest of their lives.

Speaking after her death was ruled a suicide her son Junal said: "My dad, my sister and myself miss our beloved mum everyday and will do so for the rest of our lives."

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Vaz: Royal hoax call was 'despicable cruel act'

Keaith Vaz with the family of nurse Jacintha Saldanha.

The hoax calls which preceded the suicide of nurse Jacintha Saldanha was a 'despicable act' said MP Keith Vaz.

Speaking outside the Royal Courts of Justice after her inquest concluded, Mr Vaz was speaking for her family.

It is an irony that four calls made in 115 seconds which were the cause of such mirth in Australia could have deprived Ben of his wife and Leisha and Junal of their beloved mother. These despicable and cruel actions - this hoax - has changed their lives forever.

– Keith Vaz

Death of Bristol nurse ruled suicide

Jacintha Saldanha was discovered dead days after staff were tricked into telling two Australian radio DJs about Kate's stay.

The death of Bristol nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who fell for a hoax call for the Duchess of Cambridge by two Australian DJs, was suicide, a coroner ruled today.

Melanie Greig one of the Austrlain DJ who was part of the royal hoax call has apologised to Jacintha Saldanha's family at her inquest, tearfully telling them: "I'm truly sorry, I have wanted to say that for so long."

Melanie Greig leaving court Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA
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Australian DJ tells nurse's family: 'I am truly sorry'

Mel Greig leaves the Royal Courts of Justice. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Melanie Greig one of the Austrlain DJ who was part of the royal hoax call has apologised to Jacintha Saldanha's family at her inquest, tearfully telling them: "I'm truly sorry, I have wanted to say that for so long."

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Nurse in royal hoax 'did not face disciplinary action'

Jacintha Saldanha's husband Benedict Barboza (second left) with their two teenage children Lisha and Junal arrive with MP Keith Vaz. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Chief Executive of the King Edward VII Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge was treated for morning sickness during her first pregnancy, has said that nurse Jacintha Saldanha was, "a well balanced, robust and stable individual."

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