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Apology to 'stranded' river pageant stewards

Questions are being asked after a bus load of people from the West Country were stranded in the middle of the night in central London.

They'd travelled to the capital to work as stewards on the day of the Jubilee Pageant on The Thames.

The company that was supposed to be looking after them says the mix-up happened after their coach turned up in London 2 hours early. It has since apologised.

Apology to 'stranded' river pageant stewards

Questions are being asked after a bus load of people from the West Country were stranded in the middle of the night in central London.

They'd travelled to the capital to work as stewards on the day of the Jubilee Pageant on The Thames.

The company that was supposed to be looking after them says the mix-up happened after their coach turned up in London 2 hours early. It has since apologised.

Plymouth City Council leader calls for inquiry after Jubilee volunteers were left stranded in London

Unemployed people from the city were hired as unpaid stewards for the Jubilee pageant as part of the government's Work Programme Credit: Emma Coles/EMPICS Entertainment/PA

The Leader of Plymouth City Council is calling for an inquiry after unemployed people from the city, hired as unpaid stewards for the Jubilee pageant, were left stranded in London.

A security company has apologised after volunteers on the Government's work programme were dropped off too early and told to sleep under London Bridge.

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West MP calls for investigation into claims unpaid stewards were told to sleep rough

A West MP has called on the government to investigate claims that unpaid stewards from Bristol were told to sleep rough before working long shifts at the Jubilee celebrations.

Volunteers on the government's Work Programme were taken to London to help control crowds at Sunday's pageant on the Thames. But some have complained that they were told to sleep under a bridge before the 16-hour stint.

A security company has apologised.

Bristol West MP Stephen Williams has written to the work and pensions secretary to complain.

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