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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.

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.



Dartmoor farmer invited to lunch with The Queen

Nicholas Vincent lost his leg in a farm accident eight years ago on Dartmoor. Credit: ITV West Country

The Queen is hosting a lunch at Westminster Hall in London today, for people representing charities from across the country. Those invited include Nicholas Vincent, who lost his leg in a farm accident eight years ago on Dartmoor.

He's been chosen to represent the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

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