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Robot invited to speak at Westminster committee meeting

A rather unusual spokesperson has been invited to give evidence at a Parliamentary committee chaired by the MP for Harlow Robert Halfon.

'Pepper' the robot was invited to speak in an education committee about what artificial intelligence could mean for education.

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£40,000 raised to help couple hurt in Thailand crash

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Hannah Pettifer

More than £40,000 has been raised to help a travel agent from Harlow and her boyfriend, who have been seriously injured in a car crash while on holiday in Thailand.

Abbie Sontag and Pete Brudenell are now in hospital in Bangkok, having undergone several emergency operations.

However, Abbie has found out that her travel insurance doesn't cover her medical bills which may reach nearly £60,000 by the time she can come home.

Guilty verdict in bouncy castle tragedy trial

William and Shelby Thurston Credit: PA Images

Two married fairground workers have been found guilty of the gross negligence manslaughter of a little girl who died after a bouncy castle blew away with her inside it.

Seven-year-old Summer Grant died in hospital after she was rescued from the inflatable at an Easter fair in Harlow, Essex, on March 26 2016.

William Thurston, 29, and his wife Shelby Thurston, 26, were found guilty by majority verdict at Chelmsford Crown Court today.

Jury instructed they can return majority verdict

Summer Grant died after a bouncy castle blew away

The jury in the trial of two married fairground workers who are charged with the gross negligence manslaughter of a little girl who died after a bouncy castle blew away with her inside it have been told by the judge this morning that they can return a majority verdict.

Seven-year-old Summer Grant died in hospital after she was rescued from the inflatable at an Easter fair in Harlow, Essex, on March 26 2016, a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court heard.

William Thurston, 29, and his wife Shelby Thurston, 26, both deny manslaughter by gross negligence and a health and safety offence.

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