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Gas engineers to visit final few homes in Oundle

A National Grid van. Credit: Press Association Images.

Gas engineers are urging homeowners in Oundle to make sure they are in today as they attempt to restore supplies to the final few houses in the town.

The area has been cut off since Thursday morning when a fault developed with the equipment regulating the pressure.

But by the end of yesterday (Saturday), National Grid had got round to 96% of properties in the town and switched the gas back on for 81%.

This morning, 40 engineers are visiting the final few homes and returning to those they could not gain access to yesterday.

"We will visit every property three times. If you’re not in after three visits we will leave contact details for you to contact us.

"It is important you don’t try and turn on your own gas supply."

– National Grid spokesman.

Calls for road safety review after school bus crash

Emergency services at the scene of the incident. Credit: ITV Anglia.

There's been calls for a road safety review following a school bus crash in Oundle earlier this month.

Tom Pursglove, the MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire, has urged the county council to review the safety of the Cotterstock Crossroads following the crash.

Around 20 children were left with minor injuries following the incident.


20 children wounded following Oundle bus crash

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Dozens of school pupils involved in a bus crash in Northamptonshire have been offered counselling.

One child was airlifted to hospital, another suffered a broken arm and more than 20 were left walking wounded after their double decker bus overturned on their way home from school.

Those living close to the crash scene at Cotterstock near Oundle say the junction needs to be made safer.

Police praise community response to Oundle bus crash

A police officer has praised people in Northamptonshire for their help after a bus carrying school children overturned in the county yesterday.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon when the vehicle collided with a car and turned on its side on the Cotterstock Road in Oundle.

49 children from Oundle Primary and the Prince William school were on the bus but no-one was seriously injured.

Inspector Julie Mead says she was grateful so many people helped to make the children comfortable.

Children offered counselling following bus crash

Children involved in a bus crash will be offered counselling Credit: ITV News Anglia

Children in Northamptonshire affected by a crash which saw their school bus overturned will today be offered counselling.

Students at Prince Williams School in Oundle, Northamptonshire were among those travelling home yesterday when the bus collided with a car.

No one was seriously injured. The school said it would remain open today (June 15).

Oundle bus crash: 'Most injuries are from not wearing belts'

The overturned bus at Oundle. Credit: @XBorderCops

Police on the scene of a bus crash involving nearly 50 Oundle school children said most of the injuries could have been avoided if passengers had been wearing seatbelts.

More than 20 pupils required treatment following the collision with a car just before 4pm today.

Cotterstock Road has now reopened.

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