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The latest on the Smiler roller coaster crash at Alton Towers

Find all the latest updates on the Smiler roller coaster crash at Alton Towers in June 2015. Sixteen people were injured, with two women having to undergo leg amputations, after carriages on the theme park's flagship thrill ride crashed into each other.

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Concerns over effect of Alton Towers crash on Staffordshire tourism industry

Tourism in Staffordshire is worth £1.4 billion, and much of that is claimed by Alton Towers, who say they generate £43 million for the local area each year.

And they provide jobs - more than 1600 with 500 taken on in the high season.

There are concerns today over what effect this accident might have on their brand, and their business.

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