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Wirral bus firm ceases trading overnight

More than sixty drivers at a bus company in Wirral, are wondering how they'll pay their bills tonight. They turned up at work this morning to find their depot gates locked, and they claim the wages stopped - after the firm ceased trading.

Some say they'd been offered jobs elsewhere recently but the directors persuaded them to stay.

Staff were close to tears when they learnt they weren't being paid. Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has the story:

BREAKING: Six taken to hospital after bus hits bridge

The bus, minus its roof, after the crash Credit: Richard Garratt

Six people have been taken to hospital, after a double decker bus hit a railway bridge - ripping off its roof.

Emergency crews were called to the crash on George's Rd, Stockport at 1.39pm.

Firefighters rescued three women and three men from the wreckage.

One witness told Granada Reports that he saw a girl being treated within what remained of the top deck of the bus.


Woman, 81, critical after bus collision in Manchester

A woman, who is believed to be 81, is in a critical condition after a collision in Manchester city centre involving a bus.

It happened just before 3pm today in Piccadilly Gardens.

The woman suffered serious injuries to her right leg as well as an injury to her head. She was taken to the Manchester Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Police say they fear the injuries may be life-threatening.

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