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Police try to trace teenager not seen since Friday

Police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since Friday in central London.

Melissa Attard Credit: Met Police

Melissa Attard who lives in Bexley, was last seen at 4:50pm in High Holborn. She is 5' 4" tall and of medium build. She has brown eyes and long dark brown hair which is dyed blue underneath.

Anyone with any information should call Bexley Police's Missing Persons Unit on 101 or Missing People on 116 000.

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Holborn struggles with 100,000 passengers a day

Holborn struggles to cope with its 100,000 passengers a day Credit: ITN

Following the announcement that seven government departments have provisionally agreed to reduce their budgets by up to 10%, underground and business leaders are urging the Chancellor not cut funding for major tube projects.

They say schemes like the planned £250 million makeover of Holborn station are vital.

Holborn serves the 'midtown' business district but is closed several times during rush hour because it can't cope with its 100,000 passengers a day.

Questions over Crossrail health and safety

It is the largest construction project in Europe, but after a worker was badly burnt on a Crossrail site yesterday, serious questions are being raised about health and safety.

Barry Mcgreham is in a specialist burns unit, after he was injured yesterday when cables were cut through on a Central London site.Now the London Assembly says it's becoming 'concerned' at the 'frequency' of Crossrail accidents. Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports

Crossrail: ''Safety of our staff is paramount''

A spokesman for Crossrail said today:

“Crossrail regards the safety of all those working on the project as paramount and requires all workers to adhere to strict safety requirements including an obligation to raise any concerns.

We fully investigated Unite’s specific claims and found no evidence to support them. Crossrail has written to Unite on several occasions to update them on industry and health safety issues but has yet to receive a response.”

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