Alton Towers crash 999 call delay ‘unforgivable’

The SmilerOne of those injured on Alton Towers’ Smiler ride has described the delay in contacting the emergency services as “unforgivable”.

Two of the rollercoaster’s trains collided on 2 June, seriously injuring five of those on board.

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Review: Sky Force at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach continued its traditional embracing of all things British when it announced a Red Arrows-theme ride.

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Alton Towers crash victim has leg amputated

The SmilerOne of the seriously injured people on board the Smiler ride at Alton Towers when it crashed has had their leg amputated, it has emerged.

Leah Washington was on the front row of the rollercoaster in the accident, which occurred on Tuesday last week.

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16,000 sign petition after Nick Varney interview

Kay BurleyA petition calling for the sacking of a Sky News journalist who interviewed the Merlin Entertainments CEO has attracted more than 16,000 signatures.

Kay Burley, who is a founding member of the news channel, interviewed Nick Varney in the wake of the Smiler ride accident at Alton Towers.

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“What will happen to The Smiler now?”

After the terrible incident which occurred last week on The Smiler and the repercussions which will no doubt ripple throughout the industry over the following months, Alton Towers will be left with a series of difficult decisions that they will have to make in regards to the future of ride.

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Alton Towers to reopen on Monday after crash

OblivionAlton Towers will reopen on Monday, five days after two trains on the Smiler rollercoaster collided.

The X Sector area of the park – containing the affected ride, the Oblivion rollercoaster and Enterprise flat ride – will remain closed until further notice.

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Questioning aspects of BBC’s Smiler coverage

The SmilerThe British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a world-renowned media organisation, particularly respected for its impartial news coverage.

However, it could be argued that the corporation has somewhat overindulged in the coverage of the Smiler accident at Alton Towers.

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Pleasure Island owner defends Alton Towers

Pleasure Island owner Melanie WoodPleasure Island owner Melanie Wood has moved to defend Alton Towers following the rollercoaster crash that occurred there on Tuesday.

Two trains on the Smiler ride collided, leaving four riders with severe lower limb injuries.

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