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Alton Towers crash 999 call delay ‘unforgivable’

One 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…


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Alton Towers crash victim has leg amputated

One 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…


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16,000 sign petition after Nick Varney interview

A 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…


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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…


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Alton Towers to reopen on Monday after crash

Alton 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…


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Pleasure Island owner defends Alton Towers

Pleasure 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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Legal action ‘anticipated’ following Smiler crash

Solicitors acting for the family of one of of the guests injured at Alton Towers on Tuesday have said that claims for damages is “anticipated”. Four people were seriously injured when two trains collided on…