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'You had a smile that would cheer anyone' TRIBUTES TO STUART, 14, KILLED IN COACH CRASH.



Byline: By AIDAN McGURRAN

GRIEVING friends of Stuart Dines paid tribute yesterday to the "one in a million" teenager killed in a school holiday coach crash.

Dozens left flowers, messages and cuddly cud·dle  
v. cud·dled, cud·dling, cud·dles

v.tr.
To fondle in the arms; hug tenderly. See Synonyms at caress.

v.intr.
To nestle; snuggle.

n.
 toys at his school. Girls wept and hugged.

A 16-year-old girl said: "Stuart was a great lad and really popular. I just can't believe that he is gone."

One message said: "You are one of the nicest people I have ever known. You had a smile that would cheer anyone."

Stuart, 14, died when a lorry smashed into the coach he was on after it stopped on a motorway hard shoulder near Cologne, Germany, with a puncture in the early hours of Saturday. He was heading to a half-term skiing holiday at Fergen, Austria, with 54 pupils from Thomas Mills High School Mills High School is a public high school in Millbrae, California. It is one of seven high schools in the San Mateo Union High School District, a division of the San Mateo County Office of Education.

Mills' rival school is Capuchino High School in San Bruno, California.
 in Framlingham, Suffolk.

The 70-year-old co-driver of a second coach, taking children from fee paying Norwich School Norwich School may refer to:
  • Norwich school of painters
  • Norwich School (educational institution), an independent fee-paying school in Norwich, England
  • Norwich School of Art & Design
 on a skiing trip, was killed when it slammed into the wreckage.

A 50-year-old woman teacher from the school has serious head injuries. Ski instructor ski instructor ninstructor(a) m/f de esquí

ski instructor nmoniteur/trice de ski

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 Lydia Mitchell, 27, also has head injuries but doctors said she would be "fine".

Five youngsters were treated in hospital but all were released and returned home with both groups early yesterday.

Stuart's parents Jackie and Robert and children Ian, 22, and Rachael, 20, of Woodbridge, said: "He would always make you laugh, whatever the situation. He was a very loyal son and brother, who was extremely caring and will never be forgotten."

Debbie Charles, 36, a student teacher at the school last year, said: "Stuart was a larger than life larg·er than life
adj.
Very impressive or imposing: "This is a person of surpassing integrity; a man of the utmost sincerity; somewhat larger than life" Joyce Carol Oates. 
 character with a cheeky personality and fun to have around."

Colin Hirst, headmaster at Thomas Mills, described Stuart as a "lively" sportsman.

He said: "He was a lovely, student. He was just a happy, lively teenager. He enjoyed his time at school and he was well-liked.

"I expect the last contact I had with Stuart was telling him to 'tuck your shirt in'. He responded absolutely appropriately. He had a grin on his face but he was always very courteous and respectful."

aidan.mcgurran@mirror.co.uk

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CHEEKY: Stuart always smiled' WRECKAGE: Crash scene yesterday. Right, friends leave tributes at school door
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Date:Feb 13, 2006
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