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Man,101, found alive eight days after Nepal quake

Funchu Tamang survived under the rubble of his home for more than a week. Credit: ITV News

A 101-year-old man has been found alive more than a week after the Nepal earthquake demolished his home.

Funchu Tamang was pulled from the rubble on Saturday with only minor injuries to his ankle and hand.

Police officer Arun Kumar Singh told news agency AFP: "He was brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. His condition is stable."

Police also pulled three women survivors from the the rubble earlier today in Sindhupalchowk, one of the worst-hit districts, although it was not immediately clear how long they had been trapped.

Two men killed in light aircraft crash

Two men have died after a light aircraft crashed on its approach to Dundee airport today, police have confirmed.

The aircraft crashed near the village of of Abernyte, Perthshire, 10 miles west of where it was supposed to land. It is believed the plane was travelling from Inverness to Dundee.

Police Scotland said: "Police Scotland can confirm that the wreckage of a light aircraft has been found in the Abernyte area, near Dundee. The two male occupants of the aircraft have been found to be deceased."

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Clegg: No need to change tuition fee limit again

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told reporters that he believes there is "no need" for the £9,000 limit on university fee's to be changed again.

Nick Clegg has been on the campaign trail today Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Speaking while on his campaign bus today Clegg said: "I see no need to change the limit again. Labour, perhaps by their own admission, have concocted this new approach - as a politician I understand it - to exacerbate the Liberal Democrat embarrassment.

"They want to catch headlines, they want to score points, but nobody remotely serious - Vince Cable's been very articulate on this - thinks that the Labour policy does anything in real terms other than provide a more generous repayment schedule for the wealthiest graduates."

Police 'extremely concerned' for missing Essex schoolgirls

Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, have been missing since Friday Credit: Essex Police

An "extensive search" has been launched for two Essex schoolgirls who have been missing since Friday.

Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, have been missing since leaving school early on Friday to meet up with 20-year-old friend Kieran Hartley-Anderson and police said they were "extremely concerned" for the pair's welfare.

Kieran Hartley-Anderson Credit: Essex Police

Officers believe the girls, from the Maldon area, met Mr Hartley-Anderson at a house in Shoeburyness, around 15 miles away on the coast near Southend two days ago.

Chief Inspector Jonathan Baldwin said: "We are extremely concerned for the welfare of Sammy, Siobhan and Kieran as none of them has been seen for nearly two days or have been in touch with relatives or friends.

"We would like to hear from anyone who has been in touch with the girls either by social media or by text or telephone calls."

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Two arrested after 'unexplained' death at The Dorchester

The Dorchester Hotel in London's Mayfair. Credit: PA

Two men have been arrested after the "unexplained" death of a man at The Dorchester hotel.

Police were called to the five-star venue in Mayfair on Friday evening following reports that a man was unresponsive in one of the rooms.

Ambulance crews arrived, but the man in his 40s - reportedly an Arab tourist - was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men who were arrested in connection with the death have been bailed to a date in June, Scotland Yard said.

The Dorchester describes itself as "one of the world's most iconic hotels" and is a favourite choice of celebrities, world leaders and royalty.

A spokeswoman for the Dorchester Hotel confirmed the death of a guest and added: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased."

David Cameron denies not engaging with public enough

Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed suggestions that he has not engaged with the public enough during his current election campaign.

Prime Minister David Cameron joined the public to watch the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race as it passed through Addingham in West Yorkshire Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Answering questions after making a speech on the campaign trail today Cameron said: "I think we have taken our message to the country in all sorts of different ways."

He said: "In Wetherby last week I did a sort of open air speech to members of the public as well as supporters. My opponent has not done that.

"I have done walkabouts, in places like Alnwick, met people randomly in the streets - my opponent has not done that.

"I have been in factories with audiences, sometimes Conservative voters, sometimes undecided voters, sometimes people who would not dream of voting Conservative. I have done it rolled up shirt sleeves, out there in front of people."

Clegg raises glass to royal baby on campaign trail

Nick Clegg raised a glass to the royal baby while out on the last few days of his campaign trail.

The deputy prime minister made the toast while visiting the Hush Heath Winery in Kent.

He said: "I think before we should sip we should raise a glass to the royal baby with some proper English sparkling. To the royal baby."

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