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Teenager named locally as Emily Gardener

Brixham Harbour where the tragedy happened Credit: Google Street View

The teenage girl who died after becoming trapped when a speedboat overturned in Brixham has been named locally as Emily Gardener.

Friends and family members are using social media sites to pay tribute to the "beautiful" 14-year-old who is thought to have died while on holiday in the seaside town.

Emily is said to have been with her pals, also named locally, as Holly Pritchard and Gemma Gadsden, who were hospitalised following the accident.

The trio were also with one of their father's, though it is not known whether or not it was Emily's father present at the time.

Sharon Ashley took to Facebook to write: "My beautiful beautiful niece love you so much sleep tight xxxxx."

Her uncle, Nick Taylor, added: "Good night my amazing beautiful niece x shine bright like a diamond x."

It is thought Emily lived in Gloucester with her family and attended Chosen Hill School, in Churchdown, Gloucester.

Lynzi Ashley wrote: "Love you Emily Gardner gonna miss you soo much. Get well soon Gemma and Holly Pritchard xx."

Shannon Jade said: "RIP Emily. I hope Gemma Gadsden and Holly Pritchard are feeling better soon thoughts go to you and her family."

Bryony Elizabeth-Gorgina Fenemore posted: "RIP Emily, such a beautiful girl taken from us thoughts go out to all friends and family."

Rita Petita added: "Emily can't believe we've all lost you xxxxxxxxxxxx".

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David Cameron has said it will be “a calamity for our country, for you and your family” if Labour come into power with the support of the SNP.

Speaking at an event in Nuneaton, he said: "We all know Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond will extract a heavy price for that support, that price is even more borrowing, even more taxes to pay for unlimited welfare.

When a baby's squeal interrupted his speech, he took the opportunity to quip "it is your future we’re talking about because that borrowing and that debt, I don’t want you to have to pay that off.

"I want this generation to take responsibility and do the right thing!", he added.


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Three found alive eight days after Nepal earthquake

Three people have been pulled out alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, an official has said.

According to Reuters, a home ministry official said police and army rescued the survivors in the district of Sindhupalchowk, northeast of the capital Kathmandu and one of the worst-hit areas in the country.

The news comes as rescuers found 50 bodies on a popular trekking route that was hit by an avalanche.

The current death toll has now reached more than 7,000 and officials believe this is likely to rise.

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