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Cumbrian mountaineer loses three team members in Everest earthquake

A mountaineering guide from Cumbria has been speaking about the death of three of his team members in the avalanche at Everest base camp.

Tim Mosedale, from Keswick, was leading a group up the mountain when the earthquake struck. They were safe at Camp One but three Nepalese colleagues, including cooks, were at the base camp and perished.

He's now down from the mountain and spoke to us by phone from Nepal.


Borders soldier cleared of murder

A soldier from Hawick has been cleared of murder for a second time following an investigation into the shooting of an Iraqi civilian more than a decade ago.

The British Army cleared Barry Singleton, 34, following a two-year investigation into the incident in 2005, but last December it emerged that that he was facing a further murder probe into the shooting which took place in Basra in 2003.

Singleton serving with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers,when he fired 12 shots into the vehicle at a roadside checkpoint after the driver sped off when challenged. He then administered first aid to the dying Iraqi.

The KOSB's 12-week tour of Iraq ended three months after the incident and it was then that the army arrested Singleton and investigated his actions.

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