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A Cumbrian man has spoken of the terrifying moment the Nepal earthquake hit as he was leading an expedition up Everest. Chris Harling, an experienced mountaineer who is a volunteer with Keswick Mountain Rescue team, said all members of his team were unharmed.
"Here in base camp we initially felt minor tremmors, then the ground began to feel like jelly as waves passed through the rocks beneath our feet. Climbers appeared from tents all over camp to try to start to comprehend what they were feeling. As the movement became more violent I expected the loose and precarious rocky slopes above the camp area to start shedding huge boulders - it was extremely alarming wondering if we were to be buried by rockfall. Sure enough, an area of steep cliffs did break off sending car sized boulders hurtling down only a few hundred metres from our tents. We are still feeling aftershocks hours later. Our thoughts are with any local staff working on Everest who may have been affected by losses in today's quake."
At least 17 climbers have been killed and hundreds are stranded at base camps following avalanches triggered by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake which has killed at least 1,900 people. The rescue operation is continuing in the affected area amid strong aftershocks.
A service to commemorate the battle of Gallipoli has been held to remember soldiers from the Borders that lost their lives.
40 men from Kelso were among 540 that died on the Turkish Peninsula.
Kelso Provost John Bassett told ITV Border why they held the service.
Commemorations have been taking place in the Border region to mark one hundred years since the start of the Gallipoli campaign during World War One.
More than a thousand people from our region were killed during the disastrous mission. Jenny Longden reports
A ceremony has been held in Carlisle to mark the centenary of Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.
The service at Carlisle Castle was one of many events around the world to pay tribute to the sacrifices of Australian, New Zealand and British forces, and other nations, who fought and died in the bloody conflict.
It was one of the major engagements of the war which involved more than 400,000 British and around 140,000 Commonwealth and Irish servicemen.
Around 58,000 Allied troops died, including more than 30,000 from Britain and Ireland, over 12,000 from France, 11,000 from Australia and New Zealand and 1,500 from India.
In London the Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of the Gallipoli Association, joined the congregation at St Paul's Cathedral for a service of remembrance before joining the Queen at the Cenotaph.
An outdoor service was held at Carlisle Castle to mark the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli. Among them was Bryan Horton from Queensland in Australia. His Grandfather and Great-Uncle were from Workington and were members of the Border regiment
Students from various Cumbrian schools were asked to take part in the ceremony. They've also helped create an exhibition which has gone on display at the Cumbria's Museum of Military Life in the Castle grounds. Caroline Angus, 18, who's a student at Caldew School told ITV Border's Hannah McNulty what she's learnt:
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A service has been held in Kelso to remember the soldier's that lost their lives in Gallipoli 100 years ago.
The battle on the Turkish Peninsula during World War One saw the biggest loss of lives for Border soldiers since Flodden.
Members of the Kings Own Scots Borderers and other armed forces held a service of commemoration at the Kelso War Memorial this morning.
Police are investigating after a raid on a cash machine at a building society in Carlisle.
At about 3:20am today (Saturday, April 25) an explosion was reported at the Cumberland Building Society on the Rosehill Industrial Estate.
Significant damage has been done to the building and the cash machine.
Initial enquiries suggest an amount of money was stolen. No one was injured in the incident.
A dark coloured BMW was seen leaving the scene.
“This is an rare incident for Cumbria and we are working hard to trace those responsible. I would urge anyone with any information that could help our investigation to get in touch.”
Southern and eastern areas should see some bright spells along with a few heavy showers on Saturday.
Elsewhere though thicker cloud is expected giving some rain at times. Maximum Temperature 15C.