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Cumbrians trapped by earthquake scale Everest

Tim Mosedale leads expeditions up Everest in Nepal. Credit: Tim Mosedale.

Two Cumbrian climbers who were trapped by the earthquake that struck Nepal one year ago, have returned to Mount Everest.

Chris Harling and Tim Mosedale were on the mountain on 25 April 2015, when the earthquake triggered an avalanche, killing 12 people.

Both are currently back on Everest and hope to get to the summit next month.

It's in his blood. We can't tell him not to go, he wants to do it. Two of his clients, this year, it's their third time with Tim so they're determined to try and summit as well.

– JOHN MOSEDALE, TIM MOSEDALE'S DAD

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From Cumbria to Nepal: Charity releases special video report of their Nepalese relief efforts

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A Cumbrian charity has been helping to rebuild Nepal following last year's earthquake, and has a released a special video report showing what it has achieved so far.

Community Action Nepal had 50 projects in the South Asian state, but the 2015 earthquake destroyed or damaged 40 of them.

Rebuilding efforts have been further hampered by an Indian fuel embargo:

They engineered restrictions on mainly fuel. So for a long time, There was no fuel so all those diggers and what not up there ready to repair roads, were just stuck without fuel.

– Community Action Nepal Spokesperson

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Former soldiers denied bail in India

It's being reported that former soldiers who were sentenced to five years in an Indian prison, including John Armstrong from Wigton, have been refused bail.

John Armstrong. Credit: ITV Border

The men were reportedly told the court had rejected their application earlier today.

The court said the arguments for bail would only be heard during the main appeal hearing, scheduled for June.

From May 1-31 the courts are closed for summer vacation.

The men's families say they are devastated. They have launched a website to campaign for the men's release, which is being backed by seafarers' charities.

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