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"What do we want.....Answers"

Two grieving families from the south of Scotland are still looking for answers about their loved ones, who died abroad.

They met up with with other bereaved families in London, to protest outside the embassies of the countries where their relatives died. They're also calling on the foreign office to do more to help.

David Wood reports.


Husband's tribute to wife who died on Everest trek

The husband of a Cumbrian woman who died whilst trekking in Nepal has said she was doing something that she'd always wanted to do.

It's thought 49-year-old Deb Wilding from Lakeside near Newby Bridge died from the effects of altitude and exertion on her way down from Everest base camp.

Her husband Ian has been speaking to Paul Crone.

Husband's tribute

Deb Wilding died whilst trekking in Nepal Credit: ITV News Border

The husband of a woman from Lakeside near Newby Bridge has paid tribute to his wife who died whilst trekking in Nepal.

49-year-old Deb Wilding was returning from Everest base camp with her daughter, and was suffering from the effects of altitude and exertion.

Her husband says it was meant to be the trip of a lifetime.

Cumbrian woman dies on Everest trek

Altitude sickness happens when walkers reach high altitudes quickly. Credit: /Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

A woman from Lakeside near Newby Bridge has died while trekking in Nepal with her daughter.

Debra Wilding, 49, is believed to have died of altitude sickness, having fallen ill while returning from a trip to Everest Base Camp, which is 5,364 metres above sea level.

She was found in a hotel room in Khumjung and was airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu.

"Her body is in the hospital and in the process of a post- mortem.

"We cannot say the cause of death yet but she was found in a hotel room. The doctors will say what happened. Her daughter is at the hospital."

– Nepalese Police spokesperson

The Foreign Office has also confirmed that a British national died in Nepal on Monday:

"We are aware of the death of a British national in Nepal on October 6, 2014.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

– Foreign Office


Demonstrators demand more from Foreign Office

This is the latest in a series of protests Credit: ITV Border

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office should do more to help when British people die abroad, according to a mother from the Scottish Borders.

Julie Sheppard's son Andrew Watt died in France in 2010.

She's joining a protest in London, where families who believe information has been kept from them will tour a variety of foreign embassies in the capital.

No confirmation of dad's death 'very, very difficult'

A year after a man from Kendal went missing on holiday in Greece, the government is making changes to the law to help families in similar situations.

Roger Bainbridge is thought to have drowned after he took a boat to the island of Antipaxos for a day's walking. Until now, his family have been unable to make any decisions about his estate. They hope a new certificate of presumed death will allow them to sort out paperwork and act on wills.

Fiona Marley Paterson went to meet his son Ian.

Student hits the right note with New York school

A girl from the South of Scotland is swapping Moffat for New York to persue her dreams of performing on broadway.

Lauren McWhan has been accepted into the New York Film Academy.

Watch a clip of Lauren performing below:

She starts next September and is understandably excited.

"Deep down I really wanted to but I didn't know. There were a few other girls there that were older than me, so I thought it might not be my chance this year. I was so happy and delighted that I got in."

– Lauren McWhan
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