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Sheffield-based travel company pays tribute to trekker who died in Nepal

The head of a Sheffield-based travel company has paid tribute to one his customers who died in the earthquake in Nepal.

Staff at Jagged Globe are still waiting to hear from 13 of the 71 trekkers they had in the Himalayas.

But it's known that one, 33-year-old Google executive Daniel Fredinburg was killed when an avalanche hit Everest base camp.

Jagged Globe's managing director Simon Lowe said his death was a sad loss.

Serious assault in Richmond

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in Richmond.

The man, aged in his 40s, was attacked on Victoria Road, near the entrance to the Georgian Theatre, at sometime between 11.10pm and 11.25pm on Saturday night.

He suffered a head injury in the incident and is currently receiving treatment at James Cook Hospital, in Middlesbrough.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the Victoria Road area of Richmond around the time the assault occurred to come forward with information.

A 24-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody for questioning.


Hundreds compete in disability games

The Rotary District Disability Games are being held today in Scunthorpe with over 450 competitors taking part.

Competitors have travelled from across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to take part. Events include Boccia, wheelchair races, table tennis, shooting and swimming. The Rotary Disability Games is organised by Rotary District 1270 club to give adults with a disability the opportunity to take part in competitive sporting activities.

Sheffield-based travel firm 'awaiting status reports' from teams in Nepal

Sheffield-based travel firm Jagged Globe says it is yet to hear from several teams in Nepal, including British tourists set to climb mountains in the Himalayas.

They said in a statement last night: "We have received some information from Nepal. We have two teams in Kathmandu. They are our Mera Peak Expedition that left the UK on 3 April and our Annapurna Circuit team that started on 9 April. Members of these teams are safe in the Summit Hotel, Kathmandu."

"We are still awaiting status reports from our Mera and Island Peak team, who were due to climb Mera Peak today. Also from Dhaulagiri Circuit and Dhaulagiri Circuit (Eldor), who were scheduled to walk to Solgari today."

A number of other Britons have also not been heard from since the quake struck.


Young people support charities with Mercy4Mankind event

Young people from across the region have taken part in the "Mercy4Mankind" walk and run at London's Hyde Park. The event was kicked off by England cricketer Matthew Hoggard.

Organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), the event aimed to add an extra £400,000 to the £1.5 million already raised for several UK charities, including Clic Sargent, Humanity First, Macmillan Cancer Support, NSPCC and Barnardos.

We believe that raising money for charity and helping others is the very best way for us to symbolically state that groups like ISIS do not act in Islam’s name and to also help those harmed by these acts of cruelty.

– Nadeem Ahmad, AMYA Regional Vice Chair for Yorkshire

Sheffield-based travel company confirms death of Everest team member

Sheffield-based travel firm Jagged Globe says it is still waiting to hear from several of its groups in Nepal, including teams climbing in the Himalayas.

One of its customers, American Daniel Fredinburg, 33, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among those who died in the avalanche on Everest which was caused by the earthquake in Nepal.

Injured climbers have been rescued from Everest Credit: ITV News

Jagged Globe said in a statement: "It is with the greatest sorrow that we report the death of one of our Everest team members, Daniel Fredinburg. Two other team members have non-life threatening injuries, as a result of the avalanche that struck base camp during the earthquake and its aftershocks. They are being looked after in base camp.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dan's family and friends whilst we pray too for all those who have lost their lives in one of the greatest tragedies ever to hit this Himalayan nation."

Simon Lowe, the company's managing director, told Sky News communication with people on the mountain was "difficult".

"Our teams carry sat phones in case there is an incident the outside world is interested in but usually they are off. Some of the phones were buried and had to be recovered before they could be used.

"I expect there could be 400 people in base camp at this time of year. The vast majority are safe. The teams higher up the mountain, at camp one and camp two, are safe. There are very many safe shelters at base camp."

Mr Lowe said he hoped people would be airlifted off the mountain as soon as possible but said he was unsure where they would be taken as the country's capital Kathmandu "might not be able to cope".

The magnitude 7.8 quake struck at around noon Saturday about 50 miles north west of Kathmandu.

Huddersfield woman feared missing in Nepal earthquake

One of those feared missing in the earthquake in Nepal which has killed over 1800 people is Laura Wood, 23, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. She is described by a friend as a "glowing lovely beautiful young girl often dressed in hippy type clothing". Miss Wood has been trekking in the Himalayas without any means of making contact.

Uncertain future for North Ferriby Utd

It's reported that North Ferriby Utd could be forced into voluntary relegation just weeks after winning the FA Trophy. Defender Nathan Peat tweeted that the club was being relegated "one, maybe two leagues."

North Ferriby United celebrate their victory with the trophy Credit: PA

North Ferriby is owned by Steve and Eman Forster, the daughter and son-in-law of Hull City owner Assem Allam.

The club has issued a statement saying it is looking to "build on strong foundations going forward" but it did not address Peat's claims.

The last 2 years have seen an injection of over a quarter of a million pounds into North Ferriby United. This has undoubtedly led to the recent success that all involved in the club have enjoyed and experienced. This injection has allowed the focus at the club to be on the quality of its football and resulted in North Ferriby United being 2nd last year, in the Conference North League, narrowly missing out on automatic promotion to the Conference Premier and of course winning the F A Trophy at Wembley this year. An absolutely magnificent time and these achievements will be part of the club's history for ever.

However, the commerciality and fan base have not matched the success nor have they matched the above mentioned funding. The club is totally reliant on the continued injection of monies from Steve and Eman Forster, even after the success at Wembley.

With this realisation, the club’s only way forward for 2015/2016 is to trade within its own means and build on strong foundations going forward. The owners will endeavour to achieve this, in the hope that the recent success at Wembley and the high profile will encourage others to become involved with the club.

The Forsters have enjoyed their 2 years at North Ferriby United and will continue with the club until they can transfer to new owners. Contrary to comments already made there is no money being pulled out of the club, in fact the opposite is the case, more money has to be put in by the Forsters to ensure the club’s continued survival.

– Club statement from the owners
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