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Nepal earthquake 'ground felt like jelly beneath our feet'

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.

Chris, who is from Penrith, described an 'eerie still evening' at Base Camp following the devastating earthquake Credit: Chris Harling

"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."

– Chris Harling in a post on his Facebook page
Chris Harling posted this photo from Everest base camp Credit: Chris Harling

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.

Climber escapes 'car-sized boulders' in Everest avalanche

A teenage climber from Cheshire has tweeted to say he's safe after the Nepal earthquake triggered an avalanche on his expedition up Everest.

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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.

ITV have spoken to Chris Harling who is with the British expedition:

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Cheshire teenager escapes Everest avalanche

19 year old Alex Sandiforth from Cheshire has tweeted to say he's safe though shaken after an avalance during his Everest expedition.

It's believed the Nepal earthquake triggered the landslide.

Alex Staniforth was climping Everest to raise cash for previous avalanche victims Credit: ITV Granada Reports
Credit: Twitter

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.

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Bury turns out to remember Gallipoli soldiers

The final part of Bury's Gallipoli commemorations have taken place today.

The 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Fusiliers from the Army Reserve and members of the Fusilier Association joined in a street parade.

A service of remembrance also took place at Bury Parish Church in tribute to the troops who died in battle.

Please watch Natasha Carter's full report on ITV at 6:50pm tonight Credit: Natasha Carter, ITV Granada
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Ferguson hopes Manchester Utd's record is eclipsed

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Sir Alex Ferguson says nothing would make him happier than watching another manager eclipse his trophy haul for Manchester United.

The Scot amassed 38 trophies in 27 years at United, creating a dynasty that shaped the Premier League era for years. His phenomenal success led to a stand being named after him at Old Trafford and a bronze statue of him being erected outside the ground.

No top-flight British manager has lifted silverware as many times as Ferguson, but he says winning is in the fabric of the club and there would be no sour grapes from him if anyone surpassed his achievements.

"We had a wonderful run of success when I was here and we won a lot of trophies," he told the Sunday People.

"But I really hope someone comes along and breaks my record here, I really do.

"I'd like to see another United manager come in and win 45 -trophies in 25 years. Nothing would make me happier.

"Why? Because it's a food chain at this club. First there was the great Sir Matt Busby and then there was me.

"Now I'd love someone else to come in and establish a long run of success because that's what this club is all about."

– Sir Alex Ferguson

Bury remembers fallen soldiers with Gallipoli parade

The final part of Bury's Gallipoli commemorations takes place today.

There will be a traditional Gallipoli parade, which this year is expected to have more than 1,000 people taking part, including the 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Fusiliers from the Army Reserve and members of the Fusilier Association.

A service of remembrance will also take place at Bury Parish Church in tribute to the troops who died in battle.

The final part of Bury's Gallipoli celebrations takes place today. Credit: -

Woman, 77, dies after being hit by a car in Salford

A woman has died after she was hit by a car in Salford.

Pauline Bradburn, 77, was crossing the road at the zebra crossing on Manchester Road in Clifton when she was hit by a Toyota Yaris on April 18th .

She was taken to hospital, but died a week later.

Police Constable Paul Joynson, from The Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "My sympathies are with Pauline’s family and friends at this tragic time.

"We have launched an investigation and are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward so we can piece together the moments before the incident.

“In the moments after the collision we believe there was a man wearing a red shirt, talking on a mobile phone near to the incident, and a woman dressed in black clothes who helped after the collision. I would appeal to both of them to come and speak to police as potential witnesses, as they may hold information that can help with our enquiries.”

– Police Constable Paul Joynson

Anyone with any information is asked to call GMP’s SCIU on 0161 856 4741.

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