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We have all seen news reports of the utter devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Nepal last Saturday, and that tens of thousands of people who are now in urgent need of food, medicine and shelter.
It is for this reason we are sending out a special message to mosques throughout Manchester to join with the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) and raise funds as part of the Nepal Earthquake.
Prayers this Friday will remember those who have been affected by this crisis which is felt by all of us. I know that mosques, many volunteers and Muslim charitable organisations have mobilised to support the humanitarian aid efforts.
Four people from the North West have been killed in a plane crash in Nepal. The Foreign Office say they were among 19 people who died when the aircraft went down. Sarah Rogers has more: