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Wreaths laid to remember WW1 in Brighton

As the commemorations of the centenary of the first world war continue around the globe, today people in Brighton paid tribute to the many Indian soldiers who fought in the conflict. Many were hospitalised in the city as David Johns reports.

He speaks to Mohammed Asaduzzaman of the Black Minority Ethnic Community Partnership; Ranjan Mathai, the High Commissioner of India; and event organiser Bert Williams.

Bin lorry drivers in Sussex to strike over pay dispute

Binmen across Brighton and Hove will go on strike today over pay.

The ongoing dispute between the bin lorry drivers and the councils will mean thousands of homes won't have their rubbish collected.

Bins across Brighton, like this one on the beach, won't be collection because of strikes Credit: PA

There will be a further 3 full days of strike action for Brighton & Hove Cityclean drivers after council officials failed to resolve the current stalemate.

Council officers' reputation at being unreliable means that our members just don't believe what any of them say anymore. They feel that they are being ignored, whilst the council keep talking about wrapping this issue up into the overall service redesign they are so keen to deliver early next year."

– Mark Turner, GMB Branch Secretary,


Brighton man presumed missing in Himalayas gets in contact with his family

Helicopters have been sent in to help with the search for survivors Credit: ITV NEWS

It's been reported a man from Brighton who was presumed missing following avalanches in the Himalayas has been in contact with his family. Peter Roddis was on the official missing persons list. At least thirty nine people are known to have died following blizzards in Nepal.

Fears grow for missing climbers as rescue operation scaled back

Rescue operations in the Himalayas, where hundreds of trekkers were caught in blizzards and avalanches, have been scaled back as most of those stranded have now been picked up.

At least 38 tourists and Nepalese died, but it is feared that the final toll could be considerably higher when more bodies are recovered from the snow.

About 40 people remain unaccounted for and the families of several British trekkers are still awaiting news of their relatives.

Among those missing is Peter Roddis, an engineer from Brighton.

But the family of Jade House, an English teacher from Liphook in Hampshire, has been found safe, along with her boyfriend Oliver de Paolis.

There had been fears for their safety, but they made contact with family yesterday.

Jade House from Liphook and boyfriend Oliver de Paolis have been found safe Credit: Facebook

The Foreign Office said it was working with authorities in Nepal to account for every Briton believed to be in the area, but a spokeswoman said it was not aware of any British casualties.

The upper section of the popular Annapurna circuit, where the hikers were caught, was closed on Sunday.

Thousands of trekkers flock to the area in October, when conditions are usually ideal, but the tail end of a cyclone brought unseasonal weather to the Himalayas last week.

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More bodies spotted at Annapurna trail

The death toll in a blizzard that engulfed trekkers on Nepal's popular Annapurna trail in the Himalayas has risen to 39, police and army sources said.

A survivor of the blizzard suffers from a frostbite. Credit: Reuters

"We have spotted nine new bodies today," said Govinda Pathak, police head in the district of Mustang. "We could not retrieve them because of bad weather conditions and snowfall. I can confirm that the toll is 39 now."

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Three Britons found after Nepal mountain blizzard

Helicopters have been sent in to help with the search for survivors. Credit: ITV News

Three British trekkers caught in a deadly blizzard in Nepal's Himalayan mountains are now thought to be safe but the whereabouts of three others is still unknown.

Duncan Hedges, Katie Francis, and Lizi Hamer were reported missing after a blizzard caused avalanches which killed at least 30 people.

A friend of Ms Hamer posted a message on Facebook confirming she was safe: "Lizi says they missed the storm and are going to be back next week. They're out of reach due to poor signal".

The Foreign Office says it has been contacted by concerned families who've not heard from their relatives in days - but has no information of any British casualties.


Brighton man reported to be missing in the Himalayas

At least 29 people died on mountains in the Himalayas Credit: ITV News

A man from Brighton is thought to be one of six Britons missing in the Himalayas following horrific blizzards and avalanches which led to at least 29 deaths earlier this week.

The Foreign Office confirmed they had been contacted by concerned families who have not heard from their relatives in days.

A spokeswoman said they had been in close touch with the Nepalese authorities but have not been informed of any British casualties.

The Times newspaper reported that a number of British people are unaccounted for, including engineer Peter Roddis.

Lisa Hallet, the girlfriend of Mr Roddis, reportedly from Brighton, said she had last spoken to him on Wednesday.

Rescuers have pulled out more than 230 trekkers - most of them foreigners since rescue efforts began on Wednesday, and are still searching for more survivors, who are believed to be stranded in lodges and huts. Hiking remains difficult because of waist-deep snow.

The Nepalese government has announced a high level committee with two senior ministers to monitor and co-ordinate rescue efforts in what is shaping up to be the country's worst mountaineering tragedy.

Strike action by refuse workers continues in Brighton

No bin collections today Credit: ITV news

Refuse workers in Brighton and Hove will strike again today in an ongoing row over pay. Collections won't be made today, tomorrow and on the 20th. People affected are being told by the council to leave their bins out and they'll be collected as soon as possible. Staff introduced a "continuous work to rule" on 12th September.

The council says "We are very sorry for this disruption and the inconvenience it is causing to all residents." It offered this advice to residents: household waste and recycling centres are open as normal and will accept separated waste and recycling. You can take recycling to any of the recycling points in the city. City centre communal bins will continue to be emptied. Street cleaning staff will be working as normal.

Woman still fighting for justice two years after her brother's death

A woman from Brighton says she's still fighting for justice two years after the death of her brother, who'd been restrained while in police custody.

A special belt had been fastened round Thomas Orchard's face after he'd been arrested in Exeter. The 32 year old, a schizophrenic, suffered asphyxia and died a week later.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is still investigating.

ITV Meridian spoke to his sister Jo Orchard.

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