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Climber who escaped avalanche on Everest

Nick Talbot was aiming to be the first climber with cystic fibrosis to reach the top of Mount Everest. Instead, he was lucky to escape an avalanche caused by the earthquake in Nepal.

He gave his first television interview to ITV News Tyne Tees - and said he would not rule out going back to tackle Everest again.

Dozens injured as Gateshead coach crashes on M1

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service have released this photograph of a vehicle involved in a crash with several other vehicles on the M1. One coach is believed to have been travelling from Gateshead,

The message, on Twitter, also confirmed that one person has been airlifted to hospital in Nottingham.

The Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire declared a 'major incident' earlier after the crash but has now stood down, saying that all ten patients taken there were expected to be released after treatment.

In total, the East Midlands Ambulance Service said 36 people have been injured. The majority are classed as 'walking wounded'.

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