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Fourth avalanche victim named

Dr Rachel Majumdar, 29, has been named as the fourth victim who died in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. Credit: Family Handout/PA Wire

The fourth person killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands has been named by police.

Rachel Majumdar, 29, was a doctor working at Harrogate District Hospital in North Yorkshire.

She was originally from Merseyside and was most recently living in Leeds, Northern Constabulary said today.


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Couple who died in avalanche had 'such a good future'

Tom Chesters and Rachel Majumdar, who both died in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands, had been dating for several years and had "such a good future together".

Sam Morris, 35, said the only consolation in the tragedy was that the couple died side-by-side doing something they both loved.

They were in love since they met in their first year of university. They were just so soft and sweet with each other - two people so at ease together. They were having fun making plans.

They had dreams of doing voluntary work oversees together. Some of the comfort we have drawn is that these guys had been together to the end. At least they were doing what they liked doing.

County Durham woman injured in Scottish avalanche

A woman from County Durham is believed to be among one of six people who were caught in an avalanche in Scotland yesterday.

Four people were killed in the avalanche at Bidean Nam Bian in Glencoe at around 2pm on Saturday. The 24-year-old woman, from the Durham area, was taken to Southern General Hospital in Glasgow suffering from serious head injuries. She remains in a critical condition.

Around The House: Tonight at 11.35pm on ITV1

Around The House at 11.35pm on ITV1 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The former Health Secretary Alan Milburn joins Helen Ford at Westminster, to discuss the challenges of his new role as Chairman of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

Also in the programme, a panel of MPs look ahead to next month's Police Commissioner elections, and ask whether a Yes/No vote really will settle the question of independence for Scotland.


Sunderland's Fletcher called-up to Scotland squad

Steven Fletcher called-up to the Scotland squad Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher has been called-up to the Scotland squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers.

The 25-year-old hasn't featured for his country since 2010, after an alleged dispute with the Scottish FA. But he could make a return to face Wales and Belgium.

New-born twins have separate nationalities

Twins Dylan and Hannah Credit: Donna Keenan

Donna Keenan went into labour at her home in Northumberland four weeks early. Dylan Joseph was born at home in Wooler but his sister refused to emerge. So paramedics rushed Donna to Borders General Hospital where Hannah Rose was born, making her Scottish!

Cross border twin babies Credit: Donna Keenan
Mum Donna with her twins Credit: Donna Keenan
He's English, she's Scottish Credit: Donna Keenan

Around the House tonight

Around the House with Sir Alan Beith MP and Anne McIntosh MP Credit: ITV

Gerry Foley discusses the state of the Coalition with North Yorkshire Conservative MP Anne McIntosh and Berwick Lib Dem Sir Alan Beith.

Gerry Foley also talks to Newcastle's Catherine McKinnell, newly appointed to Labour's frontbench Treasury team, about how she'll be helping to lead the Opposition's attack on the Government's economic policy. That's on ITV1 tonight at 11:35pm.

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