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Memorial held for Alps victims

A memorial service has been held for nine climbers, including three Britons, killed in a huge avalanche in the French Alps.

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Hospice 'devastated' to hear of climbers' deaths

Steve Barber and John Taylor were climbing Mont Blanc to raise money for St Leonard's Hospice.

Its director of fundraising, Janet Morley, said:

We are devastated to hear of Steve's death and the deaths of John Taylor and Roger Payne, as well as of the other victims.

Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends today."

– St Leonard's Hospice

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