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South Gloucestershire man feared missing after Nepal Earthquake

Friends appeal for help to trace Sam Bond after Nepal earthquake Credit: Francesca Baker

Friends of Sam Bond from Doynton are trying to make contact with him after not hearing from him since the earthquake in Nepal hit on Saturday.

Sam was with friends Toni Perry and Eric Schuyler travelling from Jiri to Everest Base Camp with no guides or aids.

Sam's friend Francesca Baker has been on Twitter asking for help to find her friend.

Nepal Earthquake: Friends desperate for news of man from South Gloucestershire

Sam Bond was two days into a trek to Everest base camp when the earthquake struck Nepal Credit: ITV News

Fears are growing for a 28-year-old man from South Gloucestershire who was two days into a climb to Everest base camp when an earthquake struck Nepal.

Sam Bond's friends and family are putting out urgent appeals on social media to try and trace him.


Clarke pleased with win, but disappointed to miss out

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke was pleased with his side's 7-0 thrashing of Alfreton in front of a Conference record crowd of more than 11,000, but admits he's disappointed not to clinch automatic promotion:

Clarke's men will face West Country rivals Forest Green Rovers over two legs in the play-offs, beginning on Wednesday night at the New Lawn.

Rescue team from Bristol head to Nepal

Rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors after yesterday's devastating earthquake. Credit: Reuters

A search and rescue team from Bristol are on their way to Nepal to help find survivors of yesterday's earthquake.

14 fully trained resuce technicians from Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (S.A.R.A.I.D) will travel to Kathmandu this evening with 1.5 tonnes of specialist equipment. They'll carry sound and vibration detection equipment, as well as specialised search cameras to help locate victims trapped under buildings.

S.A.R.A.I.D is an urban search and rescue team that specialises in locating and rescuing victims trapped in collapsed buildings. The team is experienced in dealing with incidents of this type having been part of the rescue efforts in the earthquakes of Indonesia and Haiti as well as other natural disasters around the world.


Bristol climber tweets from base camp

Injured climbers have been rescued from Everest. Credit: ITV News

A climber from Bristol who survived the earthquake in Nepal has tweeted from Everest base camp about the disaster.

Expedition leader Daniel Mazur and his team are in Camp One and all survived the earthquake. He tweeted to say a massive earthquake had hit just five hours after telling his followers the team was 'all packed for tonight's climb'.

Bristol Rovers miss out on Conference title despite win

Bristol Rovers fans leaving the Memorial Stadium after the 7-0 win over Alfreton. Credit: ITV News West Country

A Conference record crowd of more than 11,000 saw Bristol Rovers thrash Alfreton 7-0, but it wasn't enough to clinch automatic promotion. Barnet are promoted to the Football League after a 2-0 win over Gateshead.

It means Rovers must now rely on the play-offs, and will face West Country rivals Forest Green Rovers over two legs. Forest Green secured a play-off place after drawing 0-0 with Dover.

Rifles march through the streets of Bristol

The Rifles have marched through Bristol today - exercising their right to the freedom of the city. Credit: ITV West Country

Soldiers from The Rifles have exercised their right to march through Bristol.

The Regiment was last given the freedom of the city in 2007. Since then The Rifles have been involed in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan where they suffered heavy losses. But today it was all about celebrating the regiment as they paraded through the streets of Bristol - watched by supporters and loved ones.

Residents campaign to reopen Ashton Gate station

Residents campaign for a new station Credit: ITV West Country

Residents and local businesses have launched a campaign for a new train station at Ashton Gate in Bristol.

Today campaigners stood at the site where they want the station to be placed after the old station was closed in 1964. The Department for Transport has already provided funding to reopen stations at Portishead and Pill in four years time but residents and business leaders say Ashton Gate should be reopened too.

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