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Cafe worker from Bath missing in Nepal

Susannah Ross from Bath is missing in Nepal Credit: Amber Rulach, Twitter

A cafe worker from Bath is missing in Nepal after telling friends she was going trekking before the earthquake struck.

Susannah Ross, 20, arrived in the country last month to work on a farm and travel.

She planned to leave the farm at the end of last week to go trekking, possibly in Thamel, Kathmandu, but last made contact with friends and family on Friday and has been reported missing.

Friend Amber Rulach has been using Social Media to try and find out more information about where her friend is.


Wiltshire fireman helps Nepal earthquake rescue

Dan Cooke Credit: Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

A firefighter from Wiltshire is in Nepal helping the rescue effort.

Dan Cooke is Station Manager at Salisbury and part of an eight person team who travelled to the earthquake zone yesterday (26 April).

The team have been sent by rescue organisation Serve On and have special equipment to locate signs of life underneath collapsed buildings.

We have a number of firefighters involved with Serve On, and we have always been proud to release them whenever they are called upon to help those in need, as long as their absence can be managed locally.

The scenes of devastation in Nepal have been chilling, and we send our best wishes to Dan, his Serve On colleagues, and the many other search and rescue specialists who have deployed from Fire & Rescue Services across the country to support this rescue mission.

– Simon Routh-Jones, Chief Fire Officer, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

Bristol explorer rescued from Everest

Dan Mazur from Bristol has been rescued from Everest after being trapped up the mountain since Saturday.

Dan has been tweeting since the Nepal earthquake hit at the weekend.

Thousands are dead and thousands are missing in the aftermath of the natural disaster.

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.


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'.

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Radio DJs' Kate hoax was illegal, Australian court rules

Australian radio presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian. Credit: Reuters

Two radio DJs broke the law when they prank-called a hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court has ruled.

Mel Greig and Michael Christian were put through to a nurse at King Edward VII, who gave information about the Duchess' condition after being told the call was from the Queen and Prince Charles.

Indian-born Jacintha Saldana, 46, committed suicide three days later.

The decision in favour of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) came after a challenge by radio station 2Day FM, which argued that the watchdog did not have the authority to rule that the actions were illegal.

Following the high court ruling, the station could be fined or lose its licence.

Greig and Christian have since apologised for the prank, with Greig attending Saldana's inquest in London.

Decision over Dewani case expected

Shrien Dewani in the dock at court in Cape Town Credit: ITV News

The judge in the trial of Shrien Dewani in South Africa will decide today whether the state has presented enough evidence for the case to continue.

The Bristol businessman is accused of arranging for a hitman to murder his wife in Cape Town in 2010. Defence lawyers want the case thrown out, claiming a taxi driver jailed for the killing is an unreliable witness.

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