A WOMAN remains in hospital following an avalanche which claimed the lives of four of her friends. The 24-year-old, from the Durham area, suffered head injuries in the incident in Glencoe, Scotland, on Saturday, January 19. She remains in Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital, where her condition is now described as stable. The victims were: Rachel Majumdar, a trainee doctor at Harrogate; her partner Tom Chesters; Newcastle University graduate Una Finnegan and PhD student Christopher Bell. Another man survived.

TREES TODAY: Friends of Old Durham Gardens have organised a tree planting event at the former pleasure gardens, between Sherburn Road Estate and Maiden Castle, Durham City, for tomorrow (Thursday, February 14). The event will run from 10.30am to 4pm. All help would be appreciated.

WOOD PLANTING: The Woodland Trust and Durham County Council are inviting people to help plant trees at East Hetton Diamond Wood, near Cassop, County Durham, on Saturday (February 16) from 11am to 1pm. The charity hopes to create more than 350 acres of woodland across the county as part of its Jubilee Woods project. More than 60,000 trees will be planted at the East Hetton site, which is accessed off Front Street, between Cassop and Quarrington Hill. For more information, call Dominic Sweeting on 0844-334-5403.