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Police appeal to find missing Doncaster man

John Greasley was last seen leaving home on Thursday morning Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police in Doncaster are asking for urgent help in locating missing 43-year-old man John Greasley.

John was last seen at around 9am on Thursday 27 August, when he left his address in Smith Square, Doncaster.

He was due to return home that evening but did not come back. He was in telephone contact with loved ones but has not been in touch since late last night.

John is described as being a slim white man with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans and a dark coat.

He is believed to have links to the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas.

Family and friends are growing increasingly concerned for John’s welfare and urge anyone with information to get in touch.

Northern Powergrid staff to stage strike in pay dispute

Hundreds of office staff at the electrical distribution firm Northern Powergrid have announced they plan to stage a two-day strike starting on Tuesday.

Administrative staff who are members of the union UNISON will walk out after what they claim is months of talks failed to settle their pay claim. Union leaders say customers could face delays contacting the firm during the strike.

Northern Powergrid is responsible for running the power network that delivers electricity to almost 4 million homes and businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. The company says it has 'robust arrangements' in place to limit the impact of the strike.

Strike action is due to commence just after midnight on the 1st September and end at midnight on the 2nd September 2015.

542 life-threatening incidents - a day-in-the-life Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Yorkshire Ambulance Service have embarked on a 24-hour 'tweetathon' to let people know how they go about their work. Here are a few of today's highlights:


IPCC investigates police actions before fatal collision at Stamford

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is appealing for witnesses following a fatal car collision in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

A 62-year-old man died after the blue Nissan Micra he was driving hit a low wall in Wharf Road, about 100 yards from the town bridge, just before 3am on Saturday, 22 August.

Shortly before the collision police officers had approached the car at a junction in Stamford. The IPCC’s independent investigation is looking at the interaction between police and the man to establish if that had any bearing on the events that followed.

IPCC investigators are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or noticed the Nissan Micra or its driver beforehand. They also want to talk to anyone who saw police contact with the driver between 2am and 3am near the taxi rank in Broad Street or at the junction of St Paul’s Street and Brazenose Lane.

Family of Danny Kelly fear man possibly linked to his death may not be questioned

The family of a rugby player who drowned on holiday in Greece fear a man who it's thought could be linked to his death may not be questioned by police.

Danny Kelly from Keighley died on the island of Zakynthos earlier this week. But his family have now learned that a man involved in an attack in the lead-up to his death has been freed by Greek authorities.

Michael Billington reports:

Leeds Rhinos: Giants of the game

Leeds Rhinos stalwarts Kevin Sinfield and Jamie Peacock are both retiring from the game at the end of the season.

They've both won just about every honour in the game. Sinfield has been with Leeds for 18 years, Peacock had a sensational career with the Bradford Bulls before switching to his home-town club nine years ago. Both have captained their country, both have been rewarded with MBEs.

Sinfield will cross codes to play Rugby Union for Yorkshire Carnegie once this season's over; Peacock will move into management - ironically with Hull Kingston Rovers.

Two giants of the game - and I've been talking to both men.

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