Region battered by wind

A man has died, homes are being evacuated and communities are already counting the costs after severe gale-force winds and floods hit the Calendar region.

Man crushed by falling tree named

A man who died after being struck by a falling tree has been named as John Arthur White.

The 83-year-old man was riding his mobility scooter through King’s Park in Retford, when the tree fell.

Police were called to the scene at about 1.50pm on Thursday 5 December.

An ambulance attended but Mr White was pronounced dead at the scene.

The park has been closed until further notice.

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Normal service resumes at Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport have confirmed that the airport is back to normal after today's stormy conditions wreaked travel chaos.

An improvement in the weather means that the flights are arriving and departing the airport as normal, but bosses are saying that due to the backlog created today, some services may still be delayed.

As ever, customers are advised to check our website to check departure and arrival times.”

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