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Body found in search for missing Barnsley man

Officers searching for missing man Paul Michael Kaye from Cudworth have found a body at a hotel in the Dearne Valley area of Rotherham.

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Formal identification has taken place this morning confirming it is Mr Kaye.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later today.

Mr Kaye’s family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

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Former Barnsley star leads cyclists in charity ride

A group of former footballers have swapped the beautiful game for a beautiful cycle ride, in the hope of raising a million pounds for charity.

It is the first of two fundraising events organised by former Barnsley player Geoff Thomas.

He nearly lost his life to Leukaemia and now wants to help others with the condition, by raising money for medical research.

This summer, he will be riding the Tour de France event, one day ahead of the professionals.

To warm up, he is cycling from London to Paris, and set off this morning.

He was joined by more than 200 cyclists, including some other players from Yorkshire.

Lauren Hall reports:

Police appeal for missing Barnsley man

Police in Barnsley are asking for help locating missing 45-year-old man Paul Michael Kaye from Cudworth.

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Paul was last seen at around 2pm yesterday (Wednesday 17 June) in White Cross Avenue, Cudworth.

He is described as having blue eyes and short shaven brown hair, and was last seen wearing a blue Fila polo shirt with a collar, blue denim jeans and black shoes.

Paul is known to frequent the Cudworth area.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for Paul’s welfare and urge anyone with information to get in touch.

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Yorkshire Regiment exercises the Freedom of Barnsley

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