Police from the UK are using metal detectors in Greece to search the farmland where missing toddler Ben Needham was last seen alive.
Police have begun searching a plot of land on the Greek island of Kos where it's believed Ben Needham may have been buried.
A man in Greece is claiming to know the whereabouts of Ben Needham from Sheffield, but wants half a million pounds before talking.
Hundreds of people attended a concert in Sheffield last night to raise funds for the continuing search for Ben Needham, who disappeared from Kos in 1991. Local singers and cabaret acts were on the bill, including Ben's uncle, who brought the house down at Walkley Working Men's Club.
Kerry Needham has returned home to Yorkshire after spending three weeks in Greece following up more tip-offs from the public about where her son might be.
Kerry's son Ben went missing from the Greek island of Kos in 1991 but the police search and the high-profile excavation at the farmhouse from where he disappeared, have thrust his case once more into the world spotlight.
She made the trip after new leads emerged in December, following an appeal on a live Greek show which specialises in tracing missing people. The programme showed clips from Calendar of Kerry's most testing times in the hunt for her son. She spoke to Calendar last night.
The mother of Ben Needham is vowing to step up the campaign to find her son after a setback with one of the leads emerging from a Greek television programme.
After Kerry Needham appeared on the show last December a new photograph came to light but analysis has revealed it is not Ben.
The search goes on for Kerry Needham after facial recognition work by experts from South Yorkshire Police proved a photo of a potential sighting was not her missing son Ben Needham. The image had come to light after a nationwide appeal by a Greek TV show.
Kerry said she was disappointed but was determined to carry on the search for Ben and was pursuing three new leads.
South Yorkshire Police have released a statement about their search for Ben Needham who went missing in Greece 21 years ago:
– Detective Superintendent Matt Fenwick
Police teams out in Kos have not found anything this week. The search has now been completed at about 4pm, Greek time today, Friday 26, October. South Yorkshire Police are continuing to support the Greek authorities and Ben’s family.
The mother of Ben Needham is tonight flying home to Sheffield, after an emotional return to the island of Kos where her son disappeared 21 years ago. Kerry has been on the island since the weekend with members of her family, hoping against hope
that nothing will be found in the excavation of the site from where Ben vanished in July 1991. The massive operation, involving UK Police and Greek volunteers, today went into its seventh day - with no sign of anything being discovered. Duncan Wood reports from Kos.
Duncan Wood has the latest on the search for Ben Needham this Monday 22nd October
It's just been announced that Kerry Needham, Ben's mother will make a short statement after meeting Greek police in Kos town this lunchtime. She has spoken exclusively to Calendar after arriving on the island yesterday.
Home office experts are using the first ever device of its kind to search the area around a farmhouse on Kos where Ben Needham was last seen more that 21 years ago. The ground penetrating radar system has been developed for x-raying the ground beneath concrete.
This morning they used the machine on a nearby driveway. A JCB digger was also on farmland moving earth today and workers with chainsaws were cutting back trees in the search area. The search is due to last until at least the end of this week.