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Concern for missing Bolsover man

John Stephen Porter

Friends and family of a man who has gone missing in Bolsover are appealing for help in finding him. 21-year-old John Stephen Porter was last seen by his sister in Springfield Crescent in the early hours of Tuesday morning. He was due to go on holiday with her later that day but didn't return.

His car, a silver Fiat Punto, was found at Carr Vale ponds, off Main Street in Bolsover, just before 8am yesterday. His phone was in the car. His friends and the police carried out extensive searches for him yesterday and the police investigation will continue today.

His family and friends say it is totally out of character for him to go missing and they are very worried about him.

Mr Porter is 5ft 10ins tall, is slim and has cropped brown hair. When he was last seen he was wearing a cream top, dark blue jeans and black Air Max Nike trainers.

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Bolsover MP objects to cancellation of PMQs on Thatcher funeral day

Dennis Skinner MP Credit: Labour Party/The Labour Party/Press Association Images

The Labour MP for Bolsover, Dennis Skinner, has spoken out in opposition to plans to cancel Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, so that MPs can attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

He joined the Respect MP George Galloway in opposing a Parliamentary motion which would have rearranged Wednesday's House of Commons' timetable.

There will now be a debate of up to three hours on Tuesday when Mr Galloway will attempt to reinstate Wednesday's PMQs.

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Communities on flood alert

A flood warning has been issued for Bolsover on Sunday evening as concern grows about rising river levels. The Environment Agency issued the warning for the River Doe Lea at the Bolsover Coking Works and Neverthorpe.

Officials say water levels are rising steadily but significantly at Buttermilk Bridge. The Environment Agency has opened its incident room and says staff are closely monitoring levels on the rivers Don and Rother.

Flood warnings are also in place for the River Ouse at Naburn Lock, near York and the River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill near Stamford Bridge. There has also been localised flooding throughout the region. Firecrews have been trying to clear flood water at Ruswarp near Whitby.

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