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Scam charity founder to advise pensioners in Rotherham

The founder of a charity, whose mum died after being bombarded for 5 years with more than thirty thousand letters asking her for money, or claiming she'd won cash prizes, will be advising elderly people how to deal with postal scammers in Rotherham today.

Marilyn Baldwin's mum Credit: Family video

Marilyn Baldwin will be talking to pensioners about scams as well as fraud, mobile scooter safety and doorstep crime.

Chesterfield marathon to raise money for Kids 'n' Cancer

marathon runners

Runners will be pounding the streets of Chesterfield today as they take part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire marathon. There will also be a half marathon, fun run and a relay race, where four competitors take a share of the course.

The event will once again be in support of children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer, along with other local charities and good causes.


Concern for missing Chesterfield man

A man who went missing from Chesterfield last week could be in the High Peak.

Credit: Derbyshire Police

Benjamin Titterton, 22, left the Chesterfield Royal Hospital on Friday, August 28.

He was seen in Buxton on Sunday, August 30 and police believe he may still be in the town or High Peak area.

Titterton is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build with light brown short hair.

He was seen wearing a red jacket, dark green combat trousers with pockets and khaki boots. He was carrying a Sports Direct carrier bag.

Search for missing 16-year-old in Worksop

Missing Shannon - have you seen her? Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Concern is growing for a 16-year-old who is missing from her home in Worksop. Shannon Roper has not been seen or heard from since Tuesday 18 August. Police say she has not been missing before and they think she could have travelled to the Chesterfield area.

She was last seen wearing black leggings with a grey and white stripe up the front of the leg, a short sleeved round neck t-shirt in black with black netting around the shoulders, and white and blue Nike trainers that have a pink Swoosh motif.

If anyone believes they have seen Shannon or know where she is they should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 750 of 22 August.

Chesterfield commemorates VJ Day

Former servicemen and women gathered in Chesterfield to commemorate the end of the Second World War and VJ Day.

Wreaths laid in Chesterfield to mark VJ Day Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It's 70 years since the Japanese surrender brought hostilities to a close. Wreaths were laid by ex-service organisations as well as cadet groups and those currently serving in the military.


Teen group calling for 'graffiti walls' to tackle anti-social behaviour

A teenage community group in Chesterfield are calling for designated 'graffiti walls' to help clean up the town.

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Team Inspire say designated places where graffiti is welcome will allow youngsters to express themselves and their love of the art form, and will also move people away from anti-social behaviour and tagging places where it is unwelcome.

The group has started an online petition for approval of the project.

Police search for man missing from Chesterfield

Police are concerned for the safety of 44-year-old Andrew Bennett who has not been seen for several days.

Andrew was last seen in Calow on the morning of Tuesday 23 June

Andrew was last seen in Calow on the morning of Tuesday 23 June but has not been in contact with anyone since.

He is white, 5ft 6ins, of medium build, with short greying hair. He was last seen wearing a beige coat, dark trousers and a grey T-shirt.

Andrew could be in the Dronfield area or may have travelled to Sheffield.

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