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Police searching for missing Rotherham man find body

Police officers searching for a man, who has gone missing from Rotherham, have found a body.

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Andrew Downing, 41, from Rotherham was last seen at 10pm on June 28. His car was found at Ladybower Fisheries in Bamford in Derbyshire on July 6.

On Saturday July 9 underwater search teams found the body of a man which is believed to be Mr Downing at the reservoir.


Travel: M1 Derbyshire crash

One lane is closed and there are reports of slow traffic on the M1 northbound in Derbyshire after a collision between three cars and a lorry.

It happened northbound between J29a Markham Lane (Markham Vale / Bolsover) and J30 A616 / A6135 (Worksop / Sheffield South).

Council backs campaign to raise awareness of scammers

Derbyshire County Council is backing a new campaign to raise awareness about telephone, mail and online scammers.

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Last year there were 369 reported victims across the county, with people losing more than £720,000.

The campaign encourages people to seek support from trading standards and find out what action they can take themselves to deal with unwanted calls, mail or visits.

Military medal awarded to WW1 soldier found in police cupboard

A Military Medal awarded to a fallen soldier of World War One has been found in a cupboard at South Yorkshire Police's headquarters.

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The force says it is hoping to try to trace the hero's family to return the medal to them.

It was awarded to Sergeant Francis Bark from Derbyshire, after his death in France in May 1918. His body was buried in Pernes British Cemetery in Pas de Calais. Francis received the Military Medal, for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire.

It is unclear how the medal came to be in the force's custody.

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