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Yorkshire forces fall silent for Paris victims

Police forces across Yorkshire have taken part in a moment's silence in memory of those who were killed in terrorist attacks in Paris yesterday.

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Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service recruiting

Lincolnshire Fire service is recruiting new firefighters for the first time in five years. The service is looking to employ up to ten new full time workers, who will then be assigned to work throughout the county.

Candidates will be assessed on things like physical ability and problem solving, as well as on personal qualities. Five hundred applications will be accepted by the service, with an additional 150 applicants placed on a holding list.

Memorial service for Pierre Barnes

A memorial service is being held on Monday for Grantham schoolboy Pierre Barnes, who died whilst on holiday with his family in France. The 12 year old disappeared during a fierce storm on the island of Pourquerolles.

His body was found days later at sea. The service is to be held at All Saints Church in Barrowby. Children from King's school in Grantham, where Pierre was a pupil, are expected to attend, along with Pierre's family and members of the local community.

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Funeral of drowned Grantham boy

Pierre Barnes Credit: Press Association

The funeral was held today for a boy from Lincolnshire who drowned while on a family holiday on a French island. Pierre Barnes, from Grantham, vanished in a storm while cycling on Porquerolles. His body was found six days later.

The 12-year-old's mother is French and the service was held at the same church where he was baptised, in a village south of Paris.

Classmates offered counselling

The classmates of a boy from Lincolnshire who died on holiday in France will be offered counselling as the return to school.

Pierre Barnes with his parents

12-year-old Pierre Barnes was on a half-term break with his parents in the South of France. He went missing during a storm on the island of Porquerolles whilst out for a bike ride. His body was found in water five days later.

Pupils returning to the King's School in Grantham today will be given access to counselling and silences will be held during assemblies.

Pierre Barnes: latest update

A French news agency reported that a boy's body was found by bathers in the water south of Porquerolles at around 5pm. Toulon prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux told Agence France Presse (AFP): "The body matches that of the young boy who went missing on Saturday."

He said the physical appearance matched as well as the clothes. The agency reported that the body was found by Langoustier bay to the south of the island, not far from where Pierre's bike was discovered.

It said the fire and rescue service have been dispatched to recover the body. Mr Tarabeux told the agency that a post mortem examination would take place as soon as possible.

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