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East Midlands trains still to run despite strike action

The majority of services will run but some will be replaced by buses
The majority of services will run but some will be replaced by buses Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

The East Midlands train service is reassuring passengers that the majority of services will continue to run despite strike action.

Train maintenance staff in the Unite union have walked out from Sunday until Thursday.

The service has warned though that some trains may have fewer carriages and others will be replaced by buses.

  • A full train service will run to/from Skegness, Boston, Sleaford, Grantham and Nottingham.
  • The majority of train services will run as normal between Derby, Uttoxeter, Stoke on Trent and Crewe.
  • Trains between Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester and Nottingham will run as normal.

Buses will replace trains on the following routes:

  • Nottingham - Mansfield / Worksop
  • Doncaster - Lincoln
  • Nottingham - Newark North Gate - Cleethorpes via Lincoln
  • Derby - Matlock
  • Leicester - Lincoln

Peace rally in Leeds

Around 500 people attended a rally in Leeds today, showing support for peace in the Middle East. In nineteen days of fighting more than a thousand Palestinians have been killed and nearly fifty Israelis. Organisers of today's event said that it was not about making political points, but supporting peace and the victims of the conflict. Simon Jackson from the Leeds Jewish Representative Council said they wanted to show support to innocents on both sides of the political divide.

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Concern for missing Leeds pensioner

Missing Dennis Beecher
Missing Dennis Beecher

Police are appealing for information to help find a pensioner who has gone missing from home in Leeds. 67-year-old Dennis Beecher was last seen at his care home in Morley at about 10am on Thursday 24th July.

He is described as white, about 5ft 6ins tall, of large build, with white hair round the sides and bald on top. He usually wears a flat cap and a thick brown/black coat, even in hot weather.

"Mr Beecher is known to go off for a day or two but normally returns. He does have some medical issues and there is concern for him now given the length of time he has been away. He has been known to visit Scarborough and Bridlington and it's possible he could be in those areas although he may still be in the Leeds area. We would ask anyone who has seen someone matching his description or who has any information on his current whereabouts to contact us."

– PC Lee Parker, Outer South Neighbourhood Policing Team
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