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Driver arrested after pedestrian dies in collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 64-year-old man died following a collision in the Dalton area of Rotherham last night.

A blue Honda Civic, travelling along the A630 Doncaster Road towards Thrybergh at about 8.20pm, was involved in the collision. Officers say the man was crossing the road outside of Silverwood Miners Welfare Club, Dalton. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 20-year-old man driving the Honda has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Rotherham United could be relegated this weekend

  • Video report by John Shires

Rotherham United could be relegated to League One this weekend, if results go against them.

The Millers have won just four games all season.

This weekend face QPR in West London - where relegation to the third tier could be confirmed with eight games to go.

The South Yorkshire club will be relegated if:

  • They lose, relegation rivals Blackburn and Nottingham Forest both win, and Burton Albion avoid defeat.

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  • Blackburn win, Burton avoid defeat and Forest pick up a point. Rotherham would then only be able to draw level on points with Forest - and go down on goal difference.

Energy company draws up plans to drill for shale gas

An energy company has drawn up plans to drill for shale gas near Rotherham.

INEOS says it has identified a potential new site close to the village of Harthill and will submit a formal planning application to Rotherham Council shortly.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The company has faced protests in other areas, including north Derbyshire, from people who fear the process could pave the way for fracking.

Detectives searching for missing pensioner find body

Officers searching for missing Rotherham pensioner Barry Jones have found a body in the Woodhouse Mill area.

The body of an elderly man was found at around 1pm today (Friday, 10 March).

Although identification has not yet taken place, police believe it is 77-year-old Mr Jones, from Aston.

His family have been informed and are receiving support from specialist officers.

Police say there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

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