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Three arrests after man dies in house fire in Sheffield

Police and Fire services have launched a joint investigation following a fire in Sheffield in which a man died. Emergency services were called to the semi-detached house on Bluebell Close at around half past midnight last night.

Fire crews say a 44-year-old man was pulled out of the property but "was later pronounced deceased."

Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident and are assisting police with enquiries.


Online campaign to raise money for Conley's funeral

A fundraising effort has started to raise money for the funeral of 7-year-old Conley Thompson.

Online campaign to raise money for Conley's funeral

The target set for the fundraiser is £5,000.

Conley's body was found on a construction site near his home in Barnsley. Police say there were no suspicious circumstances.


A book of condolence opened for Conley

South Yorkshire police are still trying to trace the final movements of Conley Thompson after he left his friends at a play park two miles from his home in Worsborough.

Conley's body was found on the site by workman yesterday morning. He died after becoming stuck in a vertical pipe. The company carrying out work at the site - Howard Civil Engineering - says it is cooperating with the police investigation.

Today, a book of condolence was opened at a church near his home. Martin Fisher reports.

Maltby Miners' memorial is unveiled

A memorial has been unveiled to remember those killed in one of our region's worst mining disasters.

The remains of most of the 27 men killed in a gas explosion at Maltby Colliery in 1923 are still entombed underground.

Today, their relatives - who have been raising money for a permanent memorial - met at the site of the explosion to pay tribute. David Hirst reports.

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