Swimming star Rebecca Adlington OBE from Nottinghamshire has given birth to her first child, a girl. She tweeted her delight, saying she and her husband were "over the moon".
.@harryneeds and I are over the moon as we welcomed our beautiful baby girl this morning. She's doing well and we're so in love!!!
Rebecca retired from the pool at the age of 23, saying she decided to quit competitive sport because she felt she was too old to take on the very best. She won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
A candlelit walk will be held this evening to raise money for the funeral of a teenage girl who was found hanged in Mansfield.
The body of Amber Peat was discovered by police last week less than a mile from her home, just three days after she went missing.
Walkers are being asked to donate £1 towards the funeral and bring along a candle.
Police confirmed today that the body discovered last night in Mansfield was the missing 13-year-old, who loved reading, singing and dancing.
She walked out of the family home in Mansfield on Saturday afternoon after a row with her parents.
Nottinghamshire Police have released a statement this evening saying they are investigating what they refer to as an 'offensive Facebook post' seen by many people following their efforts to find 13-year-old Amber Peat from Mansfield.
We would like to let the public know are robustly investigating and will work hard to bring to justice anyone who publishes such appalling posts to social media.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the tens of thousands of people who shared our Facebook posts in an effort to help us find Amber.
After police confirmed Amber's identity and cause of death this evening, Supt Matthew McFarlane shared her family's tribute to her.
We'll always remember Amber for her love of singing and dancing, she was never happier than when reading to her younger sisters and being surrounded by her family. We'll treasure the memories of our last family holiday together with our beautiful daughter and we will miss her always.
Nottinghamshire Police have formally confirmed that the body found last night by officers searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat, is the teenager.
In a media conference held this evening officers revealed she died from hanging and that the body had been concealed behind hedges.
Police revealed that her parents had said they will always remember her singing and dancing, her joy in reading to her younger sisters, and will treasure memories of their last family holiday together.
The Superintendent of Nottinghamshire Police has thanked the public for their support in the search for missing schoolgirl Amber Peat.
Yesterday a body was found in the search for the missing 13-year-old, although formal identification has yet to take place. Police are not treating the death as suspicious.
In a statement, Superintendent Matt McFarlane said:
On behalf of Nottinghamshire Police I would like to thank the local community and those further afield for their help in our search to find Amber Peat.
From the moment Amber was reported missing our teams worked tirelessly alongside the community to try and find her.
Over four hundred officers and staff, including those from our five neighbouring East Midlands forces, were looking for her. Sadly this was not the outcome that any of us were hoping for.
Our thoughts are with Amber’s family, and we do ask that you please respect their privacy and that of her wider family.
A post mortem and formal identification will take place later today.
The school attended by Amber Peat say they are "shocked and saddened" to hear that a body has been found in the search for the missing 13-year-old from Mansfield.
In a statement, Queen Elizabeth's Academy, said:
Our school community is deeply shocked and saddened to hear a body has been found in the search for one of our Year 8 students Amber Peat.
We have been working with the police over the past two days and are waiting to hear from them whether it is Amber who has been found.
Amber has been a student at the school since September. Academically bright, she has been in the Academy choir and has loved singing and dancing.
Amber has been happy at the Academy.
Students who have been particularly affected are being
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