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Peterborough to take in 100 Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees will begin arriving in Peterborough in the autumn. Credit: ITV News.

A hundred Syrian refugees are to be welcomed into Peterborough between now and 2020.

The city council has agreed to resettle five families a year for the next five years as part of a wider government pledge to accept 20,000 people forced from their homes.

The first groups - usually made up of two adults and two children - will arrive in Peterborough this autumn.

"The government has confirmed that we will receive appropriate levels of funding for these families. That means that we can be sure that we're offering them the help that they need and over the next few months we will be making appropriate arrangements to prepare for their arrival.

"This city has a long and proud history ​of welcoming those that need our help and we will be working with groups from across our community that have already offered their assistance."

– Cllr John Holdich, leader, Peterborough City Council.



Missing Nottinghamshire man found dead in Benidorm

John Elkington Credit: Facebook

A man from Nottinghamshire who has been missing for almost a month in Benidorm has been found dead, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Spanish and UK authorities had been working together to try to find John Elkington, 45, who has lived in Hucknall and Bleasby.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Foreign Office said:

We are providing support to the family of a British national who has sadly died in Benidorm, Spain.

– spokesperson, foreign office
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