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Woman from Lancashire dies in France floods

A woman from Lancashire has died following flooding in the south of France.

Floods in southern France Credit: Stuart Dredge/Twitter

Linda Martinez, 62, from Ormskirk, drowned when a river flowing past the campsite she was staying at burst its banks. She was travelling with her husband Carlo Martinez, who is understood to be in hospital

President Francois Holland has declared a state of "natural disaster" after violent storms caused flash flooding in the French Riviera leaving 16 dead and three missing.

The floods have been declared a natural disaster Credit: Reuters



Officers sign book of condolence for Pc David Phillips

Merseyside Police officers have signed the book of condolence opened for Pc David Phillips, who was killed in the line of duty.

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