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Annie Hall: Former High Sheriff of Derbyshire named as woman dead in floods | UK News

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A woman who died after being caught in floodwater has been named as Annie Hall, a former High Sheriff of Derbyshire.

She was swept away in the River Derwent in Darley Dale, near Matlock.

Emergency services were called in the early hours of Friday, and her body was found further downstream a short time later.

An aerial view of the flooding in Doncaster
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An aerial view of the flooding in Doncaster
A woman stands behind sandbags in Doncaster
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A woman stands behind sandbags in Doncaster

In South Yorkshire, fire and rescue said it had conducted almost 200 rescues across the county since heavy downpours started to cause flooding on Thursday.

There remains a “danger to life” in parts of South Yorkshire, with seven severe flood warnings in place – all of them on the River Don, in and around Doncaster.

There are also 54 flood warnings, covering rivers including the Trent, the Dearne, the Derwent, the Ryton and the Rother.

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