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Commissioner asks for views on paying more for policing in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is asking residents for their views on paying more for policing. He is responsible for setting the amount South Yorkshire residents pay for policing in the county through their council tax. Three quarters o

today, 13:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Charity which works with Sheffield’s young people at risk of homelessness pilots new accommodation service

The charity, which already works with young people at risk of homelessness in the city, has been awarded a contract by Sheffield City Council to pilot this exciting new accommodation service in Sheffield. The Supported Lodgings Service will offer vulnera

today, 13:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

WARNING: Tesco recalls curry after discovery of potentially lethal nuts

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal after it was revealed to be a risk to customers with allergies. The health risk was sparked after it was discovered that the sauce coating Tesco Takeaway Butter Chicken contained nuts, which were n

today, 12:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

EATING DISORDERS: Help is at hand for anorexics, bulimics and binge eaters

A new community eating disorder service launched this month after a cash injection of just under £500,000 into children’s services in North Lincolnshire, Rotherham and Doncaster. The service, run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Tru

today, 12:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

"I wanted to throw in the towel": Doncaster pop star Louis Tomlinson speaks for first time about mum's...

Doncaster pop star Louis Tomlinson has revealed his heartbreak at the death of his mum - and admitted he wanted to "throw the towel in." The One Direction star lost his mum Johannah Deakin to leukaemia in December, days before the launch of...

today, 11:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police step in to help find missing Doncaster dog

A police appeal for information has been launched following the disappearance of a dog from Doncaster. The dog, a pug called Larry, went missing from a garden in Kirton Lane, Stainforth, on Saturday, January 7. Larry is black pug and has been micro-chipp

today, 10:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster's Vulcan bomber to be put in storage, closed to public and staff laid off as funding crisis hits

Doncaster's historic Vulcan bomber is to be put in storage and closed to the public with more than two thirds of staff who look after it laid off amid a funding crisis. The Vulcan To The Sky Trust, which maintains and cares for the historic Cold War airc

today, 10:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

TRIBUTE: Founding festival member dies, aged 91

One of the founding members of the Festival of the Plough committee has sadly passed away, aged 91. Tom Howell was a stalwart of the popular Isle tradition, and his responsibility, back in his heyday, was keeping “the ‘ossmen together”. Friend and fellow

today, 10:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Bomb squad sent to ten Doncaster schools to blow up danger chemicals - was your school one of them?

Bomb disposal teams were sent to ten Doncaster schools to carry out a string of controlled explosions of a potentially hazardous chemical before Christmas, an investigation has found. Bomb squads were sent out to 600 schools across Britain during October

today, 09:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Woman bailed by South Yorkshire murder detectives

A woman arrested over the murder of a South Yorkshire teenager has been granted bail. The 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender following the murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks, whose body was found in Dinnington on Monday night.

today, 09:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Politics students enjoy Parliament tour

Dame Rosie Winterton met with Y12 politics students from Hall Cross Academy in Parliament. The Doncaster students travelled to London for a tour of the Houses of Parliament and met with Doncaster mayor Mrs Winterton afterwards.

today, 09:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

South Yorkshire band members 'devastated' at theft of instruments, equipment and van

Musicians in a South Yorkshire band have been left 'devastated' after their van, equipment and instruments were stolen. Synergy's van, housing all the band's equipment, was taken from the driveway of a house in Whiston, Rotherham, overnight on Tuesday. T

today, 08:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Trust team win NHS award

A team within Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals has won the NHS Leadership Academy’s Outstanding Team Achievement Non Clinical award. The Strategy and Improvement team has been recognised for their hard work supporting the Trust in its turnaround efforts

today, 08:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Trees set alight in arson attack in Doncaster

Firefighters were called out after two trees were set alight in an arson attack in Doncaster. The trees were found burning on Woodfield Road, Balby, at 9pm last night. Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

today, 08:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Inspiration to Move More

Move More Doncaster is hosting two events next month at the Bus Interchange Doncaster. Move More Doncaster is a new initiative supporting Over 50’s to become more physically active, offering up to 12 weeks of free exercise programmes linking in with leis

today, 08:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

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