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BREAKING: Police name man pulled out of water near to Doncaster college

Police have this afternoon named a 29-year-old student whose body was pulled out of water near to the Doncaster college he studied at. He has been formally identified as 29-year-old James Nicholls from the Long Eaton area of Nottingham. Mr Nicholls' body

today, 05:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

North Lincolnshire Council’s adult social care service among the best in England

North Lincolnshire Council’s Adult Social Care Service is performing very well compared to the rest of the country. The findings come as part of the recent national Adult Social Care Outcome Framework (ASCOF) that compares local performance with other co

Friday, 16:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Council set to access more competitive water market

The non-residential water supply market is due to become more competitive in April 2017. North Lincolnshire Council is preparing to access this market by joining forces with other regional authorities. The water supply market is historically uncompetitiv

Friday, 16:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster College: 'Huge amount of sadness' over passing of student found dead on campus

The deputy principal at Doncaster College has expressed her 'sadness' over the death of a 29-year-old student whose body was found on the college's campus earlier this week. The body of James Nichollswas discovered by workmen in water near to the college

Friday, 15:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

SLIDESHOW: Bentley High Street Primary School prepares for Christmas

Staff and pupils at Bentley High Street Primary have been working very hard to dress their school ready for Christmas. A spokesman said: “The theme for this year has been ‘light’ and the displays around school look absolutely amazing.” Parents were invit

Friday, 14:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

PHOTO: 16-year-old and 19-year-old arrested after 'crash in stolen car'

Two Yorkshire teenagers have been arrested after allegedly taking a car without the owner's consent. This photo shows the state of the car after the incident, in which the car allegedly failed to stop for police after having been taken without the owner'

Friday, 14:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield teenager and his tuba join top orchestra

His passion for the tuba has won a talented Sheffield teenager a coveted place in next year’s National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Tapton sixth former Christopher Barron began playing the tuba just four years ago. Now, he will join 162 other young

Friday, 14:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

COUNCIL BUDGET 2017/18: £86 to be cut for every man, woman and child in Doncaster

Doncaster residents are set to feel the pinch once more, as the local authority prepares to increase council tax by 3.9 per cent and cut 90 council posts in a bid to make £26m of savings. The details have been released as part of the draft budget for the

Friday, 13:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Revealed: Full route for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

THE 2017 Tour de Yorkshire will finish with the toughest stage in the race’s brief history, it was announced today. The three-day race will conclude on April 30 with a 194.5-kilometre stage from Bradford to Fox Valley near Sheffield including eight categ

Friday, 13:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

New accommodation to help South Yorkshire people stay independent for longer

Rotherham Council is pleased to announce the formal opening of four adapted, self-contained apartments in Shaftesbury House that offer short term accommodation for up to six weeks to adults with health and/or care needs under the badge of the ‘short stay

Friday, 13:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Exclusive: Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones on £26m cuts budget for 2017/18

Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones has answered our questions on the budget being proposed for the 2017/18 financial year, when the council will attempt to make £26m of savings, increase council tax by 3.9 per cent and lose 90 posts. Mayor Ros Jones (RJ) was also

Friday, 13:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Court round-up: Latest convictions at Sheffield, Doncaster and Chesterfield

The following were convicted at Doncaster, Chesterfield and Sheffield magistrates’ courts between Monday, November 21, and Thursday December 1. Sheffield All addresses are in Sheffield unless otherwise stated. Mazain Fawed Kaladi: 24, of Lucas Street, po

Friday, 13:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Still Open All Hours to air on Boxing Day after filming halted as sickness bug hits cast

A sickness bug halted filming on Doncaster sitcom Still Open All Hours - but the first epsiode of the new series will air on Boxing Day as planned. Filming of hit show was stopped and producers put the new series on hold after the cast, including its mai

Friday, 13:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster safe haven for Saturday night revellers who have had too much to drink

Saturday night revellers in Doncaster will soon be able to head to a safe haven in the town centre. The aim of the project is to offer drinkers and party-goers support when they hurt themselves or to keep them safe when they’ve had a little bit too much

Friday, 13:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

WATCH: Check out this amazing and groovy 1970s cinema advert for The Star

This incredible 1970s cinema advert for The Star has surfaced - and with its groovy soundtrack, serves up an amazing trip down memory lane. The eight and a half minute epic shows a host of familiar places and locations across Sheffield and follows the li

Friday, 13:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

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