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Marks and Spencer recall soup due to possible chemical contamination

Marks and Spencer is recalling its Chicken and Vegetable Soup as a precautionary measure over fears of contamination. The 600g packs have been withdrawn because of a taint caused by possible chemical contamination. The product in question has a sell-by d

3 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Off-road cops nab nuisance bikers in Doncaster crackdown

Nuisance bikers have been targeted in a crackdown across Doncaster which has resulted in warnings and motorcycle seizures. Agencies including Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Police carried out a joint operation to tackle the problem of illegal off

yesterday, 14:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Who deleted me on Facebook? App tells you who no longer wants to be your friend

An app which tells you who has deleted you as a friend on Facebook can now help you keep check on your social media account. As much as Facebook enables us to connect with people, the social network also has the power to, make us feel a little bad about

yesterday, 13:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster’s Sally achieves first female status in the UK

A young woman has made history within her industry by becoming the first female to qualify to install gas membranes and to train others in the process. Sally Cave is the first qualified female gas membrane installer and training assessor in the UK, and h

yesterday, 12:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster's One Direction star Louis Tomlinson to hear whether he faces charges over LA airport incident

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is expected to find out later today whether he faces prosecution over an alleged altercation with a photographer in America. The 25-year-old, from Bessacarr in Doncaster, was arrested after the alleged clash at Los Ange

yesterday, 10:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Specialist role to support patients with learning disabilities

Extra support for patients with learning disabilities is on the way in the form of two new specialist nurses at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG). Going to hospital can be a frightening time for anyone but even more so for a pat

yesterday, 09:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner due in court

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is due in court today to defend his decision to force the former Chief Constable out of his job. Dr Alan Billings called for ex-Chief Constable David Crompton to resign in September last year, claiming a st

yesterday, 09:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster pet shops ban sale of rabbits during Easter

A pet shop which has branches in Doncaster has said it will not sell rabbits over Easter, in an attempt to crack down on impulse buying and animals being abandoned after the novelty wears off. Pets at Home said customers will not be able to buy or adopt

yesterday, 09:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Shame of South Yorkshire's 9000 animal cruelty complaints

The South Yorkshire region looms large in a league of shame of animal cruelty as investigators dealt with more than 9000 complaints of attacks on pets and wildlife in just two years. The RSPCA today put out its annual figures for the number of complaints

yesterday, 09:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

MPs warn of dropping school standards in South Yorkshire amid savings drive 'delusion'

Schools in South Yorkshire are facing their toughest spending squeeze in two decades, jeopardising standards in the classroom, MPs have warned. The Commons Public Accounts Committee said class sizes would rise and some subjects would be dropped as school

yesterday, 08:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Council facing 'tremendous' challenge to clear up Doncaster's air

Doncaster faces a ‘tremendous’ challenge to clean up its air and reduce the number of pollution related deaths, according to the council. A review of air quality in 2016/17 found there were seven areas in the borough where pollution exceeded national gui

yesterday, 08:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police search for missing South Yorkshire man

A police search is underway for a missing South Yorkshire man. Mark Robinson, aged 37, from Cantley, Doncaster, was last seen wearing blue jeans and a cream and beige jumper with a hood. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call South Yorksh

yesterday, 07:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Over 150 South Yorkshire police officers apply for redundancy

Over 150 police officers have applied to leave South Yorkshire Police as part of a voluntary redundancy scheme. Bosses recently offered officers the chance to leave the force and 154 applied for voluntary redundancy before the window closed. The idea beh

yesterday, 07:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

'You behaved like an animal' - Knife-wielding Doncaster thug spat in officer's face following arrest over...

A Doncaster thug who had a drunken row with his mother and threatened police officers with two kitchen knives, is now behind bars. Yob Craig Allen, aged 28, got drunk and punched a hole in his mother's door at her home in Hall Gate, Mexborough back in Ja

Tuesday, 21:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

'No fair or reasonable basis' for forcing South Yorkshire Police chief out over Hillsborough

There was no 'fair or reasonable basis' for taking the step of forcing South Yorkshire chief constable David Crompton out of office, the High Court has heard. Mr Crompton has challenged a decision taken by Dr Alan Billings, the county's police and crime

Tuesday, 21:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

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