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Doncaster swim school trains teachers in deaf awareness

A Doncaster swimming school has teamed up with a national charity to improve opportunities for deaf children. Puddle Ducks Doncaster has joined forces with the National Deaf Children’s Society to provide deaf awareness training to all their swimming teac

54 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

#FlyDSA: Doncaster Sheffield Airport is a ‘game changer’ for jobs

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is a “game changer” for job creation which deserves the “best crack of all”, according to the region’s business and regeneration body. Chris Scholey, the City Region’s lead for the site, said they were taking its success “incr

54 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Former Doncaster Rovers star unveils plan to become a politician in Africa

Controversial former Doncaster Rovers star El-Hadji Diouf has announced plans to become a politician. The 36-year-old is attempting to become an MP in his home country of Senegal. Diouf revealed he has scrapped plans to into management because a career i

57 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

WEATHER WARNING: Ice set to lead to difficult driving conditions across county

A weather warning for ice has been issued by the Met Office, with difficult driving conditions expected tomorrow. Ice is expected to form overnight leading to difficult driving conditions on untreated roads and slippery conditions on pavements. Showers a

today, 12:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Feature: South Yorkshire schools battling to chalk-up extra school places after baby boom

An unprecedented baby boom caused joy for parents across South Yorkshire – but for council bosses it has led to an almighty headache. Parents often think that when their child is ready for primary school then they will automatically be given a place clos

today, 10:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield youngsters add colour to Crystal Peaks

Proud parents of creative kids living in the Crystal Peaks townships will be able to see their children’s vibrant work during half-term. Over the last few weeks the Crystal Peaks branch of The Nottingham has been engaging with local primary and junior sc

today, 10:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pregnant Doncaster mum rushed to hospital after HAIR DYE makes her face swell to twice its size - PICTURES

A Doncaster mum-to-be has told how doctors feared she would stop breathing after she had a severe allergic reaction to hair dye - which left her "looking like a monster". Pregnant Samantha Espley coloured her hair black using the same Nice...

today, 10:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Last push for iconic Vulcan’s new Doncaster home

Nearly three quarters of the money needed to build a new Doncaster home for an iconic Vulcan bomber has been raised. The owners of the locally based cold war jet have pledged their commitment to keeping the aircraft in Doncaster, and revealed they have n

today, 10:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

ALERT: Scammers taking control of people's computers in South Yorkshire and demanding payments to release them

Scammers are taking control of people's computers and demanding payments to release them again. Trading Standards officers said tens of thousands of users are falling victim to such scams - which begin when they ask for help with a printer error. The fra

today, 10:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Vandal hunted over bus attack in South Yorkshire

A vandal is being hunted over an attack on a bus in South Yorkshire. A bus was travelling through Mexborough when a man or teenage boy threw something at the windscreen, which damaged the glass. It happened at 8.05pm on Saturday, January 7 as a Stagecoac

today, 09:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Poorer pupils making less progress at secondary school, report finds

Poorer pupils are increasingly making less progress at secondary school in England compared with their better-off peers. The Social Mobility Commission said poorer pupils were often overtaken by their more affluent peers even if they had outperformed the

today, 09:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield teens on the pitch at Bramall Lane

Lucky graduates from the National Citizen Service (NCS) enjoyed VIP treatment when they joined the players at the Sheffield United versus Scunthorpe United match recently, a special event organised by Sheffield United Community Foundation. Scunthorpe Uni

today, 09:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Deadline due to expire for three South Yorkshire MP's libel damages payment

A High Court deadline for MEP Jane Collins to pay more than £150, 000 in libel damages and costs to Rotherham’s three MPs expires later today. Labour politicians Kevin Barron, John Healey and Sarah Champion are all entitled to £54,000 each from the UKIP

today, 09:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Burglar jailed for 12 years for attacking victim with spade during raid

A burglar has been jailed for 12 years for attacking a man with a spade during a break-in. Paul Anthony Varley, aged 54 and another man, who has not yet been identified, broke into a house in Rands Lane, Armthorpe, Doncaster, last January. Varley, who wa

today, 08:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Boy threatened by men armed with axe on South Yorkshire street

A boy, aged 16, was threatened by two men armed with an axe on a South Yorkshire street. The teenager was confronted by the men, who South Yorkshire Police said he knew, in Victoria Street, Edlington, Doncaster, at 10.30pm on Tuesday, February 21. He was

today, 08:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

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