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Super snaps of Isle life sought

Keen photographers in the Isle can share their best work and be in with a chance of winning their image as a printed and framed copy. The subject of the photography competition run by North Lincolnshire Council, with the Isle of Axholme Hatfield Chase La

19 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

South Yorkshire homes hit by power cut

Around 30 homes have been hit by a power cut in Barnsley this evening. Properties in Hoyland were plunged into darkness at about 7.30pm. Staff from the Northern Powergrid are on site attempting to fix the problem. They said the electric should be back on

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Sex-crazed cop used South Yorkshire Police helicopter to film swingers' x-rated outdoor romp

A sex-crazed South Yorkshire Police constable used a force helicopter to film a pair of swingers 'brazenly' putting on an outdoor sex show for his own gratification, a court heard. Jurors at Sheffield Crown Court were this morning shown a 10-minute video

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

South Yorkshire beauty queen in line for Miss World crown after claiming Miss England title

A South Yorkshire beauty queen is in the running to claim the title of Miss World after being named as Miss England in a glittering awards ceremony. 21-year-old Stephanie Hill will be carrying the nation's hopes at the global beauty pageant later this ye

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

BREAKING: HS2 route to go via Sheffield city centre and Dearne Valley

Ministers have confirmed HS2 will feature a spur through Sheffield city centre, with the main line cutting through the Dearne. The Government has announced its planned route today - with a spur leaving the main line just before Chesterfield, and then goi

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Which Doncaster parks have been named as among best in Britain in nationwide award scheme?

Four of Doncaster's parks have been recognised as among the best in the country after receiving top awards at a prestigious ceremony. The Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag award, which is given annually to the best parks and green spaces in the UK, is globall

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

"An utterly pointless, money-guzzling, chaos-causing, havoc-raising white elephant " Your angry views as...

"A waste of money," "a white elephant" and an "environmental disaster" - just some of the accusations levelled at HS2 following the announcement that the high-speed rail link will see homes demolished and Sheffield...

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Party to celebrate life of Doncaster "mad cow disease" victim on what would have been his 40th birthday

A huge celebration is set to take place to remember a Doncaster teenager who died from the human form of "mad cow disease" to mark what would have been his 40th birthday. Matthew Parker was 19 when he died in 1997 from vCJD - Variant...

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Memorial for light infantry troops in the final stages of construction

A memorial to remember Yorkshire soldiers is entering the home stretch of its construction. The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry memorial statue will be 'bronzed' by the foundry, after its clay design was signed off by committee members who are happy

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Ability to tackle tower block fires is a 'postcode lottery' says union

The ability of fire crews to respond promptly and professionally to life threatening tower block fires is 'a postcode lottery', according to new research from the Fire Brigades Union. Figures show that South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue has just two...

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

PICTURES: Sheffield man marries in first ever Antarctica wedding - in temperatures of -9 and bride in dress...

A Sheffield man has made history by becoming the first person to be married in Antarctica - in temperatures of -9 and with his bride sporting a dress made from a tent. Tom Sylvester and Julie Baum, both polar guides, tied the knot in British Antarctica o

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Yorkshire weather: Met Office issues warning as thunderstorms are expected to hit Tuesday and Wednesday

Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast to hit Yorkshire on Wednesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office. Here is our latest weather package from the Met Office, Sky News and the BBC.

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

New Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker films scenes at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground

New female Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker is set to hit screens later this year with scenes filmed at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stadium. The actress, who was unveiled as the 13th Timelord in the long-running BBC sci-fi show on Sunday, filmed a num

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

"My friends from Doncaster know nothing about music and fashion:" Louis Tomlinson reveals how he stays true...

Doncaster pop sensation Louis Tomlinson has revealed how he has avoided the glitz and glamour of showbiz by staying in touch with his local roots. The 25-year-old One Direction star has revealed in an interview that his local friends have helped him keep

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Missing South Yorkshire teenage girl found safe

A teenage girl reported missing from Doncaster has been found safe and well. Bethany Stoakes, aged 16, from Intake, was reported missing just before midnight on Thursday, July 13. She was last seen in the early hours of the day before when she left Warre

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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