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Police carry out operation targeting victims of modern slavery at Doncaster airport

A police operation was run at Doncaster’s airport to try to identify potential victims of modern-day slavery. South Yorkshire Police and partner agencies looked for possible victims and raised awareness of the issue. Supt Bob Chapman said: “It’s a sad fa

today, 15:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Delays of up to three hours on Doncaster rail services due to overhead wire problems

Train passengers travelling on services through Doncaster are experiencing delays of up to three hours this afternoon, due to overhead wire problems. The overhead wire problems, which are affecting services between Doncaster and Retford, mean that trains

today, 15:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Accident closes lane on South Yorkshire stretch of motorway

Motorists travelling on a stretch of motorway in South Yorkshire are experiencing major delays this afternoon, due to a road traffic collision. There is currently one lane blocked and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between M18 and J33, A630 in Catcliff

today, 12:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster needs to become a 'university city' to raise educational standards, new report finds

A new report which focuses on the education needs of the town says it is 'vital' that Doncaster becomes a 'university city'. The One Doncaster plan, drawn up by an independent panel of commissioners, gives 30 recommendations for how the town’s educationa

today, 11:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Ed Miliband speaks out on Gary Lineker row over views on refugee crisis

Doncaster MP Ed Miliband has now weighed into the debate over comments made by Gary Lineker on the Syrian refugee crisis. The Match of the Day host has faced criticism from newspapers including The Sun after he Tweeted: “The treatment by some towards the

today, 09:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

Several Doncaster taxi drivers suspended after police spot-checks

A number of Doncaster taxi drivers have been suspended for defects, after police carried out spot-checks last night. A total of five taxis were suspended for defects during the checks, which took place between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. South Yorkshire Police co

yesterday, 17:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster MP Caroline Flint calls for tougher sentences for anyone who attacks a police officer

Doncaster MP Caroline Flint is calling for tougher sentences to be introduced for anyone who attacks a police officer, after it was revealed 265 assaults have been carried out against officers in South Yorkshire in the last year. This comes after the Don

yesterday, 17:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

North Lincolnshire Council adapts to changing face of local government

North Lincolnshire Council is about to enter into an advertising agreement that will generate money to provide key services. The move would help bridge the gap between what the government gives the council and the cost to continue to provide local servic

yesterday, 17:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Killer clown' costumes banned from South Yorkshire Halloween event

Organisers of a South Yorkshire Halloween have banned people from wearing 'killer clown' costumes, and say they will turn anyone wearing one away with no refund. A spokesman for the annual Halloween Spooktacular event in Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham sa

yesterday, 16:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Changes to bin and box collections in the Isle

New collection calendars are currently being delivered to all households in North Lincolnshire and will take effect from October 31. Isle residents are being advised to check the calendar carefully as their collection day may change. The new waste collec

yesterday, 16:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Apple’s long overdue new Macs ‘to launch on October 27

Apple is planning to debut its long-awaited new Mac updates at an event on October 27, according to reports. The Californian company is expected to reveal a new thinner MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, having concentrated on relaunching the MacBook range and

yesterday, 12:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Work to begin on joint fire and police station in South Yorkshire

Work is set to get underway on a new joint fire and police station in South Yorkshire this week. As part of the work Maltby fire station will close and Maltby police station will be modified to accommodate fire service vehicles and staff, under the plans

yesterday, 11:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

What will the weather be like in Doncaster this weekend?

Here's a forecast from the Met Office detailing what weather you can expect in Doncaster this weekend. Today begins with a chilly, dull start to the day with mist and fog over the hills. During the morning the mist and fog will clear with some bright or

yesterday, 10:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Britons spend eight years of their lives on housework

Brits will spend nearly eight years of their lives doing household chores, a study has found. Cleaning, ironing, food shop shopping and even walking the dog means the average adult spends just under three hours a day on domestic tasks. This amounts to 20

yesterday, 10:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Several injured in multi-vehicle crash in South Yorkshire

A number of people have been injured following a multi-vehicle road traffic collision in South Yorkshire. The collision occurred at the junction of Bawtry Road and Church Lane in Bramley at around 10pm last night. A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokes

yesterday, 09:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

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