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Illegal cigs seized in a police raid on a house in Doncaster

Illegal tobacco has been seized in a raid in Hexthorpe today. Police described the seized as 'a large amount', and are interviewing the owner of the premises. A police spokesman said: "A trading standards warrant has been executed at a premises...

12 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

9 things to do in Yorkshire over the May bank holiday weekend

The second bank holiday of the month is shortly upon us and with this comes the search for fun events and activities around Yorkshire. Yorkshire has a wide array of different events taking place throughout the region over the upcoming May bank holiday...

today, 15:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Warning to motorists after lorry collides with footbridge and sheds its load

Police have issued a warning to motorists heading towards Hull this afternoon. ​Drivers are advised that the A63 has been closed and will remain so until a shed-load of metal can be recovered from the carriageway. A lorry collided with a footbridge on...

today, 14:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Britain's oldest person, South Yorkshire woman Bessie Camm dies at 113

A woman from South Yorkshire who was Britain's oldest person has died at the age of 113. Bessie Camm, who was alive during the reign of five monarchs and 21 prime ministers, was also the tenth oldest person in the world. The former nurse, who lived in...

today, 13:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Rolex watch bought in Doncaster for £69 sells for £100,000 at auction

A Rolex watch bought in Doncaster more than 50 years ago for £69 has sold for a whopping £100,000 at auction. The exceptionally rare Rolex Submariner 5513 was snapped up at an auction in Wiltshire yesterday - after attracting bids from across the UK...

today, 13:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Mockingbird 'family hub' foster care scheme takes flight in Doncaster with USA backing

A Mockingbird Hub Home - a unique and innovative way of providing foster care - has taken flight in Doncaster with a special message of support from a founder of the first Mockingbird Society hub family in the USA. The 'family hub', offering extended...

today, 13:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Warning issued to Yorkshire motorists planning on getting away over bank holiday

Drivers are being advised to plan for delays on popular routes this weekend as the bank holiday coincides with the start of half term and a spell of warm weather. WEATHER: Bank holiday scorcher predicted for Yorkshire Between 15-20 million UK...

today, 13:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Bank holiday scorcher predicted for Yorkshire

Get your shades, shorts, vests and barbecues at the ready. READ: How Yorkshire schools can issue £480 in fines for taking your children on holiday Yorkshire is set to enjoy the second scorching bank holiday weekend of the month over the coming days,...

today, 12:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Panini World Cup sticker swap shop to be held in Doncaster this weekend

If you are collecting Panini World Cup stickers, there's an an event in Doncaster this weekend that could be right up your street. WHSmith in the Frenchgate Centre will be hosting a Panini World Cup Sticker Swap Shop when collectors can come along and...

today, 11:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: St John the Baptist C of E Primary School Mexborough

St John the Baptist C of E Primary School Mexborough is our school of the week Our school of the week this week is St John the Baptist C of E Primary School Mexborough. If you want to feature as our school of the week contact us at...

today, 11:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Hooton Pagnell School of the Week

Hooton Pagnell All Saints CofE Primary School sing for the Free press Hooton Pagnell All Saints CofE Primary School sing for the Free press as part of our school of the week feature. If you want your school to take part in the feature get in touch on...

today, 10:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Don Your Way column: Why everyone should try working from home

As I sit down to pen this week’s column, things are slightly different than usual. Normally when it comes to crafting Don Your Way, I’m sat hunched over a keyboard five floors up in a rather non-descript office block grumbling to colleagues about the...

today, 09:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster music studio to host open day for budding stars

A Doncaster music studio is to open its doors next month for an open day which will allow budding stars to get a glimpse of how to get a first foot on the ladder of the music industry. Supanova Studios in Armthorpe will be hosting the event on...

today, 09:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Alert as nuisance bikers problem spreads to central Doncaster

Nuisance bikers are becoming a problems in Doncaster town centre, police have warned. The central Doncaster area has seen issues surfacing over antisocial behaviour involving morotobikes, and has just run its first operation involving a newly formed...

today, 09:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

More police to deal with crime and yobs in Doncaster town centre

Extra police have been drafted in to Doncaster town centre to tackle ongoing crime and nuisance Four constables are to be added to the Doncaster Central neighbourhood policing unit, and specifically assigned to dealing with issues in the town centre....

today, 09:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

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