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Sheffield College students stage Shakespeare inspired show

Sheffield College students are performing a Shakespeare inspired show next month as part of their professional skills development. Second-year foundation degree students will be staging a modern version of Cymbeline developed by the innovative Kneehigh t

10 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Completion date finally set for £58m South Yorkshire tram-train project - more than two years overdue

A completion date has finally been given for the construction of South Yorkshire's tram-train project - with work expected to finish on the £58m scheme two-and-a-half years later than first expected. The scheme to enable trams to run on existing train tr

23 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

PICTURES: Doncaster housewife sees £215,000 McLaren supercar burst into flames on way to Sunday dinner

This is the dramatic moment a Doncaster housewife saw a £215,000 super car burst into flames while on her way to Sunday dinner. Becky Gagen, 45, was travelling to a pub for Sunday lunch with her husband John, 59, and their 10-year-old son Tom when they s

58 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Alert over 'exposed syringes' in Sheffield city centre

Members of the public are being urged to steer clear of a Sheffield street this morning after 'exposed syringes' were found. Sheffield Council's Streets Ahead team tweeted that they have been found on Matilda Way in the city centre and are potential 'haz

today, 10:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Campaign launched to move historic Vulcan bomber up to 80 MILES away from Doncaster

A campaign has been launched to move Doncaster's historic Vulcan bomber up to 80 miles away from the town. The iconic Cold War aircraft based at Doncaster Sheffield Airport has recently been put into storage and closed to the public, while two thirds of

today, 10:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Professional wrestlers brawl in middle of Sheffield city centre street and bring...

This is the amazing moment two professional wrestlers brought traffic in Sheffield city centre to a standstill - by brawling in the street. The fighters stunned drivers and bus passengers when a Saturday night bout at the O2 Academy spilled out onto Arun

today, 10:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Primark pulls "shocking" and "racist" Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after Sheffield man's angry complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded "fantastically offensive" and "racist" by an angry Sheffield shopper. WARNING: WALKING DEAD VIDEO CONTAINS SCENES OF...

today, 09:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Explorer Levison Wood to entertain Chesterfield with stories of his global adventures

Best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter Levison Wood will be visiting Chesterfield to share his experiences and exploits as a modern day explorer. With his keen desire to immerse himself fully in local cultures and customs, Levison Wood has de

today, 09:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Lord Ahmed of Rotherham backs calls for second referendum on leaving EU

South Yorkshire peer Lord Ahmed of Rotherham is backing calls for a second referendum on leaving the European Union. The former Labour peer and now independent voted to leave the EU but today said he will back the Liberal Democrats in their push for a se

today, 09:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster flying ace inspired generations

It was in this month, in 1910, that a hero pilot of World War Two was born in London. But from the age of 13 Sir Douglas Bader grew up in Doncaster and so he has long been associated with the town. Born on February 21, 1910, the young Douglas spent some

today, 09:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wounded Doncaster war hero plans to 'drive sheep and geese over North Bridge at rush hour'

Wounded war hero Ben Parkinson MBE plans to celebrate being honoured with the Freedom of Doncaster in a rather unusual way. For the injured paratrooper plans to drive sheep and geese over North Bridge at rush hour. The quirky act is a tribute to the hono

today, 08:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Armed forces staff in big charity walk around South Yorkshire's football grounds for injured soldiers

Big-hearted armed forces staff were cheered on by thousands of fans at football grounds around South Yorkshire as part of a charity trek to raise money for injured soldiers. Four members of staff from the RAF Recruitment Centre in Sheffield city centre t

today, 08:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Hunt for D Day veterans to revisit Normandy

A search has been launched with the intention of contacting every surviving D Day veteran. Remembrance Travel - the travel arm of the Royal British Legion - aims to get in touch with war heroes, to make them the offer of a free-of-charge trip to Normandy

today, 08:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: The Tinnitus Clinic launches pioneering treatment in Yorkshire

Tinnitus sufferers are being offered pioneering treatments with the launch of a leading new audiology clinic in Yorkshire. The Tinnitus Clinic, in Joseph’s Well, Leeds. will give new hope to thousands of those living with the distressing hearing conditio

yesterday, 19:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

Family of Doncaster teacher killed with single punch speak out: 'Our hearts will never truly heal'

A Doncaster family say they will never come to terms with the loss of their ‘blue-eyed boy’ as the man who killed him with a single punch is put behind bars. Blue Horrobin of Highfield Road, Askern was sentenced to eight years in prison, with another thr

yesterday, 17:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

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