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Teen jailed for dragging man into Doncaster underpass and robbing him

A teenager has been jailed for dragging a man into a Doncaster underpass and robbing him of his phone and glasses. Prosecuting, James Baird, told the court that Mitchell Kemp, now aged 19, carried out the shocking attack with a group of friends, who...

today, 17:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Invite to meet reporters in comfort of Cast cafe drop-in

Reporting staff at the Doncaster Free Press are inviting the public for a friendly face to face meeting tomorrow to take their stories and their feedback comments. Reporters and senior staff will be in the Cast Theatre cafe, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1...

today, 16:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Murder accused told prison inmate he killed Sheffield man over £10k compensation row, court hears

A member of a group accused of murdering a Sheffield man in a drive-by shooting told a fellow prison inmate he had done it over a row with the victim's brother and the £10,000 he paid him for slashing his face, a court heard. Aseel Al-Essaie was...

today, 15:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

A danger to life and colder than Iceland: How cold will it get and when will the Beast from the East arrive...

The Beast from the East is on its way toward Britain and forecasters are warning the life-threatening temperatures could see Yorkshire colder than Iceland. The Met Office has urged people to take extra special care with the elderly and the young as...

today, 14:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Action call over 'dangerous' parking on busy Doncaster road

Residents are calling for action over 'dangerous' parking on one of Mexborough's main roads. Concerned residents raised the issue at their latest Mexborough Community Engangement Meeting, held with police and council officials. The town's councillors...

today, 14:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

How Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday helped lucky punter win £61,000 from 50p bet

A lucky punter scooped £61,000 from a 50p bet - thanks to goals from Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday. Blades' 2-1 win over QPR and Wednesday's 2-1 defeat to Millwall on Tuesday night were both instrumental in helping the punter from...

today, 14:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

More than 200 South Yorkshire homes hit by power cut

More than 200 South Yorkshire homes have been hit by a power cut this afternoon. About 160 properties in Canklow and 50 in Wadsley Bridge are affected. Staff from the Northern Powergrid are on site attempting to fix the problem. The electric is...

today, 13:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Backing for multi-million pound scheme to transform landmark former Sheffield Co-op into tech hub

Sheffield Star readers have given a huge thumbs up to plans to transform a disused former department store into a huge tech hub for hundreds of firms. A £3 million revamp of Castle House in Sheffield city centre will turn the disused former Co-op...

today, 13:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Specialist officers 'continuing to support' family of Sheffield dad who died in fire

Specialist police officers are continuing to support family members of a father-of-two who died in a Sheffield house fire. Relatives named the victim as Ibrahim Ahmed, aged in his mid 50s, who died after a fire broke out at a property in Buckenham...

today, 12:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Striking University of Sheffield staff make voices heard over controversial pension scheme changes

Angry university lecturers took to the streets to make their voices heard as part of strike action in a row over proposed changes to pensions. Academics at the University of Sheffield today joined colleagues at more than 60 institutions across the...

today, 11:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here's why you might have spotted mysterious rocks with secret messages hidden in Doncaster

Spotted a rock at the side of a Doncaster road scrawled with a secret message or painted in bright colours? Welcome to the latest craze that is gripping not only Doncaster, but people across the country. If you are wondering why colourful rocks are...

today, 11:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield rocker returns to TV's Take Me Out in bid to land celebrity date

A self-described wild rocker and womaniser from Sheffield is set to return to TV dating show Take Me Out this weekend in a bid to bag himself a celebrity date. Richie Dews is one of 30 men taking part in a special edition of the ITV Saturday night...

today, 10:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster Voices: How important is town’s racecourse to economy?

Welcome to your Doncaster Voices forum. If you want to get involved, submit 150 words, name, title & photo to and your views may appear next week when the subject is “How can we improve Doncaster area’s cultural...

today, 10:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Double win for Sheffield students awarded internships with renowned fashion designer

Two fashion design students have secured internships with Vivienne Westwood following collaboration between the globally renowned fashion designer and Sheffield Hallam University. Rosie Coggin-Levy, 19, and Kirsty Owen, 22, both second-year fashion...

today, 10:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

More Doncaster KFC branches re-open after chicken supply problems

More branches of fast-food chain KFC have re-opened in Doncaster after the chicken crisis which forced hundreds of stores to close. According to the firm, the branch at the Leger Centre on Thorne Road is now open for business once more, along with the...

today, 09:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

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