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Doncaster travel agent locks door to customers over armed robbery fears

A Doncaster town centre travel agent has locked its door to customers over armed robbery fears. The Thomson TUI shop in St Sepulchre Gate has taken the security measures after a recent spate of armed raids on travel agents in the region. Customers...

today, 08:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Beast of Wombwell' child killer died of natural causes

A convicted child killer dubbed the Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes days after he was found guilty of rape and before he could be charged with the murder of another teenager, an inquest has heard. Peter Pickering, aged 80, had been locked up...

today, 08:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

21-month jail sentence for man who lunged at stranger with knife during Sheffield night out

'It's shocking to ponder the consequences of what might have happened if I hadn't moved out of the way,' the victim of a Sheffield city centre altercation has said, as the man who lunged at him with a knife was jailed for over a year. During a hearing...

yesterday, 18:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster woman jailed for life for stabbing step-grandfather 120 times in 'frenzied' Christmas Day attack

A Doncaster woman has been jailed for life for the murder of her sexual abuser in a 'frenzied' Christmas Day attack, during which she struck him with a meat cleaver and stabbed him 120 times. It took the jury of seven men and five women just over...

yesterday, 17:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Driver and passenger suffer serious injuries in major South Yorkshire road smash

The driver and passenger of a car involved in a major road crash in South Yorkshire at the weekend suffered serious injuries, police have said. The pair, who were travelling inside a blue Peugeot, were taken to hospital after the collision just before...

yesterday, 15:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Power cut hits 140 South Yorkshire properties

A power cut has hit 140 properties in South Yorkshire today. The worse affected area is Warmsworth in Doncaster where the outage has hit 120 homes. READ MORE: PICTURE: Machete duo threaten terrified staff during armed raid at Sheffield travel agents...

yesterday, 15:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

PICTURES: Dramatic blaze photos show recycling plant inferno which could be seen across Yorkshire

A huge fire at a South Yorkshire recycling plant which raged for more than 20 hours has finally been put out - and these pictures show the dramatic blaze at its height. Dozens of firefighters spent the night at the site in Kilnhurst, Rotherham after...

yesterday, 14:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield pensioner killed by police car that 'came out of nowhere', inquest hears

A pensioner on his way to a family celebration was hit and killed by a police car that 'came out of nowhere', an inquest heard. Leslie Bingham, aged 73, was walking to Owlerton Greyhound Stadium to celebrate his granddaughter Katie’s 21st birthday...

yesterday, 14:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

What is magnet fishing and why is it dangerous?

After yesterday’s shock news of the death of Leeds father and son, whose bodies were found in a Huddersfield canal after they had taken a magnet fishing trip, we take a look at this popular hobby and the danger it poses. Video: Leeds dad and son who...

yesterday, 12:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Morrisons launch £5 'Volcanic Vindaloo' ahead of England's first World Cup clash said to be TWO HUNDRED...

Yorkshire-based supermarket giant Morrisons is claiming to have developed the 'hottest ever supermarket curry' which is said to include a chilli TWO HUNDRED times hotter than a Jalapeño. Morrisons are urging football fans to give their super-hot curry...

yesterday, 12:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

BREAKING NEWS: Person hit by train near Sheffield

A person has been hit by a train near Sheffield this morning, causing delays and disruption for passengers. Details of the incident are still coming in but it is understood that a person has been hit near Dore railway station, although this has not...

yesterday, 11:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Family emergency' sees Steps one short for Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium concert

Pop band Steps were forced to perform with a member missing in front of thousands of fans at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium last night. Lee Latchford-Evans was forced to pull out of Sunday night's show due to what the rest of the band described on stage...

yesterday, 10:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

South Yorkshire motorway network closures announced

Motorists are being warned that parts of the South Yorkshire motorway network will be closed this week due to road works. The southbound entry slip road at junction 33 of the M1 at Catcliffe in Rotherham will be fully closed overnight with single lane...

yesterday, 09:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

MOBILE SPEED CAMERAS: Full list of South Yorkshire locations this week

South Yorkshire Police mobile speed camera units will be visiting the following locations this week:- A61 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge, Barnsley A61 Wakefield, Barnsley A628 Barnsley Road, Silkstone, Barnsley A628 Pontefract Road, Cudworth, Barnsley...

yesterday, 09:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Strike action set to cause disruption for South Yorkshire rail passengers

Strike action on the railways is set to hit South Yorkshire passengers this week. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on Arriva Rail North (Northern) will walk out for 24 hours on June 19, 21 and 23 in a long-running dispute over the...

yesterday, 09:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

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