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'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...

Monday, 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...

Monday, 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...

Monday, 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...

Monday, 09:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Public health warning issued to motorists and people with medical conditions near huge South Yorkshire blaze

A public health warning has been issued to motorists and people with medical conditions who live near a huge fire at a recycling plant. Residents reported hearing explosions as the fire spread through the Universal Recycling plant on Wharf Road,...

Monday, 08:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster to get University Technical College to train young engineers aged 14-19

Doncaster is to have its own University Technical College  to educate the next generation of skilled technicians, engineers, and designers, it was announced today. The secondary school will help to provide a workforce for the future and ensure...

Monday, 01:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

White Rose Awards 2018: Yorkshire tourism industry finalists revealed

Welcome to Yorkshire has unveiled its shortlist for the prestigious White Rose Awards. The awards recognise the best tourist attractions and businesses in the county - and over 170 of them entered this year. The winners will be revealed at the...

Saturday, 09:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man who terrorised and threatened Sheffield families sentenced to community order

A Sheffield man, who terrorised two families, threatening them with a knife and a petrol can and a lighter, has been sentenced to a community order for his crimes. Scott Roger, 38 carried out the first set of offences on the morning April 17 last...

Friday, 17:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Masked men attacked Sheffield pensioner with machete in bid to steal his cannabis operation, court told

A man has been jailed for eight years for his part in the robbery of a Sheffield pensioner, during which three masked men burst into the 70-year-old's home and struck him with a machete in a bid to steal his cannabis set-up. In a shocking victim...

Friday, 15:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Barnsley woman paints boobs red and white to support England - after cheeky Tour de Yorkshire bike pic

A fun-loving Barnsley woman who painted a bike on her bare boobs to show her support for the Tour de Yorkshire has got her paints out again - to give England her backing at the World Cup. Creative Catherine Higgins decided to show her backing for...

Friday, 15:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Under threat Sheffield festival saved and set to return

A popular community festival which faced the axe has been saved - and is set to return later this month. For the last 16 years Walkley Festival has attracted crowds every summer to enjoy a fortnight of art exhibitions, community walks and live music...

Friday, 14:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Memorial events to Doncaster dad found dead in Cambodia to be held this weekend

Two memorial events are to be staged in Doncaster this weekend to a local dad who was found dead in a hotel in Cambodia. Carl Kendall, 39, died last month and family and friends have rallied around a massive fundraising drive to help pay for the cost...

Friday, 13:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

EastEnders star Leslie 'Dirty Den' Grantham dies

EastEnders star Leslie Grantham has died at the age of 71. The actor, best known as rogue "Dirty Den” in the BBC One soap, had been ill and had been receiving treatment in hospital. The star was best known for his on-screen partnership with...

Friday, 12:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

REVIEW: A-ha, OMD and Tom Bailey score success with 80s fest at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium

1984 - a year that's stuck in the nation's collective brains largely due to the George Orwell sci-fi classic that foretold Big Brother and round the clock surveillance. It was also the year that Norwegian pop trio A-ha first announced their arrival on...

Friday, 12:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Power outage hits 100 South Yorkshire properties

About 100 South Yorkshire properties are being affected by a power outage today. The Northern Powergrid has turned off the electric to 90 homes in Ripon Street, Affercliffe, while they carry out repairs that should be completed by 2.30pm. READ MORE:...

Friday, 12:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

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