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COLUMNIST: Exams shouldn’t be a test of period poverty or a measure of menstrual taboos

I am calling for Sheffield school to add one more item to their invigilation kits this exam season. Along with the pens, pencils and protractors, exam boards, teachers and invigilators should be thinking about periods too. By putting a supply of...

Thursday, 10:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Apology as bin complaints in Doncaster double under new collections deal

Complaints over Doncaster's bin collections have nearly doubled after a new system was brought in this year. Doncaster Council has seen the number of complaints made rise from 63 for the period from March 1 and April 30 2017, to 181 between March 1...

Thursday, 08:43 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

'Transforming how we pay for our buses could be key to quicker bus travel in Doncaster'

Transforming how we pay for our buses could be key to speeding up services reckon bosses - but more needs to be done to make people aware of how they can pay for travel. That, and congestion on Bentley Road, were among issues emerging from the latest...

Thursday, 08:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Is 550 year old Doncaster landmark haunted?

It has stood on its site in the Doncaster village of Tickhill for nearby 550 years - and its caretaker would love to know if it has any ghosts. Tickhill Parish Room was built back in 1470 as St Leonard's Hospice, and was at one stage a leper hospital,...

Thursday, 08:05 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Sheffield pubs best in Britain to get served quickly during World Cup

Good news for Sheffield drinkers - the city's pubs are among the best in Britain if you want to get served quickly during the World Cup. A study has been carried out to find the best places in Britain to swiftly get your hands on a half-time pint -...

Thursday, 07:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Spate of four armed raids on Sheffield travel agents 'not believed to be linked'

A series of armed raids on travel agents across Sheffield are not believed to be linked, police have said. In the most recent attack staff were left terrified after two people, both with their faces covered, burst into Thomas Cook on Middlewood Road,...

Thursday, 07:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Only one in 50 children can spot fake news - here's a guide on how to identify it

Only one in 50 children can spot fake news stories, it has been revealed. The National Literacy Trust found that when 2,200 pupils aged eight to 16 took a fake news quiz, only a handful were able to spot all the fabricated stories. News expert Dr...

Thursday, 07:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Storm Hector batters down on Yorkshire as yellow weather warning remains in place

The yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office remains in place as Yorkshire wakes up to Storm Hector's fierce gales. Storm Hector set to batter Yorkshire with up to 70mph gales The warning was put out yesterday (Wednesday) and is in place...

Thursday, 06:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Community order for banned driver who embarked on dangerous police chase through streets of Doncaster

A banned Doncaster driver embarked on a dangerous police chase through the town's streets that only came to an end when he crashed into a parked car, a court heard. Christopher Fenwick, 25, was in the middle of a six-month ban when his poor driving...

Wednesday, 16:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Leading Yorkshire theatre company championing learning disability arts 30 years on

Europe's leading learning disability theatre company is gearing up for a stellar year of performances and new productions in celebration of its 30th year. Yorkshire's own Mind the Gap works in partnership with learning-disabled artists in an effort to...

Wednesday, 15:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Don Your Way column: Why I'll not be sad to see House of Fraser close in Doncaster

So, farewell then House of Fraser, the latest casualty of the shopping revolution changing the face of the nation's High Streets, and more locally, Doncaster's Baxtergate forever. Like Toys R Us, Woolworths and this week's latest casualty Poundland,...

Wednesday, 15:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Calls for 'disgusting' mountain of mess to be cleared up at Sheffield car park

This is the fly-infested mountain of mess that greets motorists using a car park every day close to Sheffield city centre. Tonnes of litter - including needles, furniture, suit cases, TVs and fridges - is piled high at the Chatham Street Car Park...

Wednesday, 14:13 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

ON THIS DAY: 2003: Arctic Monkeys play first ever gig at Sheffield pub - listen to it here

On this day fifteen years ago, Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys fired up their amps live for the very first time. The date was June 13, 2003. And little did the crowd of unsuspecting punters know that Sheffield’s intimate music venue The Grapes was about to...

Wednesday, 12:49 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Sheffield children's football league scoops top honour at glittering bash

A Sheffield junior sports league has scooped a top award at a glittering bash for its charity work. The Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League, which co-ordinates football for thousands of young footballers across the city, won gold at the Sports...

Wednesday, 12:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Father’s Day 2018: What inspired this annual tradition and where it is celebrated?

Father’s day is soon upon us and with this will come the last-minute induced panic from those who have forgotten to pick up a card or present to mark this occasion. But where did the annual tradition of father’s day come from and why do we celebrate...

Wednesday, 12:32 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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