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School focus: Bradfield School

The UK’s engineering industry is facing a skills shortage of unprecedented levels with thousands of workers required. According to national statistics, less than 10 per cent of the UK’s engineering workforce is female, the lowest proportion in Europe,...

20 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield man charged over theft of engagement ring after Facebook post

A Sheffield man has been charged over the theft of an engagement ring and electrical items worth £2,680 after the ring was spotted on a Facebook post. Stephen Grayson, aged 51, of no fixed abode, is due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court this...

23 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster schools to share £25 million to boost pupil literacy

Schools in Doncaster are set to share £25 million to increase pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills, the Government has announced today. The money was revealed as the Government revealed the Doncaster Opportunity Area plan, launched to boost...

23 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Rotherham man jailed for 17 years for child sex offences

A Rotherham man has been jailed for 17 years and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life for raping children. Daniel William Thomas, aged 45, of Lovetot Avenue, Aston, was found guilty of 10 charges against five victims following a trial at...

today, 08:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield man due in court over terror plot

A Sheffield man is due in court today over an alleged terror plot. Farhad Salah, aged 22, of Brunswick Road, Burngreave, is to appear at the Old Bailey, London, alongside fish and chip shop owner Andy Star, 31, of Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. The...

today, 07:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Warning issued over sheet ice on South Yorkshire's roads

A warning has been issued this morning over sheet ice on South Yorkshire's roads. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said this morning: "Please beware of extremely difficult conditions on the roads and pavements this morning as sheet ice is making...

today, 07:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Lib Dems and scandal of our empty homes

In her press release about the scandal of empty homes – and it is a scandal – Liberal Democrat Laura Gordon attacks councils for failing to act. (See The ‘scandal’ of homes in Sheffield sitting empty for more than 10 years, The Star, January 10. It is...

today, 07:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Crimean memorial

I’m afraid Patrick Hickey, (Star Letter, January 12), has misunderstood my comment about the part of the Crimean War Memorial which is missing. There is no question about the whereabouts of the statue of Victory which topped the Monument, as my own...

today, 07:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Woman charged over knifepoint robberies in Sheffield

A woman has been charged over two armed robberies in Sheffield - one in which a victim was slashed. Missy Roland, aged 20, of no fixed abode, is accused of using a knife to threaten members of staff at a shop in Richmond Park Road, Handsworth, around...

today, 07:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wanted man arrested by police in Sheffield after appeal

A wanted man has been arrested by police in Sheffield, following a public appeal. Liam Tarantini, from Gleadless Valley, was wanted over a burglary and driving offences. Officers appealed last month for help to track down the 19-year-old. South...

yesterday, 22:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Ominous warning for cannabis growers, dealers and users in Sheffield suburbs

Police in Sheffield today issued an ominous warning to cannabis growers, dealers and users. Sheffield North East Neighbourhood Policing Team tweeted: "For any residents of Southey Green/Parson Cross that feel it is acceptable to grow, use or...

yesterday, 22:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police seize class A drugs and arrest two people during raid in Doncaster

Police today seized class A drugs and arrested two people as they raided a property in Doncaster. Officers from Doncaster West Neighbourhood Policing Team made the arrests after executing a warrant in Mexborough. The team said two occupants had been...

yesterday, 22:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tributes paid to 'magnificent' Sheffielder who became first person with cancer to scale Mount Everest

Tributes have been paid to an inspirational Sheffielder who last year became the first person with cancer to scale Mount Everest. Sheffield Wednesday fan Ian Toothill climbed the world's highest peak last June after being diagnosed with terminal...

yesterday, 21:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Oops! Burglary suspect arrested in Sheffield after posting photo of stolen engagement ring on Facebook

In this social media obsessed age, it takes a certain willpower to keep from sharing the minutiae of your daily life with all and sundry. But when you're handling stolen goods, it's probably best to be selective with what you share online. One man...

yesterday, 21:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Hundreds say farewell to Sheffield PC Dave Fields who was killed in Christmas Day horror crash

A police helicopter today performed a 'nod' as a touching tribute at the funeral of a dedicated Sheffield traffic officer who was killed in a horror crash on Christmas Day. A guard of honour was also formed as a mark of respect as around 400 people...

yesterday, 19:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

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