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House affordability in cities 'at worst levels since 2008'

Home affordability in cities is at its worst levels since 2008, with properties typically costing nearly seven times earnings, a report has found. The average house price in a UK city has surged by nearly a third (32%) over the last five years, with the

4 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

The night Foo Fighters played Sheffield Arena

American rockers the Foo Fighters have just been announced as the second headliner for Glastonbury this year, and The Star looks back to when they played Sheffield. Dave Grohl and his band played a secret gig in Somerset tonight to announce their Saturda

today, 08:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘We will find out the truth’ pledge parents of Sheffield sisters who died in Vietnam

A year after two of their daughters lost their lives in Vietnam, a Sheffield couple has vowed to find out the truth behind the sisters’ deaths. Beth Anderson, 24, and Izzy Squire, 19, were travelling in South East Asia when they died in mysterious circum

today, 07:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Four bailed in Sheffield shooting probe

Four people arrested in connection with the murder of a man who was shot in a Sheffield street have been released on bail pending further inquiries. Assel Al-Essaie, 23, was shot in a black Mercedes car as his family gathered for a celebration at a nearb

today, 07:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Boeing to build first European factory in Sheffield

Aerospace giant Boeing has announced plans to build its first European factory in Sheffield. The £20 million facility will manufacture parts and systems used on aeroplane wings for the company's aircraft. The firm will also initiate a major research and

yesterday, 23:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Hope' for teenager with kidney condition after drug made available on NHS

A teenager with a rare kidney condition could now begin potentially life-saving treatment after successfully campaigning for the drug to be made available on the NHS. Abi Longfellow, 14, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, was denied Eculizumab because her c

yesterday, 23:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Guess who's back? Eminem to headline Reading and Leeds festivals

Hip-hop veteran Eminem will return to Reading and Leeds festivals this summer, sparking delight among music fans. The rapper will headline the event for the third time as organisers unveiled more than 70 names for the twin festivals. He joins previously-

yesterday, 23:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Plea for vouchers to convert cars to use environmentally-friendly fuels

Motorists should be given vouchers to pay for high-emission cars to be converted to use environmentally-friendlier fuels, according to a think tank. ResPublica claimed money raised from charging drivers to enter new clean air zones should be used to fund

yesterday, 23:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

BREAKING: Four Sheffield murder suspects released on bail

Four people arrested by South Yorkshire Police in connection with the death of Aseel Al-Essaie have tonight been released on bail. A 57-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders, a 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder, a 16-y

yesterday, 22:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Lock up your cars, Sheffielders told, after spate of tool thefts

South Yorkshire Police are urging Sheffielders to remove tools from their vehicles and keep them secured after a spate of thefts in the south east of the city. A number of incidents reported today involved tools being stolen from cars and vans in various

yesterday, 19:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

FIRST LOOK: Boeing's £20m Sheffield factory

This is how Boeing's new Sheffield factory could look. As revealed by The Star earlier today, the global aerospace giant has chosen the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Catcliffe as the base for its first factory in Europe. The firm will invest

yesterday, 15:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Call for new Bishop of Sheffield to stand aside over 'damaging' opposition to female priests

The newly-appointed bishop of Sheffield has been urged to decline the post by a senior figure in the church - who says his opposition to female priests will 'cause significant damage'. The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, the dean of Christ Church, Oxfo

yesterday, 14:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man slashed in attack in Doncaster

A man was slashed in an attack carried out by four men in Doncaster. The 24-year-old was targeted close to the junction of Whitelee Road and Wath Road, Mexborough, at 11.30pm on Wednesday. His injury is not life threatening. Anyone with information shoul

yesterday, 14:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Murder suspects remain in custody over Sheffield shooting

A man, woman and boy arrested over a fatal shooting in Sheffield remain in police custody this afternoon. They are all being held over the death of 23-year-old Aseel Al-Essaie, who was gunned down in Daniel Hill, Upperthorpe, last Saturday afternoon. He

yesterday, 13:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police seek items stolen in burglary in Doncaster

A rose gold pocket watch and brown leather document holder were stolen during a burglary in Doncaster. They were taken from a house in Broughton Road, Bessacarr, overnight. The incident was reported to South Yorkshire Police at 7.50am this morning after

yesterday, 13:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

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