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BREAKING: Police on the scene after man is stabbed in Doncaster town centre

Police are on the scene after a man was stabbed in Doncaster town centre. An eyewitness told the Free Press & Star a man had been attacked in an alleyway between Priory Walk and Cleveland Street this evening. The cordon was put in place at around...

today, 22:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield NHS social care trust receives 'Good' rating from Government health watchdog

A city NHS trust which provides social care to Sheffield residents has been rated 'Good' by a Government health watchdog. The Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust which specialises in elderly care, mental health issues and drug and...

today, 21:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police hunt for woman believed to have abducted her two sons

People in South Yorkshire are being asked if they can help police trace a woman, who is wanted on suspicion of abducting her two young sons for whom she does not have legal custody. Samantha Baldwin is wanted on suspicion of abducting Dylan Madge, six, a

today, 17:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Woman who retweeted IS leader's speech avoids jail

A mother-of-three convicted of a terrorism offence after she retweeted a speech by the Islamic State (IS) leader has walked free from court. Mary Kaya, 57, from Batley, West Yorkshire, had around 30 followers on her Twitter account when she retweeted the

today, 17:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Temperatures set to soar as March checks out

March is set to go out with a balmy bang ahead of April's arrival with trademark showers. Temperatures are expected to soar in parts of the South East to double the average on Thursday, with highs of 22C (72F) forecast in the London area, 20C (68F) in No

today, 17:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

BREAKING: Sheffield woman jailed for terrorism offences

A 22-year-old Sheffield woman has been put behind bars this afternoon, after she admitted to one count of disseminating terrorist publications online. Fatimah Peer-Mohd (also known as Fatimah Peer-Mohamed) of Earl Marshal Road, Pitsmoor admitted to one c

today, 16:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

BREAKING: Police make arrest number 10 in connection with murder of Sheffield man Aseel Al-Essaie

Police in Sheffield have made a tenth arrest in connection with the murder of Aseel Al Essaie. Mr Al-Essaie was shot dead in broad daylight in Daniel Hill, Upperthorpe, on February 18, 2017. He was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards. A South Y

today, 16:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police release update on man who fell from Sheffield city centre tram bridge

A man who fell from a Sheffield city centre tram bridge close to Ponds Forge remains in a 'life-threatening' condition in hospital. At around 5.40pm yesterday evening, police received reports of concerns for a man, aged 40, on a bridge at Park Square rou

today, 15:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man in court over dog attack death

A man has appeared in court over the death of another man who was attacked by a dog as he walked his Yorkshire terrier. David Ellam, 52, died in hospital in August last year after he was bitten near his home in Sheepridge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. O

today, 15:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Toddler snatched from her mother before being rescued by passer-by

A toddler was snatched from her mother by another woman before being rescued by a member of the public. The attempted abduction, which took place at 4.29pm on Wednesday on Tunstall Road, Leeds, was prevented by the "public-spirited"...

today, 15:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Son of Greggs founder to be jailed for sex attacks on boys

The son of the founder of the Greggs bakers chain will be jailed today for indecently assaulting four boys. Colin Gregg, 75, helped to build up the family business in the 1960s before becoming a teacher, headteacher, social worker and charity boss. The g

today, 15:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Call for tender process to be re-run over HS2 'conflict of interest' claims

An engineering company accusing HS2 of having conflicts of interest has called for the bidding process for a major contract to be re-run. Mace believes competitor CH2M should not have been handed the £170 million deal last month because of its close link

today, 15:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Bright poor young 'less likely to get high wage than less clever, richer pupils'

Bright poor children are around a third less likely to earn a high wage than their less clever, richer classmates, Justine Greening has said. Disadvantaged youngsters are also more likely to go to a failing school, and take home more than £2,000 a year l

today, 15:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Chris Grayling: CH2M's withdrawal from £170m HS2 deal 'the right thing to do'

Chris Grayling has sought to play down the significance of an engineering firm walking away from a £170 million HS2 contract following allegations of conflicts of interest. The Transport Secretary said American-based CH2M had chosen to "take a...

today, 15:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police help barefoot chanting man in South Yorkshire street

A man found chanting in a South Yorkshire street while wandering around without any shoes was helped by police officers and mental health professionals. Officers from South Yorkshire Police were alerted to the man in the Eastwood area of Rotherham this m

today, 14:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

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