News archive from 1 August 2015, page 13

Lancashire veteran honoured for World War Two bravery

Lancashire veteran honoured for World War Two bravery

D-Day landings veteran Russell Dunkeld has been honoured in a ceremony to mark his bravery during World War Two. Russell, 89, has terminal cancer and his family is desperately trying to get his Legion d’Honneur medal – France’s top military honour –...

 
Man attacked on train from Sheffield

Man attacked on train from Sheffield

A man travelling on a train from Sheffield to Leeds was harassed by a group of men who then attacked him. The victim was travelling on the 1.50pm Northern Rail service on Saturday, July 4 when he was targeted by five or six men who boarded the train...

 
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner asks for cash to police EDL marches

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner asks for cash to police EDL marches

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has applied to the Home Office for £2.6 million to help meet the costs incurred by the county's police force at EDL marches. Dr Alan Billings applied in January but has not yet had a response. Police and...

 
Police hunt Barnsley moped thief

Police hunt Barnsley moped thief

Police officers investigating the theft of a moped have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the incident. The black and white Yamaha moped, worth £2,500, was stolen from the car park at Barnsley Interchange. It was taken at around...

 

VIDEO: Cancer sufferer, 7, dreams of raising £670,000 for new Sheffield Children’s Hospital clinic

An inspirational seven-year-old boy fighting an incredibly rare form of cancer is aiming to raise £670,000 to build a new clinic at Sheffield Children's Hospital. Brave Kasabian Newton-Smith has undergone radiotherapy more than 100 times since being...

 
High Sheriff of Rutland donates blood to show his support

High Sheriff of Rutland donates blood to show his support

A dedicated blood donor, the High Sheriff of Rutland, turned heads in Oakham by giving his 36th donation dressed in full ceremonial dress. Andrew Brown, 51, from Caldecott, became High Sheriff of Rutland in April this year and wanted to make a special...

 
VIDEO: Puddings fly high in time for Yorkshire Day in Rotherham chef’s honour to late father

VIDEO: Puddings fly high in time for Yorkshire Day in Rotherham chef’s honour to late father

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No - it's a flying Yorkshire pudding! Award-winning chef Jason Hartley has honoured his late father by flying Yorkshire puddings over the region’s favourite landmarks – just in time for Yorkshire Day. The Sunday roast...

 
The Star Says: Celebrating our own place in Yorkshire

The Star Says: Celebrating our own place in Yorkshire

Happy Yorkshire Day to all our readers. How will you be celebrating today? In fact, will you be celebrating at all? This far south in God’s own county just how Yorkshire do you feel? It is an interesting question because although Sheffield, Barnsley,...

 
Kasabian, 7, still beating odds in cancer fight

Kasabian, 7, still beating odds in cancer fight

He was given just a fortnight to live when he was a toddler - but brave Kasabian Newton-Smith is still beating the odds at seven. The brave youngster was told in June his cancer has returned once again – but responded by starting a massive fundraising...

 
A43 Moulton bypass set to be approved by Northamptonshire County Council

A43 Moulton bypass set to be approved by Northamptonshire County Council

A planned bypass for Moulton, which will allow thousands of new homes to be built on the edge of Northampton, is set to be approved on Tuesday August 4. Northamptonshire County Council’s development control committee will discuss the application for...

 
Kasabian, 7, still beating odds in cancer fight

Kasabian, 7, still beating odds in cancer fight

He was given just a fortnight to live when he was a toddler - but brave Kasabian Newton-Smith is still beating the odds at seven. The brave youngster was told in June his cancer has returned once again – but responded by starting a massive fundraising...

 

Charity chuggers could face crackdown, regulator warns

Charities could face criminal sanctions for bullying the public into giving money, their regulator has warned. Fines could be brought in as part of the first statutory regime for fund raising, after concerns were raised about the way some charities...

 
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner asks for cash to police EDL marches

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner asks for cash to police EDL marches

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has applied to the Home Office for £2.6 million to help meet the costs incurred by the county's police force at EDL marches. Dr Alan Billings applied in January but has not yet had a response. Police and...

 

Andrew Gale: The 50-over format suits Maxwell down to the ground

FOR US to get a score of 345 in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Worcester was a fantastic effort and Glenn Maxwell showed what he is all about. Glenn has shown good form in this competition. It has been a frustrating time for us all as we know how...

 
Dogs MUST be microchipped ahead of new law – or owners face a fine

Dogs MUST be microchipped ahead of new law – or owners face a fine

Dog owners are being encouraged to get their young pets microchipped ahead of a new law in 2016, or risk a £500 fine. From April 6, 2016 it becomes law in England and Wales that all dogs have to be microchipped by eight weeks old and registered to an...

 


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