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Doncaster’s second biggest GP practice is outstanding – and that’s official

Staff from government health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) awarded The Scott Practice its top rating after giving it a thorough inspection. They said the practice, which has 14,000 patients and a branch surgery at Sprotbrough, was well...

today, 08:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

South Yorkshire trio on murder arrest after woman's death outside seaside bar

Three people from South Yorkshire have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman outside a seaside bar. Caroline Fisher, aged 52, of Eastwood in Nottinghamshire, died in hospital after a fight reportedly broke out outside...

today, 08:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Two dead and numerous injured in Canadian city shooting

Two people have died and 13 others injured after a shooting attack near a restaurant in the Canadian city of Toronto last night. Police confirmed that one of those killed was a woman and the other was the shooter, who died after an exchange of gunfire...

today, 08:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Brown bears coming to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A quartet of brown bears from Japan will soon become the newest inhabitants of Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The park at Branton, near Doncaster, came to the rescue after a museum on the Japanese island of Hokkaido announced it lacked the experience or...

yesterday, 21:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster park in cash plea to public after duck deaths tragedy

Volunteers at a Doncaster park are calling for public help to raise nearly £1,000 to buy life-saving equipment after a virus killed 100 ducks. Dozens of birds died from an outbreak of avian botulism at Sandall Park after rotting vegetation in the lake...

yesterday, 21:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Charity awarded Government cash to boost employability skills of Doncaster students

An education charity has been awarded Government funding to improve the employability skills of students in Doncaster by using former students. Future First will use the money from the The Careers and Enterprise Company to broaden the jobs horizons...

yesterday, 11:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dancing South Yorkshire Police officer becomes internet sensation at Tramlines

A South Yorkshire Police community support officer has become an internet sensation after being caught on camera dancing at Tramlines. The PCSO was captured on film on the shoulders of a reveller dancing to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the...

yesterday, 11:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Speeding motorist arrested for drink driving on Sheffield Parkway

A motorist was arrested for drink driving on the Parkway in Sheffield overnight. The man was stopped by police for speeding and erratic driving. He later failed a roadside breath test. South Yorkshire Police Operational Support tweeted: "It turns...

yesterday, 11:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Girls earn more pocket money than boys in South Yorkshire

Children in South Yorkshire receive an average of £6.36 pocket money a week, a survey has found. Girls typically receive more pocket money than boys, reversing a gender gap which has been seen for over a decade, according to the Halifax Pocket Money...

yesterday, 08:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

Weather forecast: Hot day across South Yorkshire

The Met Office has forecast a hot day across South Yorkshire. Forecasters said it will be very warm, locally hot with sunny spells, with a maximum temperature of 28 C. Tonight a warm evening is forecast with late sunshine. Cloud will increase...

yesterday, 08:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

Radiohead demand answers over stage collapse which killed friend from South Yorkshire

Radiohead have spoken of their 'frustration' at the lack of answers since a 'friend' and 'colleague' from South Yorkshire was crushed to death. Scott Johnson, from Hickleton, in Doncaster, died instantly when the roof of a temporary stage collapsed on...

Saturday, 20:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Motorist abandons broken down car on M1 in South Yorkshire

A motorist abandoned a broken down car on the M1 near Sheffield because they 'had somewhere to be'. The vehicle was abandoned in lane one of the southbound carriageway between junctions 34 and 35. READ MORE: Lord Mayor of Sheffield divides opinion...

Saturday, 12:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Motorways in South Yorkshire to be closed due to roadworks

Motorists have been warned of motorway and slip road closures across South Yorkshire due to roadworks over the next week. Highways England said the following works would be carried out: M18 junction 0 to M1 junction 32 Thurcroft The M18 southbound to...

Saturday, 10:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: South Yorkshire Police issues terrorist attack advice to holidaymakers

South Yorkshire Police has issued advice to anyone travelling abroad over the summer holidays. Officers have told people to check the latest Foreign Office travel advice, to sort out travel insurance and watch the force's safety video. The force said:...

Saturday, 10:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Weekend weather roundup: What to expect across South Yorkshire

Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey? Here’s the weather forecast for South Yorkshire over the next two days. It is going to be another warm day across South Yorkshire today. Met Office forecasters...

Saturday, 07:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

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