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Firefighters tackle blaze on South Yorkshire wasteland 

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were sent out to tackle a wasteland blaze land last night.  Crew from Aston Park station were called to Barley Croft Lane, Dinnington at 7pm, with reports of someone burning a large amount of garden rubbish on...

today, 15:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Callous thieves posed as police officers to gain entry to home of elderly Doncaster...

The home of an elderly Doncaster resident has been burgled, after callous thieves posed as police officers to gain entry.  The burglary took place in the Hatfield area yesterday.   A spokesman for the Doncaster East Neighbourhood Policing team said:...

today, 15:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Limited rail services running in South Yorkshire as workers walk out on strike 

Only 30 per cent of Northern Rail services are running in South Yorkshire today, as rail workers walk out for the 32nd time in the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.  Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on...

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Police seize £40,000 of fireworks during Doncaster drugs raid 

South Yorkshire Police have recovered approximately £40,000 of fireworks during the execution of a drugs warrant at a Doncaster property. The warrant was executed at a property in Broadway, Dunscroft yesterday morning.  Among the items seized by...

today, 13:18 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Doncaster men sent to prison for incident involving offensive weapon

Two men from Doncaster have been sentenced following an incident involving an offensive weapon.  Naveed Mohammed, age 28, and Zaid Shah, age 32, from Doncaster were both found guilty of affray and having an offensive weapon in a public place at...

today, 11:46 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Man jailed for brandishing knife at ex-girlfriend on Doncaster street

A man with a history of violence has been jailed for brandishing a knife at his ex-girlfriend, during an altercation on a Doncaster street.  Harry Hayes’ ‘tempestuous’ relationship with his partner had come to an end when he turned up near to her...

yesterday, 18:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

‘My disabled son has to live in the dining room’ – Angry mum hits out at Doncaster Council and NHS after...

A furious mum has urged Doncaster Council and the NHS to 'get their act together’ as lengthy delays mean her severely disabled son has to live in a dining room.  10-month-old Marshall McGregor has a chromosomal defect called Apert Syndrome which...

yesterday, 16:33 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Emergency services sent out to crash on busy Doncaster road 

The emergency services have rushed to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision on a Doncaster road this afternoon.  The collision took place on White Rose Way earlier today, and involved two vehicles.  A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said no-one is...

yesterday, 15:46 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Persimmon boss walks out of TV interview after being asked about his £75m bonus at Doncaster factory

The boss of a housing firm was left squirming and walked out of a TV interview at a Doncaster factory – after being quizzed about his whopping £75 million pay packet. Persimmon chief executive Jeff Fairburn was being quizzed by BBC Look North reporter...

yesterday, 13:29 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

First new homes completed on former Doncaster colliery

The first new homes on the site of the former Brodsworth Colliery have been completed, by Keepmoat Homes. The new homes were unveiled at a special VIP event recently, attended by representatives from Homes England, Doncaster Council and Places for...

yesterday, 13:29 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Persimmon boss walks out of TV interview after being asked about his £75m bonus at Doncaster factory

The boss of a housing firm was left squirming and walked out of a TV interview at a Doncaster factory – after being quizzed about his whopping £75 million pay packet. Persimmon chief executive Jeff Fairburn was being quizzed by BBC Look North reporter...

yesterday, 13:05 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Persimmon boss walks out of TV interview after being asked about his £75m bonus at Doncaster factory

The boss of a housing firm was left squirming and walked out of a TV interview at a Doncaster factory – after being quizzed about his whopping £75 million pay packet. Persimmon chief executive Jeff Fairburn was being quizzed by BBC Look North reporter...

yesterday, 13:05 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Would you like to audition for Gino D’Acampo’s new TV show?

Auditions for celebrity chef, Gino D’Acampo’s new Channel 5 series, ‘Gino’s Win Your Wish List,’ are coming to the region. The production team is now inviting teams of five to apply for the show. In this light-hearted and fun family gameshow, teams of...

yesterday, 12:45 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

More than 15 per cent of South Yorkshire house fires started deliberately

More than 15 per cent of South Yorkshire house fires last year were started deliberately, figures from the Home Office have shown. The numbers reveal the scale of the problem faced by the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, who tackled 127 cases...

yesterday, 12:25 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Could you give a home to a Doncaster child?

During National Adoption Week, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is encouraging adopters to come forward to help children currently waiting for a permanent, stable and loving home. Claire Holmes, adoption team manager at the trust, said: “Our aim,...

yesterday, 12:15 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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