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In the Saddle: Is Spring on its way?

Oh what a few weeks it has been here on the farm. It felt like spring, then we were proved wrong by the gale force winds of Storm Gareth. With the winds came the rain and with rain comes sodden ground and mud. Brilliant. Just want an equestrian...

today, 02:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

In the Saddle with Anita Marsh:Delicious donuts for Dobbins

Natural herbs were once a part of the everyday diet of horses before they became domesticated. These days our paddocks can often just be set to seed with grass. Herbs can help in a variety of ways such as improving digestion whilst some herbs can help...

today, 02:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

In the Saddle: Staying safe from equine flu

Well it’s been all over the news recently about the scare of horse flu, with many race meetings and local competitions cancelled but what is it? Equine influenza, sometimes referred to as horse flu, is a highly contagious respiratory infection. An...

today, 02:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

In the Saddle: Do you want good or bad news?

We’ve had a great weekend last week with the horses. The ground in our new home is sandy soil, which is wonderful compared to the clay soil at our last home in Ferry.   It means it drains so much better and is less likely to suffer mud, as opposed to...

today, 02:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster school put in lockdown due to ‘persons known to police’ in vicinity, headteacher reveals

A Doncaster secondary school was put into lockdown this afternoon due to ‘persons known to police’ being present in the vicinity, the headteacher has revealed.  In a statement to parents, Ms Joanne Cater, Principal of Astrea Academy Woodfields, in...

yesterday, 22:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police confirm body found in Humber Estuary is missing Hull student Libby Squire

The body found in the Humber Estuary yesterday afternoon is that of missing Hull student Libby Squire, police have confirmed. Humberside Police had been carrying out extensive searches for the 21-year-old after she disappeared near her Hull home after...

yesterday, 21:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pupils prevented from leaving Doncaster school after police were called out to reports of ‘dispute’ 

Police were called to a Doncaster secondary school this afternoon, following reports of a ‘dispute between children’.  South Yorkshire Police were called to Astrea Academy Woodfields, in Weston Road, Balby just after 3pm.  A spokesman said officers...

yesterday, 18:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield prisoner who hid smuggled phones up his bottom given second chance 

A ‘hardened criminal’ from Sheffield who stashed mobile phones he smuggled into a Doncaster prison up his bottom has been hauled before the courts.  Graham Moore, 54, has spent most of the last 15 years behind bars; receiving a 15 year sentence for...

yesterday, 17:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Motorcyclist fighting for life after Doncaster crash

A motorcyclist is fighting for his life in hospital after being involved in a crash in Doncaster. The 50-year-old was riding a silver Yamaha MT-10 motorbike along South Parade, Bawtry, towards Scrooby, when it crashed into a black Volkswagen Passat....

yesterday, 16:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster residents warned about fake TV Licensing scam 

Doncaster residents are being warned about a fake TV Licensing scam in which victims have been left out of pocket by more than £800, 000.  Fraudsters are sending members of the public fake TV Licensing emails that are designed to steal their personal...

yesterday, 14:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Baby is born in bus station after mum went into labour at Sheffield interchange

Bus station staff had an unscheduled arrival when a mum-to-be unexpectedly had her baby. The little girl was delivered in the staff kitchen while an ambulance arrived.  Shocked mum, Katie Couldwell, was getting a bus from the Arundel Gate Interchange...

yesterday, 13:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster deaf students crowned champions in swimming contest

Pupils from Doncaster School for the Deaf were crowned Panathlon South Yorkshire Primary Swimming champions at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on Wednesday.  Competing in a range of specially-adapted races and aquatics challenges, the pupils went one better...

yesterday, 13:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Record 18 coaches head from Yorkshire to London for protest against Brexit

A record 18 coaches have been booked from Yorkshire for a demonstration calling for a second referendum on Brexit. The Put it to the People march in London this Saturday will also see many more making their way to London by train – as Remain groups...

yesterday, 13:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Can’t sing? There’s a choir being set up in Doncaster for tone deaf people 

If you have a singing voice that sounds like a cat being strangled or you can’t hit a note a new Doncaster choir for bad singers could be just the thing for you. Doncaster Tuneless Choir is set to launch in the town next week – when “enthusiastic but...

yesterday, 12:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Landmark Doncaster pub goes up for sale 

A landmark Doncaster pub has been put up for sale.  The Millstone in Westgate, Tickhill, is on the market for £850, 000.  READ MORE: These are the worst areas in Doncaster for burglary READ MORE: Suspected child snatcher who kissed young boy and said...

yesterday, 11:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

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