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Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones defends bosses’ decision to hand £125,000 to Mike Ashley in business rates relief

Doncaster mayor Ros Jones has defended bosses who signed off £125,000 in business rates relief to Sports Direct billionaire Mike Ashley.  High-end clothing retailer Flannels, part of Ashley’s Sports Direct group, will be given the six-figure...

today, 17:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster Rovers issue ban to supporter who spat at a Bristol Rovers ball boy

Doncaster Rovers have issued a ban to a supporter involved in the incident of spitting at a Bristol Rovers ball boy last week. The incident took place towards the end of Rovers 4-0 win at the Memorial Stadium last weekend with a supporter spitting in...

today, 15:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Rescued bears kept in 6ft x 9ft cages in Japan looking forward to Christmas in Doncaster

Three bears rescued by Yorkshire Wildlife Park from a museum in Japan are looking forward to their first Christmas at the park. The three Ussuri Brown Bears, who came to the award-winning park in the summer, have been regaining their strength and...

today, 15:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Caroline Flint MP helps to light up Tickhill’s centre

MP Caroline Flint joined town councillors and local children at the Tickhill Buttercross recently, as guest of honour at the Light Up Tickhill for Christmas event. Ms Flint helped perform the coun down to the big switch on, before joining the recently...

today, 14:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘We still don’t know what we can spend next year’ – Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones hits out at Government...

Elected mayor Ros Jones has bemoaned Government in their delay in telling councils like Doncaster how much money they’ll be able to spend next year.  According to the mayor, the borough has an estimated budget deficit of around £24 million and further...

today, 14:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Don Your Way column: Slade’s Noddy Holder is right – old Christmas songs ARE the best

On the festive theme (well, it is nearly Christmas after all) you may have noticed a little bit of fuss centred around a couple of Christmas songs these past few weeks.  First up, there’s been an outcry across the Atlantic, where several radio...

today, 13:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

South Yorkshire man arrested after police seize crack cocaine, heroin, cash and an AXE

An 18-year-old man from Sheffield has been arrested after officers saw what they believed to be a drugs deal going on in Hull.  Plain clothes officers were walking along Coltman Street around 3pm yesterday Wednesday, December 12, when they saw a...

today, 12:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Trust celebrates 200 of its ‘selfless helpers’ with festive brunch

More than 200 volunteers gathered recently for a festive brunch hosted by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals. The event was held to thank the volunteers for their support throughout the year, working across the trust’s three hospital sites, in...

today, 12:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here are the most popular Christmas-related online searches for 2018

We are now well and truly into the Christmas season with festivities influencing everything we do - including online searches. Using Google Trends, the team at have discovered the most popular Christmas searches in Britain...

today, 11:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police called in over Sheffield man’s ‘faked’ £200,000 Lottery win

Police have been called in to investigate a Sheffield man’s £200,000 National Lottery jackpot win amid claims that the winning ticket was ‘faked.’ Eric Walker, 56, is locked in a row with Lotto organisers Camelot who he says are refusing to payout the...

today, 11:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

More than one in five Doncaster schools are in deficit due to “deliberate underfunding”

More than one in five state-run schools in Doncaster are spending more than they receive in funding, new figures reveal. Department for Education data shows 16 of the 72 local authority-run schools in Doncaster finished the last financial year in...

today, 10:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

This is when Air Haus, Sheffield’s newest massive inflatable play park will open

It is being billed as the first of its kind in the UK – and this massive indoor inflatable play park is coming to Meadowhall. Air Haus will open in Sheffield this Saturday – and as well as now taking bookings, there’s still a chance to work at the new...

today, 10:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Former Doncaster Rovers player jailed for car park attack on woman

A former Doncaster Rovers player has been jailed for a road rage attack on a woman in a pub car park. Riccardo Calder, who played more than 30 games for Rovers, was sentenced to nine months after being convicted of the assault in Birmingham earlier...

today, 09:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

COURT ROUND-UP: Latest convictions from Doncaster magistrates’ courts

The following were convicted at Doncaster and Sheffield magistrates’ courts. Doncaster  All addresses Doncaster unless otherwise stated. Fraser Hugh Massey: aged 25, of Morland Road, Gleadless, Sheffield, caused unnecessary suffering to a protected...

today, 07:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster teen with ‘heart of gold’ died after getting into trouble while swimming in lagoon at disused...

A ‘loving’ Doncaster teenager died after getting into trouble while swimming in a lagoon at a disused landfill site he had visited with friends, an inquest heard.  19-year-old Taylor Hugh Matthews arrived at the area known as ‘Skelbrooke Lake’ -...

yesterday, 22:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

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