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South Yorkshire non-league football club committee member fighting for life after accident at work

A South Yorkshire non-league football club committee member is critically ill in hospital after a serious accident at work. Nigel Roe, of Armthorpe Welfare, who play in the Northern Counties East Football League (NCEL) Premier Division, suffered a...

yesterday, 22:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster care home placed into special measures following damning report by Government inspectors

A Doncaster care home has been branded 'inadequate' following an inspection by a Government health watchdog. Ernelesthorp Manor and Lodge on Cow House Lane in Armthorpe has been placed into special measures after the Care Quality Commission said the...

yesterday, 17:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Do not approach wanted Doncaster man'

Detectives in Doncaster have warned people not to approach a wanted man who is due to be sentenced for a robbery offence next week. Neil Spencer, 34, was was found guilty in his absence following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court last month for an...

yesterday, 17:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Apprentice TV star reveals her plan to transform Doncaster town centre

A Doncaster businesswoman who shot to fame on the TV show The Apprentice is set to regenerate Doncaster town centre - for a day. Fran Bishop, who appeared on Lord Sugar's reality show and made the top three, has teamed up with the landlords of the...

yesterday, 16:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

New £14m Doncaster library and museum gets green light but councillors issue concerns

Councillors have approved a plan for a new town centre library and museum but raised concerns on the design and car parking capacity. The £14 million Cultural and Learning Centre, based on Chequer Road, is hoped to be completed by the summer of 2020....

yesterday, 16:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire Wildlife Park's 400 animals showcased on top Channel 5 show Big Week at the Zoo

Animal-lovers will have the chance to see more of Yorkshire Wildlife Park's 400 animals tonight - and for the rest of the week - as a popular Channel 5 show continues. Big Week at the Zoo, which airs each night this week at 8pm, highlights the...

yesterday, 16:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Restoration of memorial to remember WW1 soldiers

Owston Ferry war memorial has been restored following a two-day renovation to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The war memorial was erected in 1922 to commemorate the 22 men of Owston Ferry who were killed or went missing...

yesterday, 16:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Two Doncaster pupils chosen to compete in national sports contest

Two Doncaster athletes have been chosen to compete in a national multi-sport event for the UK’s most talented school-age athletes. Adam Faulkner and Evan Restell, both aged 14, will take part in at the 2018 School Games, which will take place from...

yesterday, 15:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

This is how long we should all be spending in the shower to save water - but Doncaster residents spend...

Doncaster residents are showering for double the recommended amount of time per day, according to official figures. Experts believe that we should be limiting our time in the shower to just four minutes, but people in Doncaster are showering for...

yesterday, 15:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tax benefits to be paid EARLY this month and these are the dates you can expect them

There's extra reason to celebrate this Bank Holiday Monday after the Government announced child and tax benefits would be paid early. The Government have announced that, due to the bank holiday, benefits will be paid into recipients' accounts early....

yesterday, 14:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster man wanted over attack on woman

A Doncaster man is being hunted by police over an alleged attack on a woman. Felix Gonzales, aged 37, is wanted in connection with an assault committed in Hexthorpe in May in which a 34-year-old woman was injured. READ MORE: Man killed in Sheffield...

yesterday, 14:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

ALERT: Bike thief on the prowl in Doncaster suburb

A bike thief is on the prowl in part of Doncaster. Police said there has been several burglaries in the Bentley area over the weekend where numerous bikes have been stolen. READ MORE: Man killed in Sheffield street stabbing named as detectives arrest...

yesterday, 13:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

This cute Doncaster cat is brightening the day of care home residents - and here's how you could meet her too

With her soft and fluffy coat and striking blue eyes, Darcie the cat makes everyone smile when they see her. The one-year-old ragdoll cat is a therapy cat and, along with her proud owner Jane Curtis, she has been brightening the days of care home...

yesterday, 13:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Former Doncaster bank building which closed to customers this year is up for sale

A former Doncaster bank building is to change fortunes as it goes under the hammer at auction. The former NatWest Bank building in Bawtry is one of 30 lots at Pugh’s next Yorkshire property auction at Elland Road Stadium in Leeds on September 4 -...

yesterday, 12:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

Surge in cancelled operations in Doncaster

There has been a surge in the number of operations being cancelled at the last minute at the Doncaster And Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The trust cancelled 179 non-urgent operations, such as hip or knee surgeries, in the three...

yesterday, 12:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

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