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This is why Yorkshire based supermarket giant Morrisons will no longer wrap their cucumbers in plastic

Yorkshire based supermarket giant Morrisons will no longer be wrapping their cucumbers in plastic - and it will prevent 16 million plastic sleeves being used each year, they say. As part of their ongoing 'plastic reduction scheme', they say they will...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Combine harvester wedged on Doncaster bridge forced closure for emergency repairs

A combine harvester which got wedged on a narrow Doncaster bridge forced its closure for emergency repairs. The bridge over the River Don at Stainforth was closed yesterday by Doncaster Council to allow emergency repairs to be carried out. Photos have...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

No charges yet after South Yorkshire trio are arrested on suspicion of murder over woman's death

Nobody has been charged yet over the death of a woman in a seaside town which saw three South Yorkshire people arrested in connection with the incident. Caroline Fisher, aged 52, of Eastwood in Nottinghamshire, died in hospital after a fight...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Penalty fares scheme rolled out on Doncaster and Sheffield rail routes to clamp down on fare dodgers

A penalty fares scheme is to be rolled out on key rail routes in South Yorkshire later this month in a bid to clamp down on fare dodgers. Rail operator Northern is to introduce the scheme on routes affecting Doncaster, Sheffield and Barnsley from...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Fundraising barbecue for Sheffield student who fears being deported back to war-torn Iraq

A fundraising barbecue in aid of a Sheffield student who fears being deported back to war-torn Iraq is being held this week. Ahmed Sedeeq was granted permission to study for a PhD in computer science at the University of Sheffield in 2013. READ MORE:...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Doncaster tea shop scoops one of food industry's biggest awards

A Doncaster tea shop is celebrating after winning one of the food and drink industry's biggest honours. The Tea Experience, which is based in Bessacarr, has been named as one of the winners in the 2018 Great Taste awards. The Doncaster-based retailer...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Doncaster writer shortlisted for prestigious sci-fi book prize in USA

A writer from Doncaster has been short-listed for a prestigious book prize in America. Dr Tom Anderson, who teaches chemistry at the University of Sheffield, is in line to scoop a prestigious international prize for fiction. His short story -...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Faulty t-shirts sold at Sheffield artist Pete McKee's exhibition recalled

T-shirts sold at a recent exhibition staged by popular Sheffield artist Pete McKee have been recalled as they are faulty. The 52-year-old artist's This Class Works exhibition in Kelham Island was hailed as a huge success with more than 10, 000...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Free cat neutering at Sheffield shopping centre as figures show city's feline population is spiralling

A free neutering service is to be held at a Sheffield shopping centre in a bid to deal with the city's spiralling cat population. Cat owners across the city are being urged to prevent unwanted litters and get their pets spayed for free at the RSPCA...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Doncaster to stage sports day for recovering drug and alcohol users

More than 600 recovering drug and alcohol users are set to take part in a huge sporting competition in Doncaster later this month. 44 teams are set to take part in the fifth annual Recovery Games which will be staged in Hatfield on August 17. The...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

MOBILE SPEED CAMERAS: Full list of South Yorkshire locations this week

South Yorkshire Police mobile speed camera units will be visiting the following locations this week:- A61 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge, Barnsley A61 Wakefield, Barnsley A628 Barnsley Road, Silkstone, Barnsley A628 Pontefract Road, Cudworth, Barnsley...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

PICTURES: Anger over 'tonnes of mess' allegedly left inside huge Sheffield storage unit

This is the huge pile of mess allegedly left behind at a storage unit by a tenant who was evicted from the site. Tonnes of rubbish including about 40 stained mattresses, broken furniture, old TVs and even chopped down trees can be seen piled high in...

7 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Sheffield-born 'ISIS bro' sent money to brother in Syria for 'purposes of terrorism,' court told

A self-described ‘ISIS bro’ entered into a funding arrangement with his brother who left Sheffield for Syria for the ‘purposes of terrorism,’ a court heard. Dentistry student, Abdulrahman Kaabar, 23, went on trial at Sheffield Crown Court today...

6 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

12 of the most bizarre world records ever broken in Yorkshire

Athletes sprinting across a finishing line at breakneck speed might typically be the image that springs to mind when thinking of a world record - but impressive feats come in all shapes and sizes. From large-scale dressing up, to memorabilia...

6 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Over half of employees aged over 40 in Sheffield think they will have to work longer

New research out today reveals over half (54%) of those aged 40-plus living in Sheffield believe they will have to work past retirement age in order to have enough savings to enjoy the lifestyle they want. The study of adults aged 40-plus,...

6 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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