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Under threat Sheffield festival saved and set to return

A popular community festival which faced the axe has been saved - and is set to return later this month. For the last 16 years Walkley Festival has attracted crowds every summer to enjoy a fortnight of art exhibitions, community walks and live music...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Memorial events to Doncaster dad found dead in Cambodia to be held this weekend

Two memorial events are to be staged in Doncaster this weekend to a local dad who was found dead in a hotel in Cambodia. Carl Kendall, 39, died last month and family and friends have rallied around a massive fundraising drive to help pay for the cost...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

EastEnders star Leslie 'Dirty Den' Grantham dies

EastEnders star Leslie Grantham has died at the age of 71. The actor, best known as rogue "Dirty Den” in the BBC One soap, had been ill and had been receiving treatment in hospital. The star was best known for his on-screen partnership with...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

REVIEW: A-ha, OMD and Tom Bailey score success with 80s fest at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium

1984 - a year that's stuck in the nation's collective brains largely due to the George Orwell sci-fi classic that foretold Big Brother and round the clock surveillance. It was also the year that Norwegian pop trio A-ha first announced their arrival on...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Power outage hits 100 South Yorkshire properties

About 100 South Yorkshire properties are being affected by a power outage today. The Northern Powergrid has turned off the electric to 90 homes in Ripon Street, Affercliffe, while they carry out repairs that should be completed by 2.30pm. READ MORE:...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Mum's horror as children see rabbit die at Doncaster pet shop

A mum of two has told of her horror after she and her children saw a rabbit die at a Doncaster pet shop. The woman, who has declined to be named, had visited the branch of Pets At Home with her children when they witnessed the tragedy earlier this...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

REVEALED: 24 South Yorkshire people reportedly subjected to sex attacks after meeting on dating apps

A total of 24 people have been allegedly subjected to sex attacks in recent years after meeting someone through online dating in South Yorkshire. Figures revealed there were 19 rapes of females aged 16 or over, four sex assaults on females aged 13 or...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

'We're working on a final draft:' Writer of Sheffield football film When Saturday Comes says sequel is a...

A sequel to Sheffield United football film When Saturday Comes has moved a step closer after the writer of the original movie revealed he was working on a final draft of the script. It was announced last year that a fan of the 1996 movie - starring...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

REVEALED: The 20 patronising phrases modern dads can't stand to hear

“You’ve got him well trained” and “you’re doing that wrong” are the two phrases most guaranteed to wind dad up, according to research. When Yorkshire was the capital of England: the history of York’s Viking past A study of 2,000 dads has exposed the...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

PICTURES: A-ha roll back the years as thousands rock Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium

Thousands of music lovers packed into Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium last night as 80s pop stars A-ha kicked off the first of two major concerts in the town this week. More than 3,000 people descended on the stadium for the concert by the Take On Me...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

PICTURES AND VIDEO: Sheffield car park owners could face 50k fine and jail if huge rubbish dump is not cleared

The owners of a car park that has been blighted with tonnes of rubbish could face a £50, 000 fine and 12-month prison sentence if the site is not cleared up. The stinking fly-tipped litter - which includes needles, furniture, suit cases, TVs and...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Belfast flights take off from Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Belfast flights from South Yorkshire take off this weekend with the start of a new Flybe route direct from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA). Five scheduled flights a week - starting Friday, June 15 - will get passengers there in less than an hour....

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Morrisons launches GIANT steak - and just in time for Father's Day

Yorkshire supermarket Morrisons is providing the nation with the perfect treat to make this year's Father's Day extra special. Weighing in at nearly a kilo, the Daddy of all Steaks will be four times the size of a typical 8oz rump steak and will cost...

15 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

I miss yer, Dad ... a first Father’s Day without my boyhood hero

He probably felt a bit cross at his own funeral. There were far too many people there for his liking. It was a comfort to those closest to him to see such a healthy turn-out, to know that he had touched so many decent folk in some way over the years....

14 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

When Yorkshire was the capital of England: the history of York’s Viking past

Many of those who hail from the white rose county will already see Yorkshire as the capital of England, but thousands of years ago Yorkshire was once the Viking capital the country. The history of York’s Vikings For the best part of a century large...

14 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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