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The Doncaster busker Alfie Sheard plucked off the street and sent to America – and you’ve probably never heard of him

In its tenure, the Ellen DeGeneres Show plucked many people from obscurity and gave them a platform. One of those people was Alfie Sheard, a busker from Rotherham who was filmed by a friend in 2017 singing and playing his guitar on the streets in Doncaster. Alfie, then just 15, went viral, accumulating eighteen million hits. For more news and stories from Doncaster, click here His video got so much […]

today17/10/2021

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Tragedy as person killed after being hit by train between Retford and Doncaster

A person has tragically died after being hit by a train between Retford and Doncaster.Rail passengers are facing heavy disruption in the area with all lines closed until at least 6pm. Trains through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. For more news from Doncaster click here A spokesperson for LNER said: "It is with great sadness we report a person has been hit by a train between Doncaster […]

today16/10/2021

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Tragedy as man dies after Mexborough bungalow fire

A man has tragically died following a bungalow fire in Mexborough. Firefighters from Rotherham, Dearne and Edlington were called to Flowitt Street at 6.30pm yesterday (October 15). Upon arrival, crews found a man in his 80s unresponsive in the living room. For more news from across South Yorkshire click here Despite extensive efforts to save his life, he was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. An investigation has now […]

today16/10/2021

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Drugged up Daniel Young kills two Sheffield women in head-on crash after filming ‘how to beat speed cameras’

A drug-driver who drove at 141mph before killing two Sheffield women in a head-on crash has been jailed for eight years. Daniel Young, who had four months previously completed a six-month driving ban, killed Caroline Ball and Margaret Collier as he attempted to overtake a line of cars on a blind bend at 90mph. Cleaners Ms Ball, 63, and Ms Collier, 59, were travelling along the A6135 to a job […]

today16/10/2021

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Doncaster gets hourly train to Liverpool – but Sheffield to Manchester airport link scrapped

Doncaster is set to gain a direct hourly service Liverpool Lime Street but direct trains from Sheffield to Manchester Airport are set to be scrapped following timetable changes.The Department for Transport and Transport for the North have published a statement on the work of the Manchester Recovery Task Force and launched a consultation on a proposed new rail timetable. Aiming to address the longstanding congestion and reliability issues around Manchester, […]

today16/10/2021

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Woman furious and ‘fearing death’ in scariest week of her life after ‘hiding GP ignores calls’

A Barnsley woman who had the "sickest and scariest week of [her] life" claims she was left without adequate care from her GP surgery.Alison Byford, 55, believes she contracted Covid on September 28 and by October 1 she was unable to stand, walk, eat or drink. Even water made Alison physically sick, which meant she was unable to take her other regular long-term medications. For more health news from YorkshireLive, […]

today16/10/2021

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Gary Lineker leaves injured Doncaster Rovers Belles player ‘speechless’ with incredible £3,000 gesture

A badly injured South Yorkshire footballer has been left speechless after Gary Lineker's "unbelievable" donation to her fundraising appeal to save her sports career.Doncaster Rovers Belles club captain Sophie Scargill completely ruptured her lateral meniscus - cartilage attached to the shinbone - and caused severe trauma to the main ligaments in her knee while playing football in September. The injury left her hardly able to walk and feeling as if […]

today15/10/2021

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Two Rotherham Tories resign sparking council by election

Two Rotherham Conservative councillors have resigned today, it has been confirmed.Councillor Emma Mcclure, who represents Anston and Woodsetts, and Councillor Jack Austin, who represents Aughton and Swallownest, have handed in their resignations to Rotherham Council. Both councillors were elected in May as part of the Rotherham Council Conservative Group that took the party from zero to 20 representatives. Go to our dedicated homepage for more Rotherham news Councillor Mcclure said […]

today15/10/2021