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Hillsborough disaster survivor Andrew Devine dies to become 97th victim

A survivor of the Hillsborough disaster who proved doctors wrong for 32 years after suffering horrendous injuries has died at the age of 55. Andrew Devine was 22-years-old when he went to watch Liverpool take on Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup semi-final which was played in Sheffield on April 15 1989. A coroners inquest in Liverpool on Wednesday ruled he was unlawfully killed as a result of the disaster, […]

today29/07/2021

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Government set to buy Sheffield steel firm in £2.6 million deal

The Government is set to nationalise a Sheffield steel firm for £2.56 million in a deal hailed as "a huge step forwards" for the North's "green industrial revolution".The Ministry of Defence today submitted an offer to buy Sheffield Forgemasters International Limited (SFIL) to secure specialist steels for its defence programmes. It promised to invest up to £400 million for "defence-critical" equipment and infrastructure at the company over the next decade. […]

today28/07/2021

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Barnsley care home staff ‘unable to protect patients from abuse’

A Barnsley care home has been placed into special measures after a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection found a number of issues that risked patient safety.Barnsley Hospice, in Church Street, was given an overall rating of inadequate by the CQC, which launched an unannounced and comprehensive inspection in April and May following complaints about the quality of care. The hospice, which is run by Barnsley Hospice Appeal, previously received a […]

today28/07/2021

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Firefighters issue stark warning after ‘terrifying’ find at Rotherham canal

Firefighters have issued a stark warning after a 'terrifying' find at a Rotherham canal lock on Tuesday. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue posted on Facebook after firefighters visiting Holmes Lock, in Rotherham, discovered packaging for a pair of armbands next to the water. In the post, they said the thought of children who need armbands entering the water at the lock was 'terrifying'. READ MORE: 'Brilliant' Yorkshire teacher died after […]

today27/07/2021

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The Range to open new Sheffield store with 40 jobs up for grabs

The Range will be opening another superstore in Sheffield.The budget-friendly department store chain, which stocks everything from furniture to food, will be opening another store at Fox Valley Shopping Centre, north of Sheffield, on a date later this year which is yet to be confirmed. The new branch, in the retail park's former Next store, will create 40 part-time and full-time jobs, the company said today. READ MORE: Happy Yorkshire […]

today27/07/2021

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Thugs jailed over one-punch death of Sheffield man

Two men have been jailed over a vicious attack after a Sheffield man died as a result of a single punch. Victim Paul Crossley was punched in the face by Sean Holt and knocked to the ground, causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the road in the attack on May 15, 2020. Holt, 45, and Richard Ferrie, 46, attacked Mr Crossley and his friend Steven Newton […]

today27/07/2021

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You can try the ‘world’s highest’ indoor bungee jump in Yorkshire

The "world's highest" indoor bungee jump is located in Yorkshire and perfect for adrenaline junkies looking for their next adventure. Dubbed one of the UK's scariest adrenaline experiences, the indoor bungee jump at the Abyss at Magna in Rotherham is definitely not for the fainthearted. READ MORE: The 'fantastic' theme park just an hour from Sheffield that is 'perfect for little kids' and getting rave reviews Before you even take […]

today27/07/2021

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Latest infection rates for Yorkshire as case numbers drop across UK

Infection rates across Yorkshire have plummeted as cases continue to drop across the UK. Only four areas in the county have seen their infection rates increase and it is now hoped the third wave has peaked. READ MORE: Asda, Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Lidl and Morrisons issue important three-week warning to shoppers As of 9am on Monday, there had been a further 24,950 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK - the […]

today27/07/2021