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‘Reckless’ son who nearly killed his own mum jailed for longer

A Doncaster arsonist who set a neighbour's house on fire while his own mum was inside has had his sentence extended. On June 26 in 2020, Connor O’Rourke took a can of petrol and poured it over the front garden of a home in Wadworth. The fire ended up spreading to the main house while two women, including O'Rourke's mum, where inside. She suffered burns over nearly 70 per cent […]

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Barnsley Page 3 model ‘mind blown’ after raking in £70k on OnlyFans

A Yorkshire model has celebrated raking in £70,000 in less than two years by sharing bikini snaps on platform OnlyFans.Apollonia Llewellyn from Barnsley said she never dreamed of making so much money with her "unseen fashion and bikini content" and described her OnlyFans experience as "life-changing". OnlyFans content creators can earn money from their "fans" who subscribe to their content. While content can range from cooking to photography, it is […]

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The ‘wild’ Sheffield estate where parents fear their kids will be shot

Parents who live on a "wild" estate in Sheffield have opened up about their fears of children being shot outside their homes.Drug dealing and organised crime have plagued the Carwood estate in Burngreave in recent years, with residents witnessing armed police raids and "frightening" behaviour at all hours of the day. "If this keeps carrying on it will get worse," said mum-of-two, Nima, who visits her mum's house on the […]

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Live Covid news as June 21 ‘Freedom Day’ set to be delayed by 4 weeks

The government has been urged to delay the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England following another sharp rise in cases of the Delta variant.The British Medical Association (BMA) joined calls to put any further relaxation on hold with the variant first identified in India estimated to account for 96 per cent of new cases. Public Health England (PHE) said on Friday that 42,323 cases of the Delta variant that originated […]

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Sheffield NHS heroes honoured in the Queen’s Birthday list

A Sheffield doctor who played a critical role in the fight to find treatments for Covid has been given a top gong at the Queen's Birthday Honours.Dr Thushan de Silva leads the Sheffield team of the Covid-19 Genomics UK Consortium, which analyses coronavirus strains to understand the virus and how it spreads, as well as developing treatments. The doctor balanced his research responsibilities at the University of Sheffield with work […]

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The Yorkshire community heroes awarded in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Yorkshire's community heroes have been showered with awards at this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.Dozens of people who stepped up for important causes despite the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic are set to be recognised with royal honours. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said countless everyday heroes have gone "above and beyond in their service to this country". "We should take heart from the stories of those receiving honours today and be […]

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All the Yorkshire people receiving Queen’s Birthday Honours

Dozens of Yorkshire residents are receiving prestigious awards and titles in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. Recipients this year include everyone from Leeds Rhinos rugby director Kevin Sinfield to community activists helping vulnerable people through the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said countless everyday heroes have stepped up during the Covid crisis and "gone above and beyond in their service to this country". "We should take heart from the […]

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The hottest place in Yorkshire this weekend with temperatures of 26C

Temperatures will reach up to 26C in some parts of Yorkshire this weekend. If you were planning to spend your time off outdoors, this weekend's weather forecast is in your favour. Rotherham will experience the highest temperatures with 26C on Sunday. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here. The rest of Yorkshire is not far behind with top temperatures of 25C in the south, west and […]

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Dad’s double life saw him jailed with family clueless until he was gone

An accountant whose double life was exposed when his family discovered he had been jailed for stealing £50,000 from his employer, after amassing £500,000 in gambling debts, has launched a service with his son to prevent other addicts’ lives from being shattered.Working with bookmakers, David Bradford, 64, and his son Adam 28, have spent two years developing the BetProtect app helping people to gamble sensibly – after vowing to try […]

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Mum calls for action over dangerous bend after head-on crash

A mum and her four-month-old baby were taken to hospital after a car crash in Sheffield yesterday. Megan Thornhill, 20, was driving along Badger Road in the Woodhouse area of Sheffield with her daughter, Scarlett, when they were involved in the head-on collision yesterday afternoon. The crash happened when Megan overtook a van that had been parked on a blind bend and was struck by what she alleges was a […]

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