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Sheffield steel firm fined £1 Million after worker severely burnt following explosion

A 57-year-old employee at Sheffield Forgemasters suffered life changing injuries after an explosion, a court heard.

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David Simmons, 26,of Greystones Road, Hunters Bar was jailed for three years and four months at Southwark Crown Court today for a string of sex offences committed through his role as a rugby coach.

BREAKING: Sheffield rugby coach jailed for filming and sexually abusing boys in his care

A former rugby coach from Sheffield has been jailed for over three years after he admitted to filming and sexually abusing young boys in his care.

Scans taking place at Whitby Abbey by the Friends of Whitby Abbey.
Picture Sam Jones.

Specialist scans reveal presence of more than meets the eye at Whitby Abbey

Buried pathways and the study rooms once used by monks are the subject of new discoveries found during a survey at Whitby Abbey, it has been revealed.

Police cars

Why police could be breaking the law when they respond to 999 calls

Police drivers have been warned they could be breaking the law in the way they respond to 999 calls or chase suspects.

Dennis Webb who is missing from home.

Appeal to help find missing Sheffield pensioner

Police are asking for the public's help as they try to locate an 80 year-old man who has gone missing from his home.

The Sheffield Pals pictured in 1914

Uncovering the secrets of Sheffield's students of the Somme

They were famously ‘two years in the making, 10 minutes in the destroying’ – but now new light is being shone on the tragic history of the Sheffield Pals. Chris Burn reports.
Police have issued this CCTV description

Police investigate damage at car showroom in York

Almost 30 vehicles have been targeted in an incident of criminal damage at a car dealership.

The man hiding out. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

'He won't be winning any awards for hide and seek champion' - police find wanted man 'hiding under bed'

Police have released this photo of a man found 'hiding' under his bed in Calderdale.

Coun John Dennis: "We will campaign relentlessly to see of Hull Council's money-grubbing scheme."

MP backs fight to preserve greenfield site

AN MP is throwing his weight behind “angry and let down” residents campaigning against plans to build a £200m business park on the last remaining stretch of green space between Hedon and Hull.

A CCTV image issued by police

Police investigating reported rape of a man in Rotherham

Police have issued CCTV as they investigate reports of a rape of an 18 year-old man in the town.

Graham School has been placed into special measures by Ofsted.

Scarborough secondary is placed into special measures again

A Scarborough secondary school has fallen back into special measures following a damning Ofsted report.
West Yorkshire Police images of the cannabis farm.

Police bust cannabis farm in Wakefield

A total of 150 cannabis plants have been seized from a property in Wrenthorpe, Wakefield.

Police raided a house in Kendray, Barnsley yesterday.

Arrests made after police raid at a house in Barnsley

Around £15,000 worth of cash, as well as drugs and weapons, were recovered when police carried out a search warrant at a house in the town.

Michael Kirk.

‘Get off me you bugger!’: Brave pensioner fights off Leeds alleyway robber with her handbag

A judge praised the “strength and fortitude” of a pensioner for fighting off a thug who tried to rob her of her handbag in an alleyway attack.

Investigations at Grenfell Tower continue.

YP Letters: Exploitation of the tower blaze tragedy

From: Richard Barrand, Huddersfield.

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Escaped prisoner recaptured after fleeing from hospital grounds

Escaped prisoner recaptured after fleeing from hospital grounds

An escaped prisoner who fled his police escort when leaving hospital has been recaptured.

Commuters have been complaining of a sewage smell at Doncaster railway station.

Commuters complain of "vile" sewage smell at Doncaster railway station

Rail commuters in Doncaster are kicking up a stink - over a sewage smell at the town's main station.

Should Theresa May be more media-friendly - or not?

YP Letters: Hospital wait shows cost of uncontrolled immigration

From: RG Davis, Hawkcliffe View, Silsden.

Can the safety of fracking be guaranteed?

YP Letters: Tower blaze raises question of fracking safety

From: Duncan Forbes, Charlbury, Oxfordshire.

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Kevin Hollinrake and Holly Lynch

Four Yorkshire MPs given opportunity to introduce new laws

Four Yorkshire MPs have been successful in applying for an opportunity to bring forward their own proposals for legal reform.
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