Justine Greening: It’s in the interests of Yorkshire business to fight for social mobility

I’M proud to say that I grew up in Rotherham. It’s the town that built me, and it’s a town that has always had industry at its heart. That very industry, steel making, was crucial to my family’s livelihood too – both my father and grandfather worked in the steel industry, and I grew up with it all around me.


Sammy Woodhouse: How I gave evidence against serial child abuser who made me pregnant at 15

Sammy Woodhouse fought for years to bring the leader of a child grooming ring to justice. She is now revealing the gruelling experience of giving vital evidence against him in court in her new book.

The Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham.

Hull and Rotherham lead the charge for economic growth

A STRONG end to 2017 led Hull and Rotherham to maintain their positions as the fastest growing economies in Yorkshire, according to a new report.

Do police still have the public's respect?

YP Letters: Did Miners’ Strike damage respect for police?

From: Nigel Evans, Thurnscoe, Rotherham.

There has been widespread opposition to the so-called 'M18 route' for HS2 in South Yorkshire - and there are now growing doubts over whether a parkway station will be built in the area.

Is £300m Yorkshire HS2 parkway station about to hit the buffers?

People living in South and West Yorkshire were offered a potential £300m HS2 station to make up for the route being diverted through their neighbourhoods. But will it actually happen? Chris Burn reports.
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MP John Healey says HS2 should release its feasibility study into a potential South Yorkshire parkway station.

HS2 'plain wrong' to keep £300m Yorkshire parkway station report secret

HS2 has refused to publish an internal report on whether plans to build a £300m parkway station in the Yorkshire countryside is feasible.
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M1, junction 33. Pic: Google.

Car and HGV crash on M1 by Sheffield Parkway and Rotherham

A car and HGV have crashed on the M1 in South Yorkshire this morning.
South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Dr Alan Billings

Police aim to set up survivors' group for child sex abuse victims after Rotherham scandal

A ‘SURVIVORS’ group’ for child sexual abuse victims could be formed in South Yorkshire to help police develop improved ways of investigating cases in the wake of the Rotherham scandal.


Bill to restore huge Yorkshire mansion could hit £200 million

A vast mansion which was the biggest private residence in Britain could be as well-known as Chatsworth or Blenheim Palace in a few years time, according to the charitable trust which is working to restore it for the nation.

Clifford Newbold at Wentworth Woodhouse

David Behrens: Our past is enshrined in communities and should be preserved

Often, it takes the benefit of a generation’s hindsight to understand just how misguided we have been. At other times, it ought to be obvious from the get-go.

Wentworth Woodhouse is one of Yorkshire's greatest buildings. (JPress).

The Yorkshire Post says: Manor reborn - Boost for South Yorkshire gem

It is Britain’s biggest privately owned home with the kind of heritage that money can’t buy. But, after a troubled recent past the future of Wentworth Woodhouse is looking brighter thanks to preservation plans drawn up to restore the Grade I Listed building.

Clifford Newbold at Wentworth Woodhouse

Planning bid goes in for a 365-room ‘fixer-up’

IT was the largest privately-owned house in England and, some say, Jane Austen’s inspiration for Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice, so it was always going to need more than a local builder, his estimate scribbled on an envelope, to take it on as a “fixer-upper”.

The charges were dismissed during a hearing held at Sheffield Crown Court today

Case dropped against men accused of trafficking Rotherham teenager

The case against two men accused of sex trafficking a Rotherham teenager has been dropped today, after a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to proceed to trial.

Site of a proposed fracking site at Bramley Moor Road, Marsh Lane, near Sheffield. Picture: Simon Hulme

The Yorkshire Post says: Region deserves the truth on fracking’s future

Fracking is a subject that undoubtedly divides opinion but both supporters and opponents of the shale gas industry should be united in wishing to be properly informed about how the Government sees the process working in this country.

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Paul Warne: Taking defeats on the chin.

Northampton Town v Rotherham United: ‘Not a massive dip,’ claims Millers chief Paul Warne

JUST as he did not pop open the Champagne corks during Rotherham United’s fine recent run of form, so manager Paul Warne is equally loathe to get down on himself or his team after two successive defeats.

Rotherham United
Darkest Hour: The Yorkshire locations used to shoot the Oscar-winning Churchill drama

Darkest Hour: The Yorkshire locations used to shoot the Oscar-winning Churchill drama

It's one of the most highly-commended films of the year so far and reaped two Academy Awards.
The scene of the lane closures on the M1 this morning. Image: Highways England

Two lanes of M1 in South Yorkshire closed due to rain

DRIVERS are facing delays on the M1 in South Yorkshire today after lanes were closed due to excess water on the carriageway.

Highways England confirmed a few moments ago thatLanes 3 and 4 were closed on the M1 Northbound, between Junction 31 and Junction 32, near to Sheffield and Rotherham.

Lanes closed on South Yorkshire stretch of motorway due to excess water on carriageway

Two lanes are currently closed on a South Yorkshire stretch of motorway, due to excess water on the carriageway following heavy rain fall in the region.

Police in the snow this week. The officer in question is not one of those pictured

Off-duty policewoman saves baby's life by performing CPR on snowy South Yorkshire street in pyjamas

An off-duty policewoman who saved a baby's life by performing CPR on a freezing South Yorkshire street wearing only her pyjamas has been hailed a hero.
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Closure threat for young people’s centres

Children’s and youth centres could be closed in a Yorkshire town as a consultation is revealed over the future of “under-used” buildings.

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