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Fracking near ex-mining areas in Yorkshire ‘risks disaster’ warns leading earthquake expert

More rigorous checks are needed to identify the potential dangers of fracking in coalfield areas of Yorkshire and other parts of the UK, a former Downing Street advisor has warned.

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Justine Greening is the former Education Secretary.

Justine Greening: How working in Morrisons taught lessons about work that set me up for life

MY first job was at Morrisons supermarket in Rotherham when I was 17. I was studying for my A-levels at Thomas Rotherham College. It wasn’t a job stacking shelves.

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These are the Mothercare stores in Yorkshire expected to close

These are the Mothercare stores in Yorkshire expected to close

Five Mothercare stores in Yorkshire will shut as the parent and child chain wields the axe on 50 underperforming sites.

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End of the tour: Ben Swift gives his son a drink at the finish.

Tour de Yorkshire: Swift return as the crowds come out in support

HE has raced all over the world, but Yorkshireman Ben Swift says there is no place like home.

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David Jason will return for a fifth series of Still Open All Hours which is filmed in Yorkshire.

Sir David Jason to return for fifth series of Still Open all Hours

Sir David Jason is to play Granville once again in a fifth series of Still Open All Hours later this year.

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Oppostion leaders are pledging to support the Government's obesity strategy.

The Yorkshire Post says: Health of nation. Weighing up obesity epidemic

MORE THAN 10 years after the unedifying sight of parents selling chips, burgers and other take-away food to children through the railings of a Rotherham school that was trying to introduce healthier lunchtime meals, politicians do appear, belatedly, to be recognising the scale of the childhood obesity epidemic.

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Rotherham was plunged into darkness and scandal after the sexual abuse cases were exposed by Professor Alexis Jay.

Number of investigations growing into police failings over sex abuse in Rotherham

INVESTIGATORS looking into police officers’ roles in the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal have identified “potential misconduct”, according to the police watchdog.
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Ben Swift: Tour entrant from Rotherham.

White Rose duo gear up to tackle the Tour de Yorkshire

Home riders Ben Swift and Tom Pidcock have been confirmed to race in next week’s Tour de Yorkshire.

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Justine Greening was born in Rotherham.  The Conservative MP has held three Cabinet posts and is now a leading social mobility campaigner.

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.

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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.

Rotherham
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.

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Do police still have the public's respect?

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

From: Nigel Evans, Thurnscoe, Rotherham.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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