Doncaster businesses hauled before courts for not paying rates

One in six Doncaster businesses have been hauled before magistrates for non-payment of business rates, research shows.

Full speed - and timetable - ahead for Virgin Trains during planned strike

South Yorkshire passengers assured of Virgin Trains' full regional route timetable during coming strike

Virgin Trains has confirmed it will run a full East Coast main line timetable for South Yorkshire commuters during April 28 and 29 planned RMT staff walk-out.

Changes are being made to driving tests. Picture: The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

VIDEO: Sat nav use introduced in major overhaul of driving tests

Learner drivers will have to safely use sat navs to pass their driving test as part of a major overhaul of the assessment.
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KitKats recalled over nut allergy fears

A food firm which produces chocolate bars has recalled a batch of KitKats over allergy concerns after the wrong chocolates were packed into the wrong bags
Litter pickers join forces with businesses to tidy up Sheffield

Litter pickers join forces with businesses to tidy up Sheffield

A group of like-minded environmentally friendly Sheffield people are joining forces with businesses to tidy up the city.

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Coun Denise Lelliott

Traders and performers wanted for South Yorkshire town’s first teenage market

Young people are invited to participate in Rotherham Town Centre’s very first Teenage Market along Effingham Street on Saturday May 27.

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MP visits new production and distribution centre at Doncaster iPort

Caroline Flint joined staff at Fellowes UK to see their new production and distribution centre at the iPort.

Devon Hazeldine

Devon’s new role with Prince’s Trust team

A young woman who completed a South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue team programme then volunteered on another, is the first apprentice within the joint Prince’s Trust Team Programme.


The Sheffield College announces apprenticeship partnership with Horbury Group

A leading South Yorkshire-based construction group is launching a partnership with The Sheffield College to recruit and train new apprentices to support business growth.


Large bear escorted out of South Yorkshire store for taking a shower

Shoppers were surprised to see a bear taking a shower at a South Yorkshire store this month.


Fashion Week returns to South Yorkshire for third year running

This April, Fashion Week returns to Barnsley for the third year running as the Alhambra Shopping Centre launches Spring Fashion with a Splash of Colour.

Campaign for reopening of railway station gathers pace

Campaign for reopening of railway station gathers pace

A campaign by isolated residents wanting a railway station re-opened in a borough of Doncaster is gathering pace.

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HS2 train.

Fears HS2 route could damage four ancient woods in South Yorkshire

Conservationists have raised concerns that four ancient woods in South Yorkshire could be destroyed or damaged by the high-speed rail route.

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Buses in South Yorkshire.

Confusion over South Yorkshire fare increases causing 'arguments between drivers and passengers'

Confusion over the extent of fare increases on South Yorkshire's public transport network has led to arguments between passengers and drivers.

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Ongo staff. Photograph by Richard Walker/

Ex-offenders among 700 people supported back into work in the last year

Over 700 people living in North Lincolnshire have been supported over the last 12 months by Ongo, to help get them work ready.

Sylvia Randles with her bill

Pensioner slams council tax bill demanding she pay 19p

A pensioner has been left reeling after being slapped with a council tax bill - for just 19p.
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The newly restored Wentworth Castle Conservatory

Financial woes spell the end for gardens

Historic Wentworth Castle Gardens - South Yorkshire’s only Grade I listed landscape - is set to close after Barnsley Council withdrew financial support.

Apprentice Awards Round Table at The Star. Charles Ricketts, Bob Clifford, Rob Hollingworth, Haroldine Lockwood, Andrew Hartley, Zena Wardle, James Godsell and Lucinda White

Apprenticeship Awards: Deadline for entries extended until April 5

There are just two days left to enter our apprenticeship awards.

In Sheffield council tax is set to rise by 4.99 per cent, while Doncaster residents face a3.9 per cent increase.

April 1 is no joke for South Yorkshire consumers as wave of price hikes are introduced

April 1 is no joke for bill payers - as people in South Yorkshire and across the country prepare to face to a wave of increases set to be introduced this week, including council tax and the cost of utilities.

HS2 rejects call for re-run of bid process for South Yorkshire route after 'conflict of interest' claim

An engineering company accusing HS2 of having conflicts of interest has called for the bidding competition for a major contract, which includes the South Yorkshire stretch of the route, to be re-run.

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