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Doncaster assault: Public help needed to identify suspect

Do you recognise this man?

CCTV of suspect
South Yorkshire Police

He's wanted by police in South Yorkshire in connection with a serious assault in Doncaster.

It happened at about 03:00 on Monday 13 May when a 45-year-old man was assaulted in a pub on Silver Street.

The victim was standing at the bar talking when a man unknown to him approached him and punched him in the face. police say.

He was taken to hospital and treated for facial injuries.

Police believe the man pictured could be able to help them with their inquiries.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact the South Yorkshire force.

Redruth woman, 60, killed in Cornwall two-car crash

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

A woman who died in a two-car crash near Chiverton Cross in Cornwall was a 60-year-old from Redruth, police say.

The collision happened on the B3277 near Chiverton Cross in Cornwall at about 13:30 on Monday.

The woman, who was driving a Vauxhall Astra, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 59-year-old man from Doncaster in a Mazda MX5, sustained serious leg injury and is being treated in hospital in Plymouth. His passenger, a 50-year-old local man, was treated at the Royal Cornwall Hospital near Truro for minor injuries.

Officers closed the road between Sevenmilestone and Chiverton Cross for seven hours for an investigation.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

Appeal to next PM over rising number of cyber sex crimes

The number of cyber-related sex crimes involving children has more than doubled in Yorkshire and the Humber region over the past four years.


Figures from the NSPCC show almost 1,500 cases were recorded in the last year, compared to just over 700 three years ago.

Helen Westerman from the charity says: "We're really concerned that we've seen a huge increase in the number of police-recorded offences against children relating to sex crimes.

"Twenty-two cyber-related sex crimes being reported a day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the figures have doubled in the last five years."

The charity is calling on the next prime minister to prioritise online safety.

Yorkshire's wet Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It's a wet one this morning as showers, some heavy and thundery, move north.

These will gradually ease during the day to leave it largely dry but cloudy.

Tonight will be generally dry and murky at times, with mist and fog likely to develop in places:

weather graphic

Woman injured in climbing fall

A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after falling while climbing in North Yorkshire.

The 21-year-old, from the Durham area, sustained serious injuries, at the Wainstones, a popular climbing area on the moors above Stokesley.

Volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were able to drive over fields to within about 200m from the crag along with a paramedic from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Casualty being loaded into air ambulance
Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team

She was treated at the scene then carried on a mountain rescue stretcher to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and transported to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital.

South Yorkshire Saturday bus strike suspended

A bus strike which was due to take place in South Yorkshire on Saturday will not now take place as a mark of respect for Armed Forces Day, according to the union representing some workers.

FirstBus vehicle

Unite members who are employed by First South Yorkshire previously voted to strike in a dispute over pay.

While Saturday's planned strike is suspended, a 24-hour strike is still due to take place on Monday 1 July, according to Unite.

Talks about pay are ongoing between the company and the union, with about 900 bus drivers set to strike, a Unite spokesperson added.

We recognised that a strike on Saturday would cause severe inconvenience to veterans wishing to attend events across South Yorkshire. Our dispute is with First South Yorkshire and not with current and past members of the armed forces who have bravely served their country."

Phil BrownUnite

Sir Gary Verity resignation: Investigation updates due

Updates on two investigations into Welcome to Yorkshire are due to be given to a meeting of the tourism organisation's board later.

Sir Gary Verity

The inquiries were set up after the resignation of Sir Gary Verity (pictured) which came amid allegations about his expenses and behaviour towards colleagues.

Sir Gary, who resigned on health grounds, paid back £40,000 expenses before stepping down last March.

When his resignation was announced, Sir Gary said he had tried to "set the highest standards of personal performance and leadership".

In April, the tourism organisation announced the investigations looking into Sir Gary's expenses and behaviour since his appointment in 2008.

Watch: Monday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A largely cloudy but dry morning, but showers will develop with the chance of a few thunderstorms.

Watch my full forecast here:

Man suffers 'life-changing' injuries in Doncaster stabbing

A man has suffered "life-changing" injuries after he was stabbed in Doncaster.

Doncaster st

Police were called to Duke's Crescent in Edlington just after 23:30 on Friday following reports of a stabbing.

The victim received slash wounds to his upper arm and is still being treated in hospital.

Anyone who witnessed what happened is being asked to contact police.

Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

A largely cloudy but dry morning with showers developing.

More persistent bands of rain are expected to develop later, with the chance of a few thunderstorms.

Tonight, any lingering rain will clear to leave it dry and cloudy for much of the night:

Weather graphic

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be running to time.


  • The 06:31 York to London Kings Cross is currently running 43 minutes late
  • The 06:54 Doncaster to London Kings Cross is running 40 minutes late
  • The 06:53 from Wakefield to London Kings Cross is posted as delayed

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Yorkshire MEP hits out at Rees-Mogg over EU iPad tweets

A Yorkshire MEP has hit out at a newly-elected MEP after she described a free iPad she was given as part of her new role as an example of "the corrupt gravy train" of the EU.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg
PA/Joe Giddens

Annunziata Rees-Mogg‏, a Brexit MEP for the East Midlands and sister of Conservative MP Jacob, posted on Twitter about the "shiny new iPad I was given by the European Parliament for no very obvious reason".

Responding, Labour MEP Richard Corbett said she wanted to "rubbish everything about the EU, even when you know the truth.

"The Parliament gives you an iPad configured to parliamentary work, so you don’t need so many paper documents, saving money and trees, and can work more effectively," he added.

Transport investment needed as northern services decline

Northern mayors and council leaders want more investment in transport after figures showed train services have got worse, despite the push of a Northern Powerhouse.

A Northern train

Cities like Leeds, Sheffield and Hull were encouraged to work together both in rivalling London and the South East and to "take on the world", with more jobs and opportunities.

But five years on, doubt has been cast on just how successful the project has been, with transport being one key area that officials want to improve.

The number of cancelled and significantly late trains on TransPennine Express and Northern franchises more than doubled from 20,000 in 2014-15 to 47,000 in 2018-19. It meant that almost one in every 20 services was either cancelled or more than 30 minutes late arriving at its destination.

Dan Jarvis

Mayor of the Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis, said the government should see the north as "an asset, not a liability" and said Westminster had "let the north down".

Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: "The northern authorities are working much more closely together and that's a real benefit.

"The real difficulty we have is that (transport) schemes are delayed and there's a real lack of commitment to rebalancing the economy."

Watch: Friday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Today will be mostly dry but we could see one or two isolated showers.

Temperatures will reach up to 19C in places:

Yorkshire's weather: Fine and dry

It will remain dry and fine with a good deal of sunshine today, and just a little patchy cloud forming. Highs of 17C (63F).

Dry tonight with largely clear skies and one or two mist patches.

A weather graphic

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be running to time so far, however:

  • The 07:38 service from York to Middlesbrough running 27 minutes late
  • The 07:58 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running 10 minutes late

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Leeds United drawn against Salford City in Carabao Cup

BBC Sport

Leeds United will face League Two newcomers Salford City in the Carabao Cup first round.

Salford celebrating promotion
Getty Images

Salford are in the competition for the first time after promotion from the National League in May.

Salford, co-owned by co-owned by six former Manchester United players, will host a Leeds side managed by Marcelo Bielsa, who agreed a contract extension at Elland Road in May.

The draw for the competition, which took place in a Morrisons supermarket, threw up the following ties for Yorkshire's teams:

  • Huddersfield Town v Lincoln City
  • Tranmere Rovers v Hull City
  • Grimsby Town v Doncaster Rovers
  • Bradford City v Preston North End
  • Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Bury
  • Barnsley v Carlisle United

The fixtures will be played in the week commencing 12 August.

Apache attack helicopters spotted in South Yorkshire skies

Two military helicopters have been spotted in the skies over South Yorkshire this afternoon.

An Apache helicopter

The Apache attack helicopters, called Hunter 1 and 2, were seen flying over Sheffield and Doncaster.

They were later caught on camera by a member of Doncaster Sheffield Airport Forum at the South Yorkshire airport, where it's believed they refuelled.

Two Apache helicopters
Graham Miller

This type of helicopter has flown in sorties over Afghanistan and Libya, where they were used to hunt and destroy tanks.

Yorkshire football fixtures released

The fixtures for all our football teams in Yorkshire have been released by the English Football League.

A mitre match ball

All fixtures are subject to change, but the opening games of the season on Saturday 3 August include:

  • Barnsley v Fulham
  • Reading v Sheffield Wednesday
  • Swansea v Hull City
  • AFC Wimbledon v Rotherham United
  • Doncaster Rovers v Gillingham
  • Bradford City v Cambridge United

On Sunday 4 August, Bristol City play Leeds United. On Monday 5 August, Huddersfield Town host Derby County.

Boxing Day fixtures are:

  • Barnsley v West Bromwich Albion
  • Hull City v Nottingham Forest
  • Leeds United v Preston North End
  • Middlesbrough v Huddersfield Town
  • Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday
  • Peterborough United v Doncaster Rovers
  • Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United
  • Carlisle United v Bradford City

Final games of the League Two season, which will be played on Saturday 25 April, are:

  • Bradford City v Walsall

The Championship's last game, played on Saturday 2 May at 12:30, include:

  • Brentford v Barnsley
  • Cardiff v Hull City
  • Leeds United v Charlton Athletic
  • Millwall v Huddersfield Town
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough

League One's final game will be played on Sunday 3 May at 12:00, with Doncaster Rovers playing Blackpool away and Rotherham United hosting Sunderland.

The full fixtures for all of our teams can be found on the BBC website here.

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Today will see areas of patchy rain and drizzle with some areas remaining largely dry.

There will be sunny spells too and a gentle to moderate breeze.

Any lingering daytime rain should clear this evening to leave a dry night with lengthy clear spells:

Weather graphic

'Three word' app offers new hope to lost and injured

Emergency services in South Yorkshire are using a special location app to find people who may have become lost or injured and don't have an internet signal.

An algorithm developed by start-up company what3words divides the entire world into 57 trillion separate areas, each 97 sq ft in size, and gives each a unique three-word address.

For example, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue's main building's co-ordinates are known in the app as "rang.onion.entertainer".

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Yorkshire Police are now using the app, which needs to be downloaded onto a phone but can then work when no internet is available.

The application is particularly used by walkers who might not be able to rely on landmarks or postcodes to direct emergency services. Here's how it works:

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Yorkshire Bank name to disappear

The Yorkshire Bank brand is to disappear from our high streets in the next couple of years as part of a name change.

Yorkshire Bank
Tim Ireland/PA Archive/PA Images

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group is changing its name to Virgin Money UK, as part of a cost-saving deal.

The group is hoping to make annual savings of £200m by 2022.

It's thought more than 1,500 jobs could be lost following the Virgin Money deal, although some of these are expected to be lost through natural staff turnover.

Three men arrested over attack on police officer in Goole

Three Doncaster men have been arrested after an attack on a police officer in Goole.


The attack took place yesterday as the men were being arrested by the officer outside the Morrisons supermarket on Boothferry Road on suspicion of theft.

The officer was attacked with a small weapon, but was unhurt.

The men were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including assault, possessing an offensive weapon, possessing class A drugs, criminal damage, and theft.

The men, aged 29, 30 and 59 years old, remain in custody, according to Humberside Police.

E-fit appeal over 'traumatic' Doncaster burglary

Police officers in Doncaster are trying to find a man in connection with a "traumatic" burglary last month.

An e-fit
South Yorkshire Police

Two men broke into a house on Woodhouse Road, Wheatley Park, on Tuesday 28 May.

A woman inside the house was threatened and the property was searched, with a house key being stolen.

The woman wasn't injured but the incident was "incredibly traumatic" for her, according to South Yorkshire Police.

The e-fit image above has been released in the hope of finding the man who police say could help with their inquiries.

Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Any lingering overnight rain should clear away to leave an increasingly dry and sunny afternoon.

Occasional showers are possible tonight, but in general most places should remain dry with clear periods and a gentle breeze:

Weather graphic

South Yorkshire crews continue to help flood efforts

Firefighters from South Yorkshire who have been helping clear flood water following heavy rain in Lincolnshire are expected to stay there for most of this week, it's been confirmed.

The pumps in action

Nearly 600 homes have been evacuated in Wainfleet after two months' worth of rain fell in just two days causing a nearby river to burst its banks.

High-volume pumps from South Yorkshire are being used to help move water away from affected areas.

Leeds United vows to tackle racism among supporters

Leeds United says it's working with the police to tackle racism involving supporters.

A Leeds United flag

The club's pledge comes after the publication of new figures showing the number of fans arrested for football-related incidents where racism was an aggravating factor.

The Home Office data covers seasons from 2014-15 to 2017-18, with Leeds United seeing 15 arrests - the second highest number in the country behind Manchester United.

The amount of arrests for Yorkshire teams include:

  • Leeds United - 15
  • Barnsley - 10
  • Rotherham United - 8
  • Huddersfield Town - 7
  • Hull City - 5
  • Sheffield United - 4
  • Bradford City - 3
  • Sheffield Wednesday - 3
  • Doncaster Rovers - 1

Police hunt for missing Doncaster man

Police in Doncaster say they're "increasingly concerned" for a missing man who was last seen leaving the town's Royal Infirmary yesterday.

Jason Hamblett
South Yorkshire Police

Jason Hamblett, 45, was visiting someone at the hospital at about 11:30 when he was last seen.

He is described as being about 6ft 3ins tall, has grey hair and a goatee beard.

Mr Hamblett is thought to be wearing blue Nike trainers and a black Adidas raincoat.

Teenage chef cooks up royal job

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

A teenager from Doncaster has been given the royal seal of approval after landing a job at Buckingham Palace.


Ellie Cadman, who studied catering at Doncaster College, will start work later this month as a Demi Chef de Partie.

She said it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be cooking for the Queen.

"I wouldn't be where I am without the college. I'm very excited about the job," she said

"I start the job next week and I'm nervous about being on my own, but with support I'll be fine."

Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

I'll be a largely dry day with some sunny spells, especially this morning, but towards the end of the afternoon we will see a scattering of showers in some areas.

Overnight will be cloudy with further showers while towards dawn there's a risk of thunderstorms and torrential downpours, particularly across Lincolnshire: