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Doncaster man jailed for historic sexual offences

An 81-year-old man from Doncaster is expected to remain in jail for the rest of his life after admitting nine counts of non-recent rape of a child.

Edward Milne, of Austen Avenue, Balby, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today where he was sentenced to 14 years behind bars.

Milne admitted the offences, which spanned an eight-year-period, at a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court in October.

The victim contacted police in September 2014 and a full investigation was carried out.

Milne began to carry out this abuse when the victim was only nine years old and he continued this horrific behaviour over a period of eight years.

His victim was vulnerable and Milne took advantage of her trust in him.

I cannot underestimate the pain the victim has been forced to live with as a result of this abuse.

Her courage to come forward to police cannot be underestimated and Milne would not be spending life in prison was it not for her bravery.

– Detective Constable Rebecca Breakwell


Hundreds of operations and appointments cancelled despite strike being called off

Hundreds of patients have had their operations and appointments cancelled despite a strike by junior doctors being called off.

A temporary agreement reached between the government and doctors means three days of strikes are no longer going ahead as long as a final settlement can be agreed.

However, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says it has cancelled 80% of planned operations. The trust is rescheduling 100 elective procedures or operations - 30 inpatients and 70 day cases.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust says it's cancelling a "very small" number of clinics (11% of appointments) and non-urgent procedures (7%).

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust says 400 operations and appointments have been cancelled and rescheduled.


Poppies tribute to come to Lincoln Castle

Part of the poppies sculpture, which wowed millions at the Tower of London, is to go on display at Lincoln Castle.

The 'Wave' tribute will go on display at Lincoln Castle

"Wave", which is one part of the stunning war tribute, is currently at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield. The display remembers soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War.

It will be at Lincoln Castle between May and September next year. Lincoln was chosen because of its association with the manufacture of weapons and munitions during the First World War.

CCTV released over early morning fast food robbery

Police investigating a robbery at a McDonald's in Leeds have released CCTV images of the suspects.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Shortly after 5am on Monday, two men entered the McDonald's, in Low Road, Hunslet, and threatened staff with what appeared to be garden tools.

They took a member of staff to a side office and demanded he open the safe. They then stole a large amount of cash, most of it in coins. They also took money from a till before running off towards Joseph Street.

Police would like to speak to this man. Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Officers searched the area, supported by the police helicopter and a dog unit, but were unable to find the suspects.

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Planned junior doctors strike called off at final hour

The strike was due to take place on December 1. Credit: PA

The junior doctors strike due to begin on Tuesday has been called off at the final hour .

Conciliation service Acas said a deal had been reached following five days of talks.

This means planned walk-outs on December 1, 8 and 16 will now be averted.

Under the agreement NHS employers agreed to extend the time frame for contract negotiations until January 13 next year.

An Acas spokesman said: "Acas is pleased that the talks have been held in a constructive manner and cooperative spirit between the parties, that will allow an improvement in industrial relations."

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