South Yorkshire Police say operations at a rally in Rotherham at the weekend cost in excess of one million pounds. Seven people were charged following the English Defence League march in Rotherham. 1,500 officers were drafted in to police the rally.
One of only three deep mine collieries in the country has been given a financial lifeline by the National Union of Miners (NUM).
Hatfield Colliery, near Doncaster, employs 430 men. The money, thought to be £4 million, could secure the future of the pit until May 2016.
The NUM said in a statement:
Hi-tech companies including Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Mercedes are joining forces with the Red Arrows and The Education Business Partnership (EBP) to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.
The firms will showcase their work to more than 300 children at RAF Scampton, which is the Lincolnshire home of the world-renowned Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.
The special day is part of celebrations marking the Red Arrows’ 50th display season in 2014 and will focus on the importance of studying science, technology, engineering and maths – the so-called STEM subjects.
Also in attendance tomorrow will be physicist Professor Brian Cox, maths expert Carol Vorderman, The Gadget Show host Jason Bradbury and Wing Commander Andy Green, who is the holder of the world land speed record.
The pupils will also get to watch a practice display by the Red Arrows.
A scientist from The Deep in Hull has returned from a 12 day trip helping with a project to restore the coral reefs off the coast of Curacao in the south Caribbean. Seb Prajsnar, who is a coral expert, took part in a series of night dives to collect spawn from the coral which can be grown in an aquarium and then planted back under the ocean.
Divers would go underwater during the day to identify patches of Elkhorn coral, which has declined since the 1980s, then return at night which is when the coral is known to spawn during August and September.
Spawn from the coral was collected in clear tubes so it could be taken away to be grown in an aquarium.
A charity that helps people with hidden disabilities is celebrating its first anniversary of working with inmates at a Doncaster prison.
The Cascade Foundation help people with hidden disabilities such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and people who have suffered head injuries and has been working at HMP Doncaster, Marshgate.
Today they are holding a year anniversary event to mark the milestone occasion.
Jackie Hewitt-Main, founder and project director of The Cascade Foundation, is currently leading the work in Doncaster Prison.
The charity says that over the past nine years, Jackie has helped hundreds of prisoners across the country with learning difficulties to learn to read and write, gain qualifications and make a new start.
Scarborough Borough Council has announced that it intends to submit a joint bid with Coventry University College to run the university campus in Scarborough.
Earlier this year the University of Hull announced its intentions to pull out of the Scarborough campus to focus on its larger educational base in Hull and since that time, the council and local partners have been looking at ways to secure university education in the town.
The council says the proposed collaboration with Coventry University would create a university campus aimed at providing high quality, industry responsive education at a reasonable price with sustainable student numbers.
The ambition is to develop the campus so that it is sustainable in its own right and as such has realistic opportunities to achieve full university status for Scarborough, which would see it teaching and awarding its own degrees.
A Doncaster gardening firm has scooped the top prize at the prestigious Harrogate Flower Show.
PRW Garden Services, which is based in Bessacarr, picked up the gold award at the three-day event, which was visited by thousands of people over the weekend.
The Serenity Garden was developed around a woodland theme, which gardener Paul Watson says proved popular:
A new engineering train - one of the longest and most expensive ever - is aiming to make land slips like the one in Hatfield last year a thing of the past, by keeping the condition of the track up to scratch.
The huge slip in South Yorkshire in 2013 cut off the railway line at Hatfield, causing a mass of twisted tracks which put the line out of action for five months while repairs were carried out. It cost tens of millions of pounds to put right.
ITV's Mike Pearse has been to see the new train in action:
There have been six deaths in the last six days on Lincolnshire's roads, making it the worst week for crashes in the county for decades.
It means more people have now been killed on Lincolnshire's roads in 2014 than in the whole of last year. Adam Fowler reports: