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Pictures released of men killed in Branton crash

The pictures of the two men who were killed after a car crashed into a wall and burst into flames in Branton, near Doncaster, last week have been released by South Yorkshire Police.

Liam Aldred, 26 (L) and Dean McIntyre, 27 were killed in the crash last week Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The fatalities have been identified as 26-year-old former soldier Liam Aldred and 27-year-old Dean McIntyre.

Female pedestrian involved in Market Rasen crash dies in hospital

A 71-year-old local woman who was involved in a crash in Market Rasen yesterday died at the Hull Royal Infirmary last night, police have confirmed.

The crash happened in Mill Street around 4.25pm on Tuesday 1 September. One vehicle was involved, a black Vauxhall Vivaro panel van.

The driver, aged 46 is from the Brigg area was interviewed by police following the crash.

The road was closed at the time of the collision and re-opened at 9.20 pm.


Brook to face Chaves in third world title defence

Kell Brook will defend his IBF World Welterweight title against Diego Chaves at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on October 24.

Credit: Press Association

Brook makes the third defence of his crown after beating mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in four rounds in March and then stopping Frankie Gavin in six rounds at The O2.

Argentinian Chaves enters the clash on the back of a split draw with Timothy Bradley having also taken on Brandon Rios and Keith Thurman in his last four fights.

Chaves is a rough, tough, durable fighter who is very dangerous. He’s coming off a draw to Tim Bradley, was ahead on the cards against Brandon Rios until he was disqualified and gave Keith Thurman a solid fight so we know what level he has mixed at and how good he is.

I'm so excited about boxing in my home town of Sheffield again. London last time out was a great experience fighting in front of nearly 20,000 but I’m excited to be back there – it is my home. I’m looking to excite like I always do and light up the Motorpoint Arena on October 24.

– Kell Brook

Government: Energy supplies won't be affected after Eggborough closure

This is obviously disappointing news for everyone connected with Eggborough, but people can be assured that energy security will be unaffected.

The Government takes security of supply very seriously and has worked with National Grid to put in place an effective plan which is flexible enough to adapt to individual plant closures. Our top priority is making sure UK families and businesses have secure, affordable energy supplies - we have ensured that National Grid have everything they need to manage the system.

– Spokesperson, Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)


Jessica Ennis-Hill involved in charity golf tournament

Sheffield star Jessica Ennis-Hill has taken part in a charity golf tournament at Hallamshire Golf Club today.

Jessica Ennis-Hill putting on the 18th Credit: ITV News

The Olympic champion recently won heptathlon gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

Jessica Ennis-Hill with the event organiser Dan Walker Credit: ITV News

Several other sporting stars including Alan Shearer and jockey AP McCoy were involved in The Dan Walker Golf Day, a private tournament which aims to raise £30,000 for Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Celebrities line up ahead of the tournament Credit: ITV News

Eggborough Power Station to close next year

Eggborough Power Station will close next year.

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Up to 240 jobs are expected to go when the plant ceases generating power in March 2016, the owners have announced.

Eggborough Power Limited (EPL) says consultation with staff and further talks with government bodies are underway.

The coal-fired power station requires additional funding of £200 million over the next three years to continue generating power, which is financially unsustainable for the 53 year old plant.

It is the latest blow for the area. In May, energy firm SSE announced the closure of Ferrybridge Power Station with the loss of more than 170 staff jobs and hundreds more contractors. The plant is likely to close within a year. Its owners said the station, which is nearly 50 years old, is uneconomic to run with government policy favouring greener forms of energy production.

And less than 10 miles from Eggborough, Kellingley Colliery is set to close in December this year with the loss of hundreds of jobs.

We are deeply saddened at the prospect of potentially ceasing generation at Eggborough Power Station and believe that Eggborough Power could have a significant part to play in ensuring security of supply in the UK electricity market, particularly while there remains great uncertainty around new-build gas-fired generation.

We intend to conduct a thorough consultation process with our employees and their representatives while we continue to consider all options available to us, including seeking to engage with government bodies. Our priority is to support our staff during this difficult time.

– Neil O’Hara, chief executive of Eggborough Power Ltd
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