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Police appeal to find missing Doncaster man

John Greasley was last seen leaving home on Thursday morning Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police in Doncaster are asking for urgent help in locating missing 43-year-old man John Greasley.

John was last seen at around 9am on Thursday 27 August, when he left his address in Smith Square, Doncaster.

He was due to return home that evening but did not come back. He was in telephone contact with loved ones but has not been in touch since late last night.

John is described as being a slim white man with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans and a dark coat.

He is believed to have links to the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas.

Family and friends are growing increasingly concerned for John’s welfare and urge anyone with information to get in touch.

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"Other vehicles may be involved" in Branton crash

At a press conference earlier, Temporary Inspector Steve Askham from South Yorkshire Police Roads Policing confirmed that other vehicles may have been involved in the crash in Branton that has left two dead.

"We've spoken to a number of witnesses and some CCTV, there is the implication from those witnesses and the CCTV that other vehicles may have been involved and we are actively seeking those."

– Steve Askham, South Yorkshire Police

Two men who were injured in the crash are also being sought by police.

Police search for two passengers after fatal crash

Police investigating a fatal collision in Branton are searching for two people believed to have also been travelling in the car.

Officers believe that there were five males travelling in the car that caught fire after it was in collision with the house. Witnesses reported seeing two males leave the scene of the collision.

Two people have died and a third person is being treated for life-threatening injuries. Police believe that the two other occupants of the car who remain unaccounted for are also seriously injured.

Anyone with information about the collision or the whereabouts of the unaccounted for males is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 451.

Emergency services remain at the scene is it is hoped that Doncaster Road with re-open in the next hour.

Rare Leopard cubs born at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Three new arrivals are causing great excitement at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster.

The Amur Leopard cubs were born earlier this summer and are part of an international conservation programme.

With only 30 of this endangered species living in the wild their birth is being seen as one the most important at the Park since it opened in 2009. Gaynor Barnes reports.

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Two dead after car smashes into house in Branton

Police have confirmed that two people have died following a crash in Branton, Doncaster earlier today.

A third person is currently being treated in hospital with life-threatening injuries. All three people were inside the vehicle at the time of collision.

Emergency services are still at the scene in Poppyfields Way which happened at around 12.50pm today. It's understood the car burst into flames.

Doncaster Road has been closed from the junction of Warning Tongue Lane roundabout to New Road at the junction with Whiphill Top Lane. The road is expected to remain closed for some time while emergency services, including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, respond to the incident.

Doncaster street cordoned off after car crashes into house and 'bursts into flames'

Several people have been seriously injured after a car smashed into a house in Doncaster then apparently burst into flames.

Doncaster Road has been closed from the junction of Warning Tongue Lane roundabout to New Road at the junction with Whiphill Top Lane.

The road is expected to remain closed for some time while emergency services, including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, respond to the incident.

Police appeal to find missing man with learning difficulties

Have you seen Paul? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a 36-year-old missing man from Doncaster who has learning difficulties.

Paul Craft, who is deaf and mute, was last seen leaving his home in Chequer Avenue yesterday. He's 6 ft tall and a medium build, with short dark blonde hair and wears glasses and has hearing aids in both ears.

He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, blue jeans, a blue top and white trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.

Council housing scheme shortlisted for prestigious award

A development of new council housing in Doncaster has been shortlisted for an international award for its architecture.

The development on Marlborough Avenue in Askern, designed by Doncaster Council’s Construction Services Design Team has been shortlisted for an award for Excellence in Architectural Technology.

Previous winners of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology award include Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, a stunning garden at an internal exhibition in Hong Kong and last year’s champion, a brand new unit of James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

The site on Marlborough Avenue was previously used for sheltered accommodation; however it was recently transformed into council housing offering affordable rented accommodation to meet the needs of the community, using contemporary and innovative residential designs.

The scheme was completed in June and local families are already living in the new houses.

The project is one of six finalists in the Excellence in Architectural Technology awards, and the winner will be announced in September.

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