Thousands of spectators are expected at a cycle race in South Yorkshire today.
The Tickhill Grand Prix will bring together elite riders and amateur cyclists of all ages for one of the biggest events in the British cycling calendar, attracting competitors from across the UK and Europe.
The event is expected to draw a crowd of more than 5,000, who will line the 1.3km route as it snakes through the historic centre of Tickhill village near Doncaster, getting up close to the thrills of high-speed road racing.
Hundreds of competitors from across Europe, as well as a team from the United Arab Emirates, are in Doncaster for the Jet Ski Championships.
The three-day event at the Lakeside which started yesterday (Friday August 22) is free to attend and features numerous races in various classes including the current UK, European and World Champion James Bushell alongside many other top riders from the UK.
This is the third year the championships have been held at the Lakeside - but it is the first time the finals have been held here.
The cooler temperatures this week will be welcome news for Victor, the Polar bear who has just arrived at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster.
He is now England's only captive polar bear and he stepped out into his specially built 10 acre enclosure for the first time this morning. As Sarah Clark reports.
Victor the polar bear, has had a warm welcome as he settles into his new home at the Yorkshire's wildlife park. The 15-year old, who's the only captive polar bear in England, stepped out into his specially built 10 acre enclosure for the first time this morning. Julie James, Victor's keeper said seeing him for the first time was emotional.
As Yorkshire Wildlife Park becomes home to Britain's first captive polar bear, here are some facts you may not know about the animal:
- Hunting is not the biggest threat to polar bears - climate change is.
- They actually have black skin and colourless hairs. Their thick, hollow hairs reflect light to give its white-looking coat.
- Polar bears often get hot and will roll in the snow to cool off.
- They are excellent swimmer
- They have a great sense of smell and can detect seals one kilometre away
- Polar bear cubs weight the same as guinea pigs
- The largest polar bear ever recorded was a male weighing 2,209 pounds.
- Polar bears live an average 15 to 18 years in the wild. In captivity, they may live until their mid-to late 30s.
- Polar bears do not hibernate, though pregnant females dig snow dens to give birth and emerge three months later
- Polar bear cubs are born between November or December in snow caves called maternity dens.
Polar bear Victor has 'settled in well' to his new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, according to his keeper. Julie James said the Park is 'proud and delighted' to have him. Victor , who is Britain's only captive polar bear, arrived on Thursday after making the trip from Holland to Doncaster by ferry.
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A 57-year-old motorcyclist is in hospital after being in a collision with a car in Doncaster.
It happened on Sunday August 17 on Everingham Road in Cantley. The motorcyclist suffered severe injuries to his foot and is being treated in hospital.
The 21-year-old man driving the car was unharmed. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Organisers of this year's Gay Pride said the festival needed to return to its home town. The free event has been at four different venues in the past eight years. Organiser Michael Bratby said he hopes it will be one of the busiest.