Yorkshire Wildlife Park is to getting ready to welcome a polar bear as they open a brand new custom made enclosure.
Cuts to council budgets for care has left many people vulnerable. Shared Lives asks people in the community to house those in need
A paedophile with HIV who had unprotected sex with underage boys has had his life sentence quashed by top judges on appeal.
A new scheme is being launched today in Doncaster asking people in the community to provide a secure, family environment for those in need. The charity Shared Lives Plus provides an alternative to care homes for vulnerable and disabled adults.
- Alex Fox - Shared Lives Plus
A couple from Doncaster is to travel across nine countries to lay tributes at the war graves of those who died in the First World War.
Sarah Smith and Craig Jackson will visit 100 graves in 73 different cemeteries around the world - to acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers from Conisborough whose remains are buried overseas.
There's been a big change to the skyline of Doncaster following the demolition of the town's 12-storey Council House. The former home of the National Coal board and more recently Doncaster Council, was brought down earlier this morning. The demolition of the building which stood for fifty years will help with the regeneration of the town centre and make way for a new Civic and Cultural Quarter.
The 12-storey Council House which shaped Doncaster's skyline for five decades was today demolished as the regeneration of the town centre continues.
The former home of the National Coal Board and more latterly Doncaster Council was brought down at 8.16am by controlled and safe implosion.
One of Doncaster's tallest buildings the 12-storey Council House is to be demolished by a controlled-explosion today.
The building , which was built in 1966 was originally the headquarters of the National Coal Board before the council took it over. The demolition of the building , which has been empty since last year is part of the town's Civic and Cultural Quarter regeneration.
Police say an EDL demonstration in Doncaster earlier, passed off peacefully. Around a hundred and fifty members of the English Defence League staged a protest this lunchtime, which was followed by a counter demo by anti-facist campaigners. A number of residents watched on from outside their homes - many to show their objection to the march. Police say no one was arrested during the march and only two people were arrested by British Transport Police before it started, for being drunk and disorderly.
Members of the far right English Defence League have staged a demonstration through Doncaster. The protest - involving around a hundred a fifty members of the EDL was followed up with a counter demo by anti-fascist campaigners.
A number of residents watched on from outside their homes - many to show their objection to the march which ended in Hexthorpe at lunchtime.
There will be a strong police presence in Doncaster this afternoon when the English Defence League hold a demonstration in the town and the group United Against Facism stage a counter protest.
South Yorkshire Police and Doncaster Council are working with other partners to minimise the impact of today's demonstration in the Hexthorpe area .
Doncaster Superintendant Peter Norman said: "South Yorkshire Police has a duty to keep people and property safe and the public can be reassured that this is our priority.
"We have no legal power to ban the proposed protest and have a duty to respect individual's rights to protest peacefully.
"Careful, detailed planning and regular communication with protest groups has taken place and together with the council, we are making every effort to minimise disruption to the local community and to the road network.
"We will have extra officers on hand to ensure the protest passes peacefully and I wish to reassure local residents and businesses that Saturday's operation will not affect normal policing in Doncaster.
"Regular face-to-face dialogue will continue with the community before, during and after the demonstrations. We continue to thank local people, particularly residents in Hexthorpe, for their cooperation and understanding."
The latest information is that EDL demonstrators will gather from 11am near Doncaster train station. Around 12.30pm, they will make their way along St Sepulchre Gate to march at 1pm into Hexthorpe on Urban Road before listening to speeches at the park near Albion Terrace.
A catalogue of falings has been revealed today after a long awaited report into abuse at a Doncaster day care centre was finally published.
The serious case review into abuse of severely disabled people at the Solar Centre highlights failings in South Yorkshire police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the NHS Trust responsible for the centre.
It says lessons must be learned from what happened, and all have now apologised to the families of those abused.
Martin Fisher reports:
A report into the abuse of severely disabled patients by some staff at the Solar Centre at St Catherine's Hospital in Doncaster will be published later today.
The report follows a serious case review which was ordered after the jailing last year of care assistants James Hinds and Susan Murphy for mistreating patients in their care.