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Doncaster's new High Speed Rail College opens

Doncaster's new High Speed Rail College opened its doors for the first time today to show how work is progressing on the £25 million college.

Due to open in September the college will have around 600 students providing them with rail industry skills needed to construct the new lines.

Transport minister Andrew Jones toured the new building today which when complete will have its own locomotive for students to train on.

Relics from by-gone rail era go on display at shopping centre

Rail enthusiasts can get a glimpse of a bygone era at a display of rare railway relics which have gone on display at the Frenchgate shopping centre in Doncaster.

Until recently they had been hidden away in a water tower at Doncaster Grammar School, left there by a long-disbanded railway society.

Steam fan Jon Mitchell went along for a look - and a chat with the music producer and fellow trainspotter Pete Waterman.

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Major disruption on trains travelling through Doncaster

There is major disruption to trains travelling through Doncaster after two people were hit by trains. The separate incidents happened between Doncaster and Retford, and York and Doncaster.

The lines have now reopened and trains are able to run, but National Rail is advising travellers to allow an extra 90 minutes for their journey. The disruption is expected to last until at least 2pm.

You can see the latest service update here.

Teenage girl missing from Doncaster

Police are concerned for the welfare of a teenage girl who has gone missing from Doncaster.

Olivia Wood Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Olivia, who is 15-years-old, was last seen at Conisbrough Castle in the town after being reported missing at around 10pm yesterday evening (Friday 20 January).

She is described as around 5ft 2ins tall, of small build and to have been wearing glasses, a dark coloured hoody, black skinny jeans and carrying a rucksack.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Doncaster police warn women not to walk alone after attack

Police in Doncaster are warning women and girls not to walk alone in the Denaby Craggs area.

Credit: Press Association

A 29-year-old woman was assaulted and dragged to the ground yesterday afternoon by a man who had covered his face.

He then ran off towards Peake Avenue.The woman suffered minor head injuries.

Police patrols have been increased in the area.

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