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Over 300 jobs lost at Cooplands

More than 300 job cuts have been made across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire after the Doncaster based sandwich and cake company Cooplands went into administration. Shops that are closing include nine in Doncaster along with the company's head office and bakery which are based in the town. Three stores in Lincoln will also close. But some of the leasehold stores have been sold and will remain open.


Woman from Doncaster missing

A 53-year-old woman from Doncaster has gone missing.

Susan Saxton from Doncaster Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Susan Saxton, was last seen travelling along Cleethorpes Road in the direction of Grimsby yesterday afternoon.

She is believed to have travelled to the area from her home in Sprotbrough in a silver Suzuki Ignis.

Susan is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall of medium build. She has short dark brown hair and was last seen wearing a purple top, black leggings, a black and grey houndstooth coat and black boots.

Police are encouraging anyone who has seen Susan, or knows her whereabouts, to contact them.

Images released of axe robbers in South Yorkshire

CCTV images have been released of two men armed with an axe who robbed a supermarket on High Street in Bawtry, near Doncaster.

CCTV picture released of the robbers Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Officers believe that the men threatened two members of staff, before leaving with cash from the till.

The men are described as white, around 5ft 11ins tall, of medium build. The first man pictured was wearing a blue puffa jacket with a hood, jeans and trainers.

The second man pictured was wearing a black hooded coat.

Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the men to contact them.

Have you seen missing Matthew?

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing man from Doncaster.

25-year-old Matthew Holt was last seen in the Wheatley area of Doncaster, between 5pm and 6pm yesterday.

He is described as 5ft 10ins tall, of thin build with dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing black tracksuit bottoms with a dark hooded jumper and black and white trainers.

Officers would like to appeal for him, or anyone who has seen him, to come forward.


Man charged over sheep attack in Doncaster

A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the attack and injury of sheep in Doncaster last year.

Daniel Lakin, of Beresford Road, Rotherham, appeared before the town's magistrates’ court on Friday January 16, 2015. He pleaded guilty to criminal damage, animal cruelty and an offence of having a dog dangerously out of control.

Police were called to a farm last August in Limekiln Lane, Stainton, following reports from a farmer that his sheep had been injured.

Two sheep, belonging to a 57-year-old man, were found to have bite injuries, which are believed to have been caused by another animal.

One of the sheep had to be put down.

Medical first for brave Ben

Ben Parkinson, the Army's most injured survivor of the Afghan war, will today become the first British soldier to undergo a new treatment on his injuries.

Ben Parkinson Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The former paratrooper from Doncaster, starts a month long course of high-pressure oxygen therapy in Scotland to help treat his brain injuries and improve his speech and memory.

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