A woman from Doncaster who pulled a driver from his car seconds before it burst into flames has been given an award.
Catherine Neary ran to a motorist after seeing his Vauxhall Corsa narrowly miss her BMW and plough into an electricity pylon on the A631 near Scotch Spring Lane, Maltby last year.
With flames coming from the engine, she dragged the man from the vehicle before fire quickly engulfed the car. The casualty, in his 20’s, was treated at the scene for minor injuries before going to Rotherham District General.
Catherine and her 13-year-old daughter Agatha, who witnessed the rescue, visited Maltby fire station last week where Catherine was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.
Catherine said: “The car hit the pylon with tremendous force, and I could see flames coming from the bonnet almost straight away.
“The driver was very dazed but thankfully I managed to get him out of the car just in time because just after that the fire spread very, very quickly.
“I’m just thankful I acted so quickly as I’m not sure the driver would have been able to get out by himself. It’s really nice to be recognised by the fire service with this award.”
A rider thrown from her horse during a vicious attack by a dog wants to identify the owners to make sure the canine won't attack others.
Lisa McLean from Maltby was riding with her friend when a Pitbull type dog attacked her horse Minstrel. Minstrel suffered cuts to his neck and face while Lisa suffered whiplash injuries. Police are investigating the incident. Lisa is afraid the dog may attack other riders who use the area.
Elderly people living at Melton Court in Maltby were given just days to move out after it emerged the home had no licence because its owner is in prison. A new owner stepped in to offer a reprieve but that was turned down by Rotherham Borough Council.
But now representatives from the council and the regulator, the Care Quality Commission, are due to give a final decision at a meeting with staff, residents and their families, later today.
The elderly and frail residents of a private care home in Maltby , near Rotherham have been told they've got only days to find somewhere else to live. The home is being closed after it emerged the owner is in prison and his licence to run the service was removed.
But their families say they haven't had enough notice to find alternative accommodation, and believe such a move risks damaging the health of their loved ones. Now they're seeking an injunction to keep the home open, as Lisa Adlam reports.
Man threatened with knife during burglary in Maltby
Police are appealing for information after a burglary in South Yorkshire.
At around 12.10am on Sunday, it is believed a 27-year-old man, who was alone at home, was threatened with a knife when two unknown men entered his garage.
It is reported they led the man into his house, in Maltby, and took him upstairs, where he was allegedly tied up. The two men then searched his house, reportedly stealing his wallet and blue Subaru Impreza.
The 27-year-old man was not injured.
The suspects are described as being white men in their mid-20s to early 30s, of average build. One man is believed to have been wearing a dark shell suit top with the hood up, with a scarf covering his face. The other man is believed to have been wearing a grey tracksuit.
The owner of Maltby Colliery has warned that the mine could be closed - leaving around 500 jobs at risk. Hargreaves Services says the mine may be mothballed as it 'would probably be uneconomic to switch production' to another process.
Maltby produces more than a million tonnes of coal per year, about 60% of which goes to Drax, Europe's largest coal-fired power plant. Much of the remaining product goes to Hargreaves' Mockton works near Barnsley.
A 53 year old motorcyclist has died in an accident in Maltby in South Yorkshire. It happened on the A631 yesterday evening. The man has not been named as yet, but is said to have lived locally. Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the accident to contact them.