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Man jailed over burglary which left woman blind in one eye

A 29-year-old man has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years after admitting his part in an aggravated burglary in Mexborough which left a woman blind in one eye.

Mark Milner, from Doncaster, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday 10 December where he pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary.

Mark Milner was jailed for 10 and a half years Credit: South Yorkshire Police

On Saturday 5 October 2013, Milner and two others broke into a property in Chaucer Road, Mexborough, wearing balaclavas and wielding hammers and poles.

The trio assaulted the residents, a 55-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, striking the woman in the head and beating the man. As a result of her injuries, the woman has now lost sight in one eye.

Forensic evidence left at the scene tied Milner to the crime. He was arrested the following day and charged in June 2014.

A 25-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, both from Doncaster, were arrested in connection with the incident and were released due to insufficient evidence.

Elderly man fights for life after being hit by car

An 84-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was hit by a car in Mexborough.

The collision with with a blue Vauxhall Vectra happened in Doncaster Road, at the junction with Montague Street, at around 12.20pm yesterday.

The driver of the Vectra, a 72-year-old man from Denaby Main, is thought to be unhurt.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to contact them.

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Four-year-old crash victim is named

Dylan Blake Credit: family photo

Police have named the four-year-old boy who died in a road accident in Mexborough last week. Dylan Blake Walker of Dodsworth Street, Mexborough, was a passenger in a white Mazda MX-5 that was in collision with a lorry on Melton Mill Lane on December 23rd.

The 51-year-old driver of the car suffered slight injuries and the 49-year-old lorry driver was not hurt. Both men are from Doncaster. Police are asking any witnesses to contact them.

Energy 'summit' held in Mexborough

Ed Miliband says he wants residents' views on energy costs

Labour leader and Doncaster MP Ed Miliband is hosting an energy summit in Mexborough today. He wants to talk to people about their experiences of rising utility prices. He says he wants to discuss what needs to be done to make sure energy is affordable and available for the long-term.

The meeting takes place from 12:30pm at the Resource Centre on Dolcliffe Road.

Video: Fred & Ann Green rehabilitation centre opens

A new rehabilitation centre for patients recovering from serious illness has opened its doors in South Yorkshire.

The Fred and Ann Green centre at Mexborough's Montagu Hospital aims to help patients recover faster by helping them get ready to live independently again.

It brings services like physiotherapy and occupational health under one roof. The unit is the first offering such service, and cost almost £4 million.

Calendar's Martin Fisher went to find out more.

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Fred & Ann Green Rehabilitation centre opens

The Fred & Ann Green Rehabilitation Centre at Mexborough's Montagu Hospital Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A new rehabilitation centre for patients recovering from serious illness has opened its doors in South Yorkshire.

The Fred and Ann Green centre at Mexborough's Montagu Hospital aims to help patients recover faster by helping them get ready to live independently again.

It brings services like physiotherapy and occupational health under one roof. The unit is the first offering such service, and cost almost £4 million.

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