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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.

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.

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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.

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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89-year-old sailor presented with Arctic medal

The Arctic Star medal Credit: Press Association

A sailor who served in WWII is being honoured today with the Arctic Star campaign medal for his service inside the Arctic circle. Frank Garbutt was a member of the Royal Navy for four years and now lives in Mexborough near Doncaster. He turns 90 in August.

Mr Garbutt sailed on HMS Activity, an aircraft carrier used to protect merchant ships in early 1944. The Allies lost over 100 vessels in the missions from the UK to Northern Soviet ports.

Ed Miliband MP said: "The Arctic Star recognises the bravery displayed by all the sailors who endured hellish experiences while fighting for freedom in the Second World War.

"Mr Garbutt certainly deserves that recognition, and I'm proud to be able to present him with his medal."

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