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Women and children seriously injured in crash near Rotherham

Two children have been seriously injured and a 39-year-old woman has sustained life-threatening injuries following a collision in Swinton, near Rotherham earlier today.

At around 2.50pm, it is reported that a black Vauxhall Antara and four pedestrians were involved in a collision in Bridge Street, Swinton, close to the junction with Dun Street.

A 39-year-old woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where she remains in a critical condition.

Two children, a five-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A seven-year-old boy also sustained minor injuries.

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further enquiries.

Driver dies in Rotherham collision

An 88-year-old man has died after being involved in a crash in Rotherham.

It happened around 1.15pm on Sunday May 17, when a silver Rover and a silver Mercedes were involved in a head-on collision on the A631 Tickhill Road at Maltby.

The driver of the Rover was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say he may have been taken ill at the wheel.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 74-year-old-man, was taken to hospital and is being treated for serious injuries. Two passengers, a 70-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl suffered slight injuries.


Man charged with attempted murder after Rotherham stabbing

A 59-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at a pub in Rotherham.

David Rimmington, 59, of Roughwood Road, Kimberworth Park, was arrested following the incident at the Angel Pub in Bridgegate at around 8.30pm on Saturday 9 May.

The victim, a 59-year-old man, has been released from hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Mr Rimmington will appear at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court today, Monday 11 May.


Champion: Ukip points out problems, not solutions

Labour's candidate in Rotherham, Sarah Champion, says rival party Ukip has pointed out problems in the town, but not provided any solutions.

Kevin Barron, Labour candidate for Rother Valley says "it's not looking good nationally" for his party.

Nigel Farage's party targeted the seat after the child abuse scandal last year.

Meanwhile, Kevin Barron, Labour candidate for neighbouring Rother Valley says "it's not looking good nationally" for his party.

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