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South Yorkshire children face 'isolation'

Parents say their children face being left isolated by a South Yorkshire council's plans to close their nearest children's centre.

The Cortonwood centre in Brampton is one of 13 threatened with closure under plans by Rotherham Council, which wants to cut the number of centres in the borough from twenty-two to just nine.

The council say the closures are a result of a major cut in government funding for children's services.

Debbie Evans from Cortonwood Children's Centre Committee says the centre is vital in the area:

Appeal to find missing Rotherham man

Kyle Nix, 28

A 28-year-old has disappeared from Rotherham and police are asking for help to find him.

Kyle Nix from Bramley, Rotherham was last seen at around 7.30am this morning in Westfield Road, Bramley.

He is believed to be wearing blue and white striped pyjama bottoms with a fawn t-shirt with ‘GUCCI’ across the chest.

Kyle has a full sleeve tattoo on his right arm of stars and clouds.

His family are growing increasingly concerned for his wellbeing as they say his disappearance is out of character.

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Police appeal for missing Rotherham man

Missing Rotherham man Kyle Nix

Police are appealing for help to find a 28-year-old man missing from Bramley in Rotherham. Kyle Nix was last seen around 7.30am this morning (Monday June 2, 2014) in Westfield Road in Bramley.

Kyle is described as being white with a tanned complexion, approximately 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build with dark brown hair and blue eyes. He has a full sleeve tattoo on his right arm of stars and clouds.

He is believed to be wearing blue and white striped pyjamas bottoms with a fawn t-shirt with 'GUCCI' across the chest. His family are growing increasingly concerned for his wellbeing as his disappearance is out of character.

Fitting funeral for war hero with few surviving friends

The funeral of a World War II veteran was attended by hundreds of people today - but if it had not been for local veteran's associations, it could have been a very different story.

War hero George Thompson from Sheffield had little family and few surviving friends.

But an appeal for people to pay their respects to RAF pilot George, who died at the age of 96, met with an overwhelming response - attracting worldwide interest.

Martin Fisher reports.

Hundreds gather for WWII veteran funeral

Hundreds of people have gathered in Sheffield for the funeral of a World War Two veteran who died with no known relatives and few friends.

Hundreds gather for WWII veteran funeral
Hundreds gather for WWII veteran funeral

The Royal Air Force Association in Rotherham issued a public appeal after the death of 96-year-old George Thompson.

Hundreds gather for WWII veteran funeral
Hundreds gather for WWII veteran funeral

Click here to read more about George.

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Woman critical after horse riding accident

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after she fell from the horse she was riding when a group of youths threw stones at the animal.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information to the incident, which happened about 5.45pm on May 17 on a track near to Duke of Norfolk Lane, Rotherham.

The 28-year-old from Thurcroft was riding a large, white horse when the group of around three to four youths threw stones at the animal. The horse panicked and threw the woman off.

Friends came to the injured woman’s rescue. She was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital with serious injuries.

On Monday, 19 May, after a number of tests and observation, the woman was allowed home, but was readmitted the following day after complaining of headaches.

She was later transferred to Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital, where she had surgery. She remains in a critical condition today.

We are urging anyone who might have seen what happened or who has any information about the incident to come forward.

We’re also interested in hearing from anyone who has suffered similar problems in the area and will be visiting local stables.

This incident shows the serious consequences of antisocial behaviour

– Detective Inspector Steve Ashmore

Neighbours evacuated because of derelict building fire

South Yorkshire fire crews were called out to a derelict building fire on Rawmarsh Hill at Parkgate, Rotherham, at 2.30am today. Six people have been moved from nearby flats as there is a risk the building will collapse.

The A633 Rawmarsh Hill road is closed in both directions affecting traffic between Rotherham and Rawmarsh. Four fire crews are still on the scene.

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