The father of a teenager killed on a Greek island will meet with MPs today as part of his search for justice.
Three of our region's MPs will question the children's commissioner in Westminster today about the exploitation of children by gangs.
Rotherham motorbike champion James Toseland is today launched the town's Real Ale and Music Festival which opens to the public tomorrow.
Rotherham born actor Paul Shane, famous for starring as Ted Bovis in Hi de Hi, has died, aged 72. The much loved entertainer died this afternoon after a short illness at Rotherham Hospice aged seventy two.
The former miner had entertained theatre and tv audiences for more than 40 years, appearing in numerous shows, including Emmerdale, Common as Much, A Touch of Frost, Doctors and Holby City. His agent, Linda Kremer, said tonight he will be sadly missed.
London Welsh today announced the departures of two back-row forwards.
The Exiles, who finished bottom of the Aviva Premiership this season, confirmed that Michael Hills is to join Doncaster, and Ed Williamson has agreed terms with Rotherham.
Doncaster-born Hills, who joined Welsh from Sale Sharks in 2009, made 91 appearances and is also an England Sevens international.
Williamson, meanwhile, will combine playing with coaching the Rotherham forwards when he moves to Yorkshire.
A crash has closed one lane on the M1 Southbound near Meadowhall.
- Crash involving two vehicles
- Around J34 (A631/Meadowhall)
- Debris on road
- One lane blocked
A Rotherham peer has resigned from the Labour Party claiming he's the victim of a conspiracy to discredit him. Lord Ahmed is accused of making anti Jewish statements, something he strenuously denies. He says he was not given the chance of a fair hearing. Paul Burland reports.
A 16-year-old boy from Kimberworth has been arrested on suspicion of burglary , after police were called at 3am on 14 May, to reports of a burglary at a property in Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, the home of a 78-year-old man.
Officers attended the scene of the alleged burglary and disturbed the two suspects. They were chased on foot for some time before one boy was caught by the officers and the other suspect ran off.
Fresh fears over the future of UK steel jobs were raised today after India's Tata Steel wiped £1 billion from the value of its European operations.
The group, which has UK operations at sites including Rotherham and Scunthorpe, blamed the tough economy in Europe where steel demand has slumped by about a third since the start of the financial crisis.
Unions said the huge writedown will worry its 18,500 staff in the UK who are still reeling from 900 job cuts last year.
Tata, which bought steel giant Corus in 2007 for £6.2 billion, has seen demand from construction and car-making dive, forcing thousands of lay-offs and plant closures.
Lord Ahmed - who has resigned from the Labour Party - said he was "very disappointed" with the way he had been treated by Labour.
"I don't want to appear before any kangaroo court where the rules of justice have been denied. All I want is any evidence in front of me so I can look at it and defend myself. I can't defend myself if there is no evidence produced."
"I don't want my friends in the Labour to think that I have walked away but the rules of justice demand it. It's very unfortunate."
Lord Ahmed said he had "never been anti-semitic" and had "unreservedly apologised" for any offence caused to the Jewish community.
He added his "heart" is still with the Labour Party.
The Rotherham peer was due to face a hearing over allegations he made anti-Semitic comments in a TV interview.
A Rotherham peer caught up in a race row has resigned from the Labour Party.
He handed in his resignation days before he was due to face a hearing over allegations that he made anti-Semitic comments in a TV interview.
Lord Ahmed was due to appear before Labour's ruling National Executive Committee on Wednesday to answer accusations that he blamed Jewish people for his dangerous driving jail term.
He insists he does not recall making the alleged comments, and his solicitor Stephen Smith said he would not be able to receive a "fair trial" from the Labour panel.
A Labour Party spokesman said: "I can confirm that he has resigned from the party."
Lord Ahmed was suspended from the party in March after reports he blamed his prison sentence in 2009 - for sending text messages shortly before his car was involved in a fatal crash - on pressure placed on the courts by Jews "who own newspapers and TV channels".
The Muslim peer allegedly told an Urdu-language broadcaster in Pakistan the judge who jailed him for 12 weeks was appointed to the High Court after helping a "Jewish colleague" of Tony Blair during an important case.
Mr Smith questioned the reliability of the evidence against Lord Ahmed, saying: "The evidence is flawed, in my view it is unreliable and yet they seem to be accepting it as right. In those circumstances I don't think he can get a fair trial."
Police are growing concerned for the welfare of man missing from Rotherham. Jamie Mcenery, who is 53-years-old, disappeared from his home address on Elizabeth Way in the town on Friday.
He is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, slim, with dark brown greying hair and brown-grey stubble with a moustache. He was wearing black framed glasses and a blue winter coat with blue jeans and black shoes.
Jamie requires daily medication and is unable to walk long distances. Anyone who knows his whereabouts should contact South Yorkshire police.
Maureen Underwood was found safe and well in Leeds this afternoon.