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.
A motorcyclist has been left with serious injuries after a crash with a car.
At around 5.10pm on Wednesday a blue Citroen C2, driven by a 30-year-old woman from Anston, Sheffield, was waiting at the junction of Kieran Close, next to Murphy’s Depot, to turn right onto Rotherham Road, Dinnington.
It is believed that a blue Yamaha motorcycle, ridden by an 18-year-old man from Retford, was travelling along Rotherham Road towards Outgang Lane, behind a red van.
It is understood that the red van indicated to turn left onto Kieran Close, at which point the Citroen pulled out onto Rotherham Road.
The Yamaha reportedly began to overtake the van, when it came into collision with the Citroen.
The rider was thrown from the motorcycle, sustaining two broken ankles, and was taken to Rotherham District General Hospital. The driver of the Citroen was not injured.
There is concern for a woman who has gone missing from Rotherham.
Maureen Underwood, 69, was last seen at her home in Wickersley on the morning of Wednesday 8 May.
She is described as white, approximately 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build. She has grey hair, blue eyes, and wears glasses. She was last seen wearing a grey coat and black trousers, with black shoes. It's believed she was carrying a black bag, containing money and her bus pass.
Maureen does use public transport to travel, but she rarely travels far without her son, and has been located once before in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Police in Rotherham have received reports of one hundred and sixty-one shoplifting offences across the borough. These incidents equate to a total amount of £16,500 stolen from retailers in the town.
The top three products are food, alcohol and cosmetics, followed closely by clothing and electrical items. There were 56 incidents of stolen food, 35 thefts of alcohol and 19 thefts of cosmetics.
Officers have successfully dealt with 78 of the one hundred and sixty-one shoplifting offences and charged 42 people with 49 of the offences.
Four men from Rotherham have been arrested following a number of armed robberies on bookmakers premises in and around the town.
A 24-year-old man from Wales, Rotherham was arrested on conspiracy to commit robbery, possession with intent to supply class B drug.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on conspiracy to commit robbery, possession with intent to supply class B drug, and possession of firearm.
A 20-year-old man from Wentworth was arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery and a 16-year-old boy from Wales was arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery.
Firearms, approximately 95 cannabis plants and a quantity of amphetimines, cannabis, MCAT and cash have also been recovered and seized.
All four are being held in custody pending further enquires.
Police in South Yorkshire have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of theft and fraud. It follows recent investigations into alleged fraud involving flights to a Rotherham United away game. Fans claimed they had paid money for flights to Plymouth, but they never materialised.
A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison for the manslaughter of Robert Hurdley in Rotherham. Daniel Gerrard pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 45-year-old Mr Hurdley who died after suffering a serious head and neck injury in an incident at the Don Jon Pub in Rotherham.
The Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Lisa Ray said: “This was an unprovoked and brutal attack upon a family man out drinking with friends. His death leaves his wife, young children and wider family and friends devastated, no sentence is enough to replace their loss.”
Robert's family said: "The 14 October, will remain the darkest day...This was the day that Rob Hurdley was taken away from us because of the aggression and violence of Daniel Gerrard. Our world is and will remain a poorer place without Rob.
We are disappointed in the strongest terms with the leniency of his sentence and feel a review of the judicial system is required, however, we would like to thank South Yorkshire Police for all their hard work in relation to this case and for the support they have given us."
The scale model of a statue that could be South Yorkshire's answer to the Angel of the North is going on display at a manufacturing festival in Catcliffe for the next three days.
Police in Rotherham are warning of increased levels of shoplifting in the area. Officers say tackling the increase is a priority and they have warned that it is not a victimless crime because the cost of lost goods is passed onto consumers.
These stolen items may seem a bargain that you can’t say no to but I urge the public to think again about what the money you pay will be going to. More often than not people will steal to buy drugs. It is a criminal offence to receive stolen goods and you could still be in as much trouble as the offender taking the goods from the store. Police will prosecute people and a prison sentence could be imposed.
– Chief Inspector Richard Butterworth
The impact of shoplifting is not just felt by the shop owners, the scale of offences committed can reduce the opportunities of investment in our town centres and lead to premises closed for long periods of time. We all need to tackle these issues, so that our communities can start to thrive again.
If you go shoplifting you will be caught twice. Once on CCTV and secondly by us. Don’t Do It!”
Police are appealing for information after a break in at Clifton Park Museum in Rotherham. A pair of 17th century silver flagons were stolen.
The flagons are described as a pair of George III Silver Flagons, of plain circular tapering form, with spreading foot, below a domed hinged cover, with leaf scroll thumb-piece, a hollow handle with heart terminal. The side of each is engraved 'The Gift of Mrs Mary Bellamy, Late of Rotherham, 1781.