The independent police watchdog has started its own investigation into police contact with a woman injured in a suspected arson attack.
Barnsley Council says library services need modernising
Mothers in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire are going to be given shopping vouchers if they breastfeed their babies from birth.
Sheffield has one of the lowest rates of childhood obesity in the country. Two fifths of four and five year olds in the city are a healthy weight.
Nearly 65 per cent of children aged 10-11 are of a healthy weight, only slightly lower than the national average of just over 65 per cent.
Of the core cities, Sheffield is ranked highest for prevalence of healthy weight in the Yorkshire region and second highest behind Bristol for year 6 children.
Our big ambition is that every child should have the best start in life to help them achieve their full potential and a healthy start is by far the best way. Maintaining a healthy weight as a child can have a huge impact on how healthy you are as an adult. And it goes without saying how healthy you are as an adult has a massive effect on the life you lead.
– Councillor Jackie Drayton
Therefore it is vital that we work with our children, parents and carers on how we can make sure everyone leads as healthy a lifestyle as possible. All research shows that healthy children do better at school and in the long run this means better in terms of jobs and achievements.
Three men have been jailed for nearly 30 years after a string of burglaries in South and West Yorkshire earlier this year.
A fourth member of the gang, Sam Hearne, who failed to appear for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday, is now being hunted by police.
David Sage, 33, and Paul Cooper, 35, went on a month-long crime spree from 19 March to 20 April.
Lee Wood, 36, and Hearne, 38, also from Pleasant View, joined them until 3 April when they were arrested by detectives.
A total of 19 homes, mainly in the Barnsley and Wakefield areas, were broken into by smashing a window. Eight cars were stolen after the vehicle keys were snatched. The gang used these to reach other target locations.
– Said Superintendent Liz Watson, South Yorkshire Police
This has been a very long and detailed investigation, that has resulted in a fantastic outcome for residents not only in this county but across the border in West Yorkshire.
A total of 19 burglaries have been solved and most of the key offenders have been handed lengthy sentences.
Enquiries to trace Hearne, who is believed to be in the Barnsley area, are ongoing. We would urge him to hand himself in or anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact police on 101.
Three men have been jailed for nearly 30 years after a string of burglaries in South and West Yorkshire. A fourth member of the gang, Sam Hearne, who failed to appear for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court, is now being hunted by police. Nineteen homes were broken into and 8 cars taken.
David Sage, 33, from Acre Road, Cudworth, and Paul Cooper, 35, of Pleasant View, Cudworth, went on a month-long crime spree from 19 March to 20 April. Lee Wood, 36, and Hearne, 38, also from Pleasant View, joined them until 3 April when they were arrested by detectives.
Wood pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary and theft from a motor vehicle and was jailed for 6 years, while Hearne admitted conspiracy to handle stolen goods. Sage and Cooper stood trial. They were each sentenced to 11-and-a half years in prison.
– Supt Liz Watson South Yorkshire Police
“This has been a very long and detailed investigation, that has resulted in a fantastic outcome for residents not only in this county but across the border in West Yorkshire.
“A total of 19 burglaries have been solved and most of the key offenders have been handed lengthy sentences. Enquiries to trace Hearne, who is believed to be in the Barnsley area, are ongoing. We would urge him to hand himself in or anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact police on 101.”
Police have made several arrests and charged two men after the violent disorder following the Rotherham United v Bradford City football match last month.
A Bradford City fan walking with his six-year-old son was assaulted by a group of Rotherham United supporters and received a serious head injury.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and bailed. Following extensive enquiries, a 15-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy, and two 21-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and also bailed.
Following a separate investigation into disorder inside the stadium, one man has been charged with a S4 public order offence and assaulting a PC and is due to appear in court tomorrow.
A second man has been charged with throwing a missile and will appear in court at a later date.
The schoolboy injured in Sheffield yesterday afternoon has died.
Lawrence Moorhouse, 14, was in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Astra in Beaumont Road after he left Sheffield Park Academy.
He suffered serious injuries and died this morning at the Children’s Hospital.
– Lawrence's parents
“Lawrence was a very popular young man who attended Sheffield Park Academy. He was well-liked and had lots of friends. We are devastated by his death and would like to ask to be left to grieve at this difficult time.”
A 14-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision outside a school in Sheffield yesterday afternoon.
It happened yesterday and involved a silver Vauxhall Astra in Beaumont Road North, close to Sheffield Park Academy.
The teenager was taken to hospital, where his injuries are described as life-threatening. It is thought that the 41-year-old Sheffield man who was driving the Astra was unhurt.
South Yorkshire Police and partners were out in force last week across the county to tackle metal theft and enforce new legislation around the illegal trade of scrap metal.
Officers were stopping vehicles carrying metal and checking that they had the relevant licence, they visited scrap metal dealers to offer them advice and ensure awareness and compliance with the new rules.
63 vehicles were stopped with three people being reported for breaches of the new legislation. One person was arrested on suspicion of the theft of power tools.
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 brought in strict new measures requiring traders to ask for photographic ID, and to sign up for a new licence with their local authority. It also includes mobile collectors and the motor salvage industry.
Thousands of fish have been released into the River Dearne as part of a clean-up campaign by the Environment Agency. The once lifeless waters were among the most polluted rivers in Europe.
But now environmental experts say some water courses across our region are cleaner, and attract more wildlife than at any time since the Industrial Revolution. Here's Helen Steel
The country's first social supermarket has officially opens in Goldthorpe today. It will allow selected shoppers on the cusp of food poverty to buy products at up to 70 per cent discount.
If the pilot site is successful the scheme could be rolled out nationwid. The shop's first customers say that it's especially important to be able to save money coming up to Christmas, as Richard Benson explains.