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Doncaster man jailed for historic sexual offences

An 81-year-old man from Doncaster is expected to remain in jail for the rest of his life after admitting nine counts of non-recent rape of a child.

Edward Milne, of Austen Avenue, Balby, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today where he was sentenced to 14 years behind bars.

Milne admitted the offences, which spanned an eight-year-period, at a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court in October.

The victim contacted police in September 2014 and a full investigation was carried out.

Milne began to carry out this abuse when the victim was only nine years old and he continued this horrific behaviour over a period of eight years.

His victim was vulnerable and Milne took advantage of her trust in him.

I cannot underestimate the pain the victim has been forced to live with as a result of this abuse.

Her courage to come forward to police cannot be underestimated and Milne would not be spending life in prison was it not for her bravery.

– Detective Constable Rebecca Breakwell


Hundreds of operations and appointments cancelled despite strike being called off

Hundreds of patients have had their operations and appointments cancelled despite a strike by junior doctors being called off.

A temporary agreement reached between the government and doctors means three days of strikes are no longer going ahead as long as a final settlement can be agreed.

However, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says it has cancelled 80% of planned operations. The trust is rescheduling 100 elective procedures or operations - 30 inpatients and 70 day cases.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust says it's cancelling a "very small" number of clinics (11% of appointments) and non-urgent procedures (7%).

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust says 400 operations and appointments have been cancelled and rescheduled.


Concern for missing Rotherham teenager

Police in Rotherham say they are extremely concerned about a missing Slovakian teenager.

Dana Dzudzova was last seen getting into a car in Rotherham Credit: South Yorkshire Police

17-year-old Dana Dzudzova was last seen at around 4pm on Sunday when she was talking to the occupants of a black BMW in the Hatherley Road area of Eastwood, in the town.

It is believed that Dana then left the area in the BMW and has not been seen since.

The car is described as black with green/yellow stickers on the bonnet and front doors, black wheels, black tinted rear windows and a spoiler.

Dana is around 5ft 6ins tall and was last seen wearing a silver zip-up top, blue jeans and white trainers.

South Yorkshire Police say Dana’s disappearance is out of character and family and friends are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Poll: Should there be a zero tolerance policy for drink-driving?

From the beginning of December, police forces across England and Wales are launching their annual Christmas Drink and Drug campaign - targeting anyone over the limit.

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As police forces in our region join the nation-wide crackdown, road safety charity Brake is calling for tougher punishments for those who break the law.

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Man dies following collision outside Sheffield Arena

A 19-year-old man who was involved in a collision outside the Sheffield Arena on Saturday night has died from his injuries.

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At around 9.25pm, on Saturday 28 November, the man was crossing Broughton Road when he was in collision with a silver Audi A3.

The man, from Rotherham, suffered life-threatening head injuries and was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday evening.

Police say they would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident, close to the Noose and Gibbet pub at the junction with Surbiton Street.

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