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Trio charged over Sheffield robbery

Three men have been charged in connection with a reported robbery in Sheffield city centre earlier this week.

Lee Depledge, 23, Devon Hague, 25, and Ricky Goacher, 26, all of Charter Row, Sheffield, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 9 October) charged with robbery.

At around 11.30pm on Wednesday 7 October, a group of men are alleged to have threatened and taken property from two men in St Mary’s Gate underpass in Sheffield city centre.


Mayor to celebrate re-opening of 'Ministry of Food'

The Mayor of Rotherham will attend an event to mark the first anniversary of the re-opening of Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food later today.

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food in Rotherham is celebrating its first year back in business Credit: Press Association

It was originally opened back in 2008 to help teach people in the town how to cook for themselves. The town's council initially closed the project down over concerns about the safety of the building it was operating from.

Witnesses sought after Doncaster dog attack

Police are asking for anyone who saw a woman being attacked by a dog in Doncaster to come forward.

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The 51-year-old suffered 'potentially life-changing' injuries in the attack which took place around 7:30pm on Wednesday night. She had been out walking in Ramsden Road in Hexthorpe, Doncaster.

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man and seized the dog involved, but are asking anyone with more information to come forward.

Search continues for Polish woman missing from Doncaster missing for a week

Magdelana Charciarek was last seen a week ago Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police in Doncaster are continuing to appeal to trace missing Polish woman Magdelana Charciarek, one week after she was last seen.

27-year-old Magdelana was last seen around 1pm on Wednesday 30th September leaving her family’s home in Cookson Street, Doncaster, where she said she was going to the town centre.

She has not been seen since and police, along with her family, are growing increasingly concerned for her safety.

“Since Magdelana was reported missing last week we have been working with her family and have carried out a number of searches in the local area as well as issuing a media appeal.

At this stage we have not been able to trace any further confirmed sightings of Magdelana and as you can imagine our fears for her safety are growing with each passing hour.

We don’t believe that Magdelana has access to a bank account or mobile phone and at the time she was last seen is thought to have had around £10 in her possession.

Magdelana speaks some English and has travelled previously but her disappearance is out of character and it’s vital we trace her whereabouts as her family are extremely concerned."

– Superintendent Natalie Shaw, Doncaster District Police

Magdelana is described as white around 5ft 6ins tall, slim build, with blue eyes and long light brown hair. She was last seen wearing a grey coat with blue skinny jeans, a blue t-shirt, a long red scarf and carrying a black coloured leather handbag. Magdelana also wears glasses.

Imams declare ISIS is 'failing' in new edition of digital magazine

Imams from across the country have today claimed that ISIS is failing in its mission, by not supporting Muslims.

Leeds-based Imam Qari Asim is among the senior editors of the digital magazine Haqiqah, which was developed as an attempt to "reclaim the digital space from ISIS." The latest issue argues that "the terrorist group, which has no religious legitimacy, is also failing socially and economically."

“The reality is that Daesh continues to put out a huge amount of propaganda and lies, despite its promises being exposed as falsehoods, which is why a continued effort to reclaim the digital space from terrorists is so important.

In its desperation at its own failings, it has told Syrians that they are committing a ‘major sin’ in Islam if they seek protection in the West. According to Daesh, this makes thousands refugees apostates. This is a wicked and inhumane lie.”

– Dr Qari Asim MBE, Imam at Makkah Mosque


Crossing named in honour of hit-and-run victim Jasmyn Chan

Campaigners Marie Gratton and Sandra Bradley at the new £350,000 crossing at the spot where Sheffield schoolgirl Jasmyn Chan was killed Credit: ITV Yorkshire

New safety measures have been introduced on a notorious Sheffield road - almost 18-months after teenager Jasmyn Chan was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

The improvements on Normanton Hill include illuminated road signs and the removal of bushes which hampered the sight of pedestrians who crossed into Richmond Park.

There is also a new crossing, which campaigners say the crossing will be named in honour of 14-year-old Jasmyn. It will be officially opened on October 19th.

Virgin Trains East Coast workers balloted for industrial action

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast to be balloted over industrial action Credit: David Parry/PA Wire

Almost 1,400 workers on Virgin East Coast are to be balloted for industrial action over the sacking of a colleague.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will vote in the coming weeks on whether to take action.

The union claimed the disciplinary process over the dismissal of a worker based at Edinburgh was "flawed".

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