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.
Britain's first 'social supermarket' is to open its doors today in Barnsley.
The Community Shop in Goldthorpe will provide shoppers on the verge of food poverty with access to food at up to 70 percent less than normal prices.
Membership of the pilot store will be open to people living in specific postcode areas and those in receipt of welfare support. Individuals that shop at Community Shop will also be offered services including debt advice, cookery skills, home budgeting and CV writing.
Firefighters have been tackling a large fire at an onion factory in Sorby Street in Sheffield which started at noon on Saturday.
At its height eight fire engines were involved. Workers at the factory had all been evacuated safely before fire crews arrived.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked hard to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings on the commercial estate. On Sunday morning, one fire engine remained at the scene as a precaution.
An investigation into the cause of the fire will now take place.
PLANS for a new sports and activity centre complete with swimming pool are today being announced by sports and health leaders in Sheffield.
It's expected to be built in High Green, with the City Council and Ecclesfield Parish Council working with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine to complete the project.
The new facility would have a swimming pool, community gym, dance studio and specialist health consultation rooms.
It's the first time in Sheffield that sports and health services will be under one roof.
Bradford East Lib-Dem MP, David Ward, has criticised former Home Secretary David Blunkett over his comments regarding Sheffield's Roma community.
Speaking to Calendar, Mr. Ward said that the Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough MP's claim that the situation could get out of hand was 'dangerous talk.'
He said politicians must stop 'condemning them as a group' and dismissed suggestions that the influx of Roma people to the area could cause riots.
See the full interview with David Ward MP on Calendar at 6pm.
Green gas made from home-grown maize is set to fuel thousands of homes and businesses across Yorkshire with the region's very first 'bio-gas to grid' project in Doncaster.
Biomass operators Future Biogas and the National Grid have commissioned the environmentally-friendly project to pump bio-methane, generated by locally-grown farming break-crops, including maize, grass and other biomass, into the gas network at Lindholme, near Doncaster.
£8 million has been spent on developing the plant, and It will process 35,000 tonnes of feedstock, sourced from local farmers, every year.
– Jeremy Bending, National Grid
Biogas will play an important part in providing safe, sustainable gas supplies for our homes and businesses for decades to come and help to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions. We are committed to supporting bio-gas and this is the first step in our goal to connect 80 such projects across the country over the next eight years.
It's a gruelling race, an epic challenge called the Great Ethiopian Run - and it's been completed by a 15-year-old boy from Doncaster. But what makes Jack Marshall's achievement so extraordinary, is the fact that he has a rare neurological condition.
Jack is blind in one eye and has reduced hearing and balance. But over the years he's defied doctors' expectations. He and his sister Jaimie have just returned from Ethiopia, where she helped him get around the 10 kilometre course.Tina Gelder reports.
Britain's first shop stocking only food other supermarkets have thrown out is set to open in a former Yorkshire mining village to help families on the breadline.
Prices at the new so-called "social supermarket" at Goldthorpe in the Dearne Valley are up to 70 per cent off - they're aimed at people on benefits and the shop isn't open to the general public.
Some say it's a depressing sign of the times, but the Government insists it is taking action to help families with the cost of living. The store doesn't officially open until next Monday, but Calendar's David Hirst was today allowed a sneak preview of what shoppers can expect.
As it's revealed a supermarket is to open in South Yorkshire specifically for people on benefits the Government has told Calendar it is taking action to help families including increasing the tax-free personal allowance, freezing council tax and freezing fuel duty.
– Government spokesperson
The Government has taken action to help families with the cost of living, including increasing the tax-free personal allowance to £10,000 which will save a typical taxpayer over £700, freezing council tax for five years and freezing fuel duty.
The benefits system supports millions of people who are on low incomes or unemployed. In fact, our welfare reforms will improve the lives of some of the poorest families in our communities with the Universal Credit making three million households better off - the majority of these from the bottom two fifths of the income scale.
Organisers of Britain's first "social supermarket" in South Yorkshire say around 200 families have joined the pilot scheme.
The shelves have been fully stocked with food other stores have thrown out. It's backers say there are already plans to open another 20 supermarkets around the UK. Membership cards are being issued only to families below a certain income threshold.
Social commentator Katie Hopkins explains why she is not a fan of food banks or social supermarkets. It comes as Britain's cheapest supermarket based in South Yorkshire gets ready to open.