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Miners' Strike: 30 years on from NUM's return to work

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the miner's strike.

Orgreave in March, 1984 Credit: Press Association

The bitter dispute left lasting scars in communities throughout the region.

Now, with the industry facing extinction there are still calls from some MPs, union officials and academics for an investigation into the strike and the actions of those surrounding it.

Click below to watch David Hirst's report:

Government pledges £1.2m to protect children from sexual exploitation

The government has pledged £1.2m to tackle child sexual exploitation in South Yorkshire.

Prime Minister David Cameron will announced the funding today Credit: Press Association

Prime Minister David Cameron will announced the funding today at a summit in Downing Street in the wake of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal.

H will also announce tough new measures to protect children against exploitation, including harsher punishments for public sector officials who fail to protect children.


Yorkshire man returns from Kurdistan after fighting Isis

A Yorkshire security guard has returned home after travelling to Kurdistan - to fight against the terrorist organisation Isis

Yasir Abdulla has spent six months fighting in Kurdistan, the home country he left 15 years ago to move to Britain, because he was appalled at the brutality of the organisation he says has tortured and killed his countrymen and women.

We cannot independently verify the pictures in this report, but Yasir says they were filmed by him in an area of Northern Iraq which I.S is attempting to infiltrate.

Michael Billington reports


Police in Sheffield searching for missing 15-year-old girl

Police in Sheffield are searching for a teenage girl who has been missing since Sunday night.

Courtney has been missing since Sunday night Credit: South Yorkshire Police

15 year-old Courtney Brown was last seen at around 9pm yesterday on Manchester Road, in the Deepcar area of the city.

Courtney is described by police as being white, around 5ft 4ins tall with long brown hair, with tattoos of 'mum' and 'dad' on her wrist and a tongue piercing.

She was last seen wearing a hooded top, grey jogging bottoms and black ankle boots.

New Owls owner 'looking forward to the challenge'

Sheffield Wednesday's new owner, Dejphon Chansiri, has said he wants to give his club a 150th birthday present to remember by helping them get back to the Premier League.

The Thai businessman took over the club today after buying it for £37.5m from outgoing owner Milan Mandaric.

He spoke to our sports reporter Chris Dawkes today as he gave his first press conference.

Man in court over murder of fellow inmate at Doncaster prison

A 25-year-old year old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a fellow inmate at Doncaster prison.

Kieron Simpson appeared before the town's magistrates charged with the murder of 43-year-old old Robert Bryan, who died in hospital on Friday after he was allegedly attacked.

Simpson was remanded in custody until March the 16th when he'll appear at Sheffield Crown Court.

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