A man has been found guilty of murdering his 11-month-old baby son and then claiming the injuries were inflicted by the family dog.
Nicholas Totty, of Newman Road, Rotherham, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court today.
The independent police watchdog has started its own investigation into police contact with a woman injured in a suspected arson attack.
There will be a debate in Parliament tonight after a South Yorkshire MP raised concerns about why funding for the region from Europe was much lower than it used to be.
A high court ruled that the amount of EU funding for the Sheffield City Region over the next six years was unlawful.
It has been allocated €203million, which is a cut of 61% compared with the past six years, and less than richer areas are getting.
The MP for Wentworth and Dearne, John Healey, says it's unacceptable:
A 23-year-old man has appeared at Doncaster Magistrate’s Court charged with rape, two counts of sexual assault and two counts of common assault.
Nathan Bradder of Springwell Lane, Balby, appeared in court after he was arrested and charged on Sunday, 23 February.
Reports were made to police of three separate incidents that are alleged to have occurred in Doncaster, between 1.30am and 3am, on Sunday, 23 February, against four women and a man.
Bradder has been remanded into custody until his next court appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday, 10 March.
Opening the hearing, Michelle Colborne, QC, prosecuting, said this case centres on child exploitation committed in and around Sheffield between 2006 and 2011.
"It involves nine victims who were deliberately targeted by Amanda Spencer because of their vulnerability.
"Spencer befriended each of them and when they were at their most weak. She introduced them to a life of prostitution." The five male defendants, said Ms Colborne, sexually exploited the girls.
Many of the victims were in the care system and all were lacking the self esteem to protect themselves from exploitation and all are still suffering and leading chaotic lives, and still struggling from the fallout of alcohol and drug abuse.
Ms Colborne said Amanda Spencer came from the same background, an habitual user of drugs and alcohol abused by men.
But she turned the situation on its head, identifying vulnerable young girls on the street, giving them a shoulder to cry on and then luring them into a life of abuse from which she exploited and profited. The case continues.
A jury of 11 women and one man has been sworn in at Sheffield Crown Court in the trial of 22-year-old Amanda Spencer who has denied a range of offences relating to child prostitution in South Yorkshire.
Five men are also in the dock accused of various offences including paying for the services of a child, rape and sexual assault.
Spencer is facing around 40 charges, including one for trafficking a child within the UK for sexual exploitation.
The male defendants are Lee Unwin, 26, Kareem Ahmed, 30, John McLachlan, 66, Bashsar Hamadamin, 26, and another man who can't be named for legal reasons.
Judge Michael Murphy, QC, told the jury that some of what they'll hear they might find distasteful and shocking.
One in four people in South Yorkshire are suffering with loneliness as a result of cancer. New figures say the disease is leaving people housebound and unable to feed themselves.
Sheffield City Council is asking for £40,000 in donations for a bronze statue to honour the city's women who worked in the steelworks and factories during the Second World War.
The authority launched the appeal last year and has already raised two thirds of the funding has been raised.
The statue would stand in Barkers Pool.
Over the last 12 months we have been overwhelmed by the response of people to the appeal, both locally and nationally. We have seen people from across the city and beyond doing their bit to help make the statue a reality. I want to thank each and every individual from the bottom of my heart for supporting the Women of Steel.
We all owe it to these amazing women to make the statue a reality and that is why I'm calling on everyone out there to give it one last push, help us raise the remaining £40,000. It doesn't matter what you do, we just want you to get behind these wonderful women.
– Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council
As we begin to mark the centenary of the First World War it is important to remember that Sheffield women rallied to help the country during both World Wars contributing significantly to the war effort and helping to change the workplace and the world we live in today.
In a remarkable medical advance two young brothers from Yorkshire have today had surgery to been fitted with miniature chest monitors which could detect if they've got potentially serious heart problems.
Ethan and Kyle Roper from Doncaster have collapsed a number of times in the past year - it is thought both may have a heart condition inherited from their mother.
But tonight a device no bigger than two matchsticks is automatically transmitting signals from the boys' chests to doctors at hospital who'll be able to find out in an instant if they're taken ill.
Jon Hill reports:
Two young brothers from Doncaster are about to become the first children in the country to be fitted with small heart monitors.
Eight-year-old Ethan McConville has just been diagnosed with a rare condition that means his heart takes longer to reset after each heartbeat.
Seven-year-old Kyle is still awaiting his results. But both boys are today undergoing the two-minute procedure at Leeds General Infirmary - and, speaking before leaving home, seemed very unfazed by it all:
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Two brothers from Doncaster are to become the first in the country to have a procedure where a small heart monitor is implanted to check for any suspected conditions.
The new monitor can be implanted with just local anaesthetic in under two minutes and uses Wi-Fi technology.
Above shows the new monitor (left) compared to the old one.