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.
The new Moor Market in Sheffield officially opens this morning. Eighteen million pounds has been spent on the building, which features 90 stalls and 12 cafes.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on Balby Road in Doncaster.
The accident happened at around 11.20am yesterday when a male pedestrian was hit by a red Mercedes HGV which was in the nearside lane of the dual carriageway.
The man was taken to hospital but later passed away.
Four people have been injured and a man arrested after an accident in Mexborough early this morning. It happened on Wath Road just after 4.00am. Police say a silver Honda Civic mounted a kerb and then collided with a building.
A 29-year-old woman was seriously injured and is now in hospital. Three other people were treated for minor injuries. The 29-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
A community cinema is due to be launched in Sheffield with an interactive screening of Disney's The Aristocats.
Handmade Cinema, which has been set up by Sheffield-based Ellie Ragdale, is run solely by young people for the benefit of families in the city.
– Ellie Ragdale
This project is unique because we will get local children and families involved in creating the cinema through building sets in workshops, and on the night everyone dresses up for a really exciting experience.
I hope to establish Handmade Cinema as Sheffield's number one children's interactive film club.
Cinemagoers are being asked to dress in cat costumes for the inaugural screening, which takes place from 4pm at the Old Junior School in Southview Road, Sharrow.
There will be a live jazz band, French cuisine and cat painting on the day, while artists will hold free workshops in schools and community groups before the event to create the set for the screening.
Tickets cost £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per child. Booking is not required.
Plans to privatise three Yorkshire prisons have been cancelled after allegations emerged that the companies bidding for the contracts had charged for work they hadn't carried out.
Security firms G4S and Serco are being investigated for tagging offenders - some of whom were found to be dead or abroad - and charging for the work.
The decision to keep facilities at Hatfield, Lindholme and Moorland under prison service control has been welcomed by Steve Gillan from the Prison Officers' Association.
Ministers have dropped plans to put three South Yorkshire prisons into private management amid an investigation into Serco's contracts with the Government.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said "uncertainty" created by the investigation into the firm - the leading bidder to operate Hatfield, Moorland and Lindholme prisons - meant the process was being cancelled.
People in Sheffield can look at plans for new flood defences in the Lower Don Valley today. More than 250 businesses are being asked to vote on the scheme for it to go ahead. They have until 13 December to register their views.
Drop-in sessions to view plans for the scheme are being held today and more on the scheme can be found here.
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright, says using lie detectors will put the force at the forefront of protecting their community.
Lie detector tests are to be used to assess the risks posed by sex offenders in South Yorkshire.
It is a method of helping to target police resources which is already used in America.
Now officers from the region are travelling to Texas to be specially trained. The tests will not be used in court, but will be offered to offenders who are on bail or probation.
Lie detectors are to be used to monitor sex offenders in South Yorkshire.
Tests will be offered on a voluntary basis as part of probation or bail conditions.
The results won't be given in court, but will help the police address the risk factor of sex offenders and those caught with indecent images of children.
In trials, it led to three-quarters of offenders having their risk status and management increased, so offering greater protection to the public.
Suspects arrested for indecent child image offences are currently released on bail, whilst investigative technical work is carried out. By assessing the risk factor of the offender, it will help police prioritise the criminal investigations and to determine if the individual is a further risk.
– Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner
I made plain in my Police and Crime Plan that protecting the most vulnerable people is society was one of my key priorities and this important initiative is further illustration of how I am trying to achieve that aim.
The programme will reduce investigation costs and help us protect more vulnerable people as we come to understand the risks associated with some of this criminal behaviour.