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LIVE in Barnsley music festival to return this Summer

Rock group This State of Ours confirmed for festival

LIVE in Barnsley, the town’s first metropolitan free music festival that took place last summer, is set to take place again this summer on Saturday 21st June. This year there are 13 venues and 117 bands taking part.

Among the confirmed acts are rock group, This State of Ours, variously from Doncaster, Rotherham and Swinton.

CLA wants government to clamp down on fly-tipping

"Fly-tipping happens all year round but it hits a peak at this time of year.

"CLA members frequently have to dispose of anything from black sacks to furniture, televisions, garden waste and piles of rubble.

"The CLA's action plan to tackle environmental crime calls for the Government to ensure local authorities can accept fly-tipped waste without charge to landowners as well as an end to the prosecution of landowners who have waste dumped on their land and have to pay to remove it."

– Dorothy Fairburn, CLA North Regional Director

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Stretch of M1 remains closed after lorry crash

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RT @hatraffic_emids #M1 #Derbyshire Early expectation is that the M1(S), J29 - J28, will remain closed for several hours. Expect delays...

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Due to the accident which has closed the #M1 southbound J29 - J28 in #Derbyshire, motorists won't be able to use #Tibshelf motorway services

Two charged with robbing 13-year-old girl

Two men have been charged with the robbery of a mobile phone from a 13-year-old girl in Walkley, Sheffield after allegedly threatening her with a knife.

Brett Wraith, 19, of no fixed address, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court tomorrow, while Jarrod Bolton, 18, also of no fixed address, will appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday 1 May. Both men are being held in custody.

It is alleged that the 13-year-old girl was playing on her mobile phone in Ruskin Park, Walkley, on the afternoon of Saturday 5 April when two men approached her, threatened her with a knife, and demand she hand over the device.

Man jailed for rape thanks to information from public

Alan Ahmed Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Information received from a member of the public has led to a 39-year-old man being jailed for six years for the rape of a woman in Rotherham last year.

Alan Ahmed, from Parkgate, was sentenced yesterday at Sheffield Crown Court after pleading guilty to rape.

In August 2013, a 31-year-old woman was on a night out with friends in Broad Street, Parkgate. She had stepped outside for a cigarette when she was approached by Ahmed.

He took her to a nearby car park in Greasborough Road where he raped her. Officers were called shortly after the attack, as the woman asked members of the public for help.

CCTV images of an unknown man with the victim were released, which led to a member of the public telling police that a man wearing the same hooded top as in the CCTV stills walked down Broad Street, Parkgate, every day.

Ahmed was stopped by officers, arrested and charged with rape after DNA evidence linked him to the crime.

Hull KR coach praises players for dramatic derby win

Craig Hall drop goal snatched win for Robins Credit: PA

Craig Sandercock has praised his Hull KR players for keeping their heads to give him what he called his best win as coach.

The Robins saw off local rivals Hull FC 21-20 thanks to a Craig Hall drop goal with 46 seconds left, on a night when the video referee was one of the hardest working people in the ground.

The Robins had three tries denied at the screen and felt they had other decisions go against them, not to mention losing a 10-point lead before winning the game all over again.

"I'm happy the boys dug so deep under some extreme adversity. That's a year's worth in one night," the Australian said of the amount of decisions he felt had gone against his side.

"I'd have to say yes (his best win), considering the amount of adversity. I don't want to comment but I was very disappointed at a myriad of decisions.

At 20-16 ahead and with just under 10 minutes to go, Rovers sub James Green dropped the easiest of chances to score another try, shelling a pass a yard from an unguarded line.

Hull then scored through Fetuli Talanoa to make it 20-20, but Richard Whiting failed with the conversion and Hall won the day.

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Police issue e-fit after pensioner attacked at home

E-fit of the man police want to speak to after the attack Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police are searching for a burglar in Leeds who punched a pensioner in her own home and stole her jewellery. The 62-year-old returned to her house in Horsforth to find the man upstairs.

PC Sam Warburton, who is investigating the incident, said: "The victim has quite understandably been very upset by the incident and we are appealing for assistance from the public to catch this man."

CLA prepare for Easter spike in fly-tipping

Group call for new rules over fly-tipping Credit: PA

A group which represents landowners in North Yorkshire says it's preparing for a rise in cases of fly-tipping in the region over the Easter holiday.

The CLA is calling for new rules to tackle the problem, as it says too many people have to pay to get rid of rubbish dumped on their land. It's also lobbying the government for a new scheme which will allow dumped waste to be taken to the tip free of charge.

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