Ex miners have gathered at Goldthorpe Union Jack Working Men's Club in Barnsley to watch Margaret Thatcher's funeral. Later they will parade an effigy of the former Prime Minster in a coffin on a horse and cart through the town.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said that housing benefit changes that have been introduced today are about "fairness".
In response to criticisms of the so-called 'bedroom tax', he said: "The reality is this is about getting our housing benefit back into order".
"This is about fairness. It's about fairness to those who pay vast sums of money in taxation to see that people living in subsidised accommodation who often don't use the bedrooms they've got, while others in overcrowded accommodation.... they can't get the accommodation they need.
"This is a nonsense problem that was created by the last government who didn't build enough housing and didn't manage the housing stock properly".
The RSPCA is investigating after a duck was shot by a crossbow bolt in Dearne Valley Park in Barnsley. They say anyone convicted of shooting the animal could face a six-month prison sentence and a £5,000 fine. The duck appears to be mobile and is being monitored by the charity.
A school in Barnsley has given out a worksheet containing some of the most offensive swear words.
Some parents and pupils are said to have reacted angrily, saying the language, which they were asked to comment on and say whether they were appropriate words to use in different situations, was "horrifying".