Principal appointed to National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster

The National College for High Speed Rail has appointed Jackie Grubb as its Principal, to lead the education of next generation rail technicians and engineers at the largest of the government’s five new, employer-led national colleges.

Ed Miliband

Last chance to have your say on HS2 route plans

Doncaster MP Ed Miliband is making a final appeal for responses to the government’s consultation over HS2.

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The drama involved a Jet2 flight.

M1 closed near East Midlands Airport after Jet2 plane declares emergency

A section of the M1 was closed due to an "aircraft emergency" on a flight from Gran Canaria.

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The scene at Fitzalan Square this afternoon. Picture courtesy of Star reader Richard Simonite

BREAKING: Emergency services called out to Sheffield tram stop

The emergency services have been called out to an incident at a Sheffield tram stop this afternoon.
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The scene of the crash on the A18.

Crash closes A18 near Crowle

A road on Doncaster's outskirts is closed after a crash.

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A man died in a crash in York Road, Doncaster, today

BREAKING: Man killed in collision in Doncaster

A man died and a motorist was seriously inured in a two-car collision in Doncaster.

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First Buses Sheffield.

New late bus service launched for South Yorkshire students heading home after a Saturday night out

The University of Sheffield Students’ Union has joined forces with First Buses to launch a new late night bus service for students heading home after a Saturday night out.

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From left, Doncaster mayor Ros Jones, transport minister Andrew Jones, and National College for High Speed Rail chief executive Clair Mowbray at the college on Friday

Students rush for places at Doncaster’s HS2 college

A minister has told MPs that Doncaster’s national College for High Speed Rail has been inundated with prospective students.

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First Bus donates around £9,000 worth of advertising space across its vehicles to Prostate Cancer UK

Eye catching posters on the sides and interiors of many First buses across Yorkshire will help raise awareness of prostate cancer over the coming months.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Picture: Chris Etchells

#FlyDSA: “My house to Paris in just three hours - I was amazed!”

Emma Loughlin was blown away by her first experience flying from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

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From Left to Right: Roger Morton, Construction Manager, Willmott Dixon  Scott Cardwell, Assistant Director of Development at Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council  Jill Guthrie, Senior BIM Manager at Willmott Dixon  Anthony Dillon, Regional Managing Director at Willmott Dixon  Mayor Ros Jones  Andrew Jones MP, Transport Minister  John Austin, British Steel  Clair Mowbray, CEO, National College for High Speed Rail

Doncaster HS2 rail college students set for cash boost

Transport Minister Andrew Jones visited the National College for High Speed Rail - and pledged help for students.

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Chance to win flights to Bejing when Chinese film festival comes to Sheffield

Manchester Airport, in partnership with Hainan Airlines, is launching a Chinese film festival that will travel to Sheffield on March 2 to celebrate film and culture from China.


CCTV and new ticket vending machine to be installed at railway station

Improvements to rail services across the region are on track after a meeting hosted by Isle MP Andrew Percy recently.

Ed Miliband was runner-up in the local MP stakes.

Debate: Doncaster MP takes battle against HS2 plan to Parliament

Doncaster MP Ed Miliband last night took the battle against proposals to take HS2 through Doncaster to Parliament.

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HS2 Meadowhall option still on table, minister tells debate

HS2 Meadowhall option still on table, minister tells debate

Transport minister Andrew Jones says the planned Meadowhall route for HS2 still remains on the table, after questions in parliament early today.

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Doncaster taxi driver aims to reduce road accidents with book launch

A taxi driver from Doncaster is aiming to reduce the number of accidents on Britain’s roads with his new book ‘Driving Without Tears’.

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Councillor Cynthia Ransome

Doncaster councillor calling people to make views known on HS2

A Doncaster councillor is urging residents to make their views known on high speed rail while they still have the chance.

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Police probe underway into death

BREAKING: Pedestrian killed on South Yorkshire level crossing

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a train on a level crossing in Doncaster.

The canoe was discovered between junctions 30 and 29 in Derbyshire, with Highways England describing the objectas 'unusual debris'.

Runaway canoe left in fast lane of M1 causes traffic chaos

Traffic on the M1 just outside South Yorkshire was brought to a standstill this morning, as traffic officers removed a canoe that had been left in the fast lane.

The accident was on the A18 Tudworth Road in Thorne at the M180 junction earlier this morning.

Accident causing delays on major Doncaster road

Motorists travelling on a major Doncaster road are experiencing significant delays, following a road traffic collision.

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