Ukip surged on in the latest council by-elections, storming a previously rock-solid Labour stronghold at Rawmarsh in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft, from Yorkshire, was one of a number of sports stars who have been honoured at Buckingham Palace.
A 15-year-old who knocked down and killed a pedestrian in North Yorkshire while driving a stolen Range Rover at 70mph in a 30mph zone then ran off from police has been detained for five years.
The Hi-de-Hi! actor Paul Shane, who lived in South Yorkshire, has died at the age of 72 following a short illness, his agent said.
The Doncaster-based makers of halal lamb burgers withdrawn from a city's schools after a sample was said to contain pork have challenged the findings of the test.
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Saturday 18 May 2013
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