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  1. Amy-Leanne Stringfellow murder: Accused dies in prison

    A man accused of murdering a woman in South Yorkshire has died in prison, the Ministry of Justice has said.

    HMP Leeds

    Terence Papworth, 45, formerly of Dryden Road, Doncaster, was charged by police in June with the murder of Amy-Leanne Stringfellow.

    Mr Papworth died at HMP Leeds on Sunday, a spokesperson from the Prison Service said.

    The cause of his death could not be confirmed and was a matter for the coroner, the Ministry of Justice said.

    Miss Stringfellow, 26, a former soldier, was found seriously injured at a house on Dryden Road in Doncaster on 5 June and died shortly afterwards.

    Mr Papworth was due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday charged with her murder.

    The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed of his death, the Prison Service added.

  2. 'Groundbreaking' cancer research to start in Sheffield

    A dedicated centre for research into mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer, is being launched at the University of Sheffield.

    Asbestos sign

    The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world, with 2,700 new cases of the disease - caused in most cases by exposure to asbestos - diagnosed each year.

    The new dedicated centre will be the first of its kind in the country and is being paid for by a national charity, according to the University of Sheffield.

    Professor Angela Mary Tod, from the university's Health Sciences School, said: "Finding an effective treatment or a cure for the terrible disease is obviously the main priority for researchers and clinicians worldwide.

    "But here in Sheffield we are uniquely focused on patients’ experiences in order to drastically improve the support and care they receive.

    "Our groundbreaking work will help to establish the gaps in existing knowledge and also help to identify future research priorities."

  3. 'Urgent' call for new hospital for Doncaster

    The government is being called on by political leaders in South Yorkshire to "urgently" invest in a new hospital for Doncaster.

    Doncaster Royal Infirmary

    Politicians including the mayor of the Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis, the mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones, and Doncaster MPs Ed Miliband, Rosie Winterton and Nick Fletcher, are calling for more investment in the town.

    In a letter to health secretary Matt Hancock, they say that Doncaster Royal Infirmary, which was built in 1930, is in need of maintenance work worth £67m.

    Doncaster's A&E department is currently dealing with up to double the number of patients it was originally designed to cope with, they add.

    Earlier this year, the government announced funding for 40 hospitals between now and 2030.

    Dan Jarvis says: "The case for a new central hospital in Doncaster is unequivocal, and health and political leaders in the region are united behind this plan."

  4. Digital picture van appeal in search for missing man

    Police searching for a missing man are driving a van with his picture on it around Doncaster today in a bid to jog people's memories.

    Kyle Binns

    Kyle Binns, 25, was last seen on Tuesday, 10 November on St Anne’s Road in the Belle Vue area of the town.

    He was then later caught on CCTV footage walking on Bawtry Road, Bessacarr, at about 08:45.

    Kyle was wearing a black jacket, black jeans, a dark cap and white trainers.

    A digital screen van is travelling across several locations today as part of South Yorkshire Police's search for him.

    If anybody has seen Kyle, or thinks they may have seen someone matching his description whether in person or on CCTV, they're being asked to get in touch with police.

    Kyle Binns
  5. Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A chilly and dry start this morning, followed by a cloudy afternoon, with light rain or drizzle.

    This evening will remain cloudy with some light rain, which will ease overnight:

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  6. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    After a cloudy and cold start with some showers, it will become a fine day with sunshine until dusk.

    This evening will be dry with clear spells, followed by a cold night with a moderate south-westerly breeze:

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  7. Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A grey morning with some scattered showers. Light rain will spread eastwards in the afternoon and it'll be quite windy, with fresh to strong south-westerly winds.

    Tonight will see clear spells through the evening with areas of cloud forming in the early hours, increasing the chance of some scattered showers.

    It'll stay blustery overnight and will be colder than of late:

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  8. Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A blustery day which should remain cloudy, mild and dry.

    Tonight it will stay fairly cloudy, although a few clear breaks may develop in the early hours:

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  9. Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be a blustery day with bright spells and occasional showers.

    It'll be windy and mild this evening with rain easing off through the night:

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