TV gives a false impression of murder enquiries

If you are a fan of television crime drama, you can be left with a very false impression of what is involved in a murder enquiry.

Rachel Shenton

Hollyoaks star supports local newspapers

I am a huge supporter of local newspapers because they do so much good for the communities they serve.

Dr Alan Billings

COLUMNIST: What will reduce crime in South Yorkshire?

The first thing anyone interested in policing wants to know is: what will reduce crime?

People believed the object was a flying saucer

Yorkshire UFO mystery solved 60 years after ‘flying saucer’ found on moors

Sixty years after a crash wreckage of what people thought was a small UFO was found on the moors, an answer to the mystery may have been found.

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi is backing the campaign

Celebrate Sheffield women who follow in Suffragettes' footsteps

One hundred years ago this week, British women were given a voice.

The Star is on the lookout for a part-time Local Democracy Reporter

Vacancy for part-time reporter to join the team at The Star

Holding those in power to account is at the very core of journalism.
Donna Pierpoint

COLUMNIST: Donna Pierpoint - Not all health care for the elderly costs the earth

Not all health care for the elderly costs the earth. In fact a recent study on the effects of weekly complimentary therapies provides some very encouraging results.

Carr Lane, where the cyclist was killed. Picture: Google

Cyclist dies following crash with 4x4 in South Yorkshire

A cyclist has been killed after he was struck by a 4x4 in rural Barnsley.
The A631 Tickhill Road. Picture: Google

Two dead after car smashes into bridge in Rotherham

Two men have been killed after the car they were travelling in hit a bridge in Maltby.
The scene in Wensley Street, Firth Park, following the murder of a 31-year-old man.

Stepbrother pays tribute to Sheffield dad murdered in early hours

The stepbrother of a 31-year-old Sheffield man murdered in the early hours of this morning has paid tribute to the well-liked dad.
The HS2 route in South Yorkshire and beyond.

Working together to extract maximum benefits from HS2

The Department for Transport announcements last month were eagerly awaited by everyone with an interest in HS2, supporters and opponents alike.

A sloth

HEALTH: Diabetics are not lazy sloth-like people

I’m Bill Stewardson, aged 57, residing in Woodhouse Mill.


RETRO: The history of Sheffield cutlery manufacturer family the Nowills

This week we trace a city cutlery manufacturer’s family right back to the 1700s.

The Sherlocks are, from left, Josh Davidson, Kiaran Crook, Brandon Crook and Andy Davidson.

Sheffield’s The Sherlocks living for moment of album release

A band of brothers from South Yorkshire admit they are living for the moment they release their debut album.

St Marie's Cathedral feature after restoration Laura Claveria Heritage Engagement & Learning Officer

Restoration of ‘amazing’ building nears completion

Visitors are being welcomed back to Sheffield’s St Marie’s Catholic Cathedral as it nears the final stages of restoration.


Court round-up: Latest convictions at Sheffield, Doncaster and Chesterfield

The following were convicted at Doncaster, Chesterfield and Sheffield magistrates’ courts between Monday, November 21, and Thursday December 1.

Ms Zhang Ge, 26, making 'Chinese crepe' at Big Bing in the Moor Market, Sheffield

Sheffield shops use Mandarin to reach out to the city’s large Chinese student population

From a flower seller in the Moor Market to a kebab restaurant near Sheffield University, local businesses are using Chinese characters to appeal to the city’s Mandarin-speaking population, writes Jacob Lotinga.
Sir Norman Bettison

Former South Yorkshire police chief uses book to deny 'black propaganda' campaign after Hillsborough disaster

Former South Yorkshire police chief Norman Bettison has denied being part of a 'black propaganda' conspiracy after the Hillsborough disaster in a book where he claims to have become 'a symbol for something that had been mythologised over a quarter of a century'.
Highcliffe Road'Picture: Google

Sheffield street without water

A street in Sheffield was without water for two hours earlier today.


QUIZ: Which Sheffield Wednesday player's hair is this?

Can you spot the former Sheffield Wednesday players by the hair on their head?

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