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Sheffield Wednesday bosses make huge gesture to help legendary fundraiser reach his £1m target

The club have confirmed that fundraising legend John Burkhill - otherwise known as ‘the man with the pram’ – will be returning to Hillsborough for the Owls’ season-opener in pursuit of his ‘magic million’. John, aged 83 and from Handsworth, has raised over £850,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support over the years but is desperate to reach his £1 target. To help, Owls bosses are allowing John and a team of volunteers to take collection buckets to Hillsborough for SWFC’s first game of the season agai

Arson attack causes yet more damage to abandoned ski village - look how it has changed over the years

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the blaze on Wednesday at the Parkwood Springs site is believed to have been started deliberately – the latest in a long list of arson attacks at the site over the years. In the aftermath of the fire, large swathes of grassland were scorched black with some trees’ leaves visibly discoloured. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue managed to get the blaze under control and no-one is believed to have been injured. It was Europe’s largest artificial ski resort at it

Dad in wheelchair desperate for England Euro ticket swap so he can watch game in Sheffield with his daughter

But he is desperate to spend some time with his daughter at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night when England play in one of the Euro 2022 semi-finals after getting through last night. Kevin has two tickets in a stand, but he is a wheelchair user, meaning he will have to miss the match and the chance to spend some time with his teenage daughter unless he can do a swap. “We have got two tickets up in a stand which have to go up steps to get to the seats. I will be in a wheelchair and all the wheelchai

South Yorkshire neighbourhood 'heartbroken' for families who lost everything in devastating fire during 38C heat

As a result, residents say despite police and ambulance services arriving in moments, it took up to 40 minutes for fire engines to arrive on Woodland Drive to battle the flames because of how busy crews were. "It is just heartbreaking. It is like they have lost everything. That is all they have got. One resident said she was called by a friend saying there was an emergency and to get her elderly mother out of her house. “We were all worried about what if it got into the gas mains, for example

Community spirit shines in South Yorkshire as support for families whose homes were destroyed pours in

In the space of a few hours more than £15,000 has been raised, which will be split between families in the Woodlands Drive area of Barnsley, who lost everything in yesterday’s blazes. The fundraiser aims to support the families whose houses went up in smoke yesterday as sweltering temperatures gripped South Yorkshire and the rest of the country. Nicola Barry, the organiser for the fundraiser, said on her JustGiving page: “When we say these guys have nothing left, this is the extent we mean. Yo

Stolen goods valued at £150,000 found during police raid in South Yorkshire

The raid in Rotherham, carried out by British Transport Police and supported by the Joint Unit for Waste Crime, uncovered stolen items including a ride-on lawn mower and a woodchipper worth over £25,000. Further items stolen from multiple burglaries and thefts across the region were seized and returned making the total goods recovered between £140,000-150,000. Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. BTP Superintendent Mark Cleland said: “Our approach to tackling metal cri

Weetabix Wildcats application window opens soon

It was great fun and a fantastic experience last week to head down to St George's Park in #Sheffield to film and put together this video for the Sheffield and #Hallamshire County #FA. #WeetabixWildcats is a fun, friendly and supportive programme enabling girls aged 5 to 11 to get into football in a non-competitive environment and make new friends. The application window for clubs and schools to become new Weetabix Wildcats providers opens soon and it is the perfect time to do so with the UEFA Women's European Championship coming to #SouthYorkshire this summer. #Football #WEURO2022

Hundreds of people march across Sheffield city centre in climate change protest

Hundreds of people have marched across Sheffield city centre demanding climate justice and for governments and leaders around the globe to take the action that is needed to reverse the climate crisis. Sheffielders walked down from Devonshire Green at about 1pm on Saturday 6th November across the city centre, culminating in a large gathering of people outside Sheffield City Hall where speeches and live performances took place. Lucinda Wakefield, one of the event’s organisers from the Sheffield