HEADLINES: Round-up of today’s top stories

Today's top headlines from around South Yorkshire
Today's top headlines from around South Yorkshire
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Here’s a run down of the news around South Yorkshire today.

VIDEO: Shocking mobile phone footage of unprovoked attack on 12-year-old South Yorkshire boy

Shocking mobile phone footage shows the moment a 12-year-old Rotherham boy was set upon in a violent unprovoked attack.

Josh Cooper was wrestled to the ground before being punched repeatedly around his head as he curled up in a desperate attempt to protect himself.

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Somali gang members ‘ordered’ Jordan Thomas murder suspect to strip hours after shooting

A suspect accused of playing a part in the murder of Jordan Thomas said members of a Somali gang ordered him to change his clothes hours after the shooting.

Asif Yousaf told a jury at Sheffield Crown Court that two men took him to a flat in Broomhall with the promise of trying a new batch of drugs early on Monday, December 22 – hours after Mr Thomas had been shot dead.

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Council to debate Sheffield bus changes after thousands back petition U-turn call

An urgent call to reverse controversial bus cuts in Sheffield will be debated by councillors after more than 5,000 people signed a petition in less than a week.

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The billion dollar questions about Sheffield City Region’s devolution deal

Many questions have been raised following the announcement of the in-principle devolution deal for the Sheffield City Region, which is set to include an elected mayor.

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TREES: Sheffield schoolboy inspired to write moving poem about tree felling

A budding writer inspired by the campaigns to save Sheffield’s trees from being felled put pen to paper to craft a moving poem about the topic.

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Two men die in crash near Buxton

Two men have died in a crash on the A515 near Buxton this morning.

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