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JK Rowling 'deeply honoured' to be made Companion of Honour

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has told of her pride at being made a Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace.

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Sheffield's controversial tree felling plans threaten festive street display

People living in a street where visitors flock to see cherry trees festooned with lights every Christmas have said the tradition is being wrecked by the local council's controversial felling programme.

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Financial incentives increase breastfeeding rates in pilot study

Offering new mothers financial incentives could significantly increase low breastfeeding rates, a "groundbreaking" pilot study has found.

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Inquest opens into deaths of five people in horror car crash

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the deaths of three children and two adults in a horror car crash in Leeds.

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Uber has Sheffield licence suspended

Uber has had its licence suspended in Sheffield.

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Honour for aide who was with MP Jo Cox when she was killed

The former senior caseworker of murdered MP Jo Cox has paid tribute to the politician, describing her as "very inspirational".

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Able seaman keeps family tradition alive by serving on carrier

The families of crew members of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier have spoken of their pride in their loved ones.

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Campaigners hit out at £500,000 plan to save Sheffield war memorial trees

A £500,000 price tag put on saving war memorial trees threatened with the chop is "a slap in the face to the community, residents and our nation's World War One war memory", according to campaigners.

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Campaigners hope homeless attack victim does not end up back on streets

Homelessness campaigners say they want to make sure the victim of a brutal attack does not end up back on the streets once he is released from hospital.

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Businessman wins £35,000 damages from woman over 'threat to kill' claims

A businessman has won £35,000 High Court damages from a woman who told a church congregation that he had threatened to slit her throat.

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Crack prison squad deployed to jails 580 times in last year

An elite group of specially-trained prison officers had to be deployed to jails in England and Wales 580 times last year, new figures show.

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Lubaina Himid becomes oldest artist to win Turner Prize

The Turner Prize has not become a "lifetime achievement award" despite Lubaina Himid winning at the age of 63, the chair of the judging panel has said.

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Fifth of workers book day off to recover from office Christmas bash

Half of workers have a "civilised" three-course dinner in a restaurant followed by drinks in a bar for their office Christmas party, a new study reveals.

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Lubaina Himid becomes oldest artist to win Turner Prize

The Turner Prize has not become a "lifetime achievement award" despite Lubaina Himid winning at the age of 63, the chair of the judging panel has said.

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Adoption agency ad claim of using only 'experienced competent assessors' banned

An adoption agency's advertising claim that it used only "experienced competent assessors" has been banned following a complaint that it received an overall "inadequate" ranking from Ofsted.

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Funding for Hillsborough match commander to fight possible prosecution

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield is to get legal aid to fight possible prosecution on charges of gross negligence manslaughter.

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Police officer who clung on to teetering crashed van 'was just doing my job'

A police officer who clung on to a crashed van to stop it falling from a bridge on to a road below has said: "I was just doing my job."

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Two boys to face trial over 'school massacre plot'

Two teenagers will go on trial next year accused of plotting a Columbine School-style attack.

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Man serving life sentence for murder arrested after absconding from open prison

A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder who absconded from an open prison has been arrested.

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Brit wins UN backing for food-growing system deployable in disaster-hit areas

A British engineer who has developed an environmentally-friendly food growing system that can be deployed in disaster-hit areas has won backing from the UN.

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