BBC news for South Yorkshire

Hillsborough disaster: David Duckenfield's bid for legal costs snubbed

The PCC of South Yorkshire refuses to pay the legal costs of a former officer facing charges over Hillsborough.

Manchester attack: Pre-inquest hearing due to go ahead

A pre-inquest hearing is due to take place on Friday at Manchester Town Hall, the city's coroners office confirms.

Council calls for police inquiry over WCAT finances

Three schools in Wakefield could each lose thousands of pounds after the collapse of a Yorkshire academy chain, a council says.

Bomber's brother 'was plotting terror act in the UK'

Extremist material on how to make bombs was found during raids by anti-terror police, a court hears.

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Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president, returned from exile to take up office.

Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

The family of murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp say the ruling means she can now rest in peace.

North Korea digs DMZ trench after recent defection

The North fortifies the spot where one of its soldiers defected last week.

Beijing nursery 'needle abuse' of children shocks China

Several children were allegedly given injections and fed drugs in a case that has sparked an outcry.