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  1. Updates on Monday 18 April 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Live updates for South Yorkshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

I hope you managed to pop down to Ponds Forge in Sheffield to get a closer look at the Davis Cup Trophy today. If not, here's a photo our drivetime presenter Howie Pressman took earlier:

Davis Cup Trophy

If you have a story or photo to share with us then get in touch and you might see it on your Local Live page.

Weather: Turning chilly with ground frost in places

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry evening and night to come. Clear periods and winds will continue to ease and it will turn chilly with a ground frost in places by dawn.

Weather graphic

Sheffield Wednesday: Hutchinson is back training after illness

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Sheffield steel cups for Glastonbury revellers

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Sheffield

More than 200,000 cups made from stainless steel smelted in Sheffield will be handed out to revellers at Glastonbury Festival.

The cups are being tried out as part of organisers' efforts to reduce the amount of waste produced on the site.

Festival-goers will pay a deposit for one of the cups to use throughout the event before returning, donating or keeping it at the end of the weekend.

The cups were developed by Sheffield-based Glogg and made in Birmingham.

Glastonbury steel cup
Glastonbury Festival

Thousands of pounds raised for police officer injured by axe in Sheffield

Howard Pressman

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

It's been revealed this evening that thousands of pounds have been raised for the police officer who was injured by an axe in Gleadless Valley last week.

Neil Bowles, from the Police Federation, told BBC Radio Sheffield the initial target was to raise £200 for police constable Lisa Bates. That figure has now risen to £7,145.

A man has been remanded in custody until next month charged with attempting to murder a police officer with an axe.

Nathan Sumner, 35, of Plowright Close, Sheffield, is accused of carrying out the attack on Lisa Bates and four other officers in Gleadless Valley last Wednesday evening.

Snooker Championships: Mark Williams low key over Crucible title chances

Latest headlines: China commits to cutting steel production, says UK Business Secretary and Sam Hutchinson closes in on return for Sheffield Wednesday

Jenny Cork

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The top stories in South Yorkshire this evening include:

  • China has vowed to reduce the amount of steel it makes, according to Business Secretary Sajid Javid  
  • Sheffield firm Glogg is to make about a quarter of a million steel cups from recycled steel for this year's Glastonbury Festival
  • Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sam Hutchinson is back in training

Neil Warnock: Rotherham boss says he is best in Championship

BBC Sport

Rotherham United boss Neil Warnock says he believes he's the best manager in the Championship.

The 67-year-old took charge of the Millers in February after Neil Redfearn was sacked and has guided them towards a position of safety.

Warnock has been promoted to the top flight three times in his career.

"I don't think there's anybody else who can touch me at this level. My record is as good as anybody's," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

Neil Warnock

Snooker Championships: Mark Williams through to next round in Sheffield

O'Sullivan could be fined for not speaking to media after Crucible match

Listen: Wimbledon semi-finalist Roger Taylor talks grassroots tennis

Howard Pressman

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Following Great Britain's historic Davis Cup win, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has launched a nationwide Trophy Tour

It's at Pond's Forge in the heart of Sheffield this afternoon.

I've been along to see it and I met up with tennis legend Roger Taylor who told me about the LTA's involvement with grassroots tennis:

World Snooker 2016: Ronnie O'Sullivan's own superman escape shot?

BBC Sport

Watch the best five shots from Ronnie O'Sullivan's 10-7 victory over fellow Englishman David Gilbert at the Crucible, including a brilliant four-cushion escape that echoed Ricky Walden's amazing "superman" shot on Sunday.  

Ronnie O'Sullivan

Latest headlines: Two in court charged with alleged fraud in Rotherham and 'The Rocket' could be fined for refusing to speak to media after match

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories from South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

  • Two men have appeared in court in Rotherham charged with allegedly attempting to defraud an elderly woman
  • A man in his 40s is being treated in hospital after an accident on Herries Road in Sheffield
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan is through to the 2nd round of the World Championship at the Crucible, but could face a fine after refusing to speak to the media after the match

Accident near Northern General Hospital: More details

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

We heard earlier from police who were dealing with a road accident near the Northern General Hospital this morning.

It happened around 11am on Herries Road and the road had to be closed at the junction with Barnsley Road and Firth Park Road until 12:30pm.

The accident involved a white Citroen C3 and a man, believed to be in his 40s.

The pedestrian has been taken to hospital but there are no details about the extent of his injuries.

Herries Road

Watch: Tennis legend RogerTaylor in action at Ponds Forge

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Former Wimbledon semi-finalist, Roger Taylor, from Sheffield, has been in the city today taking on some young tennis talent.

He was at Ponds Forge along with the Davis Cup trophy.

It's on a tour of the country to celebrate Great Britain winning it last year.

The trophy will be on display at the leisure centre until 18:00.

Missing family of nine may be in South Yorkshire

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

A family missing from Stoke-on-Trent may have travelled to the South Yorkshire area, police believe.

Adriana Tulejova, 28, and her seven children - Imrich Bartek, 10; Eva Bartekova, 9; Domink Bartek, 7; Alex Bartek, 5; Janka Bartekova, 4; Adrian Bartek, 2 and 18 month-old Patrick Bartek - are believed to have left the area with their father, Imrich Bartek senior. They were last seen on Friday 8 April. 

From left to right: Janka, Alex, Eva, Dominik and Imrich

Adriana is described as white, about 5ft 2in, with a dark complexion and very long black hair. When last seen she was wearing jogging bottoms, trainers, a tracksuit top and gold hooped earrings.

Police say they're aware the family has connections with Rotherham and Sheffield and believe they may have travelled there. They're particularly concerned for Adrian who has disabilities and may need care.

Two appear in court over fraud offence

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Two men have appeared in court charged with allegedly attempting to defraud an elderly woman.

Shady Francis, 26, and Billy Jay Hilton, 31, both from Whitelea Road in Mexborough, are charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representations.

Hilton is also charged with the production of cannabis and abstracting electricity.

They are next due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 16 May.

Barnsley boss Heckingbottom says James Bree could play at the top

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Help protect rare breeding bird on Sheffield Moors

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Visitors to the Sheffield Moors are being asked to help protect one of the area's most threatened birds, the ring ouzel.

More commonly known as mountain blackbirds, ring ouzels travel thousands of miles every summer from North Africa to breed on the gritstone edges of the Peak District. 

Currently, the males are setting up breeding territories in preparation of the imminent arrival of the females.

Sadly, ring ouzels are in serious trouble in the UK. Over the past two decades they've declined by 70% and urgent action is needed to reverse their decline before it's too late.

Ring Ouzel

The Eastern Moors Partnership is asking visitors to help ring ouzels this breeding season by:

  • Looking out for and respecting signs about current nesting sites
  • Keeping dogs on a lead during the bird nesting season (until 31 July)
  • Keeping their distance while birdwatching or taking photographs

Doncaster Rovers Belles striker suffers broken leg

Doncaster Rovers Belles striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken leg in a friendly.

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk
The FA

The 25-year-old was the top scorer in Women's Super League Two in 2015 with 20 league goals in 18 games, as the Belles won promotion to the top flight.

The former England Under-23 player also won the Player's Player of the Year award for WSL 2 last season.

Glastonbury Festival picks Sheffield steel firms to produce reusable pint cups

Sheffield Star

The organisers of Glastonbury Festival have given their backing to Sheffield steel by picking a city firm to help produce 250,000 cups for use at this year's event.

Michael Eavis
Sheffield Star

Davis Cup tennis trophy comes to Sheffield

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

The famous Davis Cup tennis trophy is on a tour of the country to celebrate Great Britain winning it last year.

This afternoon the trophy will be on display at Ponds Forge in Sheffield  between 13:00 and 18:00.

Pictured below is the memorable moment Great Britain Captain Leon Smith lifted the trophy following his team's victory during day three of the Davis Cup Final match between Belgium and Great Britain on 29 November 2015.

Davis Cup tennis trophy
ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Weather: A dryer and brighter afternoon ahead

BBC Weather

Through the afternoon it should become dry and brighter with some sunny intervals developing. The wind should ease late in the day. 

Weather graphic

Snooker Championships: O'Sullivan through to next round at The Crucible

BBC Weather Watchers: Why not send us your shots of South Yorkshire?

Police investigate anti-social behaviour in Herringthorpe

Police in Rotherham are asking if you've been affected by anti-social behaviour in the Far Field Road area of Herringthorpe.

Reports of groups of young people gathering in Far Field Road are being investigated following several complaints from residents, police say.

Far Field Road

In particular, reports of people knocking on doors at unsociable hours have been received. On one occasion, damage to a window was caused as a result of stones being thrown at a property in the street.

Police Community Support Officer Stephanie McIntyre says: "Anyone who is identified as causing anti-social behaviour could ultimately risk being arrested and end up with a criminal conviction."

Accident near Northern General Hospital: Motorists told to avoid area

Snooker Championships: O'Sullivan needs two more frames at The Crucible

Latest headlines: Sheffield Council says majority of parents to get first choice primary school and city's sports facilities celebrate 25 years

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The top stories in South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • Thousands of parents across the country will learn today whether their children have secured a place at their first choice primary school for September. Sheffield Council says 97.5% of parents will get first choice
  • Ministers and business leaders from about 30 countries meet in Belgium to discuss crisis in global steel industry
  • Facilities built for the World Student Games in Sheffield back in 1991 mark their 25th anniversary

Snooker World Championship: Stephen Maguire 'embarrassed' by defeat

BBC Sport

Stephen Maguire said he was "embarrassed" at not being able to motivate himself for the World Championship at The Crucible in Sheffield.

Maguire, 35, lost 10-7 to fellow Scot Alan McManus, his fourth consecutive first-round defeat in Sheffield.

"I didn't feel anything," said the two-time semi-finalist. "It's terrible.

"It's embarrassing that you can't get up for a match at the World Championship, especially being lucky enough to actually qualify for it."

Stephen Maguire
Press Association

Listen: 'Give us a chance' message over planned Gypsy and Traveller site

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

We've been talking this morning on BBC Radio Sheffield about a row over plans for a Gypsy and Traveller site at Middlecliffe in Barnsley. 

There's a public meeting tonight over plans for the site.

People in the area are objecting to the proposal for more than 20 static and touring caravans on a greenfield site just off the main Rotherham road in the village (pictured).

I've been speaking to Margaret Smith, who lives on the Low Valley Gypsy and Traveller site at Darfield, which has been flooded three times. 

She tells me she wants to move to Middlecliffe to avoid the flood risk in the future and hopes local people will give her a chance:

Remember, remember: Register today - or lose your vote

Students in Sheffield - and everybody else, for that matter - are being reminded that if they want to have their say in the upcoming elections they need to get registered. And the clock is ticking...

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Listen: Row over plans for Gypsy and Traveller site in Dearne Valley

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

I've been finding out more about a public meeting due to be held later over plans for a Gypsy and Traveller site in the Dearne Valley.

The plan is to close the existing site at Low Valley in Darfield because it's prone to flooding. Instead there'd be a new site at Middlecliffe.

As you can hear, some people aren't at all happy about the proposal:

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Did they get in? Parents wait for news on primary school places

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Parents across the country sending their children to school for the first time from September should find out today whether they will get a place at their first choice of primary school

In Sheffield, the council says 97.5% of children will get a first preference place this year - a slight increase on last year (97.0%). 

A classroom of junior school children

Watch: Sheffield World Student Games facilities 25 years on

Mick Lunney

BBC Radio Sheffield News

On BBC Radio Sheffield this morning, we're marking two big anniversaries.  

Two facilities built as Sheffield prepared for the World Student Games in 1991 - Hillsborough Leisure Centre and Ponds Forge - both celebrate their 25th birthdays today.

I've been talking to the people who use the facilities now to find out what they think:

Your South Yorkshire pictures: Snow at Redmires Dam

Many thanks to Alex Price in Sheffield for sending in this picture he took at the weekend.

It's a frosty image of the snow at Redmires Dam near Stanage Edge on Sunday morning.

If you've got a photo you'd like to share you can get in touch with us and you might see it on our Local Live page later today.

Snow at Redmires Dam near Stanage Edge
Alexander D Price

Watch: Today's weather forecast for South Yorkshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudy morning with a little rain or drizzle in places and a brisk, chilly wind. Through the afternoon it should become dry and brighter with some sunny intervals developing. The wind should ease late in the day.  

Latest headlines: Row over planned Gypsy site in Dearne Valley and World Student Games facilities celebrate 25 years

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The top stories in South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • There's a public meeting in Barnsley later in protest at plans for a Gypsy and Traveller site in the Dearne Valley
  • Business Secretary Sajid Javid will join ministers and business leaders from 30 countries at a meeting to discuss the crisis in the global steel industry
  • They're marking an anniversary at Ponds Forge Leisure Centre in Sheffield today - the World Student Games facilities are all 25 years old

Travel: Burst water main sparks Gleadless road closure

BBC Travel

Gleadless Common in Gleadless is closed in both directions between the B6063 Hollinsend Road junction and the Gleadless Avenue junction.

It's because of a burst water main and emergency repairs.  

Gleadless Common