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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather from across Sheffield and South Yorkshire resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 11 May 2016

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By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

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Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Live updates for South Yorkshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 0800 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

Don't forget to get in touch if you have a story or picture you'd like to share with us.

Watch: Why some local people think Yorkshire Wildlife Park is loud enough already

Kevin Larkin

Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Plans to hold concerts at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster won't go ahead. 

The council's licensing committee has rejected an application to put on 12 events a year catering for 15,000 people, citing concerns about traffic levels, nuisance to locals and alcohol issues.  

One of the residents living near the wildlife park, Martin Tyas, said there is already an issue with noise at the park and sent us this video....

Yorkshire Wildlife Park video

Government needs to take stronger lead over Tata sale says South Yorkshire MP

A South Yorkshire MP is urging the Government to take a more active role in helping to secure the sale of Tata steel sites, including those in Stocksbridge and Rotherham. 

Tata Steel says seven potential buyers are interested in acquiring its UK operations. 

Penistone and Stocksbridge MP, Angela Smith, was speaking in a debate at Westminster on the future of the steel industry....

Angela Smith MP
Flying Colours

We need a government to fufil a much more powerful role...that of strategic lead in terms of ensuring that the Tata sales process is placed firmly in the context of how the industry needs to develop in the long term in order to secure its sustainability and we need to see that role taken on by the government now."

Angela SmithLabour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge

Willett & Spieth: How will the golfers fare after drama of Augusta?

BBC Sport

Masters champion Danny Willett from Sheffield and runner-up Jordan Spieth face the sternest of challenges when they return to action at this week's Players Championship.

Danny Willett and Jordon Spieth
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Neither has competed since the drama of Augusta more than a month ago, and they face the strongest field of the year on a TPC Sawgrass course that demands the utmost precision.

This is the week when golf bursts back to life at an event that is a major in all but name. It heralds the start of a hectic spell that includes the US Open, Open and PGA Championship as well as the game's return to the Olympics in Rio. And it will be asking a lot for the top two at the Masters to hit the ground running.

Willett has spent the past month getting used to the life-changing circumstances of becoming a dad and a major champion for the first time. Spieth, meanwhile, has been coming to terms with the first serious setback of his young career having squandered a five-stroke lead on the back nine at Augusta.

Latest headlines: Three people arrested after man taken to hospital in Doncaster and Sheffield's newest MP calls for inquiry into Orgreave

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories from South Yorkshire this evening include:

  • Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man in his 40s was taken to hospital following an incident in Doncaster
  •  The Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham says the experience of the Hillsborough families should act as a catalyst to major change in the criminal justice system
  • The new Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough has called on the Prime Minister to order an inquiry into events at Orgreave during the miners' strike 

Weather: Largely dry with clear spells overnight

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

There may be a few heavy showers this evening, however it will be largely dry with clear spells overnight

Some low cloud and perhaps fog patches will develop by the early hours, especially over high ground.  

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BBC

Wildlife park plans get the thumbs down - Doncaster Council explains decision

Former Reds player says everyone will be afraid of playing Barnsley

Latest headlines: Stabbing in Doncaster and plans to diversify at Yorkshire Wildlife Park are thrown out by council

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories this afternoon include:

  • A man in his 40's has been taken to hospital with reported stab wounds after incident in Doncaster
  • Constituent of Sheffield MP says she's upset about the portrayal of her mother in the ITV programme "The Secret
  • The owners of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster have been told they can't hold concerts there

Daughter of murder victim criticises ITV drama

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Lauren Bradford from Sheffield has criticised the ITV drama "The Secret" for its portrayal of the murder of her mother in 1991. 

At the time the murder was covered up as a suicide pact but 18 years later it was discovered that Lesley Howell  had actually been murdered by her father and his mistress.

Colin Howell and Hazel Buchanan are serving jail sentences over the murders of Trevor Buchanan and Lesley Howell, whose bodies were found in a fume-filled car in Northern Ireland 25 years ago.  

It's now been turned into a television programme starring James Nesbitt.

James Nesbitt in The Secret
ITV

Lauren Bradford (pictured below) says the show was made without her consent and has considerably misrepresented her mother. 

Lauren and her MP, Louise Haigh, are now due to meet with the Culture Secretary to discuss the issues surrounding the airing of the drama.   

The Sheffield MP says she has already been in contact with ITV and OFCOM and as far as she can see no rules have been broken but she believes victims voices should have a far greater role in any accounting of their tragedy.

Lauren Bradford
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Look North weather presenter bids farewell

There were a few tears in the Look North studio this lunchtime as weather presenter Kay Crewdson bid farewell to the region.

She's off to Nottingham but says she's not saying goodbye, more farewell for now......

Sheffield's newest MP calls for Orgreave inquiry

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

The new Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough has called on the Prime Minister to order an inquiry in events at Orgreave.

Gill Furniss was speaking in the Commons for the first time since winning her late-husband, Harry Harpham's, old seat in last Thursday's by-election....  

Gill Furniss
BBC

Twenty seven years ago in my constituency we saw the country's biggest sporting disaster. It is clear that we won't have the full truth about Hillsborough until we have the full truth about Orgreave and the policing of the miners strike. Will the Prime Minister accept the call by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and initiate an inquiry."

Gill FurnissLabour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
David Cameron Prime Minister
BBC

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, responded to say the Home Secretary was currently considering the matter.

New BBC programme looking for people from Sheffield to take part

A new BBC TV show is looking for Sheffield residents to take part in a programme about overcoming financial hardship.

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BBC

The television programme is working with the not-for-profit lending service Sheffield Money.

If you're paying back a friend, buying essentials for the home or starting a small business, the programme makers would like to hear your story.

You can get in touch by emailing casting@curvemedia.com.

Sheffield man found guilty of murdering father of two

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

A man's been found guilty of murdering a Sheffield father of two. 

Steven Ray,36, (pictured below) from Thornborough Road, Heeley stabbed Rory Hemmings in the chest after an argument at Mr Hemmings ex partner's house last November. 

Steven Ray
South Yorkshire Police

Mr Hemmings (pictured below) died from a single stab wound to the chest at a house in Arbourthorne. 

Steven Ray will be sentenced tomorrow at Sheffield Crown Court. 

Rory Hemmings
South Yorkshire Police

Royal visit to Ulley Sailing Club

Stabbing incident in Doncaster

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

A man in his 40's has been taken to hospital with reported stab wounds after incident in Doncaster. 

Police were called to Marsh Gate just after 9.30 this morning.

The man's injuries aren't thought to be life threatening. 

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder 

Concert plan for Wildlife Park thrown out by Doncaster Council

Plans to hold concerts at the Yorkshire Wildlfe Park in Doncaster have been rejected by the council's licensing committee.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Google

The owners of the park wanted to put on up to 12 events a year catering for 15,000 people. 

This lunchtime councillors turned down the plan, citing concerns about traffic levels, nuisance to local residents and control of alcohol among people attending concerts.  

Weather: Bright spells later today

BBC Weather

Clearing to some bright or sunny spells through the late afternoon or evening. Feeling warm in shelter, but cooler near coasts with an onshore breeze.

Weather graphic
BBC

Call for changes to criminal justice system in wake of Hillsborough inquests

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Labour are calling for changes to the criminal justice system in the wake of the Hillsborough inquests which ruled that the 96 Liverpool fans who died were unlawfully killed. 

The jury concluded that blunders by the police contributed to the disaster in 1989 and no blame could be placed on the supporters. 

The Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham, says it's unfair that the police had access to public money to defend themselves, while the families of the victims had to fight for justice:  

Andy Burnham
AFP/Getty Images

The families have walked the hardest road imaginable over those 27 years. That journey has exposed just how the odds are stacked against people and loaded in favour of the authorities. So I believe there does now need to be real change, a re-balancing of the police and criminal justice system in favour of ordinary people."

Andy BurnhamShadow Home Secretary

Latest headlines: Call for changes to criminal justice system in wake of Hillsborough inquests and 'strapped for cash' of Sheffield could end up on telly

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories from South Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

  • Labour are calling for changes to the criminal justice system after the Hillsborough inquests
  • Doncaster council has refused an application for Yorkshire Wildlife Park to hold events which could have seen as many as 15 thousand people attending
  • a new BBC TV show is looking for people from Sheffield who struggle with money 

BreakingWildlife entertainment plans turned down

David Willey: Yorkshire all-rounder takes bowling break with abdominal injury

BBC Sport

Yorkshire all-rounder David Willey has been told not to bowl for six weeks because of an abdominal injury. 

David Willey
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However, the 26-year-old could still bat in the White Rose county's current Championship game against Surrey if required to do so.

The injury means Willey could be unavailable for some of England's one-day international series against Sri Lanka next month. 

Awaiting decision on plans for entertainment at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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Our reporter Kevin Larkin is at the Doncaster Council licensing committee meeting.

He's waiting for a decision over whether Yorkshire Wildlife Park should be allowed to expand its entertainment licence.

If the local authority approves, the park will be able to host events which could see as many as 15 thousand people attending.

Some local people are concerned about increasing noise and traffic issues if the proposal gets the go-ahead.

Rapper Professor Green to talk at Sheffield Festival

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Stephen Manderson, also known as Professor Green, is to take part in the Sheffield Doc Fest next month.

The rapper turned filmmaker will appear at the Crucible Theatre talking about his documentary work.

His documentaries have covered the subject of mental health in "Suicide and me", homelessness in "Hidden and Homeless" and next, "Dangerous Dogs".

He'll be at the Crucible on 11 June.

Professor Green
© BBC

Yorkshire Wildlife Park meeting gets underway at Doncaster Council

The people who run the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster want to host events, which could see as many as 15 thousand people attending.  

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Some people living nearby don't like the idea, fearing an increase in noise and traffic issues if plans to expand the park's entertainment licence get council approval. 

The park has submitted an additional licence application for another area of the park, which it says is as far away as possible from residents, to continue to develop its 'Safari Evening' events. 

Latest headlines: Authority in Sheffield to learn lessons from CSE in Rotherham and getting on their electric bikes to do business in Sheffield

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The top stories from South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • A group of people affected by the widespread sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham will meet Sheffield Council today to discuss lessons that can be learnt from what happened
  • Nurses say they're increasingly concerned about staff shortages at hospitals in Doncaster and Bassetlaw
  • There's a new electric bike hire business in Sheffield. Owners hope firms will start using bikes to do deliveries rather than vans

Sheffield Wednesday looking ahead to the play off semi-final

Sheffield band say show can't go on unless they get their stolen guitars back

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield band the Hudares say they may have to cancel a number of gigs after their guitars were stolen.

The band's singer, Dave Howard, had his house burgled while he was away. The thieves took all the musical equipment (pictured)  plus golf clubs, a 42" TV and a PlayStation 4.

Guitars
The Hudares

The guitars are a black Epiphone Dot, a yellow Epiphone Wildcat, a Yamaha acoustic, a Les Paul copy and a Vox duel bass and guitar amp.

The band is booked to play a number of gigs, including this Friday at Maida Vale but will be unable to play unless the equipment is found.

EU referendum: Do region's jobs and trade depend on EU?

David Rhodes

BBC Yorkshire

The numbers involved within the EU referendum can be bewildering even for keen enthusiasts.

On any given day we're told the UK could be £4.2bn a year better off if we leave. Although, we're also told, each household could be at the same time £4,200 worse off if we cancel our membership.

I'm sure you get the idea.

The numbers being used within the national debate are huge and the most typical call from voters is simply: "Will I be better or worse off if we leave or stay in the EU?"

But when it comes to jobs and trade, what do the numbers mean to Yorkshire and the Humber region?

EU businesses
BBC

Teenager assaulted in Swallownest

Police in Rotherham have issued an appeal for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy suffered facial injuries in an assault.

It happened on Sunday 24 April, when he was assaulted near to a convenience store in Hepworth Drive, Swallownest.

Officers understand that the 16-year-old was head-butted, causing injuries to his face.

A 19-year-old man was interviewed under caution in connection with the incident and enquiries are ongoing. 

Hepworth Drive
Google

Rotherham CSE lessons to be learnt

A group of people affected by the widespread sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham will meet Sheffield council later to discuss what lessons can be learnt from what happened. 

Rachel's family has first hand experience of exploitation. 

She's part of the steering group which propose greater regulations of taxi firms, limousine hire firms and criminal record checks for staff in takeaways and hotels.  

New electric bike hire business in Sheffield

The owners hope local businesses will start using the bikes to do deliveries instead of vans. 

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Wildlife park expansion plans

Kevin Larkin

Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Doncaster council will decide today whether the Yorkshire Wildlife Park can diversify into running entertainment shows and concerts.   

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The park has applied for a licence to hold live music events for about 15 thousand people. 

Some people living nearby have objected saying it will cause too much noise and traffic.   

Latest headlines: Concern over hospital staff shortages and Doncaster Wildlife Park plans to diversify

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The top stories from South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • Nurses say they're increasingly concerned about staff shortages at hospitals in Doncaster and Bassetlaw and recent temporary closures of some units due to a lack of staff
  • A group of people affected by the widespread sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham will meet Sheffield council later to discuss lessons that can be learnt from what happened
  • Doncaster Council will decide today whether the Yorkshire Wildlife Park can diversify into running entertainment shows and concerts

Cut pensions in police misconduct cases, says Labour after Hillsborough

BBC News UK

Retired police officers found guilty of misconduct should have their pensions cut, the Labour Party has said.

Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham made the call following the Hillsborough Inquests which concluded police blunders caused the tragedy.

He said it was a scandal police officers could retire on full pensions and evade misconduct proceedings.

The measure is part of a package of amendments to be tabled to the Policing and Crime Bill next month.

Hillsborough families after the inquests
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Weather: Rain to start but some bright spells later today

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A fairly cloudy start with patchy rain, some heavy. This clearing to some bright or sunny spells through the late afternoon or evening. Feeling warm in shelter but cooler near coasts with an onshore breeze.  

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Morning, Katie here. I'm with you throughout the day for updates from South Yorkshire.

We'll be bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather from across the region.

Including the call from the Labour party this morning that retired police officers found guilty of misconduct should have their pensions cut.

The Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham made the call following the Hillsborough inquests.

Andy Burnham Shadow Home Secretary
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