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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 23 May 2016

Live Reporting

By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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Good evening: Your live coverage across the day

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Thanks for joining us today. Scroll down for coverage of all the big stories in South Yorkshire. 

We'll be back with more updates tomorrow from 08:00.

And I'll leave you with a reminder to join the BBC Radio Sheffield #OurTime Army.

Sheffield Wednesday FC and Barnsley Football Club are off to Wembley. We want to share your good luck messages, just like this one from Andrew in Sydney. Nice one Andrew!

Record it on your phone and email it or send it via a Facebook message.

Thanks for your comments on Andrew's video.

Great video Andrew . I think Radio Sheffield should get Andrew to Wembley. What a great story that would be."

David Thompson

Come on Wednesday massive fan from perth in Australia."

Rob Knox

Good luck Wednesday (BARNSLEY FAN)."

Chloe Smith-homer

Come on you lads."

Wilfred Jerrison

Do you turn yours off at night? Warning over appliances

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are warning that more than 300 items such as phone charges and adapters, kitchen appliances, hairdryers and washing machines have been recalled since 2011, but only around 20% of items are ever returned.

They're encouraging people to sign up to receive alerts about electrical products being recalled, after revealing crews have dealt with 117 house fires involving tumble dryers in the last five years.

Warning to register appliances
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
Warning to register appliances
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

You can find out whether an electrical product you own has been recalled via the Electrical Safety Council website http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/product-recalls/

You can sign up for product recall information at www.registermyappliance.org.uk.

Takeaway peanut curry death 'justice served', parents say

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

The parents of a Sheffield man who died from an allergic reaction to a takeaway curry he bought from a restaurant say they felt "numb, shock and disbelief" over the loss of their only child.

Paul Wilson, 38, died after suffering a severe anaphylactic shock in January 2014. He had eaten a chicken tikka masala containing nuts from the Indian Garden in Easingwold, North Yorkshire.

His parents, Margaret and Keith, from Sheffield, said: "Justice has been served, Paul can rest in peace.

"We can't go back and change the past, all we can do is focus on the present and the future and making things right. Don't let this happen again."

Watch: 'Shame on you' - Anti-fracking Protestors'

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Radio York News

Councillors in Yorkshire will decide later whether to approve fracking in England for the first time since a ban was lifted in 2012.

They're meeting in Northallerton to decide whether to accept fracking plans in Kirby Misperton.  

B&B owner Lorraine Allinson provoked an angry response from fracking objectors at County Hall in Northallerton earlier. It came after she questioned how many of the protestors are actually from North Yorkshire.

This was the response from outside:

Get the latest on the decision in Yorkshire on BBC Look North tonight at 18:30.

117 house fires from tumble dryers in the last 5 years

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

South Yorkshire Fire Service say they've attended 117 house fires involving tumble dryers in the last 5 years.

They're encouraging people to sign up to receive alerts about electrical products being recalled.

They say more than 300 items such as phone charges and adapters, kitchen appliances, hairdryers and washing machines have been recalled since 2011, but only around 20% of items are ever returned to the manufacturer.

Results of a washing machine fire
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Watch: Preparations for Sheffield Food Festival

Kat Harbourne

Are you ready to EAT? 

It's the Sheffield's annual Food Festival this weekend in the city centre. 

There'll be stalls and demonstrations across the weekend. 

This year Approved Foods is taking part for the first time. They're based just off the Parkway in Sheffield - and sell short dated food - at a big discount. I've been to their big warehouse to meet founder Dan Cluderay:

And why not come down to the Peace Gardens from 12:00 each day this weekend, we'll be having a BBC Radio Sheffield cook off. On Saturday from 12:00, Rony is taking on Paulette, on Sunday it's Toby versus Amy and on Monday it's Steve Bailey versus Jimmy Carol.  

Sentencing of restaurant owner after Sheffield nut death

Danny Savage

North of England correspondent

Restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman has been jailed for six years for the manslaughter of a customer who had an allergic reaction to a curry.  

In sentencing Zaman to six years for manslaughter the judge told him he had thrown everything away in pursuit of profit.  

BBC Radio Sheffield takes you to Chelsea

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Missed BBC Radio Sheffield at Chelsea flower show? 

It was lovely! And despite not getting to see the Queen, we met some wonderful people!

Including, presenter Gloria Huniford...

Gloria Huniford
BBC

And actor Nigel Havers!

Paulette Edwards and Nigel Havers
BBC

Here's a flavour of the Welcome to Yorkshire entry to the show - 'God's Own Garden'. We'll find out if they've won anything tomorrow.

And you can listen to my show from Chelsea again here.

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Rotherham MP calls for more to be done for missing Didcot men

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

It's three months today since the decommissioned boiler house at the Didcot power station collapsed.

One person died in the major incident and three people are still missing. 

Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham and Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea are still missing in the rubble. 

Didcot
Reuters

Their families have spoken of their anguish and battle to get the rescue effort for their missing men stepped up.

The delays in finding the men have prompted Labour's Rotherham MP, Sarah Champion to call their plight "obscene".

Didcot
BBC

The families of the missing men have behaved with dignity and grace throughout but they have been forced to put their grief to one side while they have had to battle with the authorities to get the search off the ground, be consulted and even be kept informed. The families are the victims just as much as their men. I find it obscene that these victims are having to fight every step of the way to be heard and respected. I genuinely did not realise that corporations could treat people so badly – but that is a topic for another day."

Sarah ChampionRotherham MP

Takeaway curry boss jailed over peanut death

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

"Reckless" restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman has been jailed for six years for the manslaughter of a customer who had an allergic reaction to a curry.

Paul Wilson, 38, suffered a severe anaphylactic shock in January 2014 after eating a takeaway containing peanuts from the Indian Garden in Easingwold, North Yorkshire.

A jury found Zaman, 52, of Huntington, guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and six food safety offences following a trial at Teesside Crown Court.

Headlines: Sheffield parents warn of dangers of nut allergies after son's death and changes to school terms in Barnsley

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

High Green robbery – do you recognise this man?

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

efit of suspect
South Yorkshire Police

Officers investigating the robbery of a 71-year-old man in High Green earlier this year have issued this e-fit image of a man they would like to trace in connection with the incident.

At around 15:30 on Saturday 20 February, it's reported the pensioner was in his home in Charles Square, High Green, when an unknown man knocked on the door.

When the 71-year-old went to the door, it's believed that another unknown man smashed a window and gained entry, along with a third man with his face covered.

The trio are understood to have threatened the elderly man and asked him for money. One of the men's reported to have threatened the victim with a gun. Can you help? Call 101 or email police.

Watch: Record-breaking 'celebrity' jet bomber to be restored in Doncaster

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

A record-breaking jet from Britain's golden age of flight is to be restored.

The Vulcan to the Sky Trust has launched a fundraising campaign to bring the English Electric Canberra WK163 back into action.

Trustees have already assembled the engineers and spare parts, including six engines, needed to get the project off the ground.

Fans will be able to see the work as it is carried out on at Robin Hood Airport, near Doncaster.

Sheffield takeaway peanut curry death ‘should raise awareness’, family say

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

The parents of a man who died from an allergic reaction to a curry he bought from a takeaway restaurant say they hope his death will raise awareness in the food industry.

Paul Wilson, 38, suffered a severe anaphylactic shock in January 2014 after eating a takeaway containing nuts from the Indian Garden in Easingwold, North Yorkshire.

A jury found Mohammed Zaman, 52, of Huntington, guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and six food safety offences following a trial at Teesside Crown Court.

Mohammed Zaman
BBC

Mr Wilson's parents, Margaret and Keith, from Sheffield, said the smell of nuts, or accidentally drinking from the same glass as someone who was eating them, could trigger a reaction.

Paul with his parents Keith (left) and Margaret (right)
Margaret and Keith Wilson

"He was always very, very careful whenever he was out in a restaurant or working. Nothing can bring Paul back but it is our sincere hope that his death will raise awareness in the food industry so this never happens again. We also ask anyone with a food allergy to always be aware."

Margaret Wilson

Transpennine trains to be built in Spain

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Transpennine train
BBC

The intercity rail operator for the North of England and Scotland says it's buying two new train fleets, worth 230 million pounds, which will be built in Spain. 

The TransPennine Express group said no British manufacturers had tendered for the contract. 

Watch: 'Careless and a shocking waste of life' takeaway owner jailed after Sheffield nut death

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

A takeaway owner has been found guilty of manslaughter after Sheffield man Paul Wilson died from an allergic reaction to peanuts in the curry he'd been served.

Read more here:

Watch: Designer of Welcome to Yorkshire's Chelsea exhibit

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Frantic, final preparations are going on for this year's Chelsea Flower show. 

The Welcome To Yorkshire garden 'God's Own County' is the biggest at this year's show. It's inspired by the huge restoration project of the East Window at York Minster. 

All the materials and plants used reflect the Yorkshire landscape. 

It's been months of work by designer Matthew Wilson:

Barnsley school term dates changed to 'support pupil' education

From 2017/18 Barnsley Council are changing school holiday arrangements, to a shorter summer holiday with a longer October half term. 

The term time and holiday dates apply to community and voluntary controlled schools and are as follows: Summer holiday to begin on Tuesday, 31 July. October half term: Monday, 24 October to Friday, 4 November. 

Governors of voluntary aided schools and academies are responsible for determining their own dates.

School classroom
BBC

The main differences to this year’s dates from previous years will support educational outcomes for pupils by reducing the long summer break which can lead to learning loss. It also means that holiday weeks are distributed more evenly throughout the school year"

Cllr Tim CheethamCabinet Spokesperson for People (Achieving Potential)

BBC Radio Sheffield live at Chelsea Flower Show

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Listen to BBC Radio Sheffield now. I'm live at Chelsea Flower show bringing you all the sights and sounds from Chelsea until 16:00.

And as you can see, we've had some amazing sights already!

Paulette Edwards
BBC
Mr Motivator and Paulette Edwards
BBC
Paulette Edwards
BBC

Yorkshire restaurant owner convicted of manslaughter

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman has been convicted at Teesside Crown Court of the manslaughter of allergy sufferer Paul Wilson, who died after eating a takeaway curry from the Indian Garden, Easingwold, North Yorkshire, despite telling staff he could not eat nuts.

More on BBC Look North at 13:30

Sixty vehicles seized and 23 arrested in South Yorkshire Police operation

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

More than 60 vehicles were seized and 23 people were arrested during a police operation in South Yorkshire last week. 

Some of the cars seized
South Yorkshire Police

Officers searched and seized both UK and foreign vehicles as part of Operation Trivium and recovered £4,000 in outstanding fines and drugs worth about £37,000.  

Children in Barnsley to get a shorter summer holiday

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Barnsley Council has confirmed the borough’s term times and holiday dates for 2017 to 2018, which will see a shorter summer break with a two-week break at October half-term. 

This follows consultation with neighbouring South Yorkshire authorities, and trade union/teacher associations as well as further feedback and comments received from head teachers. 

Barnsley Council maintains a three-year rolling programme of term times and holiday dates for community and voluntary controlled schools.  

The council says the new timetable enables schools to plan strategically over a longer period. 

Watch: The no make-up selfie with a difference

#MakeYourMove

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Amy Elsegood is a dental nurse from Yorkshire in her early 20s and was born with a port-wine birthmark which she covers with make-up.

Here's her story...

BreakingSheffield man one of three arrested on Syria-related terrorism offences

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Detectives from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit are questioning a man from Sheffield and two others on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences. 

A 21-year-old man was arrested last Friday at an address in Sheffield and a 26-year-old man was arrested in Kent in the early hours of last Thursday.

Warrants of further detention were granted on Friday and detectives have up to seven days before charging, releasing, bailing or applying to a court for a further extension of detention.

A 19-year-old man was arrested in Coventry last night, detectives have an initial 48 hours to question him.

All three men are being questioned in the West Midlands.

The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led; there was no immediate threat to public safety, police said.

Watch: 'Flowers for Mrs Harris' begins run at Crucible

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

The musical "Flowers for Mrs Harris" has opened at the Crucible. 

It's the story of Ada Harris whose day-to-day life is spent cleaning houses. 

But when she happens upon something that takes her breath away, she sets off on a journey that will change her life.  

It's the last production at Sheffield Theatres to be directed by artistic director Daniel Evans.  

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Watch: Protestors gather ahead of landmark Yorkshire fracking vote

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Councillors in Yorkshire will decide later whether to approve fracking in England for the first time since a ban was lifted in 2012.

The North Yorkshire County Council meeting began on Friday
JOHN GILES/PA

North Yorkshire County Council is looking at a bid by Third Energy to extract shale gas at a site near Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.

Hundreds of protestors attended a meeting in Northallerton to voice anger at the project, which is recommended for approval. Voting is due to begin at 19:30. 

Meanwhile, protestors have started to gather outside the meeting:

Welcome to Yorkshire Garden judged at Chelsea

Clare Frisby

BBC Look North, presenter

I'm with the BBC Look North team at Chelsea Flower Show.

BBC Look North team
BBC

Where judges have been to look at the Welcome to Yorkshire garden already. 

Now the nervous wait until the medals tomorrow. 

Welcome to Yorkshire garden
BBC

But look who I found! 

Breakfast Queen of BBC Weather, Carol Kirkwood!

Care Frisby and Carol Kirkwood
BBC

See more on BBC Look North on BBC at 13:30.  

Sheffield man charged with attempting to murder 80-year-old woman

BBC News England

A man has been charged with attempting to murder an 80-year-old woman who was attacked in her own home.

Raj Mohammed, of Lifford Street in Sheffield, has also been charged with breaching a restraining order which prohibits him entering Nottinghamshire.

The woman, from Sneinton in Nottingham, is still in hospital in a critical condition after being attacked on Wednesday.

Mr Mohammed, 52, is due to appear before magistrates in Nottingham.

Raj Mohammed is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court charged with attempted murder
BBC

Hillsborough survivor appeals for help in piecing together his story

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

A Hillsborough survivor, who was 18 at the time, has started a Facebook campaign to piece together what happened to him the day of the tragedy.

Daniel Hennessy‎ passport photo
Daniel Hennessy‎

I would like to know if anyone remembers helping me out of the pen, helping me on the pitch, getting me in an ambulance or even the medical staff who admitted me. My first memory is about 8:20 when my mates found me in the hospital very concussed, confused and still strapped to a spine board which I remained on for the next 12 hours.

Daniel Hennessy‎

High demand for Owls Wembley tickets

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield Wednesday
Getty Images

Sheffield Wednesday have sold 27,500 of their allotted 38,889 seats for the play-off final against Hull at Wembley.

Tickets are not yet on general sale, that happens tomorrow at 09:00, sales so far have been to season ticket holders and fans who have collected points through attending a number of games in the run up to this Saturday's final against Hull. 

Didcot: Rotherham men still missing three months on

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

It's three months since the collapse of a building at Didcot A Power Station. 

A major incident was declared at the site in south Oxfordshire after initial reports of an explosion at 16:00 GMT on the 23rd February.

Didcot before and after the collapse
Nigel Brady

One person died in the major incident and three people are still missing. 

Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham and Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea are still missing in the rubble.

Their families have spoken of their anguish. 

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion wants more to be done to recover the men.

Didcot
BBC
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Kes Director Ken Loach wins Palme d'Or

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Ken Loach
Getty Images

British director Ken Loach's film I, Daniel Blake has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival.

It was the 79-year-old's second award for best picture at the festival after 2006's The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

Loach attacked the "dangerous project of austerity" as he accepted the award for his film about a middle-aged widower and the UK welfare system.

I, Daniel Blake, stars stand-up comedian Dave Johns in the title role. Johns meets single mother of two Katie, who moves to Newcastle from London.

Cannes judges praised the actors' depictions of the characters who "find themselves in no-man's land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of 'striver and skiver' in modern day Britain".

I, Daniel Blake stars Dave Johns and Hayley Squires
Joss Barett

Headlines: Deadline for formal bids to buy Tata UK Steel and Welcome to Yorkshire go to Chelsea

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

  • Formal bids for Tata Steel's operations in the UK have to be submitted today. Up to seven offers are expected to be made
  • The charity Guide Dogs says that some taxi firms are discriminating against blind people by refusing to take their guide dogs in taxi cabs
  • Judging takes place at this year's Chelsea Flower show today, Welcome To Yorkshire are taking part, with their garden 'God's Own County' 

All eyes on Welcome To Yorkshire's Garden at Chelsea

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Flowers at Chelsea
BBC

Judging takes place at this year's Chelsea Flower show today and all eyes are on the Welcome To Yorkshire garden. 

'God's Own County' is the biggest garden at this year's show and is inspired by the huge restoration project of the East Window at York Minster. 

All the materials and plants used reflect the Yorkshire landscape. For designer Matthew Wilson it's been months in the making. 

Welcome to Yorkshire's Garden
BBC

Tata steel bidders willing to work together

BBC News UK

Today's the deadline for companies wishing to buy Tata Steel's operations in the UK to submit formal bids. 

Up to seven are expected to put in offers - among them a consortium of managers at its plant in South Wales.

Port Talbot site
Reuters

Liberty House and the management buyout team, Excalibur Steel, will submit separate bids for Tata UK when the deadline closes today.

However, they plan to state in the bid documents that they are willing to work in partnership on a takeover.

Tata put its UK steel assets up for sale earlier this year. In addition to the Port Talbot factory - the UK's largest steelworks - Tata also has sites at Newport and Rotherham.  

Map of Britain showing Tata sites
BBC

Watch: The blind couple who were refused a taxi ride with their guide dogs

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

The charity, Guide Dogs is calling for tougher penalties against taxi drivers who refuse to take passengers with guide dogs. 

New research showed that prosecutions are rare and fines are low, with some of the licensing authorities who responded reporting fines as low as £50 to £100.

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Join the #Ourtime army: support our lads at Wembley

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

It's ‪#‎OurTime‬ South Yorkshire!

Sheffield Wednesday FC and Barnsley Football Club are off to Wembley and we want your good luck messages. 

Thanks to Andrew in Sydney for this one!

Record it on your phone and send it via email or Facebook message

Headlines: Formal bids for Tata to be submitted and concerns over taxi discrimination against blind people

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

  • Formal bids for Tata Steel's operations in the UK have to be submitted today. Up to seven offers are expected to be made
  • A national charity says that some taxi firms are discriminating against blind people, by refusing to take their guide dogs in taxi cabs
  • A bar in Sheffield is hosting a series of talks about science this week, it's called Pint of Science Festival. 

Weather: Sunshine with a chance of showers

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

Sunshine and scattered showers this afternoon, turning heavy and thundery. 

They will only ease during the evening. 

Light winds and highs of 18C (64F)

Good morning: Your live coverage across the day

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

A bright day with sunshine but some scattered showers this afternoon, full weather report coming shortly. 

We'll have updates for South Yorkshire until 18:00.

Including more from Alan & Sandra from Sheffield who say they've lost count of many times taxis have refused their @guidedogs.

They're calling for tougher penalties against taxi drivers who continue to refuse to take passengers with guide dogs.

Alan Thorpe and partner Sandra
BBC