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Summary

  1. Far right Rotherham march to go ahead despite plea for ban
  2. Two men, aged 77 and 79, seriously injured by car in Sheffield
  3. Jarvis Cocker re-voices Sheffield trams for BBC Music Day
  4. Sheffield Predators unveil name change after public vote
  5. Live updates on Friday 3 June 2016

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By Mick Lunney

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

You can scroll down through our feed to see today's news and sport for South Yorkshire.

We've heard Jarvis Cocker on a tram as part of BBC Music Day. and a heroic climber has spoken to us about abandoning his Everest dream to save another mountaineer's life.

Have a great weekend and do send us your stories and photos, they're always welcome, click here.

We'll be back with more news,sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday. 

Weather update: Cloudy with some drizzle, feeling mild overnight

BBC Weather

Low cloud and mist will move in, with fog developing in many places, especially across the Pennines. 

Some drizzle is also expected in a number of areas. Light winds.  

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Headlines: Police and businesses decry a far-right march in Rotherham and Jarvis Cocker plays tram announcer

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Listen: Child sex scandals prompt sports team name change in Sheffield

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The Sheffield Predators, an American football team, is changing its name to the Sheffield Giants.

No-one at the club has done anything wrong-but it says recent headline news stories about child sexual abuse mean the word 'predator' casts a negative shadow on the team.

The new name was chosen by the club after a public vote came up with suggestions. Toby Chesters is General Manager of the club. He's been speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield's Peggy Walker:

Predators name change

Listen: 'You can't leave another person in distress', hero climber from Rotherham tells BBC

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

He was just short of a lifetime ambition to reach the summit of Everest.

It had cost him tens of thousands of pounds to prepare and make the ascent - but Leslie Binns abandoned his dream to save another climber

He's been speaking to the BBC about how he felt he couldn't carry on and leave Sunita Hazra to the elements, as other climbers had done. 

John Cundy reports:

Larger than life: BBC Radio Sheffield's Everard Davy

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Listeners to BBC Radio Sheffield will know that Everard Davy is a larger-than-life character.

They call him 'the voice of news'. He's not big-headed about it, but his head is a bit bigger than normal in this photo.

His portrait is on display at High Storrs School, and it's the work of his daughter, Ella Davyson.

It's one in a range of work by pupils that'll be open to the public next week Thursday evening at the school. 

Nice head, Ed.

Everard Davy
BBC

Fire risk advice ahead of Ramadan

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is giving advice to Muslim communities to take extra care ahead of one of the most important periods in the Islamic calendar.

It fears people are more likely to be at risk of fire during Ramadan, which begins on 7 June.

Ramadan lasts for 30 days and is observed by fasting during daylight hours, with cooking taking place before sunrise or after sunset.

We recognise this is a really important time in the Islamic calendar, but want to make sure people observe it safely. In particular, people should take extra care to keep an eye on their cooking, as fasting could leave you feeling tired and more likely to become distracted or have an accident".

Trevor BarnardHead of community safety SYFR
Firefighter gives advice
SYFR

BBC Music Day with Toby Foster

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

BBC Music Day on Radio Sheffield kicked off with some live music in the studio with Toby Foster.

The guest joining the team in this video is Julian Jones, a singer/songwriter from the city:

Music Day with Toby Foster

Headlines: Police commissioner criticises far right march in Rotherham and Jarvis Cocker turns tram announcer in Sheffield

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

  • The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner says Rotherham "can well do without" a far right group demonstrating in the town tomorrow
  • Two men in their seventies are critically ill in hospital after being hit by a car in Sheffield 
  • The voice of Jarvis Cocker is being used on Supertram announcements in Sheffield to mark BBC Music Day

Two men critically injured in road collision

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Two men aged 77 and 79 have been seriously injured after being hit by a car in Sheffield.

Police say it was reported at about 2.25pm yesterday that a blue Audi A4 was reversing on Straun Road into Glenorchy Road when it struck the two pedestrians.

The men, both from the Sheffield area, suffered serious head injuries and were taken to hospital where they remain in a critical condition, police said.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or witnessed the collision.

Accident scene
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Listen: Jarvis Cocker tram stop announcements in Sheffield

Dan Green

BBC Radio Sheffield

Some odd things have been going on in Sheffield to mark BBC Music Day.

People using the city's Supertram have been hearing a famous voice from the city today:

Predators name change for Sheffield American football team

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

The Sheffield Predators American Football Club is to change its name. From the 2017 season, it'll be known as the Sheffield Giants following a vote by fans.

Sheffield Predators players
Andy Hiseman/Sheffield Predators

General manager Toby Chesters, says recent events surrounding child sexual exploitation meant the name had negative associations.

"The name 'Predators' no longer sits comfortably with the club's stated aims of developing links with the local community, including its schools, colleges and universities," he added.

Predators logo
Sheffield Predators

Watch: BBC Music Day sees another odd but enjoyable 'venue'

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Across today musicians are popping up in unusual places to perform in Sheffield. It's all for BBC Music Day.

Here's Liberty Ship on Supertram:

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Five hundred extra police amid protests over a march in Rotherham

Liz Roberts

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

A demonstration by a far right group will go ahead in Rotherham tomorrow - despite a letter signed by businesses and groups asking for it to be banned. 

Five hundred extra police officers will be on duty - at a cost of almost £250,000 to South Yorkshire Police - as members of a far right group, Pegida, march through the town centre. The group involves Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League.

Jason Harwin is Assistant Chief Constable in South Yorkshire and will be in charge of the police operation this weekend. He spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield's Toby Foster:

Children's pocket money in Yorkshire among lowest in country

You remember the days, getting your weekly 50p from your parents, and then it was off down the shops to buy your favourite mag or a cheeky packet of something filled with e-numbers.

But it turns out that kids in our area are among the worst pocket-monied in the UK, bagging on average £6.25. 

Meanwhile, in London they're being spoiled rotten with £8.21, according to figures from Halifax building society.

Pocket money
BBC

The survey also suggests that there's a gender pay gap too, with boys receiving 13% more weekly pocket money than girls in the past year.  

Barnsley's school summer holiday cut sparks criticsim

Barnsley Council's decision to cut school summer holidays to under five weeks has prompted criticism from some parents and teachers.

The authority has announced announced term dates for the academic year 2017-18 - with a shorter summer break and a longer holiday at October half-term.

Horizon College, Barnsley
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Sport: Rotherham's new boss can buy new players but must watch the purse

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Rotherham United chairman Tony Stewart says he will allow Alan Stubbs to bring in the players he wants this summer. 

The new boss has already stated he will not look to raid his former club Hibernian for signings. 

Tony Stewart says the manager can add to the squad, but within the budgets set.

Alan Stubbs
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Watch: Dementia patient's life on film to help others

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A mother of two from Conisbrough who was diagnosed with dementia when she was just 40 has released her story on film to help others. 

Wendy Sharps first had symptoms of dementia when she was 35, but after tests proved inconclusive it took her five years to receive a diagnosis. 

When I was out and about I often didn’t recognise people who obviously knew me, and I’d sometimes get off the bus at the wrong stop. I knew something wasn’t right, but the tests came back negative, and my doctors thought I could be stressed or depressed".

Wendy SharpsDementia patient
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Headlines: 500 extra police readied for far right march in Rotherham and music in the air for BBC Music Day

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

  • Business owners say they're disappointed by plans for a march by far-right group Pegida in Rotherham this weekend
  • The police watchdog, the IPCC, has received a complaint on behalf of 22 of the Hillsborough families against the suspended South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton
  • Tthe BBC's Music Day sees a range of performances in unusual places in Sheffield

Police appeal over indecent exposure in Rotherham

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police have released this e-fit image of a suspect after reports that a man indecently exposed himself to a teenage girl in Rotherham.

Police e-fit image
South Yorkshre Police

The 17-year-old girl was at the Wickersley Road bus stop, close to the junction with Ledsham Road, when a man indecently exposed himself in front of the her, before she ran off.   

He is described as white, about 5ft 8in-5ft 9in, of an average build with short, spiked, mousey coloured hair.

Watch: BBC Music Day - funny place to play a tune in Sheffield

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Here's a quirky one, not that we're complaining. Bring it on.

Sheffield band Hot Soles can play anywhere for BBC Music Day. Have a look.

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Ex-South Yorkshire football star gets on his charity bike

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Former Sheffield Wednesday player and ex-Barnsley manager Viv Anderson starts a charity bike ride this morning from Barnsley to Amsterdam to raise £500,000 for charity. 

He's setting off from Oakwell, while two other former England internationals, Terry Butcher and Luther Blissett, begin their routes in Ipswich and London. 

Altogether, 350 riders representing more than 50 Football League clubs, are involved in the challenge.

Viv Anderson
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Cricket: Adil Rashid signs three-year Yorkshire contract

England all-rounder Adil Rashid has signed a new three-year contract with county champions Yorkshire.  

The 28-year-old leg-spinner, who began his career with the White Rose in 2006, helped them win the County Championship in 2014 and 2015.

Adil Rashid
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I love representing my county and I hope to win more silverware with them."

Adil Rashid

Sheffield Steelers sign Mike Ratchuk from the US

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The Sheffield Steelers have announced the signing of American defenceman Mike Ratchuk. 

The 28 year-old has played more than 150 games in the American Hockey League and a further 270 in the East Coast Hockey League. 

Fans of the sport will probably recall this moment from 2012;  a penalty shot by Rathcuk while playing in Austria which went viral:

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Mike Ratchuk
Sheffield Steelers

Hillsborough complaints over top police officer

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The police watchdog, the IPCC, has received a complaint on behalf of 22 of the Hillsborough families against the suspended South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton. 

This follows the conclusion of the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans in 1989. 

The IPCC hasn't revealed what the complaint is, but has forwarded it to South Yorkshire Police and the Crime Commissioner's office. 

Hillsboroigh victims
BBC

Mr Crompton was suspended in April because of concerns about public trust and confidence in the force following the verdicts. 

Since the conclusions of the inquests a further five complaints have been received, taking the number to 145.  

Headlines: South Yorkshire's Everest hero and an array of events for BBC Music Day

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

  • Hundreds of extra police officers will be on duty in Rotherham tomorrow, as members of far right group Pegida march through the town centre
  • A man from South Yorkshire who abandoned his Everest ascent near the summit to save another climber is hailed a hero
  • The BBC's Music Day sees performances on Supertram at the train station and in the Winter Garden in Sheffield

Watch: Everest rescue man hailed a hero

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

An ex-serviceman from Rotherham has been praised by climbers from all over the world after he abandoned his Mount Everest climb just 500 metres from the summit - to save a fellow mountaineer.

Leslie Binns, 42, turned around to save Sunita Hazra, an Indian woman who was scaling the summit ahead of him. This image shows how close he got to the summit; the red dot is where he'd reached.

Everest
BBC

He said he felt "immensely proud" to have saved a life but wished he could have also helped save another climber, who died on the descent. Mr Binns was blinded in his left eye after an explosion in Afghanistan.

We have this report:

Weather: Dull and cool start, a bit better later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A largely dull and cool start, with some spots of rain. By late morning and through the afternoon the cloud may break a little in the far west to allow some sunny spells here. Watch Owain's forecast: 

Good morning

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Welcome to our coverage of news, sport, weather and travel across the day in South Yorkshire on Friday 3 June.

June is three days old already; they said it'd never last.

Who fancies a brew?

Sorry about the 'grandma' cup; it's the only one we had clean.

Cup of tea
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