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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 15 June 2016

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By Kate Linderholm

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Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

That's it for our live news updates until 08:00 tomorrow. 

I'm off to Sheffield City Hall to see Adam Buxton paying tribute to David Bowie in his show on the final night of Doc Fest. 

Adam Buxton

If you have story or photo to share, do get in touch.

Sheffield's air pollution garden now planted up

Earlier this week we told you about the UK's first air pollution garden being created in Sheffield. 

Plot at Botanical Gardens
Maria Val Martin

We thought you might like to see how it looks fully planted up.

The plot at Sheffield Botanical Gardens has been planted with species sensitive to ozone pollution, including lettuce and wheat.  

Shake off your lycra for Sheffield run routes

The first of Sheffield's Outdoor City Run Routes are marked out and ready to use.  

Run map
Sheffield City Council

There are 11 of these routes in 7 parks and woodlands, keep your eyes peeled.

The Outdoor City

Doncaster man needs stem cell donor to stay alive

A Doncaster man with leukaemia is appealing for people to register as potential blood stem cell donors to save his life.  

Naren Rai

30 year old Naren Rai was diagnosed with leukaemia last September.

Naren, who’s a keen photographer and loves travelling, went into remission following treatment but relapsed a few weeks ago and his doctors have told him that his only chance of survival is a blood stem cell donation from someone with a matching tissue-type – and that he must have the donation in the next few months.   

Weather: Cloudy tonight with possible torrential downpours

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Mostly cloudy this evening and overnight with the risk of thunderstorms. 

Hourly forecast

Sheffield Parkway set to be resurfaced

One of the major routes into Sheffield is to get a smooth new layer of tarmac.  

Sheffield Parkway

Resurfacing work will begin on Monday 20 June and will take around seven weeks to complete. 

The work will be carried out overnight, between 21:00 and 06:00, to minimise disruption. 

Watch: Postal strike planned for Sheffield this weekend

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Postal workers in the south of Sheffield are planning industrial action on Saturday over the disciplinary action of a former colleague. The strike will affect the Sheffield South Delivery Office on 18 June, which delivers to postcodes S7 and S8.

Postal workers plan industrial action at Sheffield South delivery office

Royal Mail has lodged an injunction application at the High Court to prevent the action saying it's damaging to its business and customers.  

Arrests in Barnsley after jewellery robbery

Three men have been arrested following a reported aggravated burglary in the Gawber area of Barnsley last weekend. 

Redbrook Road

At around 01:00 on Saturday 11 June what's thought to be an air weapon was fired towards properties in Redbrook Road. 

Four men then forced their way into a property, threatened the 37-year-old man inside, caused significant damage and stole jewellery.   

Watch: Pets swallow the strangest things

David Tracz

Journalist, BBC Look North

The PDSA charity has revealed the items that end up in our pets tummies, often forcing them to have emergency surgery. 

Latest Headlines: Yorkshire unemployment down and Barnsley appoint Heckingbottom

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this afternoon include: 

  • Unemployment in Yorkshire has fallen this month. The unemployment rate is now 5.9%
  • Another vigil for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings will take place in Sheffield this evening in the Peace Gardens at 19:30
  • The future of Barnsley's caretaker boss Paul Heckingbottom has now been resolved

Cyclist attacked by teenage gang in Sheffield

A man from Sheffield, Brian Trevelyan, was beaten up yesterday by a gang of youths and is hoping the public will help identify his attackers. 

Bryan Trevelyan
Bryan Trevelyan

He was riding home on Monday night and was surrounded by a group of 15-20 youths under the railway near Dunelm Mill off Chesterfield Road. 

He was punched and kicked and had his glasses smashed and is hoping anyone with information willl call South Yorkshire Police on 101.    

Pets make a dog's dinner of corn on the cob

Twenty eight pets needed treatment last year after swallowing corn on the cob, according to vet charity the PDSA. 

Vets in Sheffield treated a cat after it ingested a radio aerial.

Radio ariel inside Sheffield cat

Corn cobs were the third most common item pets need treatment for after swallowing, with only bones (59) and stones (29) proving to be more hazardous.

PDSA vets dealt with 398 cases in total in 2015, with surgically removed items including toy balls, dummies and socks.

Find out more here by watching below.

Charity reveals top-ten list of items swallowed by pets

Unveiled: The six-point plan to make Sheffield city centre great

Sheffield Star

City centre councillors, police, business owners and residents united last night to send out a clear message: everyone must work together to transform the area. 

People at meeting
Sheffield Star

Second Orlando vigil tonight in Sheffield

Another vigil's set to take place in Sheffield tonight, for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings.

Many people couldn't make Monday's event so a decision was taken to hold a further vigil. 

 It'll be held in the Peace Gardens at 19:00. 

Candlelit vigil

Police concerned for Rotherham pensioner

Officers are very concerned for the safety and wellbeing of missing 82-year-old woman Anne Vause from Wickersley.   

Anne Vause

Anne was last seen at around 19:00 last night when her son dropped her off at her home on Gill Close but when he visited this morning she wasn't there. 

There has been no contact or sightings of Anne since yesterday evening, and officers are becoming increasingly worried for her welfare.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting incident number 414 of 15 June 2016. 

Listen: George Long believes he'll be number 1 for SUFC next season

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long has new contract after delays in deal due to change of management at club.   

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South Yorkshire Police dog and handler get podium finish

Police dog Evo and handler PC Adrian Noble have come third in the United Kingdom Police Dog Assessment event.  

Evo and PC Noble
Humberside Police

The four-year-old belgian shepherd was representing Humberside Police and South Yorkshire Police's Joint Support Operations Unit and was assessed in three disciplines:

  • Tracking, stand-off exercise and property search
  • Search for person, attack on handlers command
  • Obedience and agility, criminal work   

Table tennis festival underway in Barnsley

The Better Barnsley shop on Cheapside has been turned into a Ping Pong Parlour during a festival of table tennis in the town. 

Table tennis in Barnsley

Bats and balls are provided and it's free to play. 

Weather: Heavy spells of rain expected this afternoon

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

Further showers this afternoon with some heavy spells of rain and the potential for thunder as well. Cloudy with any brightness at a premium.

Highs of around 17C. 

Hourly forecast

A major new road race is coming to Sheffield this autumn

Runners are under starters orders for a 10K road race coming to Sheffield this autumn. 

Entrants to Sheffield half marathon

The event is to be organised by Run For All, the not-for-profit company behind the popular annual Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield.

Entries are now open online at

Details of the route will be announced soon, but runners can expect a city centre start and finish. 

Road safety lessons ruffle a few feathers

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

How did the cygnets cross the road? With a bit of help from mum and dad. 

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Latest Headlines: Yorkshire unemployment falls and Barnsley appoint Heckingbottom

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this lunchtime include: 

Award winners announced at Sheffield's Doc Fest

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s 25-year collection of spare documentary footage, Cameraperson has won the Grand Jury Award at this year's Doc Fest.  

Doc Fest

An inspiring film that unearths the dramatic story of biodiversity, Seed: The untold story has won the Environmental Award. 

Seed still
Doc Fest

And an award celebrating the ever-growing number of virtual reality documentaries was given to Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness. 

Still from Notes on Blindness
Doc Fest

Doc Fest ends this evening. 

CCTV image of attempted robbery on bookies

Police have released CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with an attempted robbery at a bookmakers in Sheffield.  

CCTV image

At about 20:05 on Monday 6 June, a man entered Ladbrokes on Lancing Road and threatened staff with a blue carrier bag concealing what it described as a gun-shaped item.   

Breaking'Hecky' becomes permanent head coach at Barnsley

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Paul Heckingbottom has today committed his future to Barnsley Football Club, signing a 12 month rolling contract to become permanent Head Coach. 

Paul Heckingbottom

"Hecky" took over as Caretaker Head Coach back in February and has since gone on to lead the Reds to winning the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and promotion back to the Championship. 

"At the end of an unforgettable few months I am absolutely delighted to have signed as Head Coach for Barnsley Football Club. Only during the celebrations after achieving promotion, did it begin to sink in exactly what the players had achieved. They are a terrific group of lads and is important that we carry the momentum into the coming season. "

Paul Heckingbottom

Watch: Sheffield's arts tower celebrates 50 years

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The Arts Tower has provided a home for the University of Sheffield, School of Architecture for 50 years. 

At 255ft (78m) tall, it is still the tallest university building in the United Kingdom.  

Sheffield University's arts tower is 50 years old

Latest Headlines: Sheffield woman angry over carer's allowance withdrawal and woman dies in Crosspool crash

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include:

Unemployment down in Yorkshire but still remains high

Unemployment has fallen across Yorkshire and the Humber with 6,000 more people in work. The latest figures are out this morning.

Job Centre Plus window

The total number of people in the region without a job now stands at 158,000 which is 5.9% of the population.

That rate is still the second highest in the country.

Slow trains from Derby due to landslip and water on track

Due to flooding between Derby and Chesterfield trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines until further notice according to Cross Country trains.  

Landslip and water on track
Cross Country trains

Pedestrian dies after being knocked down in Sheffield

A 77-year-old woman who was crossing the road in the Crosspool area of Sheffield has died in hospital after being hit by a car

Selborne Road

Judith Beckingham was taken to hospital in a critical condition after the accident at around 09:45 on Thursday 2 June. 

It involved a black Vauxhall Astra turning right from Sandygate Road onto Selborne Road. Officers are now appealing for anyone who was in the Selborne Road area at the time of the collision to get in touch.  

Travel: Disruption M1 Southbound in South Yorkshire

BBC Travel

The M1 Southbound is partially blocked between Junction 33 at Catcliffe and Junction 32 at Thurcroft because of a broken-down lorry. 

Award-winning photos take lay of the land

Most of us have got phones with cameras and we live in the most beautiful part of the world, so we're surely half way to getting beautiful landscape photographs.

Daniel Casson took this fabulous shot of dawn at Owler Bar. 

Dawn at Owler Bar, Sheffield
Daniel Casson

The 10th Annual Landscape Photographer of the Year Award is now open to entries

Trevor Haslam from Sheffield was a winner last year with his photograph of the Llandudno Promenade. 

Llandudno Promenade, North Wales
Trevor Haslam

Watch: Visitor success at Experience Barnsley

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Three years after it opened, visitor numbers at the Experience Barnsley Museum are much higher than expected.

Sheffield MP raises carer's allowance eligibility in House of Commons

A Sheffield woman says she's angry and upset about changes to national minimum wage because the increase in pay means she's no longer eligible to receive carer's allowance alongside her part time job. 

Carer's hands
Lea Paterson/SPL

Instead Rebecca Ross from Gleadless Valley has had to reduce her hours. Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh has taken the case to the House of Commons:  

She's had to drop her hours in work from 16 to 15 hours a week because that 16 hours a week put her five pounds twenty over the income threshhold and took away every penny of her carer's allowance so I would implore the minister to look into this."

Numbers high for Experience Barnsley Museum

Three years since it opened, more people than hoped are visiting "Experience Barnsley". The Council says it attracted 78,000 people, well above the 50,000 target for the last financial year. 

Barnsley Town Hall and Museum

It opened in June 2013 in the basement of Barnsley Town Hall promising to depict life in Barnsley through the ages. 

We try and make the exhibitions as family-friendly as possible and it's just fantastic that people are keeping coming back to see different things each time."

Jemma ConwayAudience development officer.

Watch: What EU migrants in Yorkshire really think about the referendum vote

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

What impact could the EU referendum have on people in Yorkshire who've moved here from other parts of Europe? 

Watch: Sheffield musician makes song for Euro 2016

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A Sheffield musician has created a hip hop song to support England's EURO 2016 campaign. 

His real name is Javan Wright and he's from Firth Park, but he's known as J.Kas. 

He plays Sunday football in Sheffield and has written these lyrics and made a music video to drum up support for the national team. 

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Latest Headlines: EU nationals in Sheffield fear Brexit and Barnsley Museum doing well

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • Three years since it opened, more people than hoped are visiting the Barnsley museum undefinedundefined
  • A Sheffield man has created a hip hop song to support England's EURO 2016 campaign

Weather: A misty murky morning with cloud lifting through the afternoon

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

After a dull and misty start, it will remain mainly cloudy with occasional drizzle and fog on the hills. Scattered heavy, thundery showers are possible later in a few places. Light winds.  Today's high around 15C. 

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

It's Kate here again today with all the news of the day from Sheffield and South Yorkshire. And I start with news from 100 years ago. A fabulous poster from the Experience Barnsley Museum warning fashionistas of the day to be thrifty with their wardrobe. 

Poster from WW One
Experience Barnsley

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