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  1. Teenage girl bitten by police dog during search in Sheffield
  2. Ex-South Yorkshire firefighter chosen for Team GB at Rio 2016
  3. Football League fixtures announced for next season
  4. Updates on Wednesday 22 June 2016

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By Jenny Cork

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Good evening: Your live coverage across the day

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Thanks for joining us today.

We're back tomorrow from 08:00 for full coverage of the big stories across South Yorkshire. Scroll down the page for today's news. 

We'll leave you with one of the inspirational stories of the day. Jessica Bell, a ballet dancer from Rotherham, has taken part in a BBC campaign to inspire young women to feel more positive about their bodies. 

The video of her dancing has been seen by tens of thousands of people. Take a look!

Jo Cox MP birthday tributes: Full coverage tonight on BBC Look North

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Today would have been MP Jo Cox's 42nd birthday and memorials to celebrate her life have been going on in her constituency town of Batley in West Yorkshire, in Sheffield, London and around the world.

We'll have full coverage of the day on BBC Look North tonight at 18:30 on BBC1,

Here in Batley, people are continuing to sign a book of condolence in Jo's memory as the speakers lead more tributes.  

People signing book of condolence
Book of condolence for Jo Cox

Weather: Cloudy with some scattered showers

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Rather cloudy at times, with scattered showers at first. Minimum temperature 13C (55F).

Tomorrow, it'll be dry, bright and warm with variable amounts of cloud and spells of sunshine.

Weather graphic

Sheffield University receive notification of UCU strike tomorrow

Sheffield University say they've received notification of University and College Union plans to continue industrial action with a strike day tomorrow.  

Sheffield University

We will be working closely with Departments to plan for, and minimise, disruption from any action that UCU members take which may regrettably affect students’ education and their examinations."

Sheffield University

Jo Cox birthday tributes across Yorkshire and beyond

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

From Batley, West Yorkshire to Sheffield to Trafalgar Square and all around the world, memorial events are being held to honour the life of Jo Cox MP.

Brendan Cox, husband of Jo Cox, has delivered a speech during a memorial event at Trafalgar Square. 

And Jo's sister, Kim said this in West Yorkshire:  

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Watch: Sir Cliff Richard 'tarnished' by sex abuse allegations

BBC Entertainment and Arts

Sir Cliff Richard has said he feels "tarnished" by allegations of historical sexual abuse, after being told he will not face charges.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Thursday there was "insufficient evidence to prosecute" the 75-year-old singer.

Sir Cliff said he believed suspects in sexual abuse cases should not be publicly named unless they are formally charged and questioned.  

South Yorkshire Police raided Sir Cliff's property in August 2014. He said he believed the BBC knew about the raid in advance as a result of contact with South Yorkshire Police at the time.  

Watch: Clothes don't fit? Open your own shop! #BodyPositive

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

We were talking about body confidence on the BBC Radio Sheffield Breakfast programme today - and the BBC campaign #BodyPositive which aims to inspire young women to feel more positive about their bodies.

Watch our piece with Jane, a woman in Sheffield, who struggled to find a wedding dress any bigger than a size 16.

She's now set up her own shop in Beighton to solve that problem!

Lawyers for families of missing Didcot men demand action

Lawyers acting for the widows of the two Rotherham men trapped under the rubble at Didcot power station, are calling for a "definite timetable" for recovery work. 

Demolition workers Ken Cresswell and John Shaw along with another man, Chris Huxtable, have been missing since the disaster in February

Didcot collapsed power station

Sheffield man found guilty of New Year’s Eve murder

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

This 30-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of 41-year-old Zabair Hussain in Darnall, Sheffield, on New Year’s Eve 2015.

Idris Sadiq
South Yorkshire Police

Idris Sadiq has been on trial at Sheffield Crown Court for two weeks and was found guilty of murder by unanimous verdict.

The court heard how Sadiq, of Darnall Road, Darnall, violently assaulted Mr Hussain in Staniforth Road at around 23:20 on Thursday, 31 December 2015.

Mr Hussain suffered extensive injuries to his head and body, and died a short time later.

Scene where Zabair Hussain was found unconscious on Staniforth Road, Darnall

I am pleased that a jury has convicted Sadiq of murder based on the overwhelming evidence we were able to put before the court. Mr Hussain’s family and friends have had to hear in detail about the horrific injuries inflicted upon their loved one, and have carried themselves with dignity throughout our investigation and the trial process.”

Steve HandleyDetective Chief Inspector

The end of 'My Local' stores?

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

The owner of the "My Local" convenience store chain has announced its intention to put the firm into administration, putting thousands of jobs at risk. 

The firm has shops in South Normanton and on Abbeydale Road in Sheffield. 

 Greybull Capital has lined up accountancy giant KPMG to act as administrator to its chain of more than 100 stores, which employ 2,300 people. 

It's understood that staff were briefed about the decision yesterday, with management saying the firm is likely to officially fall into administration in the next couple of weeks.

Doncaster manager 'expects three players to be sold' this week

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson says he expects three players to be sold this week. 

The Football League fixtures were released earlier today for next season.  

Here's a list of the #EFL fixtures for the 2016/17 season, including all our clubs in South Yorkshire.

I spoke to Darren earlier about the new season...

BreakingSheffield man found guilty of Zabair Hussain murder

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

A man has been found guilty of murdering a 41-year-old man in Sheffield on New Year's Eve.

Idris Sadiq, 30, was convicted by a jury at Sheffield Crown Court of the murder of Zabair Hussian.

Mr Hussain was discovered badly injured at about 23:25 on Staniforth Road in Darnall and later died as a result of his injuries.

Sadiq, of Darnall Road, is due to be sentenced later.

Sheffield Steelers' coach excited about new signing

Peter Spencer

Reporter, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield Steelers head coach Paul Thompson says new signing Christoffer Björklund is an extremely versatile player.

The 28-year-old defenceman has played his whole career in Sweden, including over 200 games in Allsvenskan.    

Christoffer has been speaking to me about his new one-year contract.  

Plans for shopping centre on site of former Norton College

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Dyche Lane area of Norton, Sheffield

There are plans for a retail park at Meadowhead on the site of the old Norton College on Dyche Lane.

It would include shops, cafes and bars with a new junction off the Bochum Parkway. Councillors will decide on the application next Tuesday.

Weather: Variable cloud with heavy rain possible later

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Variable cloud still lingering in most places and it will continue to do so for much of the day. 

We could see more in the way of hazy sun this afternoon but it will start to feel increasingly humid and we're at risk of seeing some heavy, thundery downpours this evening. 

Weather graphic

Watch: Freestyle football world record holder from Sheffield

Freestyle footballer Dan Magness from Sheffield has broken another world record.

If you want to see him action skip through the video below - a weekly round-up of the best local independent television from around the UK - to 21 minutes 30 seconds...

Severe delays for people travelling down to Glastonbury

Steve Bailey

BBC Radio Sheffield presenter

I'm on the bus heading from Yorkshire down to Glastonbury... slowly!

There's a good atmosphere, which is just as well, because there have been long tailbacks on the roads leading to the festival.

People have been warned to delay travelling because of the wet weather. 

Glastonbury Bus
Steve Bailey
ON the bus
Steve Bailey
Tailbacks at Glastonbury
Steve Bailey

Headlines: South Yorkshire Police launch internal investigation after force dog bites girl

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Tributes planned to mark killed MP Jo Cox's 42nd birthday

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

More details now on the events taking place around the world to mark what would have been the 42nd birthday of killed Batley and Spen Labour MP Jo Cox.  

Tributes for Jo Cox in Batley and Spen
AFP / Getty Images

Tributes are planned in Sheffield, New York, Paris, London and in Mrs Cox's Batley and Spen constituency.

Hundreds are also expected to attend events in Washington DC, Auckland and Dublin.

People are set to gather in London's Trafalgar Square from about 16:00 today.

We'll have full coverage of the day on BBC Look North at 13:30 and 18:30 this evening on BBC1.

Memorial for killed MP Jo Cox to be held in Sheffield

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Labour MP Jo Cox
Brendan Cox

Today marks the 42nd birthday of killed MP Jo Cox, the Labour MP and mother-of-two who was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.

To mark her birthday events are taking place around the world, including here in Sheffield, where a memorial is planned from 16:00 to 17:00 at the Peace Gardens.

Sheffield Peace Gardens

Police warning about modern slavery in South Yorkshire

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Modern slavery graphic with helpline number 0800 0121 700
South Yorkshire Police

Are people being forced into farming cannabis near where you live and work? 

Modern slavery involves the movement or recruitment of individuals using threats, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation.

It is not an issue from the history books or an issue that only exists in certain countries. It's a global problem and it's happening right now.

Police are asking for your help to spot it. Think it's happening near you? Call 101.  

Former South Yorkshire firefighter chosen for Rio 2016

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Congratulations to Gavin Walker, who's been chosen to represent #TeamGB at Rio 2016 as part of the wheelchair rugby team.

Despite having been in challenging situations as a firefighter, it was slipping on decking at home in 2010 which caused a spinal injury and saw him become a wheelchair user, said England Rugby.  

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Gavin's former colleagues are hugely proud of him...

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Watch: South Yorkshire mother speaks about coercive control following Ellie murder case

Victoria Derbyshire

Ben Butler, the father of Ellie Butler was jailed yesterday for a minimum of 23 years for murdering his six-year-old daughter, less than a year after she was returned to him by a Family Court. 

Ben Butler, who's 36, had been convicted of assaulting his daughter, Ellie, in 2007 when she was six weeks old. She'd been taken into care, but his conviction was later quashed. 

Ellie Butler and her father Ben
Met Police

Following the case, Claire Throssell, the mother from Penistone whose two sons were killed in a house fire caused by their father, has been talking to the BBC about coercive control...   

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Have you spotted an elephant in Sheffield yet?

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Yesterday, we heard about the launch of Herd of Sheffield

Dozens of baby elephant statues are on show in Sheffield to raise money for Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity. 

More than 70 sculptures designed by school pupils will be on display at 11 locations until 30 September.

Over 40 larger statues, due to be auctioned for the charity, will join the smaller elephants in July.   

Her of Sheffield: little herd of elephants

You've been sharing your thoughts about the project on our Facebook page:

My better half has worked with her class of amazing special needs kids to design elephants which are part of the exhibition

Tony Oakland-Smith

There's several of these beautifully decorated 🐘 displayed at The Arthouse, Backfields, just off Division St, Sheffield. Come take a look...

Helen Stephens

We are so excited at being involved with such a wonderful fund raising herd project xx

Carol Morris

I can't wait to go find them.....a bit like doing the Owl Trail in Leeds. I love stuff like this

Natasha Kirk

Long delays for people heading to Glastonbury Festival

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

People travelling to Glastonbury in cars and camper vans are facing long queues to get into car parks. 

The festival's organiser Michael Eavis says heavy rain in recent days is one of the reasons for the delays. 

We've been hearing from people travelling down to the festival from South Yorkshire. 

Sadly, Duncan couldn't talk to us, but he was able to send us this... 

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But as you can see, it may take Duncan some time to get to the site... 

South Yorkshire Police promise internal investigation over girl dog bite

Grace Parnell

BBC Sheffield News

A 17-year-old girl has been bitten by a police dog during a raid in Sheffield, South Yorkshire Police have said.

The girl was treated in hospital for minor injuries to her arm following a search for stolen property in a house in the Page Hall area, at about 17:15 BST on Tuesday.

Before the raid officers had been chasing a car which was exceeding the speed limit.

Crowds of people gathered around Longley Lane following the incident.

Crowds at Page Hall yesterday
Page Hall Today
Crowds gathering in Page Hall yesterday
Page Hall Today

An officer and a police dog were deployed to the Longley Lane area to search for stolen property in connection with the incident. During the search, a 17-year-old girl was bitten by a dog."

South Yorkshire Police

The force said an internal investigation would take place.

Watch: Memorial service in Huddersfield for Jo Cox MP

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

A service was held in Huddersfield last night in memory of Jo Cox, the Batley and Spen MP who was killed last week in Birstall.

MPs, church leaders and people from the wider Kirklees community joined together to remember Mrs Cox.

BBC Look North's Spencer Stokes was also there:

Bolton to host Sheffield United on opening day

BBC Sport

Bolton Wanderers are to host Sheffield United on the opening day in League One following their relegation last season.

Match fixture graphic

Watch: Being body positive

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

We've been talking about being #bodypositive on BBC Radio Sheffield today. 

It's because a ballet dancer from Rotherham has taken part in a BBC campaign to inspire young women to feel more positive about their bodies.

She's not the only one who's working to inspire young people... 

The full list of EFL football fixtures available online

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

What will next season hold for our football teams?

Barnsley seal promotion to the Championship

Want to know all the details of when your club's playing next season? 

Here's a list of the #EFL fixtures for the 2016/17 season, including all our clubs in South Yorkshire.

Wet weather causes Glastonbury arrivals chaos

People heading to the Glastonbury Festival by car or camper van have been warned not to travel because "wet weather and ground conditions" are causing congestion. 

Last night festival-goers arriving early were stuck in traffic for hours. 

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Glastonbury festival

You can see all the highlights with none of the mud. Full BBC coverage of Glastonbury on your TV and online here

Police warning over deserted car near Doncaster

There's an appeal to find the owner of this car in Brodsworth:

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Girl bitten by South Yorkshire Police dog

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

South Yorkshire Police say a 17-year-old girl was taken to hospital after she was bitten by a police dog. 

The police say it happened during a search of a house in Page Hall yesterday evening. The search was for stolen property.

They believe she has minor injuries. 

Following the incident, many people in the area took to the streets to find out what had happened.

Page Hall
Page Hall Today

Football League fixtures released

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

The Football League fixtures have just been released for next season.

On the 6 August, in the opening Championship games: Ipswich Town v Barnsley and Rotherham United v Wolves.

Also on 6 August, in League 1: Oxford United v Chesterfield Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United. And in League 2: Accrington Stanley v Doncaster Rovers.

On 7 August, another opening Championship game: Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa. 

Do you recognise the woman in the CCTV image?

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

CCTV image
South Yorkshire Police

If you were out in Sheffield city centre on Sunday 29 May, police are asking you to cast your mind back. At about 22:50, a 24-year-old woman was reportedly assaulted while enjoying a night out in West Street Live. The woman is believed to have been punched by an unknown woman.Officers investigating the incident have now released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to as they believe she could hold important information about what happened. Know her? Call 101.  

Headlines: Sheffield girl bitten by police dog

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The top stories in South Yorkshire so far this morning include:

  • South Yorkshire Police say a 17-year old girl's been taken to hospital after she was bitten by a police dog during the search of a house in Page Hall in Sheffield
  • Sir Cliff Richard has told ITV's This Morning programme he may sue South Yorkshire Police and the BBC
  • A Sheffield bride-to-be who struggled to find a larger size wedding dress has set up her own bridal boutique to solve the problem

Rotherham's #bodypositive ballerina

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Meet Jessica Bell, a ballet dancer from Rotherham who's taken part in a BBC campaign - #bodypositive - to inspire young women to feel more positive about their bodies. 

This video of Jessica Bell dancing has been seen by tens of thousands of people. Jessica's a size 14 to 16 and wants to show girls that anyone can dance...

Weather: Warm with sunny spells

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudy start. As the cloud starts to thin, we could see more in the way of hazy sun. 

We'll see more breaks in the cloud this afternoon but it will start to feel more humid with a chance of seeing some thundery downpours. Another warm day with highs of 21C (70F)

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

We'll have updates on all the big stories for South Yorkshire until 18:00 today.

It's a cloudy start to the day and this will linger for some time. But we could see more in the way of hazy sun a bit later - full weather report coming shortly.

Thanks to Weather Watcher Wendy Scott for her video of the sun trying to get through cloud over Sheffield this morning.