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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday.
  2. Live updates on Monday 27 June 2016

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By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Thanks for your company for today's rolling news blog, we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00.

In another day of political and economic uncertainty here's a picture of a cow cosying up to a BBC Look North cameraman. "Moooove over!"

Cow and cameraman
BBC

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Weather: Showers tonight drying out

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Any showers will soon die out this evening, then it should be a dry night across the region with some good clear spells developing. Feeling chilly in some rural parts by dawn.   

Hourly forecast
BBC

Find out more about Sheffield's next UTC

There's an event showcasing Sheffield's second University Technical College tonight. 

Architects image
Bond Bryan Architect

The new £10m UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus on Attercliffe Common will specialise in healthcare, sports sciences and computing and be open to 14 to 19-year-olds. 

The people behind the new college are holding two showcase events at the Engish Institute of Sport this evening.  

Latest Headlines: Local MPs abandon Shadow Cabinet and four arrested over Sheffield shooting

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

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

  • Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey and Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins are among twenty Labour representatives to depart the Shadow Cabinet in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership
  • Police in Sheffield investigating reports of shots fired in the City Road area have arrested four men 
  • World Snooker says tickets for the World Championship's next year have virtually sold out, ten months before the tournament starts
Kirk Broadfoot

Rotherham United defender Kirk Broadfoot signs a two-year contract extension with the Championship club.

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The long trunk of the law adopts Sheffield herd

One of the little elephants in Sheffield's Winter Garden appears to have been adopted as a police lookout.

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Your views: Shadow Cabinet mass resignations

Are you keeping track? More than half of the Shadow Cabinet has now quit including John Healey the MP for Wentworth and Dearne, prompting an angry response on BBC Radio Sheffield's Facebook page. 

Jeremy was elected on an overwhelming mandate by party members. We need Jeremy who listens to the people and weaker members of society to be involved in Brexit negotiations. I hope John is deselected for his seat he's appearing to ignore the people whom he serves."

Tim Aitken

I don't think there's any room for truth in politics, that, and he doesn't play the pantomime game that the house of commons tit for tat play. People don't want change, bring back the red Tories."

Paul Tankard
John Healey resignation letter
John Healey

Tour de Yorkshire 2016 'boosts economy by £60m'

This year's Tour de Yorkshire boosted the region's economy by about £60m, according to new figures published by tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire.

Tour de Yorkshire stage 3
Welcome to Yorkshire

The race, which took place on the weekend of 29 April - 1 May, saw about two million spectators lining the route.

These spectators spent 20% more than they did last year, the new figures show, with spending on accommodation up just under 30%.

The race was televised in 178 countries and watched by about 11.4 million people globally - double the number in 2015, according to Welcome to Yorkshire.

Can you help find missing Rotherham teenager?

Police in Rotherham are asking for your help to find missing teenager Charlotte Cadwallander. 

Charlotte Cadwallander
SYP

Charlotte, who is 15, was last seen at around 11:00 today in the Westgate area of Rotherham.

She has not been seen or heard from since and officers are concerned about where she may be. 

Sheffield MP calls for vigilance against racist attacks in wake of referendum

The Labour MP for Sheffield Healey, Louise Haigh, has asked South Yorkshire Police to be vigilant to reports of hate speech and racist abuse in the weeks ahead. 

Louise Haigh
Louise Haigh

The British government says it "will not tolerate intolerance" following a series of racist incidents targeted at minorities, which have been reported in the wake of the EU referendum result.  

Latest Headlines: John Healey MP resigns from Shadow Cabinet and Sheffield snooker near sell-out

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

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

Sport: Sheffield United may be reliant on departures before new signings

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Redmires camp remembered ahead of Somme centenary

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

This Friday is the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.

A series of lines and hollows in the grass on a hill above Redmires Reservoir west of Sheffield city centre are the only visual clues to a series of trenches dug by local soldiers training for World War One.   

Camp at Redmires Reservoir
Picture Sheffield

Their existance had been kept secret at the time and had been forgotten about until a rambler spotted them in 1998.

South Yorkshire Police probe cyber attack on force website

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police are investigating a cyber-attack on the force website which shut the page for several hours.  

Page on SYP website yesterday
SYP

The website was hacked on Sunday by a group purporting to be from Albania.  

During the hack the front page of the site was replaced with an Albanian banner and a series of images, including football fans at Euro 2016.

The force said no data was taken or compromised in the attack.

Boy critically injured in Sheffield collision

An 11-year old boy, has life-threatening injuries after a car crashed twice in Shiregreen yesterday teatime

Hartley Brook Road
Google

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving over the prescribed limit.  

Rotherham Council takeover under scrutiny

The leader of Rotherham Council Chris Read and Commissioner Mary Ney are due to give evidence this afternoon to the Communities and Local Government Committee.  

Rotherham Town Hall
BBC

An inquiry into the imposition of commissioners on Rotherham and Tower Hamlets councils was started by the committee in May following the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham and allegations of corruption in Tower Hamlets. 

The committee will examine the effectiveness of the takeovers and the process of returning power to the local authorities and will aim to identify any lessons for possible future interventions.  

Crucible world snooker tickets close to sell out

Tickets for snooker’s World Championship at Sheffield's Crucible have virtually sold out, 10 months before the tournament starts. 

Snooker world cup at Crucible
World Snooker

The box office at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield opened in May, with the majority of seats for the 2017 event selling within a few hours.

Next year’s tournament runs from 15 April to 1 May and there are only a few tickets remaining for selected sessions. 

Weather: Good spells of sunshine this afternoon but breezy

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Cloud will tend to build a little by the afternoon, with a few showers developing, although many places will stay dry. Remaining rather breezy.   

Hourly forecast
BBC

John Healey resigns as Shadow Housing minister

Another hour, another shadow cabinet resignation. Now the MP for Wentworth and Dearne, John Healey, has said he is unable to serve the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.  

John Healey
Labour Party

They met this morning but the Rotherham MP clearly wasn't happy with what he heard:

I am however deeply disappointed with the discussion and your failure to recognise the turmoil after the Referendum vote, a likely autumn election, the responsiblity to hold the Labour Party together and the very wide - and ever wideneing - concerns about your leadership require a fresh leadership election, with you stepping aside as Leader to seek a new mandate if you aspire to lead Labour into the coming general election."

John HealeyLabour MP

Latest Headlines: Sheffield TUC backs Corbyn and Dearne Valley College to merge

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include: 

  • Sheffield TUC is backing Jeremy Corbyn and is urging the city's MPs not to support a 'rightwing coup' against the Labour Party leader
  • Police investigating reports of shots fired in the City Road area of Sheffield earlier this week have arrested four men in connection with the incident
  • Dearne Valley College is to merge with an education consortium, after a review found improvements could be made by joining local colleges and sixth forms together

Barnsley market transformation underway

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The temporary building to house Barnsley market during a £41m redevelopment of the town centre is under construction.  

New temporary Barnsley market
BBC

The 2,600sq m (28,0000sq ft) temporary indoor covered market is on Kendray Street.

It will house 81 stalls and stand for up to four years before being removed to create a market square.

Temporary covered market
BBC

Sheffield TUC backs Corbyn and urges Sheffield Labour MPs not to support 'anti-Corbyn coup'

Sheffield TUC, the body which represents trade union branches in the city, is backing the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn and urged Sheffield Labour MPs not to support what it claims is a "rightwing coup attempt" being launched by members of the Parliamentary Labour Party. 

Jeremy Corbyn
BBC

Jeremy Corbyn was elected by a massive majority of the Labour Party's rank and file membership only 9 short months ago, and that includes the overwhelming majority of members, affiliated supporters and registered supporters here in Sheffield. This was a clear statement that the Party wanted a major shift away from the New Labour politics of 'austerity-light' and a new vision of positive investment, sustainable growth, decent jobs, trade union rights, a council house rebuilding programme and a strong welfare state."

Martin Mayer, Sheffield TUC Secretary

Four arrested over shots fired in Sheffield last week

Police in Sheffield have arrested and bailed four men in Eden Hall Road on suspicion of firearms offences.  

It follows reports of two moped riders firing shots at a silver car in the City Road area close to the junction with Eastern Avenue last Wednesday evening. 

Enjoy the blue sky, there's more rain on the way tomorrow

Wendy Scott is enjoying the scudding white clouds in a sunny blue sky above Sheffield today so much she filmed them. 

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Sheffield businessman blames loss of trade on doorstep taxi rank

A businessman in Sheffield says he's losing £300 a week and his health is being put at risk because of a taxi rank right the city Council placed outside his shop two years ago.  

Cobblers shop
BBC

Nick Clark, who runs Cobblers and Keys on West Street says he's losing customers because they can't park outside his shop and there are constant fumes from the taxis exhausts.

The local authority says it will change the times of the rank within this financial year but Mr Clark says there is still no definite date for when the changes will be made.

Latest Headlines Chesterfield MP joins resignations from Shadow Cabinet and Police seek Rossington attacker

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include:

  • Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins resigned as Shadow Armed Forces Minister this morning saying Jeremy Corbyn would be a catastrophe for Labour at a general election
  • South Yorkshire Police are looking for a man who attacked a teenage girl in a park in Doncaster at the weekend
  • Meerkats in Barnsley can apparently predict the Euro 2016 results by sitting in plastic boxes in their enclosure 

Watch: Mystic meercats in Barnsley predict Euro 2016 results

So a few years ago we had Paul the octopus, and then Mani the parakeet. But now we have meercats at Wigfield Farm Barnsley that can apparently predict the results of the Euro 2016 games by sitting in plastic boxes in their enclosure. If you don't want to know the result look away now.

Tour de Yorkshire brought nearly £60m to economy

This year's Tour de Yorkshire which went through Doncaster boosted our region's economy by nearly £60m  year on year.

Tour de Yorkshire
BBC

More than two million spectators lined the route of the cycle race with spending up by 20% year on year. 

Jessica Ennis-Hill wins first wins first heptathlon since World Championships

Sheffield's Jessica Ennis-Hill recorded the second best score in the world this year to win her first heptathlon since the 2015 World Championships. 

Jessica Ennis-Hill
Getty Images

The 30-year-old Olympic champion won the IAAF Combined Challenge in Germany with 6,733 points - 64 more than she managed in winning the world title. 

Did you see assault on teenager in Rossington?

On Saturday a 15-year-old girl was in the park off Bankwood Crescent, Rossington, when an unknown man approached and asked for the girl’s phone.

When she refused, the man is alleged to have chased the teenager and pushed her to the ground, before punching her in the face a number of times.

Bankswood Crescent
Google

The man is described as being white, between 30 and 40-years-old, around 6ft 4ins tall with an athletic build. He had short shaven black hair and a distinctive beard that was a few inches long and came down to a point, with no moustache.

It is believed the man was wearing a grey hooded jacket and a white t-shirt, with his sleeves rolled up with a red/orange tattoo on his left forearm. 

Dearne Valley College to merge

Dearne Valley College in Wath-upon-Dearne is to merge with an education consortium, after a review found improvements could be made by joining local colleges and sixth forms together. 

Dearne Valley College
Christopher Thomas/Geograph

RNN group, which was formed when Rotherham and North Nottinghamshire college merged, has also taken over the Manvers Park campus to help them keep a broader curriculum.  

Toby Perkins latest Labour politician to resign from shadow cabinet

The MP for Chesterfield Toby Perkins has informed Jeremy Corbyn that he is resigning from the post of Shadow Armed Forces Minister saying that the Labour Party “needs a change at the top”.

Toby Perkins
Toby Perkins

In a letter he says it is with regret he walks away from the role but insists:

No-one who has spent the last six weeks in daily conversations with voters in the North of England, as I have in Chesterfield, could be under any illusions how urgently the Labour Party needs a change at the top. "

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to ride out the crisis caused by a mass walk-out of the shadow cabinet and has warned would-be challengers he will not go down without a fight

Latest Headlines: Toby Perkins resigns from Shadow Cabinet and 14 year old missing in Doncaster

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

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

  • Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has resigned as Shadow Armed Forces Minister saying the Labour Party 'needs a change at the top'
  • Two people have been taken to hospital after a road accident in Shiregreen in Sheffield yesterday afternoon
  • The police have put out an alert about a missing teenager in Doncaster. 14 year old Lewis Bates from Wheatley Hills left home to go to school on Friday

Travel: Accident causing severe delays on M18 Southbound

BBC Travel

One lane of the M18 Southbound in South Yorkshire is closed and there is queuing traffic between J4 and J3 due to an accident involving a car and a van.

Congestion is now backed up to J5 at Stainforth

Weather: Feeling pleasant with sunshine, cloud and highs of 18C

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A dry and bright start to the day with sunny spells. Cloud will tend to build a little by the afternoon, with a few showers developing, although many places will remain dry. Staying rather breezy.  

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Hello Kate here, this Monday morning. Well, despite all the uncertainty at least the sun is shining. 

More on the lastest resignation from the Shadow Cabinet shortly. Here's a clue: 

Toby Perkins' resignation letter
Toby Perkins

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