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Summary

  1. Live updates have finished on Tuesday 12 July 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 09:00 on Wednesday

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By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

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Today's live coverage

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Live updates for South Yorkshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 0800 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

Thought I'd end today with this great photo of evening poppies that was taken at Stainton by Kevin Dolby.

Evening Poppies
Kevin Dolby

Don't forget you could see your picture or story on our Local Live page by getting in touch with us here at the BBC.

England v Pakistan: Joe Root 'comfortable' batting to number three

BBC Sport

England's Joe Root is "comfortable" with moving up one place in the batting order to number three for the first Test against Pakistan.

James Vince, who has played only three Tests, and the recalled Gary Ballance will bat at four and five when the series starts at Lord's on Thursday.

Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz described England's middle order as 'fragile'.

Root, 25, who has batted at three in five of his 42 Tests, said it is "a great opportunity to bat a bit longer".

Joe Root
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Latest headlines: Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on the M1 and former teacher from Sheffield launches bid to be UKIP leader

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories from South Yorkshire this evening include:

  • A Barnsley man has died following a crash on the M1 in the early hours of this morning
  • John Healey's demanding answers from the Business Secretary, over plans by TATA Steel to sell off its sites at Rotherham and Sheffield
  •  A former maths teacher from Sheffield's launched a bid to become the next leader of UKIP. 35-year-old Jonathan Arnott - who's an MEP for the North East - says the party will be the only unifying force for Brexit

Weather: Showers will die out this evening

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Any light showers will quickly die out this evening to give a dry night across the region with clear spells. Winds falling light and feeling chilly in some rural spots by dawn.  

Weather graphic
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Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on M1

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

A Barnsley man has died following a collision on the M1 in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, 12 July) and officers are urging drivers who were on the motorway and witnessed the collision to please come forward. 

Wayne Milnthorpe, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, between junctions 35 and 35A of the northbound carriageway, at around 1.40am this morning.

It is believed Mr Milnthorpe lost control of the black Ford Fiesta he was driving and collided with the nearside barrier. 

The car then came to a stop in the first lane of the motorway, where there was a further collision with a white Iveco LGV. The driver of the LGV did not suffer any injuries.

Junction 35a
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Tata steel MP writes to Business Secretary

BBC Radio Sheffield

John Healey MP has been demanding answers from the Business Secretary, over plans by TATA Steel to sell off its sites at Rotherham and Sheffield. 

The Wentworh and Dearne MP says Sajid Javid's gone back on a promise to give hundreds of millions of pounds to support all parts of the company's UK operation. 

Mr Healey wants more clarity from the Government... 

John Healey
BBC

I do want to know if the support they gave a commitment to putting in place to support a buyer of Tata's business is going to apply if that's needed in speciality steels. And there's silence so far and that's the concern I'm pressing."

John HealeyLabour MP for Wentworth and Dearne

Sheffield singer to unveil new work in Sheffield

Richard Hawley
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The Off the Shelf Festival in Sheffield has commissioned a new poem as part of Year of Making Sheffield 2016.

The new piece has been composed by the city's internationally known, and award winning musican Richard Hawley.

Richard Hawley poem
Richard Hawley

Called 'Hey You' it's being unveiled at 4:15pm this afternoon at the top of the escalators in the Millennium Galleries Walkway. 

Stainless steel man remembered on Hospice Tree of Life

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Harry Brearley Hospice tree of life leaf
Rotherham Hospice

Harry Brearley, the Sheffielder credited with inventing stainless steel, has been given a place on the Tree of Life at Rotherham Hospice.

The leaf was bought in his memory by Ann Humberstone, the wife of Harry's great-nephew Peter, a patient at Rotherham Hospice who died in November 2015 aged 85.

The three metre high stainless steel Tree of Life sculpture was officially launched three years ago and has already raised more than £35,000 thanks to bereaved relatives.

They are able to purchase engraved leaves and sections of bark in memory of their relative.

Latest headlines: Attack on Angela Eagle's office 'truly appalling' says local MP and former teacher from Sheffield launches bid to replace Farage

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories in South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

  • Jeremy Corbyn has called for "calm" and "dignity" from Labour members after a brick was thrown through the window of Angela Eagle's constituency office in Merseyside. South Yorkshire MP Angela Smith says the attack on the office is 'truly appalling'.
  • The full report on possible links between an alleged police cover-up relating to the Battle of Orgreave and the Hillsborough disaster won't be made public
  • A former maths teacher from Sheffield's launched a bid to become the next leader of UKIP. 35-year-old Jonathan Arnott - who's an MEP for the North East - says the party will be the only unifying force for Brexit  

Image released after man kicked in stomach at Doncaster station

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

British Transport Police have today released an image of a man they want to speak to about an assault at Doncaster station.

Police say the incident happened in the travel centre on Friday 3 June at 8pm.

The victim was standing in a queue to buy a ticket when he asked a man who was being verbally abusive and swearing at other customers to stop.The man reacted by kicking the victim in the stomach.

Doncaster CCTV image
British Transport Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 199 of 12/07/2016. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  

Rotherham Hospital experiencing unprecedented demand for its services

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

The Accident and Emergency department at Rotherham Hospital says it is currently experiencing unprecedented summer demand for its services.

To ensure staff can focus on caring for the seriously ill and injured, hospital bosses are asking members of the public to consider all options for their care needs including the Walk-in Centre, GP surgeries or pharmacies. 

Hospital bosses say Accident and Emergency departments are for serious and life threatening illness and injuries such as choking, severe chest pain, stroke and major blood loss.

Rotherham Hospital
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Attack on Angela Eagle's office is 'truly appalling' says South Yorkshire MP

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The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has appealed for calm in the party after a window was smashed at Angela Eagle's constituency office.

The MP and former shadow business secretary formally launched her challenge for the Labour leadership yesterday.

Last week her office staff disconnected phones because of the abuse and threats being directed at her. 

This afternoon Angela Smith the MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge has tweeted that the attacks on the office of Angela Eagle are truly appalling and there is no place for such behaviour in our democracy.

Man left with broken pelvis after bus attack in Sheffield

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Police in Sheffield are appealing for information following an incident on a bus that left two men with nasty injuries.

At around 9pm on Thursday 16 June, the X30 (Handsworth) TM Travel bus was heading out of Sheffield onto the Parkway when an altercation broke out.

A man and a woman, who are believed to have got on the bus at Arundel Gate, assaulted a 63-year-old man and 55-year-old man before jumping off the bus and heading across the Parkway in the direction of Park Hill flats.

The 63-year-old man suffered a broken pelvis and stab wound to his arm and the 55-year-old man suffered a cut to his neck and dog bite to his arm. The offenders are described as in their early 20s and had a brown Staffordshire bull terrier with them.

Arundel Gate
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Former Sheffield man applying to lead UKIP

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

UKIP's Jonathan Arnott has announced his candidacy to be the party's leader following the resignation of Nigel Farage.

Mr Arnott, 35, has been MEP for the North East since 2014. Prior to being elected he was the party's general secretary for six years.

According to his CV he enrolled at the University of Sheffield aged just 15, having gained his 'A' levels three years early, leaving after having attained a Masters in Mathematics.

He went on to become head of mathematics at a school in Sheffield before entering politics.

Jonathan Arnott MEP
UKIP

My two years as local elections co-ordinator, and six as the party's general secretary, have given me an intimate understanding of the internal workings of UKIP and I propose constitutional reform that will achieve a dynamic, democratic party where the views of grassroots members and branches have greater input."

Jonathan ArnottUKIP MEP for the North East

Doncaster man appointed at Serbian head coach

Serbia have turned to a Yorkshire man with Eastern European roots in their bid to secure a place in the 2017 World Cup. 

Doncaster-born Darren Higgins has been appointed as the Serbians' head coach and will take time out from his role of talent development manager at Castleford Tigers to prepare them for October's final European qualifying matches against Wales and Italy. 

Darren Higgins
Castleford Tigers

Higgins a former head of youth at Sheffield Eagles and London Broncos, spent nine days in Belgrade last month, overseeing matches against the touring Yorkshire Lionhearts.

Higgins, who has closely monitored attempts over the last decade to establish rugby league in the country, is passionate about his new hands-on role, especially as it provides a link to his Serbia-born grandfather Simo Tijanic. "That's part of the reason I'm doing it," he said. "I'm really proud to be given the opportunity".

Weather: Some cloud is likely to build but it should remain dry for most

BBC Weather

A bright day with some warm sunny spells. Whilst some cloud is likely to build, it should remain dry for most, with just the low risk of very isolated showers developing. Winds remaining light. 

Weather graphic
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Latest headlines: Rotherham school cuts music lessons and Blades boss refuses to comment on striker Leon Clarke

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories in South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • There's disharmony at Maltby Academy - where some students are unhappy about MUSIC being cut from the curriculum
  • More than £8 million pounds of lottery money is being shared out between 219 organisations in Yorkshire. Projects in Rotherham, Sheffield and Barnsley will benefit from the cash
  • Chris Wilder has refused to comment on speculation linking Sheffield United with striker Leon Clarke   

Lottery cash on its way to South Yorkshire

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

More than £8 million pounds of lottery money is being shared out between more than 200 organisations in Yorkshire. 

Projects in Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield and Barnsley will benefit from the cash. "Stainforth 4 All" gets £140 thousand pounds to offer I.T. training for unemployed people. 

Doncaster West Development Trust has been given grants of more than £185 thousand, for a new community hub in Denaby.

And POPS Summer camp in Rawmarsh is almost £360 thousand pounds better off they support the physical and mental development of young people.

Pops summer camp pictures
Pops Summer Camp

IPCC says it won't publish full version of Orgreave report

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Orgreave 1984
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The Independent Police Complaints Commission says it won't be publishing the full version of its report into allegations of police misconduct at the Orgreave coking plant

The IPCC published a redacted report in June last year. A spokesman says.. It won't publish this because there may be some material within that report which is relevant to the current Hillsborough investigation. 

It goes on to say - "Decisions are yet to be made on whether any criminal proceedings are to be brought as a result of those investigations and the IPCC doesn't want to prejudice that process."

Elephant challenge completed

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Over the past two days I've been trying to take selfies with all 58 of the elephants installed in the city.

It's hoped the Herd of Sheffield will help raised thousands of pounds for the Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity.

I set off on Monday morning at 0700 and at 1030 this morning I finally made it to the last elephant next to Park Hill flats.

Andy Kershaw next to the Park Hill elephant
BBC

If you want to follow in my footsteps you'll need one of these....

elephant map
The childrens hospital charity

You can pick up a trail map from the BBC Radio Sheffield reception. It's also available on the BBC Radio Sheffield website.

And don't worry you don't have to complete the trail in two days - the elephants will be in the city until the 5th of October.

Conman steals from Sheffield pensioner

Sheffield Star

A thief posing as a workman stole jewellery from a Sheffield pensioner.

The offender called at a house in Richmond Road, Handsworth, and asked to use the toilet.

Richmond Road
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Cricket: Yorkshire hoping for more time out on the field today

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Oval cricket ground
ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Yorkshire will be hoping for more time out on the field today, after a rain affected day one against Surrey at the Oval. 

The hosts were batting first, but could only progress to 95 for 2 in their first innings, thanks to a series of frustrating rain delays. Just 33 overs were possible.  

You can hear ball by ball commentary on our website. 

Latest headlines: South Yorkshire Academy drops music from curriculum and lottery cash on its way to South Yorkshire

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories in South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • There's anger following a decision by Maltby Academy to cut music lessons from their curriculum
  • British Transport Police in Sheffield are extremely worried after attending several "near misses" between children and trains in South Yorkshire
  • More than £8 million pounds of lottery money is being shared out between more than 200 organisations in Yorkshire  

Listen: Anger over music lessons being dropped at Rotherham school

Oli Constable

Maltby Academy is dropping music from the secondary school curriculum.

The school says not enough people signed up to the subject.

Now more than 500 people have joined a Facebook group campaigning for the decision to be overturned.

Poppy Rigby and Ellise Wright are students at the school....

Maltby Academy have developed a Creative and Performing Arts experience - which music is a part of - but they say much to their disappointment... GCSE Music has seen a steady decline in student interest and take up over a number of years. 

No students opted to study GCSE Music in the one-year option in Y11. 

Listen: 'Near misses' between children and trains in the last few weeks

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

British Transport Police in Sheffield say they've attended several "near misses" between children and trains in the last few weeks.

Officers say children breaking through fences in parts of the city is a growing problem...and they've written to local schools to try and deter them. 

PCSO Tony Belinski has seen serious injuries as a result most recently in Dronfield.

Dairy farms closing in Yorkshire

A BBC Yorkshire investigation has discovered 89 dairy farms have closed in the region since 2013.

There are 1,000 fewer dairy farms than there were three years ago across England and Wales - according to data from Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. 

That means that 1 in 10 farms have closed since 2013.

Farmers blame the declining price they are paid per litre of milk.

Travel update: All lanes open on M1 following collision

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

All lanes are now open on the M1 northbound at Junction 35 - 36, but there are still lengthy queues.  

It follows an earlier collision between two cars and an HGV.

M1 Junction 35 Northbound
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Weather: A bright day with some warm sunny spells

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A bright day with some warm sunny spells

Whilst some cloud is likely to build, it should remain dry for most, with just the low risk of very isolated showers developing. 

Winds remaining light.  

Travel: Lanes closed after accident on the M1

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

One lane is closed and there is queuing traffic and long delays on the M1 Northbound this morning between Junction 35, A629 (Rotherham) and Junction 36, A61 (Birdwell).

It's because of accident investigation work following a serious collision involving two cars and an HGV.

There is a diversion in operation.

The congestion is going back to Junction 33, A630 (Sheffield Parkway).

M1
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Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Morning, Katie here. I'm with you until 18:00 with news, sport, travel and weather updates from across South Yorkshire.

Including this story about British Transport Police. They're extremely worried after attending several near misses between children and trains in the last few weeks in South Yorkshire.

They say children are breaking through fences in parts of the city and getting too close to railway tracks.

Dore railway
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