Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 19 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Goodbye: Five things we learnt today

Oli Constable

Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow morning.

Here are five of our biggest stories today...

  1. It's been hotter than Bangkok in South Yorkshire
  2. People in Mexborough had their say over HS2 threat to 200 homes
  3. A lorry had a smash in West Street, Sheffield
  4. We found out which of our MPs opposed Trident
  5. One of South Yorkshire's hospitals has one of the worst records for NHS staff assaults

Sheffield gears up for great cycle event

Sheffield Star

Cyclists in Sheffield
Sheffield Star

Elite cyclists are set to descend on city streets tomorrow for a gruelling grand prix with large crowds expected to cheer riders along.

Whitehead turns down Rotherham United move

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Dean Whitehead
Rex Features

Midfielder Dean Whitehead opts to stay at Huddersfield Town after rejecting an offer of a one-year deal from Rotherham.

Dean Whitehead

Whitehead opts to stay at Huddersfield

Midfielder Dean Whitehead opts to stay at Huddersfield Town after rejecting an offer of a one-year deal from Rotherham.

Read more

Your headlines this afternoon:

Oli Constable

Weather: Not in a cloud in the sky over Barnsley

TONIGHT: Hot and sunny this evening. Exceptionally warm and humid overnight, with a risk of one or two thunderstorms in the west by dawn. Minimum temperature 19C (66F).

TOMORROW: Still hot and humid with sunny spells and an increasing risk of scattered thunderstorms - although some places will stay dry. Maximum temperature 29C (84F).

Barnsley town hall

Minichiello wants names of Olympic cheats

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Olympic coach Toni Minichiello says he wants the names of the athletes that have tested positive for banned drugs.

Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield's Andy Giddings, Minichiello says it's unfair on athletes who aren't cheating.

Toni Minichiello
Getty Images

Man charged following Darnall 'brawl'

Oli Constable

A 30-year-old man has been charged and remanded into custody following a serious assault on Staniforth Road, Darnall at the weekend.  

Ariel of Staniforth Road

Liam Sharp, from the Woodthorpe area of Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving causing serious injury.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 16 August.

NHS assaults 'some of the country's worst' at South Yorkshire hospital

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Doncaster Hospital

Staff at a NHS trust in Yorkshire have experienced some of the highest increases in assaults anywhere in the country.

Figures from Doncaster and Bassetlaw show the number of assaults went up four times since 2010.

NHS Protect, the national body which collected the data, found staff were assaulted by the over-75s more than any other age group.

Singing soprano superstar brings sunshine to Sheffield

Kat Harbourne

Hundreds of students are seeing their hard work pay off today as they graduate from the University of Sheffield.

Look closely in the crowds of proud parents - and you'll spot a familiar face... 

Soprano Lesley Garrett

Opera singer Lesley Garrett - who was brought up here in South Yorkshire - has not one, but TWO children graduating this week!

She told me how she's "beyond excited" and how her daughter has fallen in love with the city.

Coffee now signed, sealed and delivered

Fancy a cuppa at the old post office?

The site in Fitzalan Square had been disused since 1999, but is now part of Sheffield Hallam University.

The Grade 2 listed building has been refurbished to become an impressive new home for the Sheffield Institute of Art.

The main cash hall is now open to the public.

HS2 hold public meeting in Mexborough

Tom Ingall

Journalist, BBC Look North

Officials from the HS2 rail project are meeting concerned residents in Mexborough to discuss the latest plans for the project which will take the high speed link through the town. 

200 homes in Mexborough face demolition to make way for the new high speed rail. 

View more on twitter

Why not join the BBC Radio Sheffield book club?

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Drama, romance, intrigue, suspense; we love a good story on BBC Radio Sheffield.

Every month, we're going to pick a new book and we'd love to know what you think about it!

Email me at to get involved.

Your sport headlines this afternoon:

BBC Sport

  • Sheffield United take on Halifax tonight in a pre-season friendly
  • Chesterfield head to Matlock for their second game before the main season
  • Ched Evans is expected to play his first professional football game in four years for Chesterfield tonight

City centre road re-opens after lorry crash

BBC Travel

There's severe tram delays and queuing traffic after a lorry crash on West Street this afternoon closed the road.

The road has since re-opened.

View more on twitter

Lorry crash: 'Driver avoiding tram'

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

A lorry that's crashed into a shop on West Street was 'avoiding a tram', the shop owner says.

No one appears to have been injured.

Love football? Book your place for Football Heaven's managers special

BBC Radio Sheffield

Football Heaven

Football Heaven returns next month with a one-off managers special from Sheffield Hallam University.

The live event, which will be broadcast from the Charles Street Theatre at the university's city campus, will feature the managers of our local clubs.

Places are free but you must book in advance here for the August 1, 2016 event.

HS2 reps meet residents to discuss route

BBC News England

HS2 train

HS2 representatives run their first drop-in sessions in South Yorkshire since the proposed route of the line was significantly changed.

The new route saw a proposed station in Meadowhall scrapped in favour of a stop in Sheffield city centre.

A new housing estate in Mexborough could be bulldozed under the changes, and a public meeting was held on Monday night in opposition to the plans.

HS2 train

HS2 reps meet residents to discuss route

HS2 representatives run their first drop-in sessions in South Yorkshire since the proposed route of the line was significantly changed.

Read more

Weather: Hot Hot Hot

It's the hottest day of the year so far.

#Hottestdayoftheyear is trending on Twitter. 

And you can get updates from across the country on how Brits are faring in the heat here:

Weather graphic

People in shop 'lucky' to escape in Sheffield lorry crash

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Marika and Jeremy were in the shop when the lorry swerved to avoid a tram.

They've told me they were "lucky to have avoided being struck".

Marika & Jeremy

Watch: Lorry crashes into shop in Sheffield

BreakingLorry crashes into shop in Sheffield

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

I'm at the scene where a lorry has crashed into the window of a shop on West Street in Sheffield.

We've not heard any reports of injuries, but will bring further updates. 

Lorry crash
Emergency services
Lorry crash scene

Sheffield's herd looks even better in the sun

Kat Harbourne

Sheffield is currently playing host to 58 elephants scattered around on a trail in the biggest arts project the city has ever seen. Each elephant has been designed by a different artist.

They'll be on show until October, when they'll be auctioned off to raise money for Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity.    

I think they look glorious in the sun!

Kat Harbourne with one of Sheffield's Herd of Elephants

Darnall disturbance suspects held after man 'run over'

BBC News England

Two men are being held on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was seriously injured in the street.

Police were called to reports of a large number of people fighting in the Staniforth Road area of Darnall, on Sunday evening.

Ariel Staniforth Road

A man was found on the street with injuries described as consistent with being run over by a vehicle.

One of the arrested men, a 34-year-old was later bailed, but officers are continuing to question another aged 30.

The injured man was taken to hospital where his condition was described as stable.

Frozen treats for hot rescue dogs

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Rescued pooches from North Anston’s Thornberry Animal Sanctuary in South Yorkshire have been keeping cool on the hottest day of the year with some special frozen treats courtesy of generous supporters.

2-year-old Olive is really enjoying the treats: 

2-year-old Olive
Thornberry General Manager

We filled their toys with frozen dog food to give them a cool treat in the summer heat. They went barking mad for it!"

Keith HollandThornberry General Manager

Lees sorry for 'terrible' umpire remark

BBC Sport

Alex Lees
Francois Nel

Yorkshire one-day captain Alex Lees apologises for describing a decision by umpire Martin Saggers as "terrible".

Lees' remark came after Saggers awarded a no-ball for a breach of fielding regulations during a T20 Blast defeat by Nottinghamshire on Friday.  

Alex Lees

Lees sorry for 'terrible' umpire remark

Yorkshire one-day captain Alex Lees apologises for describing a decision by umpire Martin Saggers as "terrible".

Read more

Regional mayor gets Lords seal of approval

Liz Roberts

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield City Region has come a step closer to getting an elected mayor - after it was approved by the House of Lords last night.

It means the first election will take place in May next year, but it's still not clear exactly what the mayor's powers will be.

You can currently have your say in a public consultation which ends on the 12th Aug.

Sizzle safely say firefighters on hottest day

Oli Constable

Meat on a barbecue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say that using a barbecue can carry a potential fire risk - but only if used incorrectly.

They say to make sure you barbecue goes to plan:

  • Site it on a flat surface well away from trees, shrubs and grassland
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand close by, just in case
  • Never use petrol or paraffin on a barbecue, only recognised lighters and starter fuels
  • Make sure the coals have properly cooled before disposal and empty ashes onto bare soil, not into the bin

Watch: Behind the scenes at Tata Steel

Danni Hewson

Business Correspondent, BBC Look North

I've been at Tata Steel's Stocksbridge plant where we've been allowed behind the scenes access to see some of the high quality steel-making processes there.

More on BBC Look North later.

View more on twitter

Sheffield kicks off summer holidays in fine style

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

It's the first day of the summer holidays today and highs of 31C are expected later.

I've been to the Peace Gardens in the centre of Sheffield where the kids are already cooling off.

Children play in water in Peace Gardens
Children sit on grass in Peace Gardens
Children in Peace Gardens
Young people sit in the sun

Election date set for new Sheffield city region mayor

Two men in serious condition after Sheffield car crash

Oli Constable

Two men suffered serious injuries after a car hit a roundabout in Sheffield early this morning.

The car, that was travelling on Moss Way, hit the roundabout at about 02:45.

A woman in the car also suffered slight injuries.

Car on roundabout
South Yorkshire Police
Car on roundabout
South Yorkshire Police

Watch: A rare look into the past at Conisborough Castle

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Yesterday there was a rare opportunity for some members of the public to look into the past. 

The basement of Conisbrough Castle isn't usually open but volunteers were allowed down there as part of some work they're helping English Heritage carry out. 

It seemed like an opportunity not to be missed, despite the fact that I'm not a fan of ladders or underground spaces!

South Yorkshire MPs who opposed Trident

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

MPs have backed the renewal of the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system, voting 472 to 117 in favour after a five-hour Commons debate.

Labour was split over the issue with 140 of its 230 MPs going against leader Jeremy Corbyn and backing the motion.  

However, some of our local MPs voted with the Labour Leader, against the programme. they were:

  • Paul Blomfield (Labour, Sheffield Central)
  • Louise Haigh (Labour, Sheffield Heeley) 
  • Sarah Champion (Labour, Rotherham)

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat and Sheffield Hallam MP also voted against renewal of Trident.

Backing Trident was the 'right thing' to do says North Derbyshire MP

BBC Politics

Last night, The House of Commons backed the renewal of the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system by 472 votes to 117:  

Four new nuclear submarines will be built with the aim of protecting the UK after MP's voted to renew the Trident weapons system. 

At an estimated cost of £31 billion. 

The MP for Chesterfield Toby Perkins - a former Armed Forces spokesman for the party - said the evidence for the deterrent was "overwhelming" :

Watch: Anger as HS2 proposals threaten 200 new South Yorkshire homes

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Around 300 people gathered in Mexborough Academy for a public meeting last night.

The week before last we heard news that the new HS2 route goes through a brand new housing estate in Mexborough

People from Shimmer Estate, along with others, discussed the proposals. No one from HS2 was there though. They're running their own drop in session this afternoon instead. 

Weather: It's a scorcher

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A warm and sunny start to the day with prolonged spells of sunshine and clear skies in the forecast. 

Temperatures today expected to reach 34C (93F) in some places.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

A beautiful day across South Yorkshire. It's going to be the hottest day of the year so far, full weather report coming shortly. 

Weather graphic

Plus we'll bring you all the big stories from across our region until 18:00, including more on controversial plans to bring HS2 through Shimmer housing estate in Mexborough.