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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Five things we learnt today

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Thanks for joining us today, we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow. 

Here are five of the biggest stories from today:

  1. New Home Secretary looking at 'fundamental reorganisation' of South Yorkshire Police
  2. Watch out for road closures as some of cycling's finest descend on Sheffield tonight
  3. Orgreave campaigners to meet with new Home Secretary in September
  4. Children should be taught about abuse
  5. Homemade cabriolets are not the answer to summer sun 

Weather: Thundery showers possible

BBC Weather

TONIGHT: An isolated thundery shower is possible otherwise dry with clear periods. Minimum temperature 15c (59f) Moderate westerly wind. 

TOMORROW: Dry and bright with variable cloud and spells of sunshine. Fresher but still warm with a Maximum temperature of 23c (73f). Light or moderate southwest wind.

Weather graphic
BBC

Appeal following rape in Shiregreen

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

South Yorkshire Police are investigating reports that a 19 year old woman was raped in Shiregreen in Sheffield in the early hours of Sunday. 

This incident is believed to have taken place in a populated residential area and we know that there are a number of houses that face onto these roads. I’d urge any residents living in that area to think back to the weekend and consider whether they saw or heard anything suspicious. Did you see a Ford Focus driving in the area that evening?"

Tim BellDetective Constable

If you have information that could help officers, call 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 90 of 17 July 2016.   

Your comments: DIY convertable

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Police found this car in Swinton:

Car with roof cut off
South Yorkshire Police

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

This moron hasn't even cut the back of straight 😂"

Sarah Wilson

Morten Thybo think it's time we removed your sun roof that doesn't open 😉"

Amy Lewis

DIY cowboy by the looks of it"

Mick Cannon

Have you seen George, 84?

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Concerns are increasing for the welfare of missing 84-year-old George Rodgers from Sheffield, as the temperatures remain high and no sightings have been reported.  

George was last seen at around 16:00 yesterday leaving his home in Ecclesfield, Sheffield, and reported missing late last night.  

Anyone who sees him is urged to call police on 101.

George Rodgers
South Yorkshire Police

George wears a medical wristband as he has Alzheimer’s, and we believe he was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue long-sleeved polo shirt. When he left home, he was carrying an A4 framed picture".

Police statement

Road Closures: Sheffield Grand Prix Cycling

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

From 18:00 tonight. Check here for details.

Route map for Sheffield Grand Prix
Sheffield Hallam University

Here's the 2016 Event Schedule

18:00 Circuit Completely closed.18:10 Circuit open for warm up.18:30 Live commentry starts. 18:45 Varsity 3 Lap Relay Race.19:00 HMT Hospitals Classic Race Start - Pinstone Street.19:55 Circuit Open for Elite Men warm up.20:00 HMT Hospitals Classic Race Presentations - Podium on Pinstone Street. 20:10 Mens Rider Gridding Starts.20:15 Sheffield Hallam University Mens Elite Race start - Pinstone Street.21:25 Elite Men Presentations - Podium on Pinstone Street.

More details here.

Watch: Home Secretary looking at 'fundamental reorganisation' of police

BBC Politics

The new Home Secretary Amber Rudd has revealed she's looking at fundamental re-organistion of the South Yorkshire police force

It's after Former Conservative Cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles described the force as one that "institutions dysfunctionality".

Amber Rudd reveals she's looking at fundamental re-organistion of South Yorkshire Police

Millers sign Brighton's Forster-Caskey

Jake Forster-Caskey
Getty Images

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey joins Championship rivals Rotherham United on a season-long loan.

Jake Forster-Caskey

Millers sign Brighton's Forster-Caskey

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey joins Championship rivals Rotherham United on a season-long loan.

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Police Federation shock at 'reorganisation' suggestion

The new Home Secretary Amber Rudd has revealed she's looking at fundamental re-organistion of the South Yorkshire police force. 

It's after Former Conservative Cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles described the Force as one that "institutions dysfunctionality".

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It's Summer, but homemade cabriolets are not the answer

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Police are warning drivers not to try DIY cabriolets after finding this vehicle parked in Swinton:   

Car with roof cut off
South Yorkshire Police
Car with roof cut off
South Yorkshire Police

Police Federation respond to suggestions of reorganisation of the force

Kat Cowan

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Neil Bowles, Chairman of South Yorkshire Police Federation that represents constables, sergeants and inspectors in the region has responded to The Home Secretary's comments that the reorganisation of South Yorkshire Police is being looked at.

He says the comments have:

Come as a complete surprise - it's not something that's been ventured before".

He went on to say he wouldn't comment until he's met with the New Chief Constable next week.   

Cycling: Road closures for Sheffield Grand Prix tonight

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Elite cyclists including the national team from Rwanda are due to arrive in the city this evening for the fifth Sheffield Grand Prix. 

Events start at 18:30 in the city centre and a number of roads will be closed. 

An event village will also be set up in the Peace Gardens and Fargate. 

Full details of road closures and changes to public transport are available on the event website.

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Weather: Some sunshine but thunderstorms may develop

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Some good spells of sunshine today with things staying largely settled, however we are at risk of seeing some thunderstorms develop. 

We do still have a weather warning in force until 21:00 for heavy rain as these thunderstorms could bring very heavy downpours. It's still feeling quite hot and humid with highs of 26C (79F).  

Weather
BBC

Re-organisation of South Yorkshire Police being looked at

BBC Politics

Former Conservative Cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles says South Yorkshire Police "seems to be a force that institutions dysfunctionality".

He argues the future of South Yorkshire police is linked to the findings on Orgreave.

In reply, Amber Rudd confirms she is looking at fundamental re-organistion of the force.

Eric Pickles
BBC

Orgreave 'all one way traffic from the police', says Skinner

BBC Politics

Dennis Skinner
BBC

Bolsover's Labour MP and former miner Dennis Skinner tells MPs he went to Orgreave and saw the violence was "all one way traffic from the police".

This was followed by "the same statements" used at Hillsborough by the police "over and over again written for each of these miners".

Home Secretary Amber Rudd says she will looks at these allegations and many others, before making her decision.

Nice work Audrey: Special award for a volunteer and her tea cosies

Kat Harbourne

Tea pots and tea cosies
BBC

A 91 year old volunteer at a Cancer Research UK charity shop in Sheffield has been given an award for her money-spinning tea cosies.

Audrey Ashworth's knitting skills have raised loads of money for CRUK.

Volunteers at Cancer Research UK
BBC
Sign in the shop
BBC

What was said about Orgreave in the House of Lords?

Andy Burnham is accusing Home Office Minister Lord Keen of Elie of misleading Parliament over comments in the House of Lords. Lord Keen told peers last week that:  

There is, of course, a desire to respond to this as soon as possible, but perhaps I could put it into context. Following the conclusion of the inquests on 26 April, the IPPC commissioned a barrister to go through some 10,000 documents that had been provided by South Yorkshire Police in the context of the Orgreave investigation. The IPCC told Home Office officials that if it announced any action to set up an inquiry or other investigation relating to Orgreave, it would have an impact on the Hillsborough investigation. It is for that reason that the decision will be taken only once that part has been concluded."

You can read the full debate here.

Weather: Will you stay dry on the way home?

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Staying very warm and humid with some heavy, thundery showers, gusty winds and a chance of hail affecting some areas. Becoming generally dry by this evening. Highs of 26c. 

Have a look at the animation below to see if you'll miss the showers!

Check out the video to see the path of the rain

Burnham calls for inquiry announcement

BBC Politics

Andy Burnham
BBC

Andy Burnham calls on the home secretary to announce an inquiry into Orgreave today.

The shadow home secretary says he promised the Hillsborough families the "full truth about the 20 year cover up. They wont have it until after Orgeave."

An "unexpected announcement" in the House of Lords now means that will be "substantially delayed".

This was a "misleading impression given to Parliament" and says a clear message, announcing an inquiry today, will help settle any worries that the Home Office are trying to "shunt a controversial issue into the long grass".

Decision on Ogreave inquiry 'after the summer recess'

BBC Politics

Home Secretary Amber Rudd appears to stand by the comments of her colleague Lord Keen.

She says an inquiry into Orgreave is "one of the most important issues in my in-tray", and offers to meet campaigners and Andy Burnham to discuss the issues.

She says she hopes to come to a decision "soon after the summer recess".

Amber Rudd
BBC

Labour claim minister may have misled parliament

BBC Politics

Orgreave
BBC

Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham has been granted an urgent question on an inquiry in the Orgreave miners clash.

Mr Burnham is looking for clarification on the government's position after Home Office Minister Lord Keen of Elie told the House of Lords last week that no formal decision will be made until the IPPC and CPS decide whether Orgreave material is relevant to ongoing Hillsborough investigations.

But Andy Burnham argues Lord Keen may have misled Parliament.

In a statement seen by the BBC, the police watchdog has confirmed to Labour that the minister’s statement was incorrect and that a public inquiry was a decision for the Home Secretary.

Take a look around the Look North studio

Heidi Tomlinson

Journalist, BBC Look North

I thought you might like to have a sneak peek behind the scenes here at Look North. I've made a quick film to show you what happens on the studio floor and down in the newsroom.

Take a look around the Look North studio.

If you've got any questions, I'd be happy to answer them. Drop me an email

Does Owen Smith have support of local MPs?

BBC Politics

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith says he will offer Jeremy Corbyn the role of party president if he wins.  

Mr Smith praised his rival but said he was "not a leader", saying he had "sloganised" on austerity without setting out what he would do instead.  

Owen Smith
Thinkstock

Some local MPs are offering their support to Owen Smith over the existing Labour leader: 

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What does devolution mean for Rotherham?

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

People in Rotherham get their chance today to ask how new powers the area will get under devolution should be used. 

The Sheffield City Region will get £1.3bn extra funding over the next 30 years - and powers will come to the region which are currently held in London. 

Representatives from the Sheffield City Region are at All Saints Square to answer questions about the devolution process.

Urgent question on Orgreave granted in House of Commons

Shadow minister to ask about policing at Orgreave in parliament at 12:30 today

Government must do more to teach children about abuse, says Rotherham MP

The Guardian

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion tells ministers to ‘get a grip’ ahead of Commons debate on risks of online grooming. 

Ms Champion leads a Westminster Hall debate on the issue this afternoon.  

Sarah Champion
SarahChampionmp.com

Man arrested after Chapeltown shooting

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Police tape
Thinkstock

Police have arrested a 26 year old man on suspicion of attempted murder after a reported shooting in Chapeltown last week. 

This follows police activity in Hoyland in Barnsley yesterday.

He's being questioned. Six people - five men and one woman - were previously arrested and remain on bail.

Unemployment down by 16,000 in Yorkshire

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

New figures show unemployment in Yorkshire has fallen by 16,000 between March and May. 

Job centre
BBC

151,000 people are now unemployed across the region. 

Nationally, the figure fell by 54,000 to 1.65m.  

HS2 proposals 'make my house unsaleable'

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Robert Wright of Nascott Close in Bramley says his house sale is now 'blighted' and he can't sell it because of plans to run HS2 through the green corridor of land near his garden.   

Robert Wright
BBC
Robert Wright's house
BBC

Listen: Concern that HS2 could be at the bottom of the garden in Bramley

Kat Harbourne

Plans to relocate the HS2 line through South Yorkshire continue to cause uncertainty for people living in parts of Doncaster and Rotherham 

There were heated meetings yesterday in Mexborough, where there are proposals to bring down a brand new housing estate. 

Meanwhile, in Bramley near Rotherham, residents are coming to terms with the idea that the new superfast track could be built at the bottom of their gardens: 

Bramley residents are concerned this corridor of green space could be the new home of HS2

HS2: The proposed route through South Yorkshire

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

HS2 graphic
BBC

This is the plan to relocate the HS2 line through South Yorkshire which continues to cause uncertainty for people living in parts of Doncaster and Rotherham.

Watch: 'These are very stressful times' says Barnsley Council leader of HS2 route

Lara Rostron

Presenter, BBC Look North

Residents in South Yorkshire, whose homes could be demolished to make way for the new HS2 high speed rail route, had their first chance yesterday to question the people behind the plan face-to-face. 

The latest proposals, revealed earlier this month, would take the line through the Shimmer housing estate, which is still being built in Mexborough.

Sir Steve Houghton is the leader of Barnsley Council and also chairs the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. 

So how is he going to persuade the people whose lives have been turned upside down of the benefits of the new route?

Sir Steve Houghton, leader of Barnsley Council

Have you seen George?

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

84-year-old George Rodgers from Ecclesfield in Sheffield  was reported missing last night. 

He was last seen on Monday afternoon. Have you seen him? Call police on 101  

George Rodgers
South Yorkshire Police

A new job for former deputy PM, Nick Clegg

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

The Former Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP, Nick Clegg is making a return to front-line politics as the Lib Dem EU spokesman.

He's been telling me why:

Nick Clegg speaking to Toby Foster

Your headlines this morning

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

  • Nick Clegg becomes Lib Dem EU spokesman
  • A public meeting's been held in Bramley near Rotherham - to discuss the new proposed route for the HS2 railway line
  • There was also a meeting in the Mexborough area of Doncaster last night about HS2

Weather: Largely dry but heavy downpours possible later

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

On the whole, we should enjoy a largely dry and sunny day but we are at risk of seeing some thunderstorms develop, particularly throughout the afternoon. 

We do have a weather warning in force until 9pm for heavy rain as these thunderstorms could bring very heavy downpours. It's still feeling quite hot and humid with highs of 26C (79F).

Weather forecast for Wednesday 20th July

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

We'll be with you until 18:00 for live updates from across South Yorkshire.

It's a dry and bright start with broken cloud and sunny spells. Not as hot as yesterday. Full weather report coming shortly. 

Weather graphic
BBC