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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 1 August 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 tomorrow from 08:00 with more of the big stories from South Yorkshire.

Here are some of the headlines for today:

  1. On Yorkshire Day, the Dales National Park got a lot bigger
  2. Rural crime is on the up in South Yorkshire
  3. Water warnings in Doncaster area could mean 'goodwill' payments for customers
  4. The football season starts with a 'Managers' Special' on BBC Radio Sheffield tonight
  5. The great HS2 debate rumbles on in Doncaster

Watch: 10 reasons why Yorkshire is the best

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

You already knew it...

But here's a reminder of why 'God's Own County' really is the best.

Happy Yorkshire Day!

Fourth day of Thorne tap water drinking ban

BBC News England

A ban on using tap water without boiling it first has remained in place for a fourth day.

Some 3,600 properties in Thorne, near Doncaster, have been without drinking water since Friday when high levels of bacteria were found in their supply.

Yorkshire Water said tests to confirm the water was safe to use were ongoing.

Water and a tap
Thinkstock

Weather: Cloudy with some rain tomorrow mainly dry

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

TONIGHT: Cloudy with a little patchy rain and drizzle in places. Minimum temperature 13C (55F).

TOMORROW: Mostly cloudy but generally dry until later in the afternoon when light rain or drizzle spreads from the southwest. Maximum temperature 19C (66F). Light southeast wind. 

Weather graphic
BBC

The football season starts right here

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

I'm with the sport's team from BBC Radio Sheffield for the @footballheaven Managers' Special.

All six of our regions managers will be here for a look ahead to the new season - tune in, live from 18:00

The set for the managers' special
BBC

Yorkshire water to give 'goodwill payments' to customers

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Yorkshire Water has announced this afternoon that they’ll be issuing "goodwill payments" to customers in Thorne and Moorends who’ve had to boil their water before using it over the past few days. 

They've said they'll be contacting affected customer bill payers directly so there is no need for customers to contact Yorkshire Water to claim the payment.

3,600 properties in Thorne, near Doncaster, were told on Saturday they can use their tap water but it must be boiled first before drinking or cooking with it.

Water and tap
Thinkstock

Doncaster mayor 'unhappy' about new HS2 plans

Tom Ingall

Journalist, BBC Look North

HS2
HS2

Another row has broken out between our councils over the HS2 route in South Yorkshire. 

The mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones is unhappy at the proposed changes which would see it move further east between Rotherham and Doncaster. 

Missing - have you seen 15-year-old Tamara?

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

15-year-old Tamara Carr was reported missing in the early hours of Sunday 31 July when she left her home address in the Reservoir Road area of Sheffield.She was last seen on Shirecliffe Road at about 07:30 yesterday morning but has not been seen or heard from since.Tamara is about 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build and has brown hair which is pink at the ends. She is believed to be wearing black jeans, a maroon hooded top and black trainers.Do you know where Tamara is? Call police on 101.

Tamara Carr
South Yorkshire Police

Yorkshire Water advice to customers following contamination

Liz Roberts

BBC Radio Sheffield

People living around Thorne near Doncaster should still boil tap water today. And that will be the case for the rest of the day while more tests are done. 

The company says you may also experience greater chlorine content and discolouration, but these won't increase the risk to your health. 

The contamination is affecting 3,600 households.

Request to customers to boil water
Yorkshire Water

Any old iron?

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Rotherham PCSOs have found part of a stolen Ford in the Kilnhurst area: 

Car parts in Kilnhurst
South Yorkshire Police
Car parts in Kilnhurst
South Yorkshire Police
Car parts in Kilnhurst
South Yorkshire Police

Watch: Does this new sculpture look like anyone you know?

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

I've been to meet Sheffield artist Andrew Vickers.

He's known as 'Stoneface' in Storrs Woods, where he creates his pieces. He's created something which looks a little bit like someone you may know! 

Did you witness indecent exposure in Barnsley?

Liz Roberts

BBC Radio Sheffield

Police are looking for man who exposed himself to two 15 year old girls in Barnsley at the weekend. It happened on Tingle Bridge Lane in Hemingfield at around 13:00 on Saturday afternoon.  

Tingle Bridge Lane, Hemingfield
Google

Officers say the girls weren't hurt but were left distressed. The man's described as white, chubby, and was wearing a black knitted mask, no shirt and beige trousers.

Did you see anything? Email or call police on 101.

Sheffield man in court over firearms incident

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Police have charged a Sheffield man in connection with a firearms incident in the city.Osai Irele-Domingo, 19, of Craddock Mews, Sheffield, has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court on Friday 29 July charged with the offence and was remanded into custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday 26 August.

Samuel Close
Google

The charge relates to an incident in the Norfolk Park area of Sheffield where it is reported that shots were fired in Samuel Close (pictured above) at about 18:40 on Friday 23 July.South Yorkshire Police’s campaign giving members of the public the opportunity to safely hand in firearms and knives ends today.   

The 'Herd of Sheffield': How many have you seen?

BBC Radio Sheffield

Elephant outside Radio Sheffield
BBC

Found and photographed all 58 big elephants. Wonderful to see so many people following the trail."

Sharon Hodgkins

Our family have seen 63 large and small ones kids had fun finding them and photos

Leonora Ann Richardson

There's more than 58 - all the little elephants as well."

Heather Rotherham

Loved taking our granddaughters on the trail. Both with maps and stickers (non of this technology for us) to mark off the ones we found. Now printing them pictures of our journey. They've since finished the little herd too. Thank you to the organisers for a great way to see Sheffield and raise money for the Children's Hospital.

Jackie Pickering

Yorkshire Water investigations focus on Coulman Industrial Estate

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Yorkshire Water have said 3,600 households in Thorne must continue to boil their tap water before use for the rest of the day.

The company say investigations into the cause of the contamination are focused on an industrial estate in the area, and that continues to be the case.  

Coulman Industrial Estate
Google

Yorkshire Water’s investigations as to the cause of the incident are ongoing and continue to focus on the Coulman Industrial Estate as a potential source of the problem.”

Charlie HaysomYorkshire Water: Director of Service Delivery

Weather: Cloud building after a fine start

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Cloud will gradually build throughout the morning and we are at risk of one or two isolated showers. 

As we make our way into this evening, a band of showery rain will affect South Yorkshire and we could see some heavier outbursts throughout the night. 

Highs of 19C (66F). 

Weather graphic
BBC

Your headlines this afternoon

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Watch: In the woods, you're sure of a big surprise

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

If you go down to the woods today...

You'll see some wonderful creations.

They're by Artist Andrew Vickers, known as Stoneface, in Storrs Wood near Sheffield.

Happy Yorkshire Day!

BBC Weather

Thanks to all our BBC Weather Watchers for their lovely Yorkshire Day pictures. Here's a selection, along with the temperatures, from across the region: 

Wilsden
BBC / Geon
Kirby Misperton
BBC / Nellie
Worsborough Bridge
BBC / Supertwister
Knaresborough
BBC / Old Man George

Boil Order for Thorne to remain in place throughout Monday says Yorkshire Water

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Customers in 3,600 properties in Thorne, near Doncaster, have been told they can use their tap water but MUST BOIL IT FIRST before drinking or cooking with it.

Yorkshire Water have now said this position will remain the case throughout Monday, until further sample results are received. 

The company say sample results on Sunday were encouraging but Yorkshire Water is being extra cautious and will not remove the Boil First instruction until further samples confirm the water is once again fully safe to drink.

Workshire Water graphic
Yorkshire Water

We acted swiftly once initial samples on Friday afternoon indicated the water was not safe to use for drinking or cooking at all. By Saturday lunchtime that had been downgraded to a boil first instruction and we hope full normal service may be restored as soon as possible."

Charlie HaysomDirector of Service Delivery

Rotherham United close to signing new defender?

BBC Sport

Water update: Beware bogus callers

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Yorkshire Water is trying to work out what caused contamination - which means people in Thorne near Doncaster are still having to boil their tap water before drinking it

They were told not to drink it at all over the weekend - when bottles of water were given out instead. 

There have now been reports of bogus callers, pretending to be from Yorkshire Water, saying it is safe to drink.

But don't listen to them. 

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The sculptures in the woods

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

One afternoon last week I made a trip I'd been meaning to do for ages, to see artist Andrew Vickers, known as Stoneface, in his woods. 

You might have seen some of his work; the big lump of stone with all the faces he did for Meadowhall's 20th anniversary, the sparkly herd of Sheffield elephants made from broken up DVD's. 

Well there's plenty more of his creations in Storrs Wood just outside Sheffield.

Andrew Vickers and Rony Robinson
BBC
Andrew Vickers creation
BBC

I was a bit surprised by the resemblance in this creation. What do you think? My beard's definitely neater... 

Nice work, @StonefaceCreate!

Rony Robinson and an Andrew Vickers creation
BBC

Yorkshire Dales and Lake District national parks extended

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

The extension of the Yorkshire Dales National Park includes Mallerstang Dale
THINKSTOCK/DAVERHEAD

The Yorkshire Dales and Lake District national parks have been extended by 188 square miles, with campaigners hailing a "historic day".

The park boundaries have grown within touching distance either side of the M6 motorway, creating a band of protected land across the north west of England.

Originally designated in the 1950s, the expansion of the borders aims to boost rural tourism.

The Yorkshire Dales has grown in size by 24%, with the Lakes increasing 3%.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Graphic
Yorkshire Dales Park Authority

Yorkshire day emoji

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

A special digital image to represent Yorkshire in texts and emails will be announced today to mark Yorkshire Day. 

Plusnet has been asking people to vote for their favourite Yorkshire emoji online. 

It's a choice between a white rose, a Yorkshire pudding, a pot of tea, a flat cap and a Yorkshire terrier.

Yorkshire white rose
BBC

‘Take pride in Sheffield’ - Residents urged to wage war on litter

Sheffield Star

Sheffield was today urged to wage war on litter and spruce up our streets.  

The Clean Sheffield campaign has a simple message: “If you see litter on the floor, don’t just walk past it, pick it up and bin it.”  

Litter in Sheffield
Sheffield Star

Happy Yorkshire Day

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Lots of #YorkshireDay celebrations already this morning on social media.

The day was first celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society. It's gathered some momentum since then!

If you're doing something special, why not email and tell us about it?

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Watch: Rural crime on the up in South Yorkshire

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Rural crime is up in South Yorkshire by 12% according to the NFU Mutual's annual report. 

I've been in Rotherham this morning, with sheep & arable farmer Richard Spencer. He feels rural crime is considered low priority and often has problems quad bikes damaging his fields:

Have you seen them all yet?

Oli Constable

You may have "herd" about 58 elephants taking over Sheffield to raise money for the Children's Hospital Charity.

It's been 3 weeks since they were installed, and thousands of us have been on the trail to find as many as we can... 

But have you seen all of them yet? 

Watch: A Happy Yorkshire Day as the National Park grows

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

The size of the Yorkshire Dales national park has increased today by nearly a quarter. 

Good timing for Yorkshire day - August the 1st. 

It's been extended to cover part of Cumbria and a small area of Lancashire. It's hoped the move will boost rural tourism in the area.

Your headlines this morning

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Watch: Water warnings in Doncaster area

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

People in about 3,500 houses are waking up to be told to boil their tap water. 

On Friday people in Thorne near Doncaster were warned not to use their tap water after high levels of bacteria were detected and thousands of litres of bottled water had to be handed out.

The advice from Yorkshire Water this morning for people in Thorne to still keep boiling their tap water. They're trying to identify the exact cause of the contamination. 

Weather: A fine start with sunny spells to start

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Most places getting off to a fine and dry start with some sunny spells first thing. 

Cloud gradually building throughout the morning and we're at risk of one or two isolated showers. 

Highs of 19C (66F).

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

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Happy Yorkshire Day, the sun is shining across South Yorkshire. Full weather report coming shortly.

Yorkshire Flag
BBC

And we'll bring you more on the big stories across the region today, including more information about water problems in Thorne, Doncaster. 

Yorkshire Water customers there have been told there are serious problems with the water. We'll bring you the latest.

Graphic asking people to boil their water.
Yorkshire Water