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  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 8 August 2016

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By Kate Linderholm

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Our live coverage across the day

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Thanks for your company today, keep your fingers crossed for Olympic glory for Sheffield city swimmer Ellie Faulkner in the 200m freestyle and Heather Fisher from Rotherham in the Rugby sevens. 

If you are in need some inspiration to get active, here's a pic I took yesterday cycling round Derwent and Howden reservoirs:

Howden reservoir
Kate Linderholm

Please send any photos, videos and stories you'd like to share.

Weather: A blustery end to the day with a chilly night in store

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Any early evening showers will die out with long clear spells expected overnight. Northwesterly winds will fall light. Feeling cool for the time of year.   

Hourly forecast

Sport: Owls striker Fletcher in doubt for Saturday

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher could be a doubt for the game at Norwich on Saturday. 

Steven Fletcher
Rex Features

Head Coach Carlos Carvalhal revealed the 29-year-old needed ten stitches to a head injury during yesterday's 1-0 win against Aston Villa  

Sheffield has the best views

Even when they are tower blocks! 

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Travel: Police operation closes St George's Bridge Doncaster

BBC Travel

A police operation has disrupted traffic on the A630 eastbound between York Road and Church Way in Doncaster.. It's closed St George's Bridge and is causing queues between St Mary's Roundabout and Markets Roundabout.

Diversions are in place. 

Watch: Kinder Scout reseeded after a planting campaign

James Roberson

Reporter, East Midlands Today

It's the highest point in the Peak District, and - until a few years ago - was also one of the most desolate places there. But now Kinder Scout has been dramatically transformed into a lush new landscape - all thanks to a five year campaign by the National Trust to plant half a million seedlings. 

Fines for owners who abandon their cars in Sheffield

Car owners who abandon their vehicles in Sheffield are being warned – scrap it for free or face a fixed penalty fine. 

Abandoned car

After a large rise in the number of abandoned cars fixed penalties are coming in from August 29. 

Abandoned car

The council will also seek to recover costs from the owner for removal, storage and disposal of any vehicle, making them directly responsible for the case. Currently the council picks up all the costs.  

Have you seen Britney?

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police are searching for a missing teenage girl from Leicestershire, who officers believe is in South Yorkshire. 

Britney Rollinson
South Yorkshire Police

15-year-old Britney Rollinson - who has connections to Rotherham - went missing last Friday afternoon. She was reportedly seen at Meadowhall Interchange later that evening.  

Sheffield architecture old and new

A lovely shot of a reflection from one of Sheffield's newest buildings.

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Rotherham's Heather Fisher in action in Rio

"South Yorkshire expects..." when team GB takes on New Zealand in the semi-final of the women's rugby sevens this evening.  

Heather Fisher
Heather Fisher

Heather Fisher from Rotherham is a key part of the British squad. It's a busy schedule for the rugby players - the final is also played tonight at 21:00. 

Ian McMillan pauses for contemplation in Barnsley

Where the bard of Barnsley goes to find a bit of peace and quiet: 

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Where do you go?

One of Sheffield’s most decorated First World War heroes to be honoured

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Sheffield will unveil a plaque next month to remember a man whose four acts of heroism saved hundreds of lives during the First World War.  

William Allen
Sheffield City Council

The plaque will be unveiled at the cenotaph war memorial in honour of Major William Barnsley Allen (1892-1933), who was a British Army medical officer decorated for gallantry four times during the First World War.

Major Allen, who also studied for a degree in medicine at the University of Sheffield, was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) in 1916, the highest award for gallantry.

Sheffield City Council has traced several members of Major Allen’s family but wants to contact more relatives. Members of the public are invited to the ceremony. 

Keeping a close eye on Sheffield's bees

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Dawn Hull in Sheffield sent in these great close ups of bees landing on flowers in her garden.  

Bee on flower
Dawn Hull
Bee on flower
Dawn Hull

Former Sheffield MP endorses tea tasting job

Yorkshire Tea is advertising a job for a tea taster. 

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Calling Europol, how are your detective skills?

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Hello, Hello, Hello... or should that be bonjour, hola, hallo?

Any clue as to the nationality of this police figurine? 

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Sport: Sheffield United's Che Adams having medical at Birmingham

Sheffield United forward Che Adams is in the midlands today having a medical at Birmingham City. 

Che Adams
Getty Images

Blades boss Chris Wilder says he tried to sign Grant Ward and Ryan Kent to replace Adams. Ward eventually joined Ipswich with Kent moving to Barnsley.  

Weather: A bright and breezy afternoon

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A bright and mainly dry day for many parts of the region with sunny spells at times. A few showers are also likely, these mainly during the afternoon. Northwesterly winds will be quite strong, especially across the Pennines.  

Hourly forecast

South Yorkshire firefighters donate unused equipment

South Yorkshire firefighters have been praised for the ‘overwhelming’ support they have given to their international colleagues, after sending hundreds of items of specialist equipment to Portugal.  

Equipment laid out on floor

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue delivered dozens of pallets of tools, clothing and other life saving kit to Albufeira in response to a plea for equipment from volunteer firefighters in the region.

The shipment includes hose reel fittings, ropes and lines and items used in road traffic collision rescues.

Nine out of ten firefighters in Portugal are self-funded volunteers who rely on equipment donations to carry out their life saving work. 

Sheffield swimmer Ellie is Rio ready

City of Sheffield swimmer Ellie Faulkner is in action later. 

She will be in the Womens 200 meter freestyle this evening.

Here's her room out in Rio

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She's been keeping the nerves at bay by setting up a nail salon for her Olympic teammates. 

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Petition underway against HS2 route through Bramley

More than 1,600 people have signed a petition over plans for HS2 and its potential effects on the village of Bramley. 


Campaigners have set up an online petition on a government website saying it'd be dangerously close to housing and other ameneties, causing safety fears,noise pollution and a blight on house prices.  

Sheffield pub in dispute over greenbelt garden

Sheffield City Council has told a pub in Totley to close down their beer garden because it's in the greenbelt and breaks planning rules.

Crown Inn

The planning service received a complaint that the landlord had removed a section of hedgerow and mown a meadow to make way for a beer garden.

Gap in hedgerow

What would Jesus brew?

Nick Law from Sheffield has come up with a range of biblically-inspired beers with names like Oh Hoppy Day, Jonah and the Pale and Ryejoice.  

Beer bottles

Since becoming a Christian in 2002, Nick has led at weddings, baptisms and funerals for friends and family. 

Three years ago he discovered the art of brewing and has set up Emmanuales to combine his twin passions, the love of God and the love of Beer. 

Grouse shooting protest in Sheffield today

There will be a protest in Sheffield city centre today against grouse shooting. 

Animal Aid has made a hard-hitting film about what they claim is the destructive and cruel nature of grouse shooting.  

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Supporters of driven grouse shooting say that is provides excellent habitat for many wildlife species, such as wading birds. They also argue that is brings money and jobs to rural areas.  

Accident A628 westbound in Barnsley

BBC Travel

The Cudworth Parkway at Shafton is closed and there's queuing traffic westbound between the Weetshaw Lane junction and the Royston Road junction because of an accident. 

Woman dies after being hit by car in Rotherham

A woman has died after she was hit by a car as she was crossing the road near Clifton Park in Rotherham. 

Clifton Park entrance
Geograph/Alan Heardman

A silver Ford Focus was travelling along Doncaster Road towards the town centre on Saturday at 16:40 when it hit the woman, who was believed to be crossing the road, police said.

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. 

South Yorkshrie Police solve WW1 soldier medal mystery

The story behind a WW1 medal discovered in a cupboard at a police headquarters has been pieced together by officers.  

South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police made an appeal for information in July to coincide with the Battle of the Somme anniversary.

The medal was awarded posthumously to Sgt Francis Bark of Calver, Derbyshire, who died of gas poisoning in France in May 1918.

Sgt Bark worked for Sheffield's police service from 1913 until World War One. 

Watch: Toddler becomes Owls mascot for opening day of season

Oli Constable

Three year old Ashton from Maltby was Sheffield Wednesday's mascot for their game yesterday after his reaction to seeing Hillsborough for the first time went viral.   

Fancy a brew? And a new job?

Yorkshire Tea are looking to recruit a new tea buyer.  

Cup of tea

The role includes sampling thousands of cups of tea a week and travelling the world to countries where tea is grown. The Harrogate-based company says the applicant should have a real passion for tea.  

Dumped dog needs thousands of pounds of treatment

Thornberry Animal Sanctuary in North Anston has started a fundraising campaign to help pay for vets' bills for one of their residents. 


Humphrey is a cross breed mastiff and has needed thousands of pounds of vet's treatment after being dumped on their doorstep.

Your headlines this morning

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

M1 Southbound delays at Junction 33

BBC Travel

There's a lane closed on the exit slip road and long delays at Junction 33 of the M1 Southbound at Catcliffe. It's due to a broken down vehicle

Weather: Sunshine after a cloudy and breezy start

Abbie Dewhurst

A bright and mainly dry day for many parts of the region with sunny spells at times.  

Good Morning

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

It's Kate here with your live updates, in addition to bringing you news, weather, travel and sport from Sheffield and South Yorkshire. 

cup of tea

If you're enjoying your brew this morning, maybe you fancy a job at Yorkshire Tea. The company want a new tea buyer - the job involves supping thousands of cuppas!