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  1. Updates on Wednesday 10 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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Five things we learned today

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Want a quick catch up on what's been happening in Sheffield and South Yorkshire today? We got this:

Back with more from 08:00 tomorrow, in the meantime, send in your photos and stories here, like this lovely shot of the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield from Keith Bown:

Botanical Gardens
Keith Bown

Weather: Cloudy with heavy rain tonight

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

It will remain cloudy with outbreaks of rain through the night, persistent and at times heavy over the Pennines. Winds will increase toward daybreak, becoming gusty across the hills. 

Hourly forecast

Third arrest in Tommy Ward murder investigation

A third man is currently in police custody being questioned by detectives following a number of warrants executed today as part of the ongoing investigation into Tommy Ward’s murder.

Tommy Ward

The 23-year-old man from Sheffield was arrested on suspicion of murder, in addition to the two arrests this morning; a 30-year-old man from Sheffield and a 35-year-old man from Rotherham, who were also arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.  

Sport: TJ Robinson leaves Sheffield Sharks

Peter Spencer

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

The DBL Sharks Sheffield have confirmed the departure of Antone 'TJ' Robinson by mutual agreement.

Antone Robinson
Catherine McPherson

The American had signed a new one year contract last month, but the club now say due to unforeseen circumstances he will not be joining the Sharks and they wish him well in the future.

Drugs bust finds cannabis under Doncaster garage

A drugs warrant was executed by police in Rossington today. They found cannabis buds drying out in a hidden space underneath a garage.  

Drying cannabis buds laid on table

New parks boss takes root at Sheffield City Council

Lisa Firth is the new head of Sheffield's Parks and Countryside, in charge of around 800 green spaces within the city boundary.

Lisa Firth

Sheffield is famous for its parks, being the only major city to have a national park within its boundary, and also having more trees than any other city in Europe – around two million trees, four for every person.

UKIP leadership candidates in Yorkshire

Candidates hoping to become the new leader of UKIP will lay out their plans in Yorkshire tonight in the wake of the resignation of Nigel Farage.

Six potential leaders will set out their stall for the future of the party at the event in Wakefield. 

Nigel Farage

Blazing sunshine not far away

If you're caught in a shower today bear this in mind:

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Police release e-fit of man linked to Rotherham flasher

Detectives investigating a reported indecent exposure incident have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to.   


At about 18:30 on Tuesday 2 August, a nine-year-old girl and her friend were walking along the Wellway, Sunnyside, when a man indecently exposed himself.The man is also said to have made inappropriate comments towards the two girls.  

Travel: A630 blocked both ways in Doncaster

BBC Travel

The A630 Balby Road in Doncaster is blocked in both directions between Mansfield Road and Belmont Avenue because of an accident involving a car and a motorbike. There are long queues of traffic.

Watch: Drones used for Yorkshire church surveys

James Vincent

Reporter BBC Look North

Churches get guidance from above to save on expensive scaffolding for building surveys:

Drones used to survey Yorkshire churches

Watch: Check out the new fiver design

The new plastic five pound note has gone on show in Yorkshire today. It features Sir Winton Churchill and the next generation of security features making it harder to copy.

The National Railway Museum is displaying the new fiver which is printed on a thin flexible polymer.

New five pound note goes on display in Yorkshire

Police get tough over Rotherham mosque bomb threat

Doncaster dad cycles up a storm for rare genetic wasting disease

A dad of two from Doncaster covered more than 500 miles in five days to raise money and awareness of the rare disease that affects his friend’s son, Leonardo.

Cycling team
Jon Tuffrey

Four year old ‘Nardo’ Devlin was diagnosed with the life limiting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2014 – a condition which affects thousands of boys across the UK.  

Now, Jon Tuffrey, 40, has joined Nardo’s dad, John and has done his bit by taking part in an epic cycle with 13 friends for the charity Harrison’s Fund.

Rotherham looking for parents wanting to adopt

Weather: Dry spells with more cloud and scattered showers

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Remaining dry for most of us this afternoon with heavier downpours likely later this evening and overnight.

Hourly forecast

Legal challenge to Sheffield City region Mayor proposals

Derbyshire county council is asking for a judicial review of proposals which would put the Mayor of a Sheffield City region in charge of some services in Chesterfield.

DCC emblem and logo

The proposals by the Sheffield City region combined authority - a group made up of Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham councils - are currently out for public consultation. 

They would put responsibility for key services in Chesterfield such as major roads, public transport, skills and major planning and investment projects in the hands of Sheffield city region. Derbyshire county council says that's not in the best interests of people living in Chesterfield.  

Arrests made in Tommy Ward murder inquiry

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police have carried out search warrants this morning in the Aston, Ulley, and Wales areas of Rotherham and in Hackenthorpe and Stradbroke in Sheffield, in connection to the ongoing investigation into the murder of Tommy Ward.  

Tommy Ward

Two men have been arrested, aged 35 and 30-years-old, on suspicion of murder and are being questioned by detectives.

Mr Ward was found with serious injuries on the morning of Thursday, 1 October 2015, at his home on Salisbury Road in Maltby he died in hospital in February 2016.

Sheffield graffiti cleanup underway

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Watch: Is it dinner or tea? Just how northern are you?

Sheffield Hatters need your help

South Yorkshire's most successful sports team the Sheffield Hatters need funds if they are to keep playing basketball. 

Sheffield Hatters
Sheffield Hatters

The Hatters are calling for donations to help the WBBL team exist this year. 

Stunning landscapes

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Well the bursts of sunshine have brought the photographers out in force with some beautiful shots of the local landscape by BBC Weather Watchers.

Have you ever seen Bradfield look more gorgeous with the golden field set against a blue sky with billowing clouds?

The coach

Check out the starry sky over Rotherham:

Rotherham sky
Gez Robinson

Still waters at Stannington:

The Wendy House

And the heather's starting to bloom at Stoney Middleton:

Heather on moorland at Stoney Middleton
Sam's House

Police investigating neo nazi bomb threat against Rotherham Mosque

South Yorkshire police say they're doing forensic tests on a note left at a Mosque in Rotherham which threatened a bomb attack in the future.

Bomb threat note
Sabif Hussein

The final numerals are a fascist code used to identify the writer as a neo-nazi. 

Next stop scrubbers! Tram station clean up underway

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

 A day of action to clean up graffiti at Sheffield Station Supertram stop is taking place today .

Montage of tram stop and grafitti

 The graffiti isn't just unsightly, it's a source of danger too according to Network Rail:

It attracts people to the railway and that's a massive safety concern for us. If they see a piece of wall, whether that's under a bridge or next to a station, and they think that's an attractive place to hang out and spray graffiti it can be really dangerous. There are trains running right through the day and through the night and we obviously don't want people to get hurt so it's really important that people don't grafitti especially near the railway

Toby Higgins, Network Rail

'Garish' Union Flag shop front: Your views

The shop owner says the design on the front of his cake shop opposite Devonshire Green in Sheffield is an "act of national pride" but the Council's ordering him to take it down.

Shop front

You can't just paint a grade 2 listed building and it's totally irrelevant what you paint on it that isn't the point! "

Paul Scott

I remember the barber opposite my house painting his shop bright orange, it looked monstrous and we had to look at it all day, every day. More decorum please. I'm guessing he wants his cake shop to stand out from the crowd and to get people talking. He's certainly got lots of free publicity out of this 😃"

Alison Wells

I remember when they did this and I was just baffled, it's so garish. This isn't America, we don't need our flag shoved in our face everywhere."

Michael Short

If you cant paint new things like that how come on Abbeydale Road we have a insurance claims shop with flashing leds and a gold covered taxi on top!!

Craig Brearley

Did you see burglary at Barnsley charity shop?

Police are asking you to get in touch if you witnessed the burglary of a charity shop in Barnsley town centre last month.

At around 1.30pm on Saturday 23 July, an unknown man entered the Cancer Research UK charity shop in Market Street, Barnsley town centre.


Officers believe the man in the CCTV images could hold useful information for the investigation and are appealing to anyone who recognises him to come forward.  

HS2 route halts building work on Mexborough housing estate

Kevin Larkin

Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Building work has halted on Mexborough's Shimmer estate where building has been halted due to uncertainty caused by HS2.

Builders pallets piled up outside newly built homes

Those living here on the Shimmer estate had a letter through the door from the developers Strata.

The company explain that they've had two meetings with the Department for Transport and HS2. Strata say as discussions are ongoing they've taken the decision to temporarily halt all work on the site. 

It means more uncertainty for residents like Aime Webster:

this time six weeks ago it was loud and people were everywhere, now it's like there's been an apocalypse."

Aime Webster

Sheffield University Students' Union voted the best

Sheffield Students' Union have been voted voted number one student union in the UK for the fifth year running

This result from the National Student Survey 2016. 

The university has 27,000 students from over 140 countries.

Sheffield University Students' Union
Andy Harrison

Watch: Sheffield cake shop told to repaint union jack frontage

A cake shop in Sheffield has been told to remove a union jack painted on its frontage because it breaches planning regulations.  

Sheffield cake shop told to repaint union jack frontage

Nazi bomb threat at Rotherham mosque

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

South Yorkshire police are investigating a bomb threat that has been sent to a Rotherham Mosque.

Jamia Mosque

The letter to Jamia Mosque on Russell Street, in Eastwood, was addressed to "Muslim scum" and was signed off using a well known neo-nazi code.   

The threat raises race-hatred to new levels in Rotherham

It's quite frightening because there are mosques that have been nail bombed and received a number of threats and there are far right organisations that have been tresspassing and terrorising at some mosques.

Sabir Hussein Mosque Secretary

Weather: Plenty of bright sunshine with a few showers

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A mainly dry and bright morning with light winds, although the chance of a few showers in places. It will turn cloudy through the afternoon, with outbreaks of rain arriving from the west by the evening.  

BBC Look North's Owain Wyn Evans has Yorkshire's forecast on Wednesday 10 August 2016.

Travel: Disruption on M18 Southbound in South Yorkshire

BBC Travel

An exit slip road is closed on the M18 Southbound at J3 because of a broken down vehicle. It's causing long tailbacks. 

Travel: Accident M1 Southbound South Yorkshire

BBC Travel

One lane closed and queueing traffic on the M1 Southbound due to an accident between J33 and J32 in the roadworks area. 

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Hello, it's Kate with you for all things Sheffield and South Yorkshire until 18:00 tonight.

Later I'll have more about a day of cleaning to get rid of this grotty grafitti:

Grafitti in Sheffield

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