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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 15 August 2016

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By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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Five things we learnt today

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Thanks for joining us today. More updates from 08:00 tomorrow. 

Here are some of the big stories from across South Yorkshire we covered today:

Jessica Ennis-Hill considers her future in the sport

Dave Edwards

Journalist, BBC Look North

One of Yorkshire's greatest ever athletes, Jessica Ennis-Hill, says she may now retire from the sport after winning a silver medal at the Olympics in Rio. 

The world heptathlon champion was narrowly beaten over the weekend but says she loved every minute and is proud of what she's achieved. 

She says she can't wait to come back home to see her husband and son - and she needs some "down time" to decide whether to carry on.

Sports Direct warehouse staff to receive back pay

The Guardian

Thousands of Sports Direct warehouse workers are set to receive back pay totalling about £1m after the retailer admitted breaking the law by not paying the national minimum wage.  

Staff at Shirebrook factory
PA

Weather: A lovely evening with a clear night

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Weather
BBC

TONIGHT: A fine end to the day. Overnight, things should stay dry with long clear periods. A few short-lived mist and fog patches develop around dawn. Lows of 11C (52F). 

TOMORROW: Another warm and dry day with plenty of sunshine, some patchy cloud. Maximum temperature of 24C (75F).

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Prepares To Open

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Sheffield’s second £10m University Technical College (UTC) is on track to open to new students as planned next month.

Students joining UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus on Attercliffe Common will start their studies on time on 12 September.

Around 180 new students will initially be based at Oasis Academy Don Valley on Leeds Road for their two-week induction that will involve visits to employers.

Wednesday manager on Forestieri apology

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Fernando Forestieri has apologised for refusing to play for Sheffield Wednesday against Norwich City. 

He insists he doesn't want to leave the Owls. 

Carlos Carvalhal confirmed today that Forestieri had been fined by the club

Sports Direct latest; 'We'll work with Mike Ashley' says union

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Steve Turner has also spoken about how his union is hoping to continue to work with Mike Ashley to improve conditions.   

Steve Turner. Unite, Assistant General Secretary
BBC

Unite will seek to engage constructively with Sports Direct where possible and urges the retailer to continue dialogue with us so that we can assist it in meeting Mike Ashley's ambition of being an exemplar employer."

Steve TurnerUnite, Assistant General Secretary

IPCC investigates death of footballer who was tasered

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

The former Sheffield Wednesday footballer, Dalian Atkinson (pictured below with the ball) has died after police fired a taser gun at him in Telford in Shropshire. He was 48. 

West Mercia Police said officers were responding to a call expressing concern about the safety of an individual in the early hours of the morning. 

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating. 

Dalian Atkinson strikes ball towards goal
BBC

Your comments: Jess hints at retirement following Olympic silver

Jessica Ennis-Hill has hinted that she's thinking of retiring following her silver medal in Rio 2016.

Here are some of your comments on our Facebook page:

Jessica Ennis-Hill
BBC

There's no shame in retirement, you lead by example of how hard work and dedication wins thru. After London is was always going to be hard reproducing that magic, stop at the top and train and inspire the next generation, you will always be Sheffield's own."

Lee Hammonds

Sheffield is so proud of you,well done Jess.having a baby and then training like mad is incredible. I think you should get recognition too: Dame Jess."

Sarah Askham

Sad for Jess that she didn't manage to retain her title but getting silver after having had a baby since the last Olympics is a heroic achievement. One for other young women to look up to.

Ann Ellis

Any medal is a phenomenal achievement at the Olympics. You're always gonna be Sheffield's Golden Girl though

Paul Kippy Kippax

Dame Jessica Ennis Hill??? I hope so.

Phillip Brooks

Well done superstar xx

Janet Hodkinson

You did extremely well Jessica we all proud of you xxx

Susan Bartlett

Sports Direct latest; company 'not off the hook' says union

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Workers employed by Sports Direct and through employment agency, The Best Connection, are expected to start getting their share of £1m back pay in full towards the end of this month, says Unite.

Assistant general secretary Steve Turner calls the move a "significant victory" in the union's campaign.

But he added: “Investors and customers alike should not be fooled into thinking that everything is now rosy at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse."  

Sports Direct
BBC

The charge of 'Victorian' work practices will continue to weigh heavily on Sports Direct until it moves long standing agency workers onto direct, permanent contracts and weans itself off its reliance upon zero hours contracts."

Steve TurnerUnite, Assistant General Secretary

Wednesday striker fined for missing match

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Carlos Carvalhal confirms Fernando Forestieri has been fined. 

The Owls' forward missed Saturday's match against Norwich City amid recent transfer speculation. He's since apologised.

The Sheffield Wednesday manager wouldn't say whether the Owls' striker will be involved in their match against Burton tomorrow.

Move along, nothing to see here

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Police in Barnsley found a man asleep after a night out.

When they got him up, he left his silhouette behind, thanks to all the rain overnight. He was still clutching his takeaway box.

They've sent out this picture of the incident as an example of how not to end the evening. 

Drink safe!

silhouette
South Yorkshire Police

21 charged with organised crime offences in South Yorkshire

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police tape
South Yorkshire Police

In the last six weeks, South Yorkshire police have charged 21 people in a crackdown on organised crime and drug dealing. 

Of the 21 charged, ten men have been charged with firearms offences, five men with possession of an offensive weapon and assault and five men and one woman with possession with intent to supply class A drugs. 

Forestieri issues appology for missing Wednesday match

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield Wednesday forward, Fernando Forestieri has issued an apology following his no show at Norwich City Football Club on Saturday.   

Fernando Forestieri
PA

The 26-year-old striker refused to play amid recent transfer speculation and has been linked with a move to Championship rivals Derby County, having scored 15 times last season.

Apology
Fernando Forestieri

In the match, Norwich City were held to a goalless draw by the Owls in their first home game of the season.  

Match statistics
BBC

Weather warning: High levels of UV

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Slap on the suncream and protect your skin!

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Former funeral home up for architecture award

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Sheffield's first pay-as-you-feel café, has just been nominated for an architecture award.    

Sheffield foodhall
BBC

Foodhall in Eyre Street - which aims to tackle food poverty and waste - was set up by local students and boasts a very colourful front door and an eclectic mix of furniture in a former funeral home. 

Here's what some of the regulars they think to the place:

Sports Direct to offer £1m payout to workers

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Sport Direct shop
PA

Thousands of workers at Sports Direct's warehouse in Shirebrook are to get a total of £1 million back pay, according to the Unite union.  

Unite says the payments could be up to £1,000 for some workers, and that the money is for non-payment of the minimum wage  

Sports Direct's warehouse in Shirebrook
PA
Sports Direct's warehouse in Shirebrook

Sheffield Wednesday tweet condolence for former player

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Sheffield Wednesday have tweeted following the death of their former player, Dalian Atkinson.

The 48-year-old died of a cardiac arrest after being tasered by police.  

Dalian Atkinson
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

The thoughts of everyone at Wednesday are with the friends and family of Dalian Atkinson this morning. RIP"

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

Former Wednesday player dies of cardiac arrest after police taser

BBC Sport

Dalian Atkinson
BBC

A man who died after being shot with a Taser by police in Shropshire is believed to be former footballer Dalian Atkinson.  

He was signed by Ron Atkinson at Sheffield Wednesday in 1989 -- costing a considerable for the time £450,000. 

He started alongside Owls favourite David Hirst. Wednesday were relegated in his only season at Hillsborough and he joined Real Sociedad in Spain for nearly two million pounds.

Dalian Atkinson played for Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town and is best known for his time at Aston Villa.

Dalian Atkinson
PA

As he was being conveyed to Princess Royal Hospital, his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest. Despite the efforts of the crew and hospital staff, it was not possible to save him and he was confirmed dead at hospital, shortly after arrival."

West Midlands Ambulance Service

BreakingFormer Wednesday player dies after police taser

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

48-year-old who died after being tasered by police in Telford early on Monday has been named locally as former Sheffield Wednesday footballer Dalian Atkinson. 

Barnsley bootlegger to lose over £100,000 under Proceeds of Crime Act

Sheffield Star

Anthony Eden, aged 64, of Meyrick Drive
Sheffield Star
Anthony Eden, aged 64, of Meyrick Drive

A Barnsley man who illegally imported cigarettes and tobacco into the country is to lose over £100,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.  

Cricket: Roses match, Day Three

BBC Sport

Yorkshire are currently striving to get back on terms with Lancashire in the County Championship at Old Trafford.

After an even contest on Saturday, Lancashire's lower order put them in a powerful position on Sunday with Arron Lilley hitting 45 from just 39 balls.

Jordan Clark was unbeaten on 84 not out as the Red Rose county ended their first innings 494 all out.

Your headlines this morning

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Always our Golden Girl

Sheffield Star

Jess takes the front of The Sheffield Star: 

Front page of the star with Jessica Ennis-Hill
Sheffield Star

Jess' final race of the Olympics: 800m in Rio

BBC Sport

Re-live Jess Ennis-Hill giving it her all. 

She narrowly failed to retain her Olympic heptathlon title as she won silver behind Nafissatou Thiam at Rio 2016.

Ennis-Hill, 30, won the 800m - the final discipline of the competition - but it was not enough to overtake Belgian Thiam who won by 35 points. 

Calls for Jess to keep on running

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

After Jess Ennis-Hill hinted that she may retire following her success at Rio 2016, there are calls for her to stick with it for one more year. 

The World Championships are in London in 2017 and John Wood, the Chairman of Jess's home athletics club, City of Sheffield & Dearne Athletic Club, would LOVE to see her there...

A sunny start to the week

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

If you fancy a trip to the English seaside, this week could be a good time to get out your bucket and spade

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Is 2016 the end of Jess' Olympic road?

BBC Sport

On her future career, the 2012 champion and 1026 silver-medalist has said: 

"I've got to go away and have a think about it"

It's going to be a tough decision, I'm going to go away and think about it. At this moment, I'm tired and emotional, it's a big decision."

Jessica Ennis-Hill

What will the future look like for farmers when we leave the EU?

Oli Constable

Subsidies, grants, and tight regulation are all currently controlled predominantly by the EU. 

And now the National Farmer's Union are asking their members what they'd like the future to look like. 

Doncaster farmer, Russell Toothill, has been telling our me what he'd like post-Brexit...

Sheffield delivers first Olympic trampoline medal

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Bryony Page
Sheffield University

Bryony Page, who trains in Sheffield, became the first British woman to win an Olympic trampoline medal by claiming silver in Rio.

Page, 25, was beaten to gold by 0.425 points as Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan won a second successive Olympic title with a score of 56.465.

World champion Li Dan of China took bronze, while another Briton, Katherine Driscoll, came sixth.

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Jess' road to silver at Rio

BBC Sport

Jessica Ennis-Hill
BBC

The London 2012 champion, looking to become the first British female track and field athlete to win back-to-back Olympic titles, led after day one but slipped back into second following Saturday morning's long jump.

A stunning javelin performance by Thiam, 21, meant Ennis-Hill had to beat the Belgian by 9.47 seconds in the seventh and final event. 

She could only finish 7.47secs ahead in the decisive 800m.

Medal graphic
BBC

Weather: A dry and bright day with plenty of sunshine

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Warm sunny periods and light south-easterly winds today. 

Feeling warmer than yesterday for most with highs of 22C (72F).

Good morning: Join us for today's coverage

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

A dry and bright day across South Yorkshire, full weather report coming shortly.

We'll bring you all the big stories of the day from across the region. Including more on Jess Ennis-Hill's silver success in the Olympic Heptathlon over the weekend.

Always Sheffield's golden girl, Jess hinted at retirement following the race on Sunday morning.  

Jessica Ennis-Hill
BBC