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  1. News, travel, sport and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 31 August 2016

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By Oli Constable

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Tom Anderson

Chesterfield sign defender Tom Anderson on loan until the end of the season and forward Conor Wilkinson until January.

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Kieran Wallace

Watford striker Alex Jakubiak and Sheffield United left-back Kieran Wallace join Fleetwood on season-long loan deals.

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George Moncur

Peterborough sign Barnsley midfielder George Moncur and Tottenham keeper Luke McGee and winger Nathan Oduwa on loan.

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Shaun Tuton

Barnsley striker Shaun Tuton, Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson and QPR midfielder Brandon Comley all join Grimsby on loan.

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Five things we've learnt today

Oli Constable

And that's it - summer is over! Well, according to the Met Office anyway...

Thanks for being with us today, and I'll be back tomorrow (it's September!) with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00.

In the meantime, let's have a look at what we didn't know when we got up this morning...

  1. There have been almost 200 objections to new lap-dancing club
  2. A new £16m sports centre to open tomorrow in Sheffield
  3. More than 300 homes are to be built on the Oughtibridge Mill site
  4. Cliff Richard abuse claims are to be reviewed
  5. And it's been a busy day for our football clubs on transfer deadline day
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Weather tonight: Dry

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Any daytime showers should fade during the evening, with clearer spells likely overnight. Winds will become light, leading to the risk of a few mist or fog patches by dawn.

Your pictures: Last day of summer

Oli Constable

The Met Office say that today is the last day of summer! Enjoy it? I know, short lived...

Loads of you have been uploading pictures onto the BBC Weather Watchers website of what your last day of summer looks like and I've dropped a couple of them below!

Fruit bush
Ann Brocklehurst
Sheep in the field
Sandra Hague

It's only the last day of summer meteorologically, so no need to stockpile knitted jumpers just yet!

Latest pictures: Chicago Rock (or what's left of it)

Oli Constable

Today is the second day of the Chicago Rock demolition and as you can see from the photos below, the main tower has been taken down.

One of the main roads through Barnsley, West Way, is still closed as the demolition takes place.


Who's your local sporting Unsung Hero?

Get Inspired

Get Inspired

In case you missed it earlier, today we're launching the search for Yorkshire's BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero for 2016.

Watch the video above to see Yorkshire's Paul Bennett - part of the gold medal-winning men's eight at the Rio Olympics - join Ed Clancy in the call for you to send in your nominations.

Then find out how you can get involved here.

Listen: Caolan Lavery on joining The Blades

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Sheffield United signing Caolan Lavery is the first player to cross the Steel City divide in more than a decade.

I spoke to him earlier and he told me how he's relishing the challenge...

'Willett be nine holes, or 18 today sir?'

Oli Constable

Danny Willett will never have to drive around the Rotherham Golf Club car park in his brand new white Ferrari California looking for a parking space.

That's because they've given him his own spot, following his Masters win back in April.

Car parking space
Rotherham Golf Club

Jet ski championships return to Doncaster

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

This weekend marks the fourth annual British Jet Ski Championships at Doncaster Lakeside.

More than 60 of the best jet skiers in the world will be there showing off their skills.

Jet Ski

Anyone can go along and watch the events for free down by the lakeside, which is part of the wider St Leger Festival week.

We are once again delighted to welcome the British Jet Ski Championships to Doncaster. Each and every year thousands of visitors and jet ski enthusiasts flock to the borough to see the best of the best in action."

Bill MordueCabinet Member for Tourism and Culture

Salmon return to River Don

Sheffield Star

River Don
Sheffield Star

Work has started to help salmon - described as South Yorkshire’s champion swimmers - to return to the River Don.

Salmon are occasionally found in the river but getting over weirs built in the 19th Century is preventing many from making their way upstream to spawn.

TV presenter being treated in Leeds hospital

TV presenter Charlie Webster, who contracted malaria in Brazil, is back in the UK and being treated at St James's Hospital in Leeds.  

Charlie Webster

The 33-year-old, who's from Sheffield, fell ill during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. 

She'd just completed a 3,000 mile charity bike ride in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. 

Her condition is described as "serious but stable".  

Sheffield gets first glimpse of future for grassroots football

Oli Constable

A new £7m community football hub is to open this week in Sheffield.

The Parklife Football Hub Programme pilot is to open in the south of city and will be known as St George’s Park Sheffield Graves.

Ariel football pitches
Sheffield City Council

The FA hub will include state-of-art 3G football pitches, will act as a focal point for grassroots football activity in the local area and offer greater access to player and coach development opportunities.

A second hub, called St George’s Park Sheffield Thorncliffe, will open in the north of the city next month.

St George's Park
Sheffield City Council

Watch: Lindrick golf course on par with the world's greatest golfers

James Vincent

Reporter BBC Look North

Worksop's Lee Westwood has been selected as one of Team Europe's Wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup which takes place in September.

That makes a hat-trick for Lindrick Golf Course in South Yorkshire!

That's because along with Matt Fitzpatrick and Danny Willett, they've got three fully paid-up members competing in the Ryder Cup this year.

I took two pairs of trousers along with me to see why they're so popular! Why two trousers I hear you ask? Well, it's in case I got a hole in one!

Transfer deadline day: Latest news for our clubs

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Sheffield United forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin looks set to join Premier League side Everton after the two clubs agreed a fee.

The Blades are believed to be in talks with Wolves over a loan deal for defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

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Barnsley have completed the signing of QPR defender Cole Kpekawa on a three-year-deal from QPR.

And Chesterfield winger Gboly Ariyibi may be forced to hand in a late transfer request should he want to complete a late move away from the Proact Stadium.

Thousands sign petition over closure of Barnsley stroke centre

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition to stop the closure of a specialist stroke centre in Barnsley.

The town's NHS trust is to start a public consultation next month over plans that would see patients taken to Doncaster, Sheffield or Chesterfield instead - for the first 72 hours of treatment.

The trust say the proposals would provide better quality of care.

GV of Hospital

Cliff Richard abuse claims to be reviewed

The decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard over claims of historical sex offences is being reviewed following a challenge by one of his accusers.

The singer was the subject of a long-running South Yorkshire Police investigation which centred on sexual assault accusations dating between 1958 and 1983 made by four men.

Cliff Richard
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The 75-year-old was never arrested or charged and his case was dropped in June on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

A spokesman for the CPS confirmed they have received an application under the victims' right to review scheme over the decision made in relation to the star. 

Watch: More than 300 controversial homes to be built on Oughtibridge Mill site

Kat Cowan

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

I've been to see where the controversial plan to build more than 300 homes in Oughtibridge in Sheffield is taking place.

Developers say it's a great opportunity to regenerate the site of the old Oughtibridge Mill - but lots of people disagree...

Listen: Country's biggest scouting shop to re-open after flood

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

You might remember last month we told you about a predicament at the Sheffield Scout & Guide Shop on Trippett Lane in Hesley Wood.

A few months ago, it flooded badly and has been operating a limited service ever since.

Sweeping water
David Worth

It's the biggest shop of its kind in the country, but now there's a grand re-opening this weekend.

David Worth is the from the shop and has been involved with scouting in Sheffield for 60 years...  

Transfer deadline day: Barnsley sign Kpekawa from QPR

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Barnsley have completed the signing of defender Cole Kpekawa for an undisclosed fee from Championship rivals QPR. 

The England Under-20 international has signed a three-year contract at Oakwell.

Man wanted in connection with city centre graffiti

Oli Constable

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with criminal damage in Sheffield.At about 02:20 on Friday 19 August, it is said that a man damaged a wall in the city centre McDonald's by spraying graffiti on it.

Man in dark clothing
South Yorkshire Police

A number of other buildings in the city centre, from Haymarket to High Street, were also damaged.

Your sports round-up this morning

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says he's still in the market for a defender and a midfielder before the close of the transfer deadline.

Sheffield Wednesday want to sign a left back and a left winger.

Chesterfield are expecting more interest in Boly Ariyibi.   

Boly Ariyibi
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Rotherham United are in talks with three players in the hope of making two permanent and one loan signing.

And Doncaster Rovers are after a striker.

In pictures: The Barnsley Co-operative building

James Vincent

Reporter BBC Look North

As we go into the second day of demolition of the former Chicago Rock building, it's easy to forget that in an earlier life it was once The Barnsley British Co-operative building.

These pictures, from the Barnsley Archives, show just what it was like back 1952.

The Barnsley British Co-operative Society was founded in 1862, with the building being built in 1886.

Barnsley Archive
Barnsley Archive
Barnsley Archive

Football: How to follow transfer deadline day on BBC social media

BBC Sport

Transfer deadline day graphic

You can follow all the deadline day deals via the @BBCSport or@BBCMOTD accounts on Twitter and share your views using #bbcfootball.

There will be updates on the BBC Sport and Match of the Day Facebook pages, where you can give your reaction as the day progresses.

Keep an eye on the BBC Sport Instagram page for picture updates from our reporters around the UK.

Rotherham police take illegal cars off the street

Oli Constable

Rotherham police community support officers (PCSOs) have been clamping down on cars found to be uninsured or used in crime.

This silver VW Polo was taken away after the driver was found to have no licence or insurance.

Silver car on flat bed truck

And PCSO Phil found this car on Fitzwilliam Road. It had been used in a crime.

Car on tow truck

Latest: Three teens bailed in murder inquiry

Oli Constable

Three 15-year-olds who were arrested in connection with the death of Rotherham man Craig Nelson have been released on bail.

Two boys were arrested on suspicion of murder and a girl on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. 

Craig Nelson

Mr Nelson, also known as Craig Preston, was found on Monday 22 August on the moors on the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels, Derbyshire. He died as a result of head injuries.

A man and a woman have been charged with murder over Mr Nelson's death and have been remanded in custody.

BreakingFootball transfer day deadline: Blades striker signs for Bantams

BBC Sport

Sheffield United striker Marc McNulty has gone to League One side Bradford City on a season-long loan.  

Yorkshire Olympians want your nominations

Get Inspired

Get Inspired

Today we've launched the search for Yorkshire's BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero for 2016.

Paul Jubb won the award in 2015 for his work with Bradford Disability Football Club and two of Yorkshire's Olympic gold medallists want you to help find this year's winner...

To find out how to vote for the 2016 BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero for Yorkshire, click here.

In pictures: Barnsley nightclub being demolished

Oli Constable

Today is the second day of the operation to demolish the former Chicago Rock building in Barnsley.

A long crane arm was used to pull down part of the building which was destroyed by fire a couple of weeks ago.

These photos are from when the demolition started yesterday.

Building being destroyed
Claw demo

New £16m sports centre to open tomorrow in Sheffield

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

A new £16m leisure centre is opening tomorrow on the site of the old Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre near Norton.

The development will include a new fitness suite and studios, 14 indoor and outdoor tennis courts, two swimming pools and a dedicated gymnastics and trampolining halls,

Artists Impression of the new site

Sheffield is renowned as a sporting city, our goal is to be the most active city in the UK by 2020 and facilities like this make that goal much more achievable. I am confident that we have something here for all ages, abilities and interests."

Mary LeaCabinet member for culture, sport and leisure

New cup format proves unpopular with fans

Oli Constable

The new League Trophy format that kicked off yesterday seemed to be unpopular with fans after around 3,600 Sheffield United supporters saw their team play Leicester U23s.

The attendance is just a fifth of that they'd get for a league game and less than half what they got when they played Crewe earlier in the season.

The 3,632 supporters who went to Bramall Lane saw the highest attendance of any game in the competition - and their team lose 5-4 on penalties.

Sheffield United

Social media was rife with people saying how they avoided going to the games with a selection of them posted below...

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Local artist gives his view on new 'bobby on beat' research

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

More than a third of people in England and Wales have not seen a bobby on the beat for a year, research suggests.

Local artist James Whitworth sent us this today giving his views after the new research.

James Whitworth

A survey of 26,000 people, carried out for HM Inspector of Constabulary, found 36% had not seen a police officer on patrol over a period of 12 months.

Another 23% said they had seen police on foot only once or twice over a year.

Listen: More than a third of Yorkshire girls 'unhappy with their appearance'

Kevin Larkin

Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

More than a third of girls in Yorkshire aren't happy with the way they look, according to a new study.

The research for the Children's Society also saw one in seven 10 to 15-year-old girls say they're not happy with their lives overall.

These teenage girls in Doncaster talk about the pressure they feel to look good...

Listen: Oughtibridge Mill to be turned into homes

Amy Nagy

BBC Radio Sheffield

Plans to build over 300 homes at the site of a giant former paper mill in Sheffield have got the green light from planners.

Developers CEG say it's an opportunity to regenerate Oughtibridge Mill, delivering much-needed housing and opening up public access to woodland at the side of the River Don.

But Andrew Wood from the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England says allowing it to go ahead was premature...

Watch: Almost 200 objections to new lap-dancing club

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

There have been almost 200 objections to plans for a new lap-dancing club in Sheffield City Centre.

A firm called Rockwave Leisure, based in Leeds, wants permission to open it on the corner of Suffolk Road and Leadmill Road close to the Leadmill nightclub.

Most objections relate to the perceived risk to young women and the negative image it creates for visitors to the city centre.

The council's planning committee will make a decision on the application in a just over a week's time.

Weather: Rain to start, getting drier

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Some rain is likely at first, soon clearing east with sunny spells developing during the morning. Whilst most places should then stay dry, one or two further showers cannot be ruled out during the afternoon.