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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 1 September

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By Oli Constable

All times stated are UK

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Five things we've learned today

Oli Constable

That's it from me today, but we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, weather, sport and travel.

In the meantime, here are five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning...

  1. A man is in a 'life-threatening condition' after an incident in Sheffield city centre
  2. Doncaster soldier Ben Parkinson is to kayak around Greenland
  3. A body has been recovered in the search for men at the Didcot power station
  4. A 13-year-old girl is missing from her Barnsley home this afternoon
  5. And a brand new £16m sports centre has opened in Sheffield

This great picture is of a rainbow over Redmires, Sheffield today, taken by one of our BBC Weather Watchers.

Rainbow
Roger and Eileen

Have a good evening!

'Wobbly walker' Tony arrives in Wortley

Kat Cowan

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Tony Hadfield lost his wife and was told he has got Multiple Sclerosis.

I'd crawl under a rock, but he's walking the length of Britain.

He's going from John O'Groats to Lands End and today is passing through South Yorkshire.

Tony Hadfield
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Weather: Likely to be wet overnight

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It will be dry with some clear spells at first, with  rain spreading south to affect most areas by the early hours. Generally light rain overnight with some places dry, but any outbreaks will slowly ease towards morning.

West Way to reopen tomorrow morning

Oli Constable

A main Barnsley road will reopen tomorrow after being closed for almost two weeks, following demolition work at the former Chicago Rock nightclub.

The council have said the A628 West Way will open at 9:00.

West Way
BBC

World squash champion Nick Matthew joins the Virtual Stampede

Helen Bailey

BBC Radio Sheffield

He’s used to charging around the squash court, and now three-time squash world champion Nick Matthew will be using his practise time to complete The Children’s Hospital Charity 60km Virtual Stampede challenge.

Bike
TCHC

Matthew, who's a patron for the charity, says away from squash he's a keen cyclist and is looking forward to clocking up some of the kilometres needed on the bike.

Doncaster's Lund out for two months

Doncaster Rovers right-back Mitchell Lund will be out for the next two months with a kidney problem.

Lund suffered the injury in the second half of Rovers' 4-1 League Two win over Yeovil Town last Saturday.  

Doncaster Rovers defender Mitchell Lund
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Doncaster Rovers defender Mitchell Lund

Doncaster's Lund out for two months

Doncaster Rovers right-back Mitchell Lund will be out for the next two months with a kidney problem.

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Get involved with us on Instagram

David Tracz

Social Media Editor, BBC Look North

Are you on Instagram? BBC Yorkshire's account has loads of brilliant pictures from across our amazing region.

Got a photo you want to share? Either email me here or tag your Instagram photos with #BBCYorkshire to get featured!

Here's our very smiley Tony Hadfield as he walks the length of Britain despite suffering from MS.

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Special Constables shortlisted for national award

Oli Constable

Two South Yorkshire Special Constables have been nominated for the Home Office’s Lord Ferrers Awards for their work with the force.

Craig Batham and Bobby Dev are up for the awards with SCI Batham being nominated after helping to develop a training course that more than 150 colleagues have attended.

I’m speechless that I have been nominated for this award for my commitment to leadership and helping others to develop their own leadership skills. I find my role incredibly rewarding and feel like I give something back to the communities of South Yorkshire through my voluntary role with the force."

Craig BathamSpecial Constable
Craig Batham
South Yorkshire Police

CCTV pictures issued after violent Rotherham robbery

Oli Constable

These CCTV pictures have been released by police as they appeal for more information after a pensioner was pushed to the ground by a man and robbed.

The woman, in her 80s, had her handbag stolen on Cedric Crescent back in May, before the man fled in a silver Peugeot 206.

The pair pictured might hold important information about what happened.

CCTV images
South Yorkshire Police

Listen: Know your barbell from your dumbbell?

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

A brand new sports and fitness centre opens at Graves Park in Sheffield today which is part of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy project.

But there's another new scheme starting in the city which could produce future Olympians, and get more people into weightlifting!

Sheffield Hallam University is going to be a national hub for British Weightlifting. 

Dave Hembrough runs Sheffield Hallam Barbell Club...

BreakingConcerns growing for missing Barnsley teenager

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Police looking for 13-year-old Natasha Ford have issued a further appeal, and are asking for your help to find her.

Natasha, who was last seen in the Spring Walk area of Wombwell at about 20:00 last night, is believed to be with 17-year-old Samuel Hancock.

They could be in Blackpool, around the South Beach area, having travelled there by train.

Natasha and Samuel
South Yorkshire Police

Natasha is described as medium build with mousy brown, shoulder length hair. She is thought to be wearing skinny jeans and a bomber jacket. She is also wearing a necklace with hearts and gems on.

Samuel has short dark brown hair and is described as medium build. He may be wearing a black/dark grey jacket with white stripes down the length of the sleeves.

Hope for new powers to tackle problem drinking in Sheffield

Sheffield Star

Health bosses could seek new powers to tackle problem drinking in certain parts of Sheffield.

The council’s public health team is working with Sheffield University to map out where alcohol problems are having the most impact on health in the city.

Man on the floor
Sheffield Star

Watch: Demolition works 'need more equipment' in Barnsley

Ian White

Journalist, BBC Look North

Demolition workers bringing down the former Chicago Rock nightclub need extra equipment on site to prevent it collapsing. They say it should be on site tomorrow.  

The former Chicago Rock nightclub is in the process of being demolished after being destroyed by fire a couple of weeks ago.

I've been to see the progress...

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Watch: Injured soldier Ben Parkinson to kayak around Greenland

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

Doncaster soldier Ben Parkinson is setting off for the icy blasts of Greenland today to raise money for other wounded soldiers.

Ben was seriously injured in 2006 in Afghanistan. He had both legs amputated and suffered brain damage.

He's joining other injured servicemen and women to kayak around the frozen waters of Greenland for the next fortnight.

Listen: Campaign to get Showaddywaddy back together

Howard Pressman

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Good news for some - a living nightmare for others.

There's a campaign to get 70s band Showaddywaddy back into the charts!

Hear below from South Yorkshire super-fans Megan Holmes and Lesley Pullen who are part of the campaign.

Dozens die waiting for organ transplants in Yorkshire

Oli Constable

35 people in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire died last year while they were waiting for an organ transplant.

The NHS says more people donated than ever before in the UK - but it says many families are still not allowing their loved ones organs to be used.

More than 300 successful transplants took place in our region last year.

Human tissue transplant
BBC

Sheffield has 'illegal' air pollution level

Oli Constable

A new report from the Environmental Audit Committee has found that Sheffield has pollution levels so high it breaks limits set by the EU.

The report found that the government needs to do more to lower pollution levels with the introduction of things like ultra-low emission cars.

Air pollution
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Five things we've learnt this morning in South Yorkshire

BBC Radio Sheffield

West One
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  1. A man is in a 'life-threatening condition' after an incident in Sheffield city centre yesterday
  2. Doncaster soldier Ben Parkinson is to kayak around Greenland
  3. A body has been recovered in the search for men at the Didcot power station
  4. A Rotherham street has been cordoned off in connection with the murder of Craig Nelson
  5. And a brand new £16m sports centre has opened in Sheffield

BreakingHave you seen missing 13-year-old Natasha?

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police in Barnsley are asking if you’ve seen or heard from 13-year-old Natasha Ford, who was reported missing last night.

Natasha left the Spring Walk area of Wombwell at about 20:00 and has not been seen or heard from since, with her family saying it's out of character for her not to come home.

Natasha is described as medium build with mousy brown, shoulder length hair.

She is believed to be wearing skinny jeans and a bomber jacket, although the colour is not yet known. She is also wearing a necklace with hearts and gems on.

Natasha Ford
South Yorkshire Police

Virtual stampede starts in Sheffield

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Banner
The Children's Hospital Charity

People in Sheffield are being asked to take part in a 'virtual stampede' during September.

The Sheffield Children's Hospital want people to run, swim, walk or cycle - or mix up the four - for a total of 60km across the month.

Any money raised will go towards creating two new physiotherapy rooms in the new wing of the hospital.

Watch: New £16m sports centre opens in Sheffield

Kat Cowan

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

A £16m sports centre opens today, and it's being hailed as something that could change the way that we're treated for health issues, as well as the way we play sport.

It's up on the Bochum Parkway in the Norton area and I've been for a look around this morning...

Have you seen us in Doncaster?

BBC Radio 4

Our Listening Project booth is in Doncaster today, recording conversations between people from across South Yorkshire.

It's outside Cast Theatre until Saturday 4 September, so if you're around, pop in and say hello!

Booth outside Cast
BBC

BreakingPolice tape off road in connection with Craig Nelson murder

Oli Constable

Police have cordoned off a street near to Kimberworth Park as they continue to investigate the murder of Craig Nelson from Rotherham.

An area of Town Lane, Rotherham, has been taped off by South Yorkshire Police.

It comes after three people were bailed in connection with the murder.

Ariel of Town Lane
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MS sufferer Tony Hadfield to smash halfway stage

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Tony Hadfield, who was on my show a few weeks ago talking about his battle with Multiple Sclerosis, is about to cross the halfway stage in his walk from John O'Groats to Lands End.

He's doing it in memory of his late wife and he comes through South Yorkshire today to meet up with friends and family.

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BreakingWatch: Police at scene where man was left fighting for life

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Police
BBC

I'm at the scene where a man was seriously injured in what police are saying is a possible attack.

The 37-year-old was found near Devonshire Green just before 16:00 yesterday with serious head injuries and is in a life-threatening condition.

Listen: What would you say to the person who broke into your house?

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

This principle is called restorative justice. It brings together those harmed by crime and those responsible.

It's something that the South Yorkshire Police And Crime Commissioner is very keen on.

Catherine Harban is the South Yorkshire adult restorative justice manager for Remedi:

Olympian Bryony Page back in Sheffield today

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Silver medal winning Olympian Bryony Page will return to her home gym in Sheffield later today.

Bryony will take part in a light training session before meeting local youngsters who are learning the sport at Hillsborough Leisure Centre.

Bryony Page
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Listen: Body found in search for Didcot men trapped under rubble

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

A body has been recovered from the collapsed boiler house at Didcot A power station.

It's six months since the incident, in which two men from Rotherham were killed during demolition work.

The boiler house collapsed and trapped the men on 23 February.

The BBC's Matt Graveling is there this morning...

BreakingMan in 'life-threatening condition' after possible attack in city centre

Oli Constable

Police are investigating after a 37-year-old man was found seriously injured in the Devonshire Green area of Sheffield yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the area at about 15:45, where the man was found with a serious head injury.

West One cordon
Elyse Peacock

He was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a potentially life-threatening condition.

An investigation is underway to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident and a police cordon remains in place in the West One Plaza while detectives carry out enquiries.  

Transfer deadline day: Your round-up

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield Wednesday paid a record £5m for Middlesborough winger Adam Reach, in the biggest local day on transfer deadline day.

Sheffield United brought in left back Daniel Lafferty on a season long loan from Burnley and centre back Ethan Ebanks-Landell on loan from Wolves.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell
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Barnsley made the late addition of Celtic winger Saidy Janko from Celtic just before the deadline.

Rotherham United failed to land a much needed striker, but did sign Middlesborough defender Dael Fry.

Dael Fry
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They also allowed Richie Smallwood to join Scunthorpe and Tom Thorpe joined Bolton.

The biggest news of the day at Chesterfield is that Gboly Ariyibi is staying, despite strong interest from Brentford.

Doncaster soldier to kayak around Greenland

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Doncaster soldier Ben Parkinson is setting off for Greenland to raise money for other wounded soldiers.

Lance Bombardier Parkinson was seriously injured in a Taliban bomb blast in 2006 in Afghanistan. He had both legs amputated.

He's joining other injured servicemen and women to kayak around the frozen waters of Greenland.

Ben Parkinson
Ben Parkinson

Weather: Dry start becoming hazy later

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A dry and bright start with light winds, however early sunshine will turn hazy through the afternoon as cloud thickens from the west with one or two spots of rain possible in the far north by early evening.

Didcot: Body recovered in search for men

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

Didcot
Thames Valley Police

A body has been recovered from the collapsed boiler house at Didcot power station.

It's six months since the incident, in which Ken Cresswell and John Shaw from Rotherham, and Christopher Huxtable from Swansea, were killed during demolition work.

The building was due for demolition when it partially collapsed. The remaining section was brought down using explosives last month.

Traffic lights out on A61

BBC Travel

The traffic lights, on the A61 Derek Dooley way at the junction with the Wicker, are out for a second day running.

Traffic is slow going there and it's advised that you approach with care.

Good morning: Your live updates across South Yorkshire

Oli Constable

Pinch, punch, first of the month... It's September already, where did summer go?!

Oli here bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel between now and 18:00.

If you've got a story you'd like to share, get in touch here.

This is what it will look like weather wise today, but we'll bring you the full weather forecast with Abbie soon.

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