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  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Tuesdsay
  2. Live updates on Monday 5 September 2016

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By Oli Constable

All times stated are UK

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Five things we've learnt today

Oli Constable

Thanks for being with us today, and we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 for all the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

In the meantime, let's have a quick look at what we've learnt throughout the day:

  1. A young lad looks flushed after getting his HEAD stuck in a toilet seat
  2. Work has continued on the £320m waterfront project in Chesterfield
  3. Campaigners want a safer crossing after child was hit by car
  4. South Yorkshire's Roma community are 'worried about deportation'
  5. And supermarket goers are being directed to seabirds after a spelling error was painted on the road
Spelling error on road
Deborah Kelly

We all make mistakes, it's just that this mistake happened to be painted on the road in three foot high letters.

Have a good evening!

Yorkshire to fight for title without Root or Bairstow

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Yorkshire will have to fight for their third County Championship title in as many years without the services of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

The England and Wales cricket board have informed the White Rose of their decision to remove them from county duty for England selection.

The ECB will make a decision over the availability of David Willey, Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett after Wednesday's T20 between England and Pakistan.

Joe Root appeals

Your sport round-up this afternoon

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says Caolan Lavery will be fit to play next week.

The new signing from Sheffield Wednesday didn't play any football in pre-season and wasn't rushed into the side against Gillingham...

Getty Images

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says getting players back from injury will be like having new signings in his side. Rovers have had a long list of injury issues all season. 

And Chesterfield have been dealt another injury blow to defender Daniel Jones with an ankle injury. The 29-year-old has featured just once for the Spireites this term.

Watch: Sheffield Hallam student campaigning for new Paralympic sport

Oli Constable

Sheffield Hallam University student Ellie Simpson is campaigning for a new sport to be featured in the Paralympic Games.

Ellie has cerebral palsy and competes for England in RaceRunning, a sport for disabled people with impaired balance.

In 2015 she won two gold medals in the World Cerebral Palsy Games and was named a Jack Wills Young Brit of the Year.

When I first saw a RaceRunner at an athletics competition I was amazed. I tried it out and thought it was so great that I wanted to offer it to other people, so I set up England’s first RaceRunning club at the English Institute of Sport every Wednesday night."

Ellie SimpsonSheffield Hallam University student

Police hunt arcade attacker

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Police want to speak to man after an assault in an arcade near Skegness, after a 15-year-old boy from South Yorkshire was punched in the face.

The suspect is described as being a black male, of large build, who was with two other black males and a white male, all about 17-20 years of age.    

The attack happened in an arcade on Trunch Lane, Chapel St Leonards on Thursday 25 August.

CCTV image
Lincolnshire Police

Weather: A dry week with highs of 23C

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It will be a drier week, if not a bit dull, getting warm in the sunshine.

No toilet humour please...

Oli Constable

South Yorkshire firefighters have come to the rescue of a toddler after he got his HEAD stuck in a toilet seat.

Four-year-old Luca managed to wriggle his head into the seat, but then couldn't get back out again.

Luca and mum Nicola went to Tankersley where firefighters were able to snip the seat off.

Hopefully that's lesson learnt!

Potty head

Pavilion fire 'thought to be deliberate'

Peter McNerney

BBC Radio Sheffield

The fire service believe a blaze at a Sheffieild pavilion this lunchtime was started deliberately. 

The building, in Beauchief Gardens, has been badly damaged.

Fire crews were called at just after 12:30 and have now left the scene.

Ariel Beauchief Gardens

Listen: International workforce quits following EU vote

Peter McNerney

BBC Radio Sheffield

One in 20 UK businesses has seen staff from the EU quit in the wake of the Brexit vote, a new report has found.

A national survey for the British Chambers of Commerce has also found a further one in ten firms has been told by staff from the EU that they now plan to leave Britain.

Dan Fell, from the Doncaster Chamber, says work is being done to increase the skills of British workers so they can also compete for vacancies:

Seabirds straight ahead...

Oli Constable

You had one job!

Deborah Kelly spotted this at a Sainsbury's in Doncaster this morning.

The supermarket say they're aware of the error and are 'correcting the misteke.'

Spelling mistake
Deborah Kelly

Watch: Work continues at Chesterfield Waterside

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Work is set to begin on the next phase of the £320m Chesterfield Waterside scheme today.

Contractors will be preparing the land for construction of a hotel, shops, apartments, a multi-storey car park and offices along the A61.

Some of the money has come from the Sheffield City Region.

Watch: Are you happy we voted to leave the EU?

Amy Nagy

BBC Radio Sheffield

So today across the BBC, we're taking a closer look at Brexit Britain, 10 weeks after we voted to leave the EU.

People from the Roma Slovak community in South Yorkshire have told the BBC they're worried about being deported once Britain exits the EU.

But are you happy since we've voted to leave the EU?

Off The Shelf Festival celebrates 25th year

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

This year is the 25th year of the Off the Shelf festival in Sheffield.

It starts on 8th October and is one of the biggest literary festival in the UK.

I've been along to the official launch of the festival which took place earlier today.


Promising boxer told he will never fight again following machete attack at Sheffield pub

Sheffield Star

Wounded Sheffield boxer Luke Smedley has been told by doctors he will never fight again following a horrific machete attack at a city pub.

Luke in hospital
Sheffield Star

Your headlines across South Yorkshire this lunchtime

BBC Radio Sheffield

Watch: Deportation fear after EU vote

Mark Ansell

BBC Look North reporter

One community in Sheffield is worried they'll be deported after Britain voted to leave the EU.

The BBC understands that some families in the Page Hall area have already left the UK over fears of being deported.

Handsworth Parramore draw Burscough FC in FA Cup

Oli Constable

Our only local non-league side still in the FA Cup have drawn Burscough FC in the next round.

Handsworth Parramore are in the sixth tier of English football and they beat Squires Gate 5-2 on Saturday to advance into the next round.

Handsworth Parramore

Watch: Sheffield pewter firm to open its doors to the public

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

This Sheffield firm has an amazing connection to a Hollywood 'blockbuster' Intergalactic movie.

As part of Heritage Open Days this week, you can take a free tour around this and 85 other buildings & gardens you wouldn't normally see.

Want to know what you can see? Click here!

Handsworth Parramore in qualifying FA Cup draw

Jamie Campbell

BBC Radio Sheffield

There's only one of our local non-league teams left in the FA Cup and they're making history in the process.

Handsworth Parramore are in the hat for the next round draw of the FA Cup's qualifying round.


Being in the sixth tier of English football, they beat Squires Gate 5-2 on Saturday.

The draw is at 12:00 today.

Listen: Bi-polar Barnsley man becomes published poet

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Life in Eximius Ordo is Nigel Downing from Barnsley’s first published poetry collection.

He wrote the poems through his struggle with bi-polar disorder.

Although he found writing poems helped him deal with his depression he had never actually read any of them out loud before.

Until I asked him to! 

This is ‘I Drink To’:

New £6m air ambulance enters service

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The new Airbus H145

A new £6m helicopter enters service with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The new Airbus H145

New £6m air ambulance enters service

A new £6m helicopter enters service with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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Your photos: Sunrise over South Yorkshire

Oli Constable

There were some pretty impressive sights over South Yorkshire this morning as the sun rose.

I've put a few below that you've been uploading onto the BBC Weather Watchers website.

Steve Sylvester
Doncaster railway station
Lizzy Crossy

Sheffield to hold Olympic celebration

Oli Constable

Sheffield is to hold a civic reception to recognise the amazing work our Olympic and Paralympic athletes have been doing out in Rio this year.

The date is yet to be set, but Sheffield City Council say it will be in October after the Paralympic games.

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield has produced some Olympic champions over the last few years, whether they live here or just train here.

These athletes are truly inspiring and their presence in our city plays a huge role in developing the next generation of sports men and women. We look forward to seeing our gifted sports stars being honoured and to welcome them home to Sheffield for this special occasion.”

Mary LeaCabinet member for culture parks and leisure

Listen: Chesterfield Waterside development to continue

Oli Constable

Work is set to begin on the next phase of the £320million Chesterfield Waterside Scheme today. 

Contractors will be preparing the land for construction of a hotel, shops, apartments, a multi-storey car park and offices along the A61.

Peter Swallow, is chairman of Chesterfield Waterside, says businesses are already lining up to occupy the new space.

Watch: Sheffield's banana farmer

Waheed Akhtar

BBC Radio Sheffield

When you think banana trees you may think of them growing in exotic locations.

But one man, Austin Grant, has had success with them right here in Sheffield.

I've been along to see how Austin does it!

Watch: Campaigners want safer crossing after child hit by car

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

People in Fulwood are campaigning for a safer crossing on Hangingwater Road, after a child was injured on her way to school.

Local residents are hoping to get 5,000 signatures on their petition to start a debate at Sheffield City Council in October.

They're out walking the route this morning to raise awareness of the risks children take on their way to school.

Watch: Sheffield MP leads call for reintroduction of Shadow Cabinet

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Jeremy Corbyn's set to face a fresh challenge to his authority later as MP's debate whether elections for the shadow cabinet should be reintroduced.

The motion has been put forward by Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts, after elections for the shadow cabinet were ditched by the former Labour Leader Ed Miliband in 2011.

It's been described as an 'anti-corbyn' plot by some.

Weather: Dull start getting brighter later

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Good morning!

Any early mist and fog patches will lift during the morning, however it is likely to stay rather dull and cloudy for most. Some cloud breaks are possible later, and these will bring spells of warm sunshine.

Taser used by police this morning

Oli Constable

South Yorkshire police say they have tasered a man in the St.Ann's area of Rotherham this morning.

It comes after police were called following concerns for a man.

The force says one person has been safely detained.


South Yorkshire Roma community 'worried about deportation'

Mark Ansell

BBC Look North reporter

Some members of the Roma Community in South Yorkshire have told the BBC they are worried about being deported once Britain leaves the EU.

People say since the Brexit vote they've experienced an increase in racist abuse.

Jo Lees works at the Clifton Learning Partnership based in Eastwood in Rotherham, and she says they support the Roma Community who are deeply concerned about their future.

Good morning: Welcome to our live coverage.

Oli Constable

Hello, Oli here.

I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across our region today until 18:00.

It's 10 weeks since we voted to leave the European Union and while it may have dropped off some people's radar, other's have felt it keenly.


Across the BBC today we're talking Brexit and if you feel like you've got what you wanted so far?

Get in touch!