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Watch: New app allows children with speech impediments to talk

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A new voice recognition app is allowing children with speech impediments to find their voice.

VocaTempo is a collaboration between technology company Therapy Box, the University of Sheffield and Barnsley Hospital.

It enables a computer to be trained to recognise a child's speech patterns and turn them into clear words.

CCTV released after Sheffield supermarket robberies

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police investigating a series of Sheffield supermarket robberies have released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to.

Two of the robberies were at Sainsbury's on Mortimer Street on the 24 July and 12 August.

A third was at the Co-op on Gleadless Road on 13 August, while the last one took place last night at Tesco Express on Sharrow Lane.

Supermarket robbery CCTV
South Yorkshire Police

Update: Sheffield Parkway re-opened

Good news on that build up on the outskirts of Sheffield city centre.

All lanes have re-opened after this car, which had overturned, was recovered.

Dashcam Sheffield Parkway
bbc

BreakingSheffield Parkway blocked after car overturns

We're hearing heavy traffic is building on the Sheffield parkway (A630) eastbound.

One lane is blocked - with a car believed to be overturned - between Europa Line and the M1 junction 33.

We'll have more on this shortly.

Yorkshire Roses prepare for Quidditch Premier League

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Yorkshire's team are getting ready for the Quidditch Premier League next week.

The competition isn't taking place at Hogwarts though, it's in Hull and no flying is involved.

There are broomsticks though, but they're carried rather than ridden on.

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Here's what the weather has for us today

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