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Severe disruption: A61 South Yorkshire both ways

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A61 South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Harmer Lane and Leadmill Road.

A61 South Yorkshire - A61 Sheaf Street in Sheffield closed in both directions between the Harmer Lane junction and the Leadmill Road junction, because of a police incident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Our top five stories from today

Well that's all from us for today, we'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

  1. Crewe crane collapse: Two men from West Yorkshire killed
  2. Warning over 'massive challenge' facing West Yorkshire force
  3. Eight arrested in Rotherham child sex abuse investigation
  4. Funerals for York victims of Manchester Arena terror attack
  5. New arrival at Harewood House

See you on Monday.

Fire checks for cladding on Sheffield tower block

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Cladding samples from a block of flats in Sheffield have been sent off for fire checks in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower blaze in which at least 79 people are believed to have died.

Harold Lambert Court
Google

Samples from Harold Lambert Court in Park Hill have been sent by management firm Together Housing for analysis.

It comes as the Metropolitan Police reveal the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge freezer, and outside cladding from the London flats has failed safety tests.

Insulation on the fire-hit building also failed tests and manslaughter, health and safety and fire safety charges are now being considered by police.

Watch: Sheffield floods remembered 10 years on

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

It's a decade since heavy rain caused devastating floods across Sheffield.

Today, a plaque has been unveiled at Riverside Park to mark that anniversary.

The park was itself created as part of a flood protection scheme to prevent similar flooding from happening again.

I went along to watch:

Sheffield road 'safe' after chemicals found

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Fire crews say the A57 near Todwick has now been declared safe after chemicals were found at the side of the road this morning.

Chemicals found at side of A57 in Sheffield
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Specialist crews were called to the scene just after 08:00 and the road was closed as a precaution.

Firefighter testing chemicals at side of A57 in Sheffield
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

The substances were tested before officers declared the area safe.

WATCH: Aftermath of Sheffield street violence

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Here's what part of Spital Hill looks like today after a large fight between members of the Somalian and Kurdish communities yesterday afternoon.

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Keggie Carew and Richard Hawley

Artist and biographer Keggie Carew meets producer and singer-songwriter Richard Hawley.

Artist and biographer Keggie Carew travels to Sheffield to meet the producer and Mercury Prize nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Hawley. They meet at Yellow Arch Studios, where he has recorded all his albums, and talk about the way in which the city of Sheffield has inspired his work. Keggie and Richard also muse on the subject of time; how his songs often seem to stretch it, why he decided to go slow, and the importance of sharing time with their fathers towards the end of their lives. Producer Clare Walker.

'Violence will not be tolerated in our city' say Sheffield police

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police in Sheffield have reassured people living in the Spital Hill area that violence will "absolutely not be tolerated in our city".

Spital Hill, Shefifeld
BBC

It follows a large fight yesterday afternoon between members of the Somailian and Kurdish community.

Ch Supt Shaun Morley said extra officers - some armed - will continue to patrol the area, and a legal Dispersal Order will allow them to move potential troublemakers away from Spital Hill.

On Monday, a 17-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight on Spital Lane, while a 33-year-old man was shot during the latest confrontation.

I want residents and communities to be reassured that South Yorkshire Police is committed and dedicated to apprehend and bring to justice, those responsible for bringing this level of aggression and violent actions to our streets."

Shaun MorleyChief Superintendent

Sheffield man's Steel City tattoos

David Izzard from Sheffield loves the city so much, he's covered his arms with tattoos of the place!

Tattoo of Sheffield
David Izzard

His designs include Brammall Lane, the bronze Steel Workers statue at Meadowhall and the old Henderson's Relish factory!

Henderson's Relish tattoo
David Izzard

That's dedication for you!