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By Jenny Cork

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  1. Good evening: Your live coverage across the day

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Scroll down for a full day of coverage from the team across South Yorkshire.

    We'll be back with more updates tomorrow. 

    Including the latest from court in Warrington, as we bring you the verdicts from the Hillsborough inquest which are due at 11:00.  

    Hillsborough scarves
  2. Weather: Slight frost possible overnight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Clear spells and some scattered showers, of a wintry nature over the hills.

    Minimum temperature 0C (32F) with a slight frost in places. A cold and windy start to tomorrow. 

    Full weather report with me on BBC1 Look North tonight 18:30

    Weather graphic
  3. Didcot power station: Explosives to be used in demolition

    Explosives are to be used to demolish the remaining section of the collapsed Didcot Power Station.

    Four workers were killed and five injured in the collapse in February, with one body recovered from the site.

    The bodies of Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham and Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea, have not yet been found.  

    Remaining structure at Didcot
    Quote Message: The recovery work can only be completed safely once the unstable standing structure has been brought down." from RWE Npower
    RWE Npower
  4. Headlines: Rotherham abuse gang appeal against convictions and Hillsborough verdict due tomorrow

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    • Four members of a gang who groomed and abused girls in Rotherham have launched appeals against their convictions
    • The jury at the Hillsborough inquests will tomorrow deliver its decision on whether or not the 96 football fans who died were unlawfully killed
    • Sheffield City Council says it's working as fast as it can to repair a giant hole that's appeared in a road in the city
  5. Watch: We all have bad days... Danny Willett's trick shot on the black

    I've just wandered through the Winter Gardens in Sheffield and saw the Masters Champion Danny Willett playing snooker with Dennis Taylor! 

    Willett was attempting a trick shot on the black...     

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  6. Want to be involved in preserving Sheffield's war memorials?

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    People in Sheffield are being asked to play a part in conserving and protecting local war memorials as part of a project to commemorate World War One.

    Funding is available for the repair and conservation of memorials, like this one at Wadsley, but help is needed to find them and record their condition first, using a simple survey. 

    People are being asked to attend two workshops in Sheffield on May 5 and May 11 to find out more.

    Wadsley Bridge war memorial
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    If you want to attend a workshop, reserve your free place by visiting or contact

  7. Police appeal after two killed in Barnsley crash

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Police are appealing for help after two men died in a crash in Barnsley. A lorry and a car collided in Crow Edge. 

    Crow Edge

    The driver of the car, a 77-year-old Rotherham man, and a 68-year-old passenger, also from Rotherham, died at the scene. 

    Police want to hear from anyone who can help the investigation into the crash last Thursday morning. 

    Did you see anything? Call police on 101 quoting incident 296.

  8. Owls' head coach says team have 'no pressure' ahead of Cardiff game

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sheffield Wednesday Head Coach Carlos Carvalhal says his team have no pressure as they aim to secure a place in the Championship playoffs. 

    A draw against Cardiff will be enough at the weekend.

    Here's The Owls' coach speaking after the full time draw against Derby this weekend.

  9. Rotherham abuse gang to appeal against convictions

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC Local Live

    More on the story that four gang members have launched appeals against their convictions for grooming and abusing young girls in Rotherham.

    Arshid Hussain(pictured left) was jailed for 35 years while siblings Basharat (pictured centre) and Bannaras (pictured right) were imprisoned for 25 and 19 years respectively.

    Arshid and Basharat were found guilty of 38 offences, including rape, indecent assault, abduction, false imprisonment and making threats to kill.

    Bannaras pleaded guilty to 10 charges before the trial.

    (left to right) Arshid, Basharat and Bannaras Hussain

    Qurban Ali was jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of conspiracy to rape.

    Associates Karen  MacGregor and Shelly Davies were found guilty of false imprisonment and conspiracy to procure a woman under 21 to become a common prostitute.

    MacGregor, who was also convicted of two counts of conspiracy to rape, was jailed for 13 years, while Davies was handed an 18 month suspended term.

    Arshid & Basharat Hussain, Qurban Ali & Karen MacGregor have applied to appeal convictions. All three brothers & Ali to appeal to reduce sentences.  

  10. BreakingRotherham grooming gang to appeal against convictions and sentences

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC Local Live

    Four members of a gang who groomed and abused girls in Rotherham have launched appeals against their convictions.

    Brothers Arshid Hussain, 40, Basharat, 39, and Bannaras, 36, along with their uncle, Qurban Ali, 53, and Karen MacGregor, 59, were jailed in February.

    Arshid, Basharat, Ali and MacGregor have submitted applications for permission to appeal their convictions, the Judicial Office has confirmed.

    All three brothers and Ali are also appealing to reduce their sentences.

  11. Cricket: Yorkshire 308-7 v Warwickshire

    BBC Sport

    It's tea at Edgbaston.

    Adil Rashid's half-century has helped Yorkshire to 308-7 and a valuable third batting point. 

    Steven Patterson is with him on 30 not out.

    For the latest on all the day's cricket, click here.

    Adil Rashid
  12. Watch: British Home Stores - from Brixton to bust

    BBC Business Live

    Staff at British Home Stores, including those in South Yorkshire, have been told the company has gone into administration, putting 11,000 jobs at risk.

    But what's gone wrong for the High Street stalwart? 

    Here's a history from the 1928 opening in Brixton, to bust: 

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    Video caption: BHS: Timeline of a store's decline
  13. Yorkshire and Lincolnshire: Your week in Politics

    BBC Sunday Politics

    Here's the week in politics in 60 seconds from the Sunday Politics team:

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    Video caption: The political week in 60 seconds
  14. Watch: Sheffield sink hole from the scene

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Sheffield City Council have promised to fix the sink hole on Hutcliffe Wood Road, Millhouses as soon as possible.

    The hole appeared yesterday near Archer Road, to the surprise of local residents... 

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    Video caption: A sinkhole has opened up on Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield
  15. Hillsborough inquests: Jury reaches decision on unlawful killing question

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Jurors have reached a majority decision on whether the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed.  

    Their conclusions will be formally returned tomorrow morning.

    We'll have full coverage of the verdict on this page from 11:00.

    Scene from Hillsborough disaster
  16. Listen: RUFC Chairman confident of manager's future at club

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    Rotherham United Chairman Tony Stewart has told me "there's a strong chance Neil Warnock will be with us next season"

    Listen to the full interview here:  

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    Video caption: Rotherham Chairman Tony Stewart speaking to Rob Staton
  17. BBC Radio Sheffield's Bernie Clifton's 'impossible dream' becomes almost impossible

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    The name Bernie Clifton to many means only one thing - the man on the ostrich.

    Judge Ricky Wilson, Bernie Clifton and his ostrich

    But after a surprise appearance on The Voice (he's pictured above with judge Ricky Wilson) he has decided to release an album of ballads. 

    But not everything has gone to plan. 

    The CDs have come back from the printers with the track listing for a heavy metal band as you can see here...

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    Video caption: Comedian Bernie Clifton gets more than he bargained for with track listing for new album
  18. Watch: Doncaster goes Donco for the Tour de Yorkshire

    Kevin Larkin

    Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    What do you mean you've never heard of Doncaster's Donco?

    With the head of a duck, the leg of a horse and the tail of a fox, The Big Donco is 15ft tall has been built in honour of Doncaster.

    Each part of the animal was created by a different community in Doncaster - but it'll only be revealed in the Tour de Yorkshire celebrations on Saturday...

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    Video caption: A magical new creature comes to Doncaster for the Tour de Yorkshire
  19. Doncaster gets ready for the Tour de Yorkshire

    Kevin Larkin

    Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Next weekend the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Doncaster. 

    Full details of the stage two route through South Yorkshire here

    It seems the town's already caught the TDY fever.

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