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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 17 May 2016

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By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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Good evening: Your live coverage across the day

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Scroll down the page for coverage of all the big stories for South Yorkshire. 

We'll be back with more tomorrow from 08:00. If you've got a story, get in touch.

Tonight, it'll be cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain. Minimum temperature 10C and it's looking worse tomorrow with more cloud and showers.

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Sheffield youth housing charity get £400k Lottery boost

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield youth housing charity, Roundabout, is to get £380,054 of Lottery funding for their Youth Homelessness Prevention Project.

Roundabout is an organisation which supports 150 young people in the city every day and runs the only emergency hostel in Sheffield for young homeless people aged 16 to 21.

As well as providing services for those who find themselves sleeping rough, Roundabout is strongly committed to preventing young people from being homeless in the first place.

Image of Youth Homelessness Prevention Project
Roundabout

For around 65% of the young people we support, the main reason they become homeless is due to having problems with the family and relationship breakdowns."

Quintina CrozierHomeless Prevention Service Manager

Headlines: PCC begins dismissal process for former Chief Constable and armed robbery appeal in Sheffield

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

  • The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire has started the process of dismissing the chief constable, David Crompton, over his handling of the Hillsborough inquests
  • A High Court libel action against the UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber has been suspended, after it emerged she has applied for immunity against prosecution as a member of the European Parliament. Jane Collins is being sued by the three Labour MPs covering Rotherham, after she claimed they had been aware of the sexual exploitation of young girls in the town, but did nothing to intervene
  • Ed Miliband has slumped to number 40 in the Doncaster power list -he can rest easy though, he's still ahead of BBC Radio Sheffield's breakfast presenter Toby Foster - who's been ranked 47. 

Listen: Dennis Skinner vs Dementia on BBC Radio 2 from 22:00 tonight

BBC Radio 2

Tonight, at 22:00 on BBC Radio 2, a special programme about dementia. 

In 'Dennis Skinner vs Dementia' presenter Jeremy Vine sees a side of the 'Beast of Bolsover' which is very rarely seen. 

It all started when the MP's mother developed dementia in the 1980s and you can find out more tonight.

Here's a flavour of the show, with Dennis singing with dementia patients at The Shirevale Resource Centre, Shirebrook. 

Sheffield-based swimmer on the road to Rio with GB Paralympics team

BBC Sport

Sheffield based swimmer James Crisp has made the GB Paralympics swimming team for Rio 2016. 

Crisp made his Paralympic debut at Sydney 2000 and is no stranger to competition on the world stage, having won medals at every Paralympics and IPC Swimming World or European Championships in which he has competed. 

Dismissal of South Yorks former Chief Constable begins and it'll be a long process

James Vincent

Reporter BBC Look North

South Yorkshire Police's HR department is earning it's money.

A temporary Chief Constable; an ad just out for a new permanent one; and one could be on his way out of the door.

David Crompton was suspended by Police Commissioner Alan Billings last month after criticism over the handling of the Hillsborough inquests. 

David Crompton
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But there's already a replacement doing his job, Dave Jones on loan from North Yorkshire Police, and the force is looking for someone to do it permanently.  

But don't forgot Dawn Copley, the temporary Chief Constable who lasted no more than a day in the job.

Dawn Copley
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The process is a bit complicated. Alan Billings has the power to hire and fire chief constables but before he can he's got to ask the Chief Inspector of Constabulary.

When Sir Thomas Winsor gets back to him, the Police Commissioner can decide what he wants to do.

David Crompton said he would retire in November anyway and with the advert already out for his job, the force hopes someone will be in place by... November.

Your views: BBC unveils shake-up of online services including recipes website

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

You've been sharing your thoughts on Facebook to news that a number of BBC websites are to be cut, in an effort to save more than £15m. 

These include BBC Food, where all existing recipes on The BBC Food website - more than 11,000 of them - will be archived, although the commercial BBC Good Food website will remain. 

Mary Berry, Hairy Bikers and Nigella Lawson
BBC

Newsbeat, iWonder and Local news indexes for more than 40 geographical areas around the country will also cease to exist. 

Like this one for BBC Sheffield and South Yorkshire:

South Yorkshire's index page for BBC online
BBC

Look at the extra value for money we're losing, not to mention media diversity. Can't believe they're getting rid of Newsbeat, or the food website (even though a couple of days ago, they said it wouldn't happen). And BBC iWonder was the kind of blue-sky innovative product that made the BBC awesome. No wonder they're shutting it down

Stewart Barker

Too many cooking programmes anyway gotten very boring on BBC. Tons of cooking programmes, crime dramas & same kind of nature programmes they wi been spewing out for years. - and go on the cooking websites all ingredients u need to make the stuff they cook I know I couldn't afford all that on my weekly food budget.

Kay Pinder

Cut back on bosses and useless producers and stop paying out large amounts of wages to overpaid stars....ps. the license fee should stay and be capped."

Tony N. Morris

It will cost the Beeb virtually nothing to keep these online for historical purposes. It will cost them more in man hours to take them down."

Steven Goodgrove

Listen: 'Police response to Hillsborough harmed way they're viewed' - Chief Insp of Constabulary

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Speaking at the Police Federation annual conference, Home Secretary, Theresa May has said officers must "never forget" the 96 fans who died and that officers must put professionalism at the heart of every decision. 

The Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Tom Winsor, said the police response to Hillsborough had had a harmful effect on the way they were viewed, but that it was a long time ago:

Watch: 'Police must face up to the past' says Home Secretary

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

The Hillsborough disaster should be a "touchstone" for everything police do, Home Secretary Theresa May has told the Police Federation annual conference.  

Theresa May told officers gathered in Bournemouth that 'the poison of decades-old misdeeds seep down through the years'.

She said that's why even difficult truths must be confronted head-on:

A 'wheely' good rescue by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Spending on supply teachers in Yorkshire tops £75m amid accusations of recruitment crisis

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Council-run schools in Yorkshire spent over £75m last year on buying in supply teachers, according to figures analysed by BBC Look North. 

Teacher's Unions say the amount spent reflects a "teacher recruitment crisis". 

Classroom
BBC

Schools in South Yorkshire spent £15.5m. That's £178 per child.

This figure is much higher than the national average, which is £168. 

Watch: The Owls march to Wembley and the £175m game

Phil Bodmer

Journalist, BBC Look North

Sheffield Wednesday are just one game away from a return to the Premier League after reaching the Championship play-off final at Wembley on 28 May. 

The Owls 1-1 draw at Brighton last night, pits them against Hull City or Derby in a game thought to be worth £175m.

Dismissal starts for suspended South Yorkshire Police chief after Hillsborough

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

David Crompton
Getty Images

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has begun the process of dismissing the suspended chief constable David Crompton.

Chief Constable Crompton was suspended on 27 April following the Hillsborough inquests.

Campaigners outside the court at the Hillsborough Inquests
Reuters

The BBC understands PCC Dr Alan Billings has now completed the first two stages of the dismissal process. This includes seeking the views of the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Tom Winsor.

A statutory process must now be followed before the final decision is made by the PCC as to whether Mr Crompton will be called on to retire or resign.

He may not take the final decision until he has obtained the views of Sir Tom on the proposal.

Mr Crompton was due to retire in November after four years in the role.

Appeal after armed robbery in Sheffield

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery in Sheffield. 

Two masked men allegedly threatened staff with guns at the R J Trading store in Staniforth Road last Wednesday tea time. 

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with the incident and have since been bailed.  

Watch: Police tribute to Hillsborough victims

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

The annual conference of the Police Federation has held a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 people were killed. 

The chairman, Steve White, said it's right that the police should be held to account for what happened but a distinction had to be drawn between the actions of a minority of senior officers decades ago and the behaviour of the majority of police officers today:

Hillsborough must be 'touchstone', May tells police

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Theresa May
BBC

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has told rank-and-file police officers that the Hillsborough stadium disaster must be the "touchstone" for everything they do. 

Last month, an inquest jury concluded that the 96 people who died were unlawfully killed. 

Earlier delegates at the annual conference of the Police Federation of England and Wales, observed a minute's silence for those who died. 

Joe Root celebrates award from England cricket fans

BBC Sport

Sheffield's Joe Root has been named as England's test and limited overs player of the year, he was also voted Player of the Year by England supporters. 

Root scored two centuries in England's Ashes triumph last summer and four one-day international centuries. 

He was also leading run-scorer for the team in the recent World Twenty20 tournament in India.

Callum Flynn (left), Joe Root (centre) and Anya Shrubsole (right)
Getty Images

Here he is with other award winners Callum Flynn (left) and Anya Shrubsole (right)

Yorkshire UKIP MEP could face court action over accusations made in speech

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

A Yorkshire UKIP MEP is facing an anxious wait while the European Parliament decides whether to grant her immunity from being sued by Rotherham's three MPs over allegations she made in a speech. 

Sir Kevin Barron, John Healey and Sarah Champion - launched libel proceedings against Jane Collins after she claimed at her party's conference last year that the area's three Labour MPs knew about child exploitation in the town and did not intervene. 

They were due to have the level of their damages decided by a judge at London's High Court this week. 

BreakingDismissal process begins for South Yorkshire Police suspended chief constable

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire Police has started the process of dismissing the suspended chief constable David Crompton. 

BBC News has learned that Dr Alan Billings has completed the first two stages of the process and has written to Sir Tom Winsor, the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, to seek his views, as he's required to do.

Owls play-off final tickets for Wembley on sale tomorrow 09:00

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed ticket information to supporters for the play-off final at Wembley on Saturday 28 May.

The Owls will face either Derby County or Hull City in the final.

Tickets will go on sale on line and over the phone. Full details are available here.

ticket prices from £98 for category 1 to £36 for category 5
Sheffield Wednesday

Listen: Police Federation annual conference holds a minute's silence for Hillsborough victims

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

The annual conference of the Police Federation has held a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster. 

The Chairman of the Police Federation, Steve White, said it was right that the police should be held to account but that a distinction had to be drawn between the actions of a minority of senior officers decades ago and the behaviour of the majority of police officers today:

Weather: Fine bright and warm with sunny spells

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Maximum temperature today 19C (66F).

Tonight, it'll be cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain spreading from the west. 

Weather graphic
BBC

Headlines: 'Face up to the past' Home Secretary tells South Yorkshire Police and tickets allocated for Owls' Wembley game

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

  • The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has told rank-and-file police officers that they must "face up to the past" and "right the wrongs" of police failings such as those that led to the Hillsborough disaster
  • Sheffield Wednesday have been allocated 38,889 tickets for the play off final at Wembley
  • Council run schools in Yorkshire spent £75m in the last financial year on supply teachers. That's £171 per child to cover staff adbsences

'I should've scored but we're going to Wembley': Gary Hooper on Wednesday's game at Brighton

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Sheffield Wednesday's Gary Hooper on getting to the Championship playoff final.

The first half wasn't nice. It was all Brighton really, until we scored our goal."

Gary Hooper, ForwardSheffield Wednesday

Watch: South Yorkshire Police - Same officers linked to Hillsborough and Orgreave

Dan Johnson

BBC News

Here's my report for last night's BBC News at 10. 

Senior officers and a solicitor who were involved in the South Yorkshire Police response to Hillsborough and the so-called Battle of Orgreave have been named for the first time.  

Can you help? Stolen bunny needs its mummy

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Six week old baby Rex Rabbit stolen this afternoon from the Tropical Butterfly House.

Staff are devastated and it is particularly upsetting as the baby (named Fitz) had not been weaned off its mummy yet.

Phone 01909 569416 if you have any information or email info@butterflyhouse.co.uk

Fitz the bunny
Tropical Butterfly House

If the person/s responsible return the baby rabbit, we will not take this matter any further."

Tropical Butterfly House

Travel: Delays on the M18 and A1(M)

BBC Travel

Severe delays to your journey around J34 of the M18 for A614 Bawtry Road South Yorkshire and A1(M). 

The A1(M) is blocked and there's queuing traffic northbound between J35 M18 and J36 A630 Warmsworth Road, it's because of an overturned vehicle. 

Congestion to J34 A614 Bawtry Road.  

Listen: Know your nature - What animal makes this noise?

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

On Breakfast on BBC Radio Sheffield today, we talked about The Canal and River Trust. They say 25% of parents and 30% of children couldn't tell what noise a duck makes. 

They're launching an annual Great Nature Watch campaign and calling on families to 'Stop, Look and Listen' to what is happening in their natural surroundings. It's in a bid to halt the gradual, generational decline in people's nature know-how. 

If you heard this noise in nature, would you know it was this little guy?

Your comments: The Owls make it to Wembley

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Just in case you haven't heard, Sheffield Wednesday are going to Wembley.They beat Brighton 3-1 over two games in the Championship playoff semi-final.   

Sheffield Wednesday team members
Getty Images

You've been sharing your comments on our Facebook page:

We watched it live, they won easily."

Richard Stone

Well done (from a Blade)."

Jim Titman

Day out in London for the ladies? !! X."

Sheila Wilkins

Back where they belong, well done."

David Mackinder

Well done!"

Pamela Kay Evans

Listen: Sheffield Wednesday defender 'It wasn't the best of games on our part'

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Sheffield Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens on the Owls' Championship playoff journey.

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (1-3 agg)  

Our bond grew a lot this year. We needed to perform as a team. And every Wednesday game, I've not seen an empty chair. Let's do it, not just for us, but for them as well."

Glenn LoovensSheffield Wednesday captain

Headlines: Chamber says Sheffield needs to 'do more' to keep big business and The Owls are off to Wembley

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

  • Sheffield's Chamber of Commerce says Sheffield needs to get better at marketing itself - to retain and attract big businesses like HSBC
  • The National Union of Teachers is describing the number of supply teachers being used in South Yorkshire as scandalous
  • Sheffield Wednesday are on the way to Wembley. They're through to the play-off final after a one-all draw at Brighton last night, securing a 3-1 aggregate win overall

Watch: Union reaction to 600 HSBC IT job cuts in South Yorkshire

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

Almost 600 IT jobs are to go in South Yorkshire, as the HSBC bank is moving the jobs abroad. 

It says the posts are being transferred as part of plans to cut 8,000 jobs by the end of next year in order to save costs. 

The work is being outsourced to other sites around the world including India, China and Poland - staff there will be trained by those losing their jobs. HSBC says Sheffield remains a key regional hub but reaction locally has been critical.

Dominic Hook from the Unite union and Paul Blomfield, Sheffield central MP are disappointed by the losses:

Football League play-offs: How do you win them?

BBC Sport

Sheffield Wednesday are through to the final of The Football League play-offs at Wembley on 28 May.

BBC Sport has been looking at 26 years of statistics to bring you some answers on what it takes to win them.

Hopefully, some of the stats could make sure the Owls win at Wembley!  

Play-off graphic
BBC

Read more here.

£15.5 million spend on supply teachers a sign of 'stress and issues with recruitment'

BBC Look North, Yorkshire

Graphic showing supply teacher spend
BBC

This figure is much higher than the national average, which is £168. 

Teaching Unions say it's an indication of staff stress and sickness, plus issues with recruitment.

Teacher in a classroom
Thinkstock

Listen again: how Sheffield Wednesday made it to Wembley

BBC Sport

Sheffield Wednesday held off a spirited Brighton side to reach the Championship play-off final at Wembley on 28 May.

Lewis Dunk put the hosts ahead when he volleyed in a set-piece from Anthony Knockaert, who also hit the post during a dominant first-half display.

But Ross Wallace, who scored in the Owls' 2-0 first-leg win, saw his cross drift in for the equaliser that secured a 3-1 aggregate win.

Commentary from Alistair Bruce-Ball and Chris Sutton.

Wednesday, out of the top flight since 2000, will now face Derby or Hull.  

Your reaction: HSBC to cut almost 600 jobs in South Yorkshire

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

You've been reacting to news that HSBC is cutting 840 IT staff. 

595 jobs will go from its offices in Sheffield and Tankersley.  

Sheffield Griffin House - HSBC
Google Maps

The roles will be transferred abroad. It's the first wave of redundancies under a plan to cut 8,000 jobs in the UK by the end of next year.  All the jobs affected will go by the end of this year.  

Here's what you've had to say on our Facebook page

I wish they would put more staff on their phones, you can never get through to speak to anyone. The service is so poor now."

Jenny Kopczak

And we are surprised why? Profit driven organisations will do as they like because thats all they care about. The government cant legislate because they're cuckolded with those same banks."

Jonathan Hoyle

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, what do you expect? Patriotic Englishmen? It is a long chalk from the Midland Bank.

Geoff Horan

Watch: Owls' joy at Wednesday making play-off final

Clare Frisby

BBC Look North, presenter

Sheffield Wednesday are just one step away from Premier League football. 

The Owls drew one-all with Brighton last night in the second leg of their playoff semi final

That result saw them progress 3-1 on aggregate to the final at Wembley on May 28.

Headlines: Sheffield Wednesday reach play-off final and concern over HSBC job losses

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

  • Sheffield Wednesday are through to the Championship play-off final at Wembley
  • Sheffield's Chamber of Commerce says job losses at HSBC are a big problem for the whole region. Almost 600 IT jobs at HSBC are being moved abroad from South Yorkshire.
  • The National Union of Teachers is describing the number of supply teachers being used in South Yorkshire as scandalous

Weather: A dry and sunny start across South Yorkshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We'll enjoy further sunny spells into this afternoon and it'll remain dry for most, although it will turn a little cloudier. 

Light winds, and highs today of around 17C (63F). 

Sheffield Wednesday reach play-off final at Wembley

BBC Sport

Sheffield Wednesday
Getty images

Sheffield Wednesday held off a spirited Brighton side to reach the Championship play-off final at Wembley on 28 May.    

Lewis Dunk put the hosts ahead when he volleyed in a set-piece from Anthony Knockaert, who also hit the post during a dominant first-half display.

But Ross Wallace, who scored in the Owls' 2-0 first-leg win, saw his cross drift in for the equaliser that secured a 3-1 aggregate win.

Wednesday, out of the top flight since 2000, will now face Derby or Hull.

Match statistics Sheffield Wednesday vs Brighton
BBC