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  1. Live updates on Tuesday 14 June 2016

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By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Live updates for South Yorkshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

Don't forget to get in touch if you have a good picture or story to tell us about.

New Yorkshire Air Ambulance unveiled

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has unveiled the first of two new helicopters.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has unveiled the first of two new helicopters.

The charity is also introducing a new dedicated critical care team involving doctors drawn from hospitals in Sheffield and Rotherham.

It is hoped the new doctors be able to deal with more complex surgical procedures at the scene of an incident.

Listen: Kyle Walker says young nature of squad is a benefit

BBC Sport

Let's hear from one of our region's players in the England Euro 2016 squad.  

Sheffield-born Kyle Walker is battling for the right back position as England prepare for their opening game against Russia on Saturday. 

He feels the young nature of the squad can stand them in good stead throughout the summer in France... 

Weather: Scattered thundery showers will slowly die out overnight

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Scattered thundery showers will slowly die out overnight, with most of the region becoming dry

It will become misty around coastal areas by morning as low cloud spreads in from the northeast.  

Weather graphic
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Latest headlines: Local MP questions Sports Direct boss and a man is shot during a burglary in Sheffield

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories from South Yorkshire this evening include:

  • The founder of Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, has admitted paying some of his warehouse staff below the minimum wage. He's been grilled by MPs on the Commons Business Committee including Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield
  • Two police officers, a retired officer and a pilot are to go on trial accused of misusing the camera on a South Yorkshire Police helicopter
  •  A man's been shot during a burglary in Sheffield. Police were called to a house in Sicey Avenue in Shiregreen during the early hours of yesterday morning, after reports that a group of men had broken into the house

Sheffield health centre closing next week

BBC Radio Sheffield

A charity is forecasting a rise in sexually transmitted diseases when a Sheffield health centre closes next week. 

The facility on Mulberry Street is being moved to the Hallamshire hospital. 

Steve Slack the head of the Sheena Amos Youth Trust is worried that there could be a rise in sexually transmitted infections and undiagnosed cases of HIV.

He added: "I'm most concerned that people won't be getting access to contraceptive services."

In a statement, Sheffield City Council says services are relocating to the Hallamshire clinic - which was purpose-built to provide sexual health care. 

Opening hours are being extended and the service is not reducing - and young people will also be able to access services at Sheffield Future's base at Star House on Division Street. 

Health Clinic
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Blades boss happy to be back in traditional colours

Police pinned father of Hillsborough victim against a wall by his throat

The father of one of the 96 football supporters who died in the Hillsborough disaster has claimed that South Yorkshire's chief constable at the time, Peter Wright, sneered at him at a meeting, while a more junior officer pinned him against a wall by the throat. 

Barry Devonside, whose 18-year-old son Christopher (pictured below) died in the crush at the 1989 FA cup semi-final in Sheffield, said the incident happened more than 25 years ago after a police authority meeting in Barnsley.

Mr Devonside said he did not report the alleged incident at the time as he thought it would be a waste of time. 

Mr Wright died five years ago.

Christopher Devonside
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Man shot in Sheffield burglary

A man's been shot during a burglary in Sheffield. 

Police were called to a house in Shiregreen during the early hours of yesterday morning, after reports that a group of men had broken into the house. 

The occupant of the house on Sicey Avenue, a man in his 60's was taken to hospital, where he currently remains in a serious but stable condition.

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BBC Television News

This appears to have been an isolated incident and I would like to reassure members of the public that this investigation is being treated as an absolute priority for us."

Detective Inspector Paul WilsonInvestigating officer

Police helicopter sex accused to stand trial

BBC News England

Four men, including two serving police officers, are to stand trial accused of misusing the camera on a police helicopter to film people who were naked or having sex.  

Helicopter accused
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Clockwise from top left: Matthew Lucas, Lee Walls, Matthew Loosemore and Adrian Pogmore

Serving officers Matthew Lucas, 41, and Lee Walls, 46, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court along with former South Yorkshire officer Adrian Pogmore, 50, to enter their not guilty pleas.

Alongside them was Matthew Loosemore, 44, who was a South Yorkshire Police pilot before transferring to the National Police Air Service in 2013.

A fifth man, Malcom Reeves, 63, who was a pilot at South Yorkshire Police before retiring in 2013 did not appear at the hearing today.

All four deny charges of misconduct in a public office. They will stand trial at Sheffield Crown Court on 17 July next year.  

Latest headlines: Sheffield MP questions founder of Sports Direct and new hotel would help tackle budget cuts in Doncaster says Deputy Mayor

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories from South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

  • The boss of Sports Direct has been grilled by Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield
  • Five current and former employees of South Yorkshire police will go on trial in July next year accused of misusing the camera on a police helicopter to spy on people who were naked or having sex
  • Doncaster's Deputy Mayor says a new hotel and apartment complex near the Racecourse, would help the Council tackle budget cuts  

Plans for new hotel in Doncaster come step closer

Kevin Larkin

Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Plans for a new hotel and apartments at the edge of Doncaster racecourse have come a step closer.

Doncaster Council's Cabinet met this morning and approved the business case for the proposals.

The plans include a 150-bed, three star hotel under the Hilton Garden Inn brand, as well as 57 flats.

The town's Deputy Mayor Glyn Jones says it'll bring in 370-thousand pounds a year to the authority, helping it to tackle budget cuts elsewhere.  

Doncaster racecourse
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Sports Direct boss grilled by Sheffield MP

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

The founder of Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, has admitted paying some of his warehouse staff below the minimum wage. 

He's been grilled by MPs on the Commons Business Committee, including the Labour MP for Sheffield Central Paul Blomfield. 

He asked Mike Ashley why his company is so keen on using controversial 'zero hours' contracts, instead of offering staff permanent employment. 

Mike Ashley insisted that he HAS given some people permanent contracts:

Dinnington father and son complete Fireball rally

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Rony Robinson from BBC Radio Sheffield spoke to Paul Schofield and his son Patrick from Dinnington when they dropped in a couple of weeks ago.

They were heading off to do the Fireball Rally in an old Toyota to raise money for Rotherham Hospice. 

It's a driving challenge which takes participants around seven European countries in seven days.

Dad Paul arrived at Radio Sheffield today to tell us how their car performed during the challenge:

Inappropriate filming case set for trial

John Cundy

Crime correspondent, BBC Look North

Two police officers, a retired police officer and a pilot will go on trial next year, accused of misusing the camera on a police helicopter to look at people who were naked or engaged in sex acts.

The four men were arrested as part of a South Yorkshire Police investigation into reports the force helicopter had been used for inappropriate filming. 

Former police officer Adrian Pogmore, serving officers Matthew Lucas and Lee Walls and pilot Matthew Loosemore all plead not guilty. 

A fifth defendant,former police pilot, Malcolm Reeves was not present in court today.

Boss of Sports Direct being questioned by MPs

MPs hear evidence from Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley. 

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New bike-borrowing venues unveiled across Yorkshire

A free scheme to allow children to borrow bikes set up in the aftermath of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire, opens eight new venues - including two in South Yorkshire.

Tour de Yorkshire crowds on Sutton Bank 2016
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The new bike libraries are to open around Yorkshire, bringing the total in the county to 31.

The project collects unwanted bikes, repairs them and makes them available for free but they must be returned.

Weather: Hot this afternoon but scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms later

BBC Weather

Turning quite hot, however cloud will build, bringing scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms later, with a few places seeing torrential downpours

Weather graphic
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Latest headlines: CCTV image released as South Yorkshire police investigate sex assault on teen and Four 'eminent' citizens made Honorary Freemen of Barnsley

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories this lunchtime from South Yorkshire include:

Watch: New helicopter unveiled for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Here's the first look at the new bit of kit at Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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Freedom of the Borough 'greatest honour of my life' says Barnsley Egyptologist

We've been talking today about the four people who have been awarded the Freedom of Barnsley today.

The Egyptologist Joann Fletcher, the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire David Moody, the folk singer Kate Rusby and the poet Ian Macmillan were all honoured in a ceremony in Barnsley this morning.

On receipt of the award, Joann Fletcher said: "It is an enormous privilege. This is the greatest honour of my life and it will always remain so."

David Moody said: "I must say thank you to the Borough for this extraordinary honour, it is beyond my wildest dreams."

Freedom of the Borough ceremony in Barnsley
Barnsley Council

Blades unveil new kit and sponsor

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield United have unveiled their new kit at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

The Blades marked the club's 125th anniversary last season by playing in a replica of their original shirt.

This season they have reverted back to the traditional broad red and white stripes with black shorts and black socks.

Emblazoned on the front of both the home and away shirts will be international online travel company, alpharooms.com, the club's new main sponsor which has agreed a three year, six figure sponsorship deal.

Sheffield United new Kit
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Teenager sexually assaulted in Barnsley

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Police in Barnsley are hunting a sex attacker after a 13-year-old girl was assaulted at the town's transport interchange.

It happened last month at about 20:00 on Saturday 7 May.

After the assault the man is understood to have followed her onto a bus where he continued to make inappropriate comments.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man with distinctive hair, as officers believe he could hold vital information to assist with the investigation and are asking for anyone who thinks his appearance looks familiar to please come forward.  

CCTV image
South Yorkshire Police

Latest headlines: New helicopter for air ambulance and Yorkshire Vikings start their one day cup campaign

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The top stories from South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • The Yorkshire Air Ambulance will unveil the first of it's two new helicopters today - along with a new critical care team
  • Four people are being awarded the Freedom of Barnsley today. They are the Egyptologist Joann Fletcher, The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire David Moody, the folk singer Kate Rusby and the poet Ian Macmillan
  • Yorkshire Vikings start their One Day Cup campaign against Worcestershire Rapids this afternoon

New helicopter for Yorkshire Air Ambulance to go on show shortly

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Four to be named Honorary Freemen of Barnsley

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

A poet, an Egyptologist, a singer, and a former Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire will be named Honorary Freemen of Barnsley later.

Ian McMillan, Joann Fletcher, Kate Rusby and David Moody will be awarded the honorary freedom by Barnsley Council at a ceremony today.

The honour is the highest the authority can bestow on a citizen.

A council spokesman said the title is granted to people who have "rendered eminent service to the borough".

Barnsley Council
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Five to join National Youth Theatre

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

National Youth Theatre
National Youth Theatre

Five young men and women from Sheffield are to join the National Youth Theatre in it's 60th anniversary year.

Benjamin Oliver, Hannah Murray, Juliet Ibberson, Kitty Reed and Billy Hinchliff follow in the footsteps of alumni such as Dame Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig and Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE.

The young talent will become members of the NYT and will be offered opportunities to build their CV's working on shows that could include stints in the West End as well as national and international projects.

Matt Smith
BBC

The National Youth Theatre is the reason I’m an actor. It’s given me great confidence, opportunity and life-long friends. I got an agent through performing with NYT and now I’m a professional actor who’s working. It completely transformed my life. No understatement.”

Matt SmithFormer NYT Member and Doctor Who star

Listen: State-of-the-art helicopter unveiled by Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance are due to unveil the first of two new state-of-the-art helicopters later today.

It's claimed the latest generation Airbus H145s will give paramedics a more modern medical environment to treat and transport often critically-injured patients. 

Here's Paul Gowland, Yorkshire Air Ambulance's head of fundraising:

Yorkshire Vikings start their One Day cup campaign

BBC Sport

Yorkshire Vikings start their One Day Cup campaign against Worcestershire Rapids this afternoon. 

They'll be without Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow who return to England duties. 

Yorkshire reached the semi-finals of the 50 over competition last season and coach Jason Gillespie hopes they can go one better this time.

You can hear ball by ball commentary of Yorkshire Vikings against Worcestershire Rapids from 2 o clock this afternoon online at bbc.co.uk slash radio sheffield and follow the commentary link.  

Travel: Congestion on the M18 this morning

BBC Travel

There's heavier than usual traffic on M18 northbound between J1, A631 (Bramley) and J2 A1(M).  

M18
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Young people don't feel safe in Rotherham town centre

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

A new survey says that the vast majority of teenagers in Rotherham don't feel safe in the centre of town.

In the new Rotherham Lifestyle survey 5 out of 6 teenagers say they think the bus station, the railway station and the town centre are dangerous places to be. 

The survey questioned more than 3,000 pupils from 13 schools.

The 2,612 who said they did not feel safe in Rotherham town centre locations said the three main reasons were being approached by strangers, fear of gangs and a lack of visible security in these locations.

Rotherham town centre
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Latest headlines: Teenagers don't feel safe in Rotherham town centre and new hostel for asylum seekers in Doncaster

Everard Davy

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The top stories from South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • A new survey says that the vast majority of teenagers in Rotherham don't feel safe in Rotherham town centre
  • The Yorkshire Air Ambulance will unveil the first of it's two new helicopters today - along with a new critical care team
  • There's to be a new hostel for asylum seekers in Balby in Doncaster

Watch: Plenty of sunshine to start

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A sunny start for most, with any early cloud or mist soon burning back to coasts. 

Turning quite hot, however cloud will build, bringing scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms later, with a few places seeing torrential downpours.  

BBC Look North's Owain Wyn Evans has Yorkshire's weather forecast for Tuesday 7 June 2016.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Morning, Katie here. I'll be with you throughout the day for updates from South Yorkshire.

We'll be bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather from across the region.

One of the stories we'll be covering is the four people being granted the Freedom of the Borough by Barnsley council later this morning.

Freedom of the Borough of Barnsley
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