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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 13 June 2016

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By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

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Today's live coverage

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Live updates for South Yorkshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 0800 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

Thought I'd leave you with one of my favourite pictures from today.

This is the children from Porter Croft CofE school in Sheffield who have been helping to plant out the UK's first air quality garden at the Botanical gardens in the city.

Porter Croft CofE school children at the UK's first air quality garden at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield
Sheffield City Council

Don't forget if you've got a great story you would like to share with us get in touch and you might see it on our Local Live page tomorrow.

Barnsley to take on Hull City

Barnsley will play Hull City in a friendly match next month. 

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CCTV image released after attempted armed robbery

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Police in Sheffield are asking for help to identify this man who is wanted in connection with an attempted armed robbery.

CCTV image
South Yorkshire Police

At around 16:20 on Friday 3 June, it was reported that a man went into Grahams Newsagents on Elm Lane in Parson Cross and threatened staff with a metal barrel that was partly concealed by a carrier bag.

The man demanded cash but the shop assistant refused and despite making further demands, the offender left the store when the staff member triggered an alarm.

The offender, who left a JD carrier bag at the scene, is described as around 6ft tall, of medium build with pale skin. He was wearing a light grey hooded tracksuit, with a yellow scarf across his face and yellow gloves with red palms.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 794 of June 3 2016.

Government still deciding whether to hold new investigation into Orgreave

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

The Government is insisting it's still looking at whether to hold a fresh investigation into the police's handling of what became known as "the Battle of Orgreave" during the miners strike in the mid-80s.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has already ruled out a public inquiry, but MPs are pressing for a new probe in the wake of the Hillsborough inquest verdicts which criticised South Yorkshire Police. 

More than 90 miners - picketing outside the Orgreave coke plant near Rotherham - were prosecuted, but they were subsequently acquitted, amid accusations made in a BBC North investigation that the protestors were "framed" after evidence was manipulated. 

The Labour MP for Rotherham, Sarah Champion, told the Commons that the case needed to be re-opened. The policing Minister Mike Penning said the Home Secretary Theresa May was "open-minded" about the issue.

Battle of Orgreave photo
Press Association

The Home Secretary has a track record at looking at this sort of thing very open mindedly in a way that perhaps no other Home Secretary has ever done and Hillsborough has proven that. We will look at Orgreave - we're still looking at it at the moment."

Mike PenningPolicing Minister

Weather: Patchy rain and drizzle overnight

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Showers should become fewer and further between into the evening and overnight, allowing mist and hill fog to again become extensive, in turn giving some further patchy rain and drizzle

Weather graphic
BBC

Tom Daley edges closer to Rio with British trials win

BBC Sport

Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley all but secures his place at the Rio 2016 Games with victory at the British diving trials in Sheffield. 

Sheffield man charged with attempted murder

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Police have charged a man with attempted murder following an incident in Sheffield on Monday 6 June.

Jonathan McGregor, 23, of Paper Mill Road, Sheffield, has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated burglary in connection with an incident in the Shiregreen area. He has been remanded into custody.

At about 02:45 it was reported that a house in the area had been broken into and the occupant, a man in his 60s, suffered an injury consistent with a firearms discharge.

A 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated burglary has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Travel: Broken down vehicle partially blocks M1 near Barnsley

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked on the M1 northbound between J36, A61 (Birdwell) and J37, A628 (Barnsley).

It's because of a broken down vehicle.  

M1 graphic
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Vigil in Barnsley

A vigil in support of the victims of the mass-shooting in Orlando is to be staged in Barnsley tomorrow. 

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Sheffield football fan jailed following Euro 2016 violence

BBC News UK

Two England fans have been jailed for two months and three months for throwing bottles.   

The first England fan to appear in court in Marseille on Monday was 20-year-old Alexander Booth, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. He was sentenced to two months for throwing a plastic bottle at the police.

The second England fan was Ian Hepworth, 41, from Sheffield, who was sentenced to three months for throwing a bottle at the police and then walking forward to pick up a second bottle.

Both were banned from France for two years each.

Police Euro 2016
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Latest headlines: Sheffield football fan jailed after Euro 2016 violence and concern over number of locums in Rotherham

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories across South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

  • Sheffield football fan sentenced to three months for throwing bottle at French police at Euro 2016
  • Police are trying to find a man who tricked his way into the home of a 99 year old woman in Sheffield - and stole money from her
  • Leading doctors say patients in Rotherham could be receiving second-class care, because the town has twice the national average of locum GPs  

Watch: Virtual reality holocaust film in Sheffield

Kat Cowan

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

As part of the Sheffield Doc Fest which is on at the moment, you can have a conversation with an 84-year-old survivor of the holocaust.

He's called Pinchas Gutter, you can ask him more or less anything about the holocaust - he doesn't get tired and he doesn't take a break.

That's because he's a virtual reality image. I spoke to him earlier:

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Academy Trust responds to strike action ballot in Doncaster

We told you earlier today that the National Union of Teachers (NUT) is to ballot for strike action in schools in Doncaster over Schools Partnership Trust Academies (SPTA) plans for restructuring.

The union says teachers will lose jobs and there'll be a narrowing of the curriculum.

The SPTA says there are currently three potential compulsory redundancies in total across four academies.

Notification of intention to ballot for strike action is being sent to De Warenne Academy, Ash Hill Academy, Don Valley Academy in Doncaster and to Melior Community Academy in Scunthorpe.

School Partnership Trust Academies
SPTA

We recognise the trade unions are trying to protect their members' jobs in a very difficult time and we will continue to work with them supportively. However, the Trust must take positive action to support and improve student outcomes and deliver value for money to parents and the wider community."

SpokerspersonSchool Partnership Trust Academies

Flag to fly in support of victims

A Rainbow flag will be flown in Sheffield this evening to show solidarity with the victims of the Orlando shooting.  

Rainbow flag
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Doncaster sign new player

Doncaster Rovers have signed a new striker. 

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Watch: UK's first air quality garden takes shape in Sheffield

BBC Radio Sheffield

We've been talking about the UK's first air pollution garden in Sheffield this morning.

Dr Maria Val Martin is the University of Sheffield researcher in charge of the project.

Today she's been at the site of the new garden at Sheffield Botanical Gardens with a number of children from Porter Croft Church of England Primary school.

They're helping to plant out some of the new plants today which in the future will help to demonstrate the effects of air pollution.

Appeal for witnesses following Sheffield distraction burglary

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Detectives are investigating after a 99-year-old woman was the victim of a distraction burglary at her home in Sheffield. 

On Friday 10 June a man visited the woman's home in Mundella Place, Norton, claiming to be carrying out some repairs. 

Mundella Place
Google

The following day, between 11:00 and 12:00 a second man came to the house claiming that he had come to fix a light.  He then proceeded to distract the victim, before stealing a quantity of cash from the house.  

The man who visited the house on Friday is described as in his 40s, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins, with short dark hair and facial stubble. He is believed to have been wearing shiny black shoes with white heels, blue jeans and a dark top.  

The man believed to have stolen the money from the house is described as white, clean-shaven, in his 40s, of a large build and was carrying a large haversack type bag.   

Your Pictures: 'Blue Eyes' in Barnsley

Thanks to Abigail who has got in touch with her picture of Mickey Blue Eyes. He's an alpaca who lives at Wigfield Farm in Barnsley.

He's a handsome devil!

Mickey Blue Eyes
Abigail/Mick Lunney

Weather: Looks like rain this afternoon

BBC Weather

Some brighter intervals are likely to develop later, however these may trigger further heavy, thundery and slow-moving showers

Weather graphic
BBC

Vigil in Sheffield following Orlando shootings

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

vigil
EPA

A candlelit vigil is being held in Sheffield this evening following the Orlando shootings. 

It's being organised by Sheffield Hallam LGBT and Liberation Group. 

It will take place at in Hallam Square from 19:00 this evening. 

Hallam Square
Google

UK's first air quality garden planted in Sheffield

BBC Radio Sheffield

The UK's first air quality garden is being planted at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. 

It's a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield, York and Leeds - and aims to demonstrate the effects of air pollution on plants. 

Our reporter Oli Constable took this picture of some of the young people helping to get the garden started this morning.

Children help plant UK's first air quality garden
BBC

City boxer on Radio Sheffield this lunchtime

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

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My guest to talk about his life so far is Sheffield boxer Ross Burkinshaw. 

He made his professional debut in the ring in 2006 and has won himself a few titles but has now retired from fighting because of a dislocated right shoulder. 

 He's also been in the army. But he's not too tough to admit he cries at almost anything! 

Three men charged over Sheffield robbery

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

Three Sheffield men have been charged with a robbery after two women were allegedly tied up and three children threatened. 

An incident took place in Dronfield in March last year, when masked men reportedly burst into a property on Stubley Lane and demanded cash after knocking a 46-year-old man unconscious. 

Cash and jewellery were taken by the men, who had what was believed to be a firearm.

Travel: Debris on the M18

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the M18 southbound between J1, A631 (Bramley) and M1 J32, Thurcroft.

It's because of debris on the road.  

M18
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Latest headlines: Vigil to be held in Sheffield after Orlando shootings and MPs urged to support 'Hillsborough Law'

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories this morning across South Yorkshire include:

  • A candlelit vigil is being held in Sheffield this evening following the Orlando shootings
  • People living in Sheffield City Centre say they're being regularly plagued by groups of aggressive street drinkers who are intimidating visitors and 'bringing the area down'
  • The Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham, is to urge MPs to support a so-called "Hillsborough Law", which would ensure bereaved families receive the same amount of funding as police at inquests  

Teaching union to ballot for strike action in Doncaster

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is to ballot for strike action in schools in Doncaster over Schools Partnership Trust Academies (SPTA) plans for restructuring.

The union says it will result in the loss of teachers jobs and a narrowing of the curriculum.

The NUT also believes that the narrowing of the curriculum will limit pupil's subject choices and 'consequently their educational opportunities and career aspirations.'

A notification of intention to ballot for strike action is being sent to De Warenne Academy, Ash Hill Academy and Don Valley Academy in Doncaster.

De Warenne Academy
Google

Watch: Weird weather video

Thanks to Nicola Fish from Deepcar who has sent us this short video of  a strange weather phenomenon taking place in Deepcar over the weekend.  Any idea what it is?  Nicola thinks it's something called "transpiration". What do you think?

If you have a weather picture or video to share with us get in touch and you might see it on this page....

Listen: Police deny Sheffield city centre is a 'no-go' area, but admit there are problems

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

People living in Sheffield City Centre say they're being regularly plagued by groups of aggressive street drinkers who are intimidating visitors and 'bringing the area down'.

They're calling on Sheffield Council to introduce an 'Alcohol Saturation Zone' so that no more retailers are allowed to sell cheap booze. 

The City Centre Residents Group says, people are often threatened by drinkers high on a combination of drugs and cheap alcohol. 

Sergeant Naomi Saxton leads the City Centre policing team. She denies it's becoming a 'No Go' area, but says there are problems. 

Travel: Accident partially blocking Prince of Wales Road

BBC Travel

The A6102 Prince Of Wales Road in Sheffield is partially blocked and there is queuing traffic southbound between the A57 Sheffield Parkway junction and Manor Top.

It's because of an accident involving two vehicles.  

Prince of Wales Road
Google

Listen: Football violence has 'resurfaced', Terry Butcher tells BBC Radio Sheffield

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Former England football captain Terry Butcher has been talking to BBC Radio Sheffield this morning about the football violence at Euro 2016.

The French authorities have said they fear there could be more clashes between English and Russian football fans at the European Championship, following the violence last week in Marseille. 

England play Wales on Thursday in Lens -- twenty miles from Lille, where Russia meet Slovakia a day earlier. 

Terry Butcher told our Sport Editor Andy Giddings that he was very depressed by scenes at the weekend:

Inquest funding: 'Hillsborough Law' needed, Andy Burnham says

BBC News England

Andy Burnham is to urge MPs to back a "Hillsborough Law", which would ensure legal funding for bereaved families at inquests where police are involved.

The shadow home secretary said the 27-year fight Hillsborough families had to endure showed how the odds were stacked against families seeking the truth. 

He will also ask MPs to back stage two of the Leveson Inquiry - looking at the relationship between police and press.

In April the Hillsborough inquest ruled the 96 victims were unlawfully killed. The jury also found police errors added to a dangerous situation at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday's ground where the 96 fans died as a result of a crush.

Never forget the 96 poster
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Travel: Broken down vehicle causing problems on A1(M)

BBC Travel

A lane is blocked on the entry slip road northbound at J35 M18 on the A1(M) this morning.

It's because of a broken down vehicle.  

M18 graphic
Google

New arrival at Sheffield railway station

Sheffield railway station has installed a new piano on its concourse.

East Midlands Trains made the move after a number of complaints about the original piano at the station being out of tune.

BBC Radio Sheffield reporter Antonette Collins went down to the station with listener Peter Lewis who had complained about the state of the old piano a number of months ago.

Not surprisingly he was quite pleased with the new arrival:

Latest headlines: Anti-social behaviour in Sheffield city centre and UK's first air quality garden unveiled

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories include:

  • People living in the West Street and Devonshire Green areas of Sheffield city centre say it's becoming a no-go area because of drink and drugs
  • The Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham, is to urge MPs to support a so-called "Hillsborough Law", which would ensure bereaved families receive the same amount of funding as police at inquests
  • The UK's first air quality garden is being planted at Sheffield Botanical Gardens 

Tributes follow shooting at gay club in Orlando

Thanks to Sheffield cartoonist James Whitworth for sharing this image with us this morning. 

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Weather: Heavy rain warning

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Rather cloudy, with extensive low cloud, patchy rain and some mist, especially in coastal districts. 

Some brighter intervals are likely to develop inland later, however these may trigger further heavy, thundery and slow-moving showers.  

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

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

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

If you've got a story or a picture you'd like to share - why not get in touch and you could see it here on this page.