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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 13 July 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 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

Don't forget to get in touch if you have a story or photo that you would like to share and you may see it on our Local Live page tomorrow.

Here's one sent in of the sunrise over Lakeside in Doncaster which Carl Jennings took when he was out for a early morning run...

Sunrise over Lakeside Doncaster
Carl Jennings

Your headlines for this evening

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories from South Yorkshire this evening include:

  • There'll be NO Government inquiry into how South Yorkshire Police handled Orgreave - until investigations into Hillsborough are finished
  • National Crime Agency officers have arrested two men in Bradford, in connection with the investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997-2013
  • Staff at De Warenne Academy in Conisbrough have staged a walkout over changes to the curriculum, teacher redundancies and increased workloads

Weather: Dry but chilly night

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Any showers soon fading away to leave a dry night, but feeling rather chilly. The odd patch of mist is then possible around dawn, but quickly clearing.  

Weather graphic

Watch: Another sculpture trail to try in South Yorkshire

Earlier this week I was out following the Herd in Sheffield but since then I've found out about another sculpture trail, this time in Rotherham.

The Green Man sculpture trail at Ulley Country Park was launched by Paul Casson-Yardley, a sculptor based in Rotherham, in May this year.

Why don't you see how many green men you can spot in this video?

Latest elephant challenge nearly there

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Earlier today I was talking about the people at Crystal Peaks who are attempting to visit all 58 elephants in Sheffield using public transport.

A short while ago they were on their way to look for their 43rd elephant.

It's a big challenge. Our reporter Andy Kershaw took two days to complete the trail and he was in a car.

Orgreave inquiry on hold - campaign reaction

A campaigner who's pushing for a full inquiry into the behaviour of the police at Orgreave during the miners' strike has called for the matter to be dealt with swiftly. 

The House of Lords heard this afternoon how any government inquiry into Orgreave could prejudice criminal investigations into Hillsborough, so will have to wait until they're complete. 

Barbara Jackson from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign is hopeful that won't take too long.

Barbara Jackson says she understands reasons behind decision.

Great Yorkshire Show: Paulette Edwards tries her hand at TV weather presenting

We've been listening to Paulette Edwards at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate today.

As well as meeting a whole variety of different animals she's also tried her hand at television weather presenting.

What do you think? Should she give up her day job?.....

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BreakingNo Orgreave inquiry until Hillsborough investigations completed

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

There will be no government inquiry into how South Yorkshire Police handled Orgreave - until investigations into Hillsborough are finished. 

The government has been looking at whether there should be a full inquiry into what happened in Rotherham during the miners' strike in 1984. 

Today they confirmed that will be on hold so it doesn't prejudice any investigation into the Hillsbrough disaster.

Orgreave sign
Press Association

Local athletes included in Rio squad

Pokemon Go arrives in Sheffield

Howard Pressman

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

If you've been on social media at all during the last week or so then you've probably seen someone talking about Pokemon Go

It's a new game that has been taking the world by storm. And it has resulted in millions of people are walking around the real world trying to catch virtual monsters. 

Confused? Senior lecturer in Game Design at Sheffield Hallam University, Dave Wilson, has been trying to explain it all... 

Pokemon go arrives in Sheffield

Radio Sheffield at the Great Yorkshire Show

BBC Radio Sheffield

Our afternoon show at BBC Radio Sheffield is visiting the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate this afternoon.

Paulette Edwards' entire programme is coming from the show ground today.

As you can see she's been meeting animals tall and small.

Paulette and rabbit

NuScale announces partnership with Sheffield nuclear centre

Oli Constable

US nuclear developer NuScale Power is to become a supporting partner of the Sheffield Nuclear Advanced Manufactuing Research Centre.

Nuclear AMRC Sheffield

It's marking the occasion by hosting the company's first UK supplier day at the venue.

The American firm develops small nuclear reactors and is meeting with more than 100 UK engineering companies today.

It comes as part of a long-term objective to build NuScale's UK supply chain in preparation for potential deployment in the UK market.

Ross Wallace signs contract extension with Owls

Teachers walk out over subject cuts in Doncaster

BBC Radio Sheffield

The Chief Executive of the academy chain which runs a Doncaster school, is defending the decision to remove music and business studies as GCSE options.

Teachers at De Warren in Conisborough have walked out today in protest. 

But Paul Tarn says pupils need to be given the best chance to succeed in life.

De Warren School in Conisbrough

One of the problems is that the children have had the option to take five but only two hours to do each GCSE in. So if you've got two hours and the rest of the country have three hours for that subject you're not likely to do very well. So what happens is children leave with lots of qualifications but none of which are qualified as a pass."

Paul TarnChief Executive of the School Partnership Trust

Sheffield students unveil 2016 racing car

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

The racing team unveil their new car at an event at Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University's SHU Racing team have unveiled their 2016 car before they compete in the annual Formula Student race at the home of British motor racing, Silverstone.

The team, made up of mechanical engineering students, are competing at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student event from 14 to 17 July, which sees more than 100 universities enter worldwide.

Last year the team came 68th out of 96 teams - this year they are aiming for a top 40 place and a place in the top ten of UK universities.

You can follow the team on, on Twitter @SHU_Racing_Team, Facebook by searching 'SHU Racing Team' and @SHURacing on Instagram.

Burglary at Sheffield newsagents – do you know these men?

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Officers have issued CCTV images of two men they would like to identify as part of their investigation into a reported burglary in Sheffield last month.

At around 7.10pm on Saturday 25 June, a man entered Humphreys newsagents in Glossop Road, Broomhill, and made his way to the storage area at the back of the shop. 

A member of staff followed the unknown man to the back of the shop, when it is believed a second man entered.

It is alleged the second man removed an amount of cash from the till before leaving the shop again on foot. A short time later, the first man left the store. 

cctv image
South Yorkshire Police

Latest headlines: Two men arrested in investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham and Sheffield golfer Danny Willett will compete at Rio Olympics

BBC Radio Sheffield

  • A witness appeal has been launched after a cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision in Barnsley
  • It's been confirmed that Sheffield golfer Danny Willett will be part of Team GB for the Rio Olympics

Two men arrested for trafficking as part of Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation investigation

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Two men have been arrested today on suspicion of trafficking teenage girls as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997-2013. 

The men were arrested at separate addresses in Bradford for offences which are believed to have taken place against two girls, aged 16 and 17

Operation Stovewood has now made a total of nine arrests.  

Rio 2016: Charley Hull, Catriona Matthew, Justin Rose and Sheffield's Danny Willett in GB team

BBC Sport

Charley Hull is the youngest member of a Great Britain golf team for the Rio Olympics that includes Justin Rose, Danny Willett and Catriona Matthew.

The 20-year-old will compete alongside former British Open champion Matthew, 46, in the women's event at next month's Games.

Masters Champion Willett and former US Open winner Rose will compete in the men's 72-hole stroke play event.

Rio will be the third time golf has appeared at the Olympic Games, as it returns to the programme for the first time since St Louis 1904.  

Danny Willett plays out of a bunker during the practice day at Royal Troon Golf Club, South Ayrshire
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Watch: Mini-guitarist from Sheffield who hopes to play with Paul McCartney

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Yesterday we were talking about the importance of kids getting involved with music. 

Well my guest on Radio Sheffield this morning knows all about that...he's only 11, but guitarist Alfie Wright from Sheffield has already played at venues such as the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

His aim is to one day play with legendary musician Paul McCartney.

If you want to know what Alfie is like take a look at this YouTube video of him performing at the White Lion earlier this year....

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Weather: Turning a little hazy

BBC Weather

The sunshine turning a little hazy at times, with increasing amounts of cloud throughout the afternoon. 

A few isolated showers are possible, light to moderate westerly or north westerly winds, with highs today of around 19C (66F).  

weather graphic

Five ambulance stand-by points created at fire stations in South Yorkshire

A landmark agreement between emergency services in South Yorkshire will see up to five ambulance stand-by points created at fire stations across the county.

The existing fire stations at Aston Park, Barnsley, Birley Moor, Edlington and Parkway will be modified to allow ambulance staff to share space in one of the first schemes of its kind in the country.

The memorandum of understanding signed between South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust sets out the proposed co-location of ambulance service resources at the sites.

It includes office space for ambulance staff, welfare facilities and ambulance parking bays. It also allows for shared use of meeting rooms and gyms.

Fire engine and ambulance
South Yorkshire Fire Service

This agreement makes perfect sense for us, for the ambulance service and for the taxpayer. By working alongside each other, the move will also benefit both organisations by improving how we work together to solve problems we both face, which can only help to improve the quality of the service we offer to local people.”

John RobertsDeputy Chief Fire Officer

Cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after crash in Barnsley

An appeal for witnesses has been launched after a cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision in Barnsley yesterday (Tuesday 12 July).

At around 1.25pm, a blue Mini Cooper and a bicycle were involved in a collision on the Stairfoot roundabout in Barnsley at the exit for Doncaster Road heading towards Ardsley.

A 33-year-old man riding the bicycle was taken to hospital with a serious head injury and is currently in a stable condition.

Stairfoot Roundabout at the exit for Doncaster Road

Local MP to take part in steel debate

Latest elephant challenge gets underway in Sheffield

Remember our man Andy Kershaw's failed attempt at seeing all 58 'herd of elephant' elephants in Sheffield by car?

Well, today a group of people are attempting all 58 - by public transport.

They're starting at Crystal Peaks and who else could we send? That's right  Andy Kershaw!

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Latest on Rotherham negotiations with Millwall

Local MP reacts to Owen Smith's bid to become Labour leader

A second Labour MP has confirmed he will be challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour party. 

Owen Smith - the former shadow Work and Pensions Secretary - joins Angela Eagle in seeking to replace him. 

The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, said he welcomed the contest.

This is what John Mann the Labour MP for Bassetlaw had to say on the announcement.

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'Excited' to be going to Rio tweets Sheffield golfer

Latest headlines: Local MP says working class voters are deserting the Labour party and one day elephant challenge underway in Sheffield

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories from South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • Angela Smith the MP for Stocksbridge and Penistone has told Radio Sheffield the working class vote is deserting the Labour party because of Jeremy Corbyn
  • People concerned about problems in Hexthorpe in Doncaster have come up with an action plan to put to the authorities. It comes after a public meeting last night where local people raised their concerns about crime getting worse
  • A team of staff from Crystal Peaks shopping centre are trying to see all 58 of Sheffield's new elephant sculptures in one day using public transport  

Is it a brolly or sunglasses today?

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

The honest answer is it could be a bit of both - but you'll probably get more use out of your brolly!

Watch the forecast below with Owain and find out exactly what to expect.

Problems on the M1

BBC Travel

If you're heading south today then there's an issue on the motorway.

There's a lane closed on the exit slip road due to accident at J28 A38 (Alfreton / Mansfield) heading southbound.

Good morning: Our live coverage

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Hello and welcome to our live coverage from across South Yorkshire on Wednesday 13 July 2016.

It's an historic day for the country, but I'll still be here to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from the region.