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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume on Wednesday at 08:00
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 30 August 2016

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By Oli Constable

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Five things we've learnt today

Oli Constable

Thanks for being with us today and we're back as usual tomorrow from 08:00.

In the meantime, let's look back at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning.

  1. Two charged with murder of Rotherham man
  2. The former Chicago Rock demolition finally got under way
  3. Trains delayed after a freight train fire near Doncaster
  4. Sheffield Tesco stopped from selling booze
  5. Sheffield's Retail Quarter proposals up before planning committee.

I'll leave you with this great picture from Diane in Thorne who uploaded this great picture to our BBC Weather Watchers site.

Field of hay
Diane Reed

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Watch: Capability Brown's influence in Wentworth

Kat Cowan

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

There are at least 20 estates across Yorkshire attributed to the landscape designer Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. 

One of those is Wentworth near Rotherham, and I took a look around the gardens to mark 300 years since his birth.

Your sport round-up this afternoon

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Barnsley have made a signing with Middlesbrough's centre half Adam Jackson signing a three-year contract at Oakwell.

Doncaster Rovers have agreed an initial two-month deal with free agent defender Frazer Richardson, and we're told they could also sign a striker.

Frazer Richardson
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Earlier today, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United agreed a fee for Owls forward Caolan Lavery.

It's believed the 23-year-old is now discussing personal terms with the Blades.

Cancer care collection boxes stolen in Sheffield

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

A number of collection boxes containing donations for Cavendish Cancer Care have been stolen from various places in Sheffield.

The most recent thefts were from Dore Dental Care and Scott’s Pantry.

Collection box

We are only a small charity and we really do rely on the generosity of members of the public to be able to continue providing our invaluable services to people affected by cancer. We urge anyone with any information to come forward.”

Victoria WoodCavendish Cancer Care

Nail-laden bat taken off Rotherham streets

Oli Constable

A wooden bat with nails sticking out of the top has been seized by police in Rotherham.

The rounders bat was taken off the streets by Rotherham's central local policing team.

South Yorkshire Police

Watch: Vote for your favourite train seat!

Phil Bodmer

Journalist, BBC Look North

Long-suffering rail passengers in Yorkshire are being promised a transformation in their journeys with new trains, more seating and greater comfort.

Northern customers are being given the chance to vote for what sort of seats should be used on new trains.

A travelling roadshow is visiting stations across the region over the next few weeks with commuters getting the chance to sample the new designs.

It will be in Sheffield on September 19.

Teenagers arrested after murder of Rotherham man

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Three 15-year-olds have been arrested over the death of Rotherham man Craig Nelson.

Police said two boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder and one girl on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

A man and a woman have been charged with murder over Mr Nelson's death after he was found on the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels with serious head injuries.

Watch: Sea of empty tents at Leeds Festival site

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Been to Leeds Fest over the weekend?

Thousands of items including tents and sleeping bags were left at Bramham Park after the event, and a charity that supports refugees is appealing for help to clear up and salvage items from there. 

Just look at what people have left!

Weather: Dry and warm, with a chance of rain tonight

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Generally dry this afternoon with sunny spells, although cloudier at times across the Pennines with a small chance of occasional drizzle. Becoming warm, locally very warm, across the region.

Going into tonight, it looks dry with clear spells until the end of the night, then cloud will increase, with rain arriving from the west across the Pennines. The rain may be locally heavy.

Your photos: Sky over South Yorkshire this morning

Oli Constable

BBC Weather Watcher Wendy Scott has sent us this brilliant picture that she's taken over west Sheffield this morning.

Got a picture you'd like to share? Get in touch!

Wendy Scott

Chicago Rock building demolition under way

Ian White

Journalist, BBC Look North

The former Chicago Rock nightclub building is currently being demolished in Barnsley town centre.

The building on New Street was destroyed by fire earlier this month.

Chicago Rock

Barnsley Council says it's doing all it can to support businesses adversley affected by the fire.

Nearby buildings, including Wellington House and some shops, remain closed following the fire.

Traffic and travel: Train fire causes East Coast delays

BBC Travel

There are no trains running between Retford and Doncaster until approximately 18:00.

A freight train has caught fire and is blocking the route, causing some delays further up the track in Lincoln.

More from BBC Travel.

BreakingFirefighters called to train fire in South Yorkshire

Oli Constable

South Yorkshire firefighters have been called to a train fire at Rossington, near Doncaster.

The fire, which is thought to be on a freight train, is under control but there are delays on the line and cancellations in place.

Map of train fire

Trains in and out of Doncaster are either heavily delayed or cancelled.

Jokes please...

Oli Constable

Our weekend producer and presenter Sarah Major has snapped this great picture whilst on her bank holiday break.

It's of a horse standing outside a pub near the New Forest... there's a joke here somewhere.

Horse outside pub
Sarah Major

Your sport round-up this afternoon

Jonathan Buchan

BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United have agreed a fee for Owls forward Coalan Lavery.

It's believed the 23-year-old is now discussing personal terms with the Blades.

Caolan Lavery
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Sheffield United look to have missed out on Wigan defender Craig Morgan, and may allow striker Marc McNulty to go out on loan.

Barnsley are discussing personal terms with QPR defender Cole Kpekawa. 

And in golf, Lee Westwood has been selected as one of Team Europe's Wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup which takes place in September.

Do you recognise the man in this e-fit?

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Police investigating an alleged attempted burglary at a house in Rotherham are asking if you recognise the man in this e-fit.

e-fit man red top
South Yorkshire Police

He is believed to have tried to break into a house in Middle Lane South, Clifton at about 13:30 on Saturday 20 August.Do you recognise him? If you know who he could be, please call 101.  

Watch: What does it take to be an elf?

Kevin Larkin

Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

We must be crackers. It's 30 August... so let's talk about Christmas!

People are still on their summer holidays, the kids aren't back at school, but the Frenchgate Centre in Doncaster has begun its Christmas preparations.

They've put out a job ad looking for the elves to work in Santa's grotto this year.

We filled out an elf and safety form and went along!

Jason Gillespie: Departing Yorkshire head coach would consider return

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie is open to the possibility of returning to the club in the future after announcing his decision to leave on Sunday.   

Jason Gillespie

Gillespie took charge of Yorkshire in 2011, but is returning to his native Australia to be closer to his family.

The 41-year-old took the county from the second division to consecutive County Championship titles.

"Who knows what will happen in the future? I wouldn't say no moving forward," he said.

Driver arrested after car overturns near Rotherham

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after crashing a car on Manvers Way near Wath-upon-Dearne.

The car crashed into a roundabout and then flipped and landed on its roof.

Blue car upside down
South Yorkshire Police

Partygoer has no memory of attack in Thurnscoe

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

A man has suffered serious head injuries after reportedly being attacked shortly after leaving a party in Thurnscoe.

The 50-year-old suffered a fractured skull and eye socket in the incident at the bus stop on Thurnscoe Bridge Lane at 20:10 on Saturday 20 August.


He had left a party 10 minutes earlier but police say he has no memory of what happened and have urged any witnesses to contact them.

Travel update: A1(M) reopens

Some good news from that accident on the A1(M)...  

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Sheffield Tesco stopped from selling booze

Oli Constable

A Tesco store in Sheffield was stopped from selling alcohol over the Bank Holiday weekend after staff were caught serving underage customers earlier in the summer.

The Tesco Metro store on West Street failed police checks in June and July after they served alcohol to people under the age of 18.

Tesco Metro

Tesco say they take their responsibilities as a retailer very seriously and have since retrained every member of staff.

We were disappointed that our West Street Metro had fallen behind the high standards we set ourselves and that are expected of us. We have fully complied with the ruling and have worked closely with the police to re-train colleagues at the store.”

Tesco spokesperson

British man dies after trying to save backpacker in Australia

Oli Constable

A British man, who was seriously wounded while trying to save a backpacker from being fatally stabbed in Australia, has died in hospital.

Thomas Jackson, 30, attempted to help former Chesterfield College student Mia Ayliffe-Chung when she was attacked at a hostel in Queensland last week.

A 29-year-old man from France is in custody.

Australian backpacking hostel

Your headlines across South Yorkshire this morning

The top stories in South Yorkshire so far this morning include:

Second accident on the A1(M)

BBC Travel

If you're travelling on the motorways in South Yorkshire today, it's going to be slow going after a second accident has closed a lane on the A1(M).

An earlier accident has closed the motorway northbound, but now a second crash has closed one lane southbound.

View more on twitter

A1(M) northbound closed after serious accident

BBC Travel

The A1(M) Northbound closed and there are long delays after a serious accident between junction 35 of the M18 and junction 36.

The air ambulance is attending the scene, which is just after the J35 entry slip road.

Air Ambulance
Highways England

BreakingTwo charged with murder of Rotherham man

Oli Constable

A man and a woman have been charged with the murder of Rotherham man Craig Nelson, also known as Craig Preston, who's body was found on moorland in Derbyshire.

Mohammed Shiraz Bashir, 41, and Leonie Marie Mason, 23, both of Holme Park Court, Huddersfield, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today charged with murder.

Craig Nelson
South Yorkshire Police

Mr Nelson’s body was found on Monday 22 August on the moors of the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels.

A post-mortem examination found that he died as a result of head injuries.   

Chicago Rock building might NOT be demolished today after all

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

A local business owner has been telling us how the demolition company that turned up this morning to demolish the former Chicago Rock nightclub have now left the site.

Jeff Bamford, who owns Big Man menswear near the building, says the demolition company weren't able to do the job with the equipment they have.

Chicago Rock

We were hoping that today or tomorrow we'd be able to get into our building - that's looking very unlikely now."

Jeff BamfordBig Man menswear

Barnsley do business in transfer market

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

It's likely to be a busy couple of days for our region's football clubs as we approach the transfer day deadline.

This morning, Barnsley are set to discuss personal terms with QPR defender Cole Kpekawa after a fee between the two clubs was agreed.

Also Reds defender Alfie Mawson's move to Swansea City will soon go through. They're just awaiting news of his medical.

Mawson challenged for the ball
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Listen: Locals say fetish venue plan 'inappropriate'

Oli Constable

There are concerns in Rotherham this morning over plans to turn a former pub in Parkgate into a "fetish venue".

It's the old Sportsman Pub on Rawmarsh Hill... or possibly soon to be known as "The Palace of Kink", according to their website.

Locals aren't tickled pink and say the theme is inappropriate...

The owner says rumours the pub will be a swingers club are wrong.

Rotherham Council says no planning permission has yet been applied for.

We understand that residents are concerned and that there are moral issues surrounding this kind of development. However, in terms of planning legislation, which is set nationally, there may not be anything to prevent a change of use from a pub to a private members club."

Rotherham Council

Yorkshire has highest number of sudden unexplained infant deaths

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

Yorkshire has the highest rate of sudden unexplained infant deaths in the country, latest figures show. 

This is in contrast to the national trend, where figures have reached their lowest level on record in England and Wales. 

There were 212 unexplained deaths in England and Wales in 2014, a rate of 3 deaths per 10,000 live births. 

In Yorkshire, there were 30 unexplained deaths in the same year, which is a rate of 4.7 deaths per 10,000 live births.

There are now calls for more awareness about cot deaths from bereaved parents.

Should the police be allowed tattoos?

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

We're talking this morning about tattoos.

The organisation which represents police officers in England and Wales is calling on all forces to allow recruits with tattoos.

The Police Federation says the blanket ban in some areas no longer makes sense as almost a third of young people now have tattoos.

Getty Images

Sheffield's Retail Quarter up before planning committee today

Kat Cowan

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

The council's planning committee are being asked to endorse the current proposals for a £480m transformation of Sheffield city centre.

It will see more food and drink outlets, office space, residential accommodation, enhanced pedestrian routes, open spaces and car parking.


Demolition of former Chicago Rock building begins today

Oli Constable

They're starting work today to pull down on the former Chicago Rock building in Barnsley town centre.

The building was badly damaged in a fire earlier this month.

Chicago Rock

All current road closures - affecting West Way and parts of Wellington Street and New Street - will remain in place for up to two weeks.

West Way closed

Weather: Warm and dry

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Generally dry with sunny spells, although cloudier at times across the Pennines with a small chance of occasional drizzle.

Becoming warm, locally very warm, across the region.

Signalling problems at Barnsley causing train delays

BBC Travel

Trains from Sheffield to Scunthorpe/Leeds/Huddersfield are delayed after signalling problems at Barnsley this morning.

To make up time on the network, some trains are not calling at stations in the region.

The problems at Barnsley have been fixed but there's still disruption on the route.

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Good morning: Your live coverage for South Yorkshire today

Oli Constable

Hello, Oli here bringing you news, sport, and travel updates from across the county until 18:00, thanks for joining us.

A bright and dry day to come, getting warmer this afternoon.

Weather graphic

There's a full weather forecast on the way shortly.