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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for Sheffield to J30 for Sheffield.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound from J31, Sheffield to J30, Sheffield, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, from J34 for A631 Sheffield Road to J33 for A630.

M1 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J34, A631 (Meadowhall) to J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

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M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe accident, from J3 for M181 to J1 for A18 Tudworth Road.

M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound from J3, M181 (Scunthorpe) to J1 A18 Tudworth Road, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J34 for A631 Sheffield Road to J33 for A630.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J34, A631 (Meadowhall) to J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for A57 Sheffield to Woodall Services.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J31, A57 (Sheffield) to Woodall Services, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

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A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J38 for A1 and J37 for A635 Barnsley Road.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A1(M) Doncaster Bypass southbound between J38, A1 (Red House) and J37, A635 (Marr), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Members of the Women's Institute in Rylstone at the lauch of the calendar in 1999

The story of the ladies who stripped off for a charity calendar is being told in an exhibition.

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Improvements to cycle routes planned for Sheffield

A million pound extension to the cycle route from Sheffield University into the city centre is set to be approved by the council, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Man cycling on a cycling route
BBC

The 0.75km section will extend the route from the university to Mappin Street.

The scheme is a requirement as part of £2.5m of funding from Sheffield City Region Investment Fund to improve highways works.

The planned work will include changes to the highway and improvements to road crossing points, and will be finished by December 2019, the report states.

The scheme will be discussed at a meeting of Sheffield City Council's cabinet on Wednesday 18 July.

Yorkshire MP wants local police costs reimbursed

Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts has called on the government to fully reimburse all the costs faced by South Yorkshire Police for helping provide security for Donald Trump's visit to the UK.

Police stood at a road block
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Direct costs are being paid for the US president's visit but Mr Betts says this doesn't include things such as overtime and rest day working rates incurred in the county.

Boy, 14, jailed for armed underpass robberies

A 14-year-old boy has been sent to a Young Offenders Institute for two years after robbing people in a Sheffield underpass with a knife.

A general view of cash machines near Waitrose
Google

The boy, who can't be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to six counts of robbery, two attempted robberies, and six counts of possession of a bladed article at Sheffield Crown Court this week.

He stopped people in an underpass near Ecclesall Road and took some of his victims to a nearby Waitrose cash machine to withdraw money.

Police arrested the boy on Thursday 15 March and found him with an eight-inch knife.

Thankfully, none of the victims affected by this teen’s actions were seriously injured but he demonstrated a clear disregard for the public’s safety in carrying a dangerous weapon."

Det Con Haydn CrooksSouth Yorkshire Police

Lorry involved in M18 smash

If you're stuck in the traffic on the northbound M18, this is why:

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This lorry was involved in a crash with another vehicle at junction one for Bramley and junction two for the A1(M).

Highways England say no one is seriously injured, but fuel on the carriageway may take some time to clear up.

Kate Bush fans to meet up and dance in Sheffield

A group of Kate Bush fans will be 'running up that hill' in Sheffield tomorrow as part of a global homage to the singer.

Two people dressed as Kate Bush
BBC

South Street Park amphitheatre, overlooking Sheffield railway station, will become a flurry of flailing limbs and flowing gowns as they attempt to recreate the dance moves from her famous Wuthering Heights video.

The celebrations are being held to mark the 200th birthday of the book's author Emily Brontë, Kate's 60th birthday and the song's 40th anniversary.

The Sheffield leg is being organised by the Friends of Sheaf Valley Park.

The group are meeting at 14:00 on Saturday and anyone is welcome to dress up and go along.

M18 northbound at standstill after crash

A two car crash is affecting the M18 at the moment with traffic at a standstill on parts of the network.

Highways England say the crash is northbound between junction one for Bramley and junction two for the A1(M).

Traffic on the M18
Highways England

Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A631 Bawtry Road and J2 for A1.

M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M18 northbound between J1, A631 (Bramley) and J2 A1(M) Js2,35, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Appeal after gerbils found abandoned

The RSPCA are appealing for information after two gerbils were found dumped in a plastic box in Sheffield.

Gerbils in a plastic box
RSPCA

The gerbils, called Longclaw and Needle, were found in a storage box outside student accommodation in Priory Place, Sheffield on Monday 9 July.

RSPCA Inspector Kim Greaves who collected the gerbils, said it's very sad to see animals abandoned and wants to find out who did it.

“No matter how many times I come across dumped animals, I still find it incredibly surprising that someone can do this.

"Unfortunately, we live in a disposable, throwaway society so even though these are sentient beings they are still dumped when their owner decides they no longer want them."

Luckily, the gerbils have now been rehoused.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J34 for A631 Sheffield Road to J33 for A630.

M1 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound from J34, A631 (Meadowhall) to J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of earlier debris. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 Sheffield Road and J33 for A630.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Tranmere Rovers' Prenton Park stadium

League Two newcomers Tranmere Rovers sign Sheffield United midfielder Harvey Gilmour on loan until January 2019.

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Barnsley is 'Trump-friendly', according to Fox News

Barnsley residents say Donald Trump should be "greeted with respect" when in the UK, according to American news channel Fox News.

Barnsley market
BBC

In an article on their website, Fox News say they spoke to residents in the South Yorkshire town about the US President's visit to the UK.

Speaking to market stall holders, one person says they'd shake his hand if Mr Trump came to Barnsley.

Amber Rose Roberts congratulated Mr Trump on being strong in the role.

"You’ve upset some people, but you’ve also really got some of the community together and feel proud to be American,” she told the website.

Build-A-Bear, Bullring

Families say they won't be returning to the shop after a cheap teddy offer caused eight-hour queues.

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Picture released after CCTV camera theft

A picture has been released of a man police want to speak to after a CCTV camera was stolen in Rotherham.

CCTV of man in red hood
South Yorkshire Police

The theft happened at about 06:30 on Sunday 29 April at Thurcroft Miners’ Welfare Institute building on Katherine Street, Thurcroft.

Police want to speak to the hooded man in connection with the theft.

Watch: Man fires gun at house in 'targeted' shooting

Police have released CCTV images after a man fired a gun at a house in Doncaster, in what is thought to have been a targeted attack.

It happened at about 22:30 on Sunday 10 June, with video showing a man pulling up outside a house on Central Drive, Rossington, before firing a gun at the window.

A 36-year-old man was arrested by officers on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Police are hoping the images will encourage witnesses to come forward:

What's next for MP Jared O'Mara?

Liz Roberts

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Jared O'Mara has already spent more time being an independent MP than he has a Labour one, so perhaps this has encouraged him to think that he can go it alone.

Jared O'Mara
House of Commons

After all, he says he's "experienced little to make me feel welcome, understood and accepted" in the Labour Party.

But without the Labour machine behind him Parliament will be a lonely place.

No Labour Party colleagues, volunteers, or press office.

Local Labour members who once pounded the streets to campaign for his election, will now be the opposition.

Mr O'Mara is now in a unique position.

Possibly the first autistic MP in history, he also has cerebral palsy, and openly admits to suffering from clinical depression and anxiety.

Questions have been raised about his ability to cope in the job, and whether he can last until 2022.

But should his disabilities and mental health problems preclude him from representing the people of Hallam?

Disabled people 'ignored' in cemetery funding boost

Campaigners say disabled people have been ignored after a Lotto grant of more than £3m was given to Sheffield's General Cemetery, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Catacombs at Sheffield General
N Thorpe

Sheffield City Council says the cash will complete major restoration work at the Sharrow site, conserving heritage and improving facilities and access.

Objectors say they are opposed to disabled parking spaces being created in the grounds, and that the cash is a smokescreen as it will not help with ongoing funding problems.

Joy Bullivant, from Save Our Open Green Spaces, said she isn't happy about the news.

"The plans for the new car park are going to block disabled access - it's supposed to be improving disabled access but it won't.

"There's been no consultation and it's being steamrollered through against the wishes of the local heritage community. I was totally ignored, as were a lot of disabled people."

"I really like the General Cemetery but this is a really bad idea.

"It's going to ruin the cemetery."

CCTV images released after Doncaster bar attack

CCTV images have been released after a 37-year-old man was seriously injured in an attack in a Doncaster town centre bar last month.

CCTV images of two men
South Yorkshire Police

The victim was attacked inside Flares in Hall Gate, Doncaster, and was then attacked again in the street outside the bar.

It happened at about 23:35 on Thursday 28 June, following the England versus Belgium World Cup game.

Police have appealed for witnesses and believe the men pictured have vital information.

'Compromise' agreed over tree felling injunction

There's been a compromise over extending an injunction against campaigners fighting tree felling in Sheffield, according to the city council.

Workmen put a tree into a chipper
PA

The council wanted to extend an injunction which would've prevented protestors entering safety zones around trees being felled for three years.

At a court hearing yesterday, the council agreed the new injunction will last 18 months, until January 2020, not three years and will allow peaceful protest as negotiated.

The judge said defendants were "justified in declining to sign" the original proposal.

More than a dozen campaigners had been written to by the council asking them to sign the injunction or face being taken to court for costs.

Thousands of trees have been felled in Sheffield as part of the council's 25 year £2bn Streets Ahead project.

The council says only trees that are diseased, damaging or dangerous are being removed and they are then replaced with saplings.

But campaigners say many are felled because their roots are in the way of resurfacing methods.

Watch: Weather forecast

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We could see some thunderstorms today, find out where with me:

Yorkshire's weather

This morning it will be mainly dry, but rather cloudy with the chance of the odd shower.

Through the afternoon there will be spells of sunshine, but also the chance of a few sharp showers.

It'll be mainly dry through tonight with clear periods.

weather graphic
BBC Weather

Thousands flock to Sheffield documentary festival

Sheffield Doc/Fest has released figures showing that the number of visitors to this year's Sheffield festival was up by 7%.

DocFest screen
BBC

Nearly 26,000 people attended - more than half of them being from Yorkshire.

The documentary festival say people from across 55 countries came to the city.

Jared O'Mara

Jared O'Mara was suspended while the Labour Party investigated claims of misogyny and homophobia.

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Check your Yorkshire train journey

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today most services appear to be running to time at the moment.

For all the latest live updates from Yorkshire's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Rotherham steelworkers in London Trump protest

Steelworkers from Rotherham are heading to London today to protest against Donald Trump's tariffs on steel imports from the European Union, which they fear will hurt the town’s industry.

Steelworks
David Wilkinson/Geograph

Unions and local MP's met last month with Embassy staff to express their concerns, and call on the tariffs to be dropped.

They argue the tariffs will have a negative impact on UK steel-makers.

Reinstated MP Jared O'Mara quits Labour Party

A Labour MP who was suspended over alleged misogynistic and homophobic comments has resigned from the party.

Jared
HOUSE OF COMMONS

Jared O'Mara was suspended in October over a series of online posts and claims he verbally abused a woman.

He was reinstated on Tuesday with party officials saying he should attend training and be given a formal warning.

The Sheffield Hallam MP announced his resignation on his website, saying he had not been "listened to or been given a fair investigation" by Labour.

He said he intended to continue as MP for the constituency.

In the open letter to his constituents, Mr O'Mara apologised for any offence his online comments from 2002 and 2004 had caused, but added: "I didn't commit any crimes, yet I have been made unfairly to feel like a criminal."

A Labour Party spokesperson said: "We're disappointed Jared has decided to resign from Labour after we won the Sheffield Hallam seat from Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems last year."

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J34 for A631 Sheffield Road.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 exit slip road closed northbound at J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a police incident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Liam Mandeville

League Two Morecambe sign Doncaster Rovers forward Liam Mandeville on a season-long loan.

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Sheffield cemetery given £3m grant boost

Sheffield’s General Cemetery has been awarded more than £3m of funding to improve facilities and access.

Catacombs in the cemetery
N Thorpe

The project, funded by the National Lottery, is planned to start later this year and will see conservation work carried out, transforming the site into a wildlife and heritage park.

The council say the General Cemetery has been in decline in recent years and is currently listed on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register.

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J32 for M18 J32 to J33 for A630.

M1 South Yorkshire - Three lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound from J32, M18 (Thurcroft) to J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an accident involving lorry and a car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Pair jailed after Sheffield man murdered

A man and a woman will be in prison for a combined total of 48 years after robbing and killing a Sheffield father last year.

Mugshots of Onfory and Hollis
South Yorkshire Police

Bradley Onfroy, 32, and Josie Hollis, 25, were both charged with murder after Jordan Hill was fatally stabbed in the hallway of his flat on Southey Avenue, on 23 March 2017.

Onfroy, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of murder and robbery by a jury in February this year, following a two week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

He has been sentenced to life in prison, to serve a minimum of 33 years for murder, with a sentence of 15 years to run alongside for robbery.

Hollis, of no fixed abode, was due to stand trial with Onfroy in February, however she entered a guilty plea to manslaughter and robbery at an earlier court hearing in October 2017.

She has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for manslaughter, with a sentence of 12 years to run concurrently for robbery.

The 23-year-old victim was targeted when Onfroy and Hollis drove to Jordan's flat with a kitchen knife thinking he might have money or drugs.

After stabbing Mr Hill, Onfroy then searched the flat looking for money, threatening his girlfriend with the knife.

Fingerprints and DNA left in their abandoned car linked them to the murder.

Jordan was a much loved, son, brother, grandson, nephew, father and friend. He had everything to live for and has been taken from us far too soon. As a family, we are united in saying we are happy with the result [of the sentencing].

Family of Jordan HillStatement