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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J35 for M18 J2 to J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road Doncaster.

    A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) Doncaster By Pass northbound from J35 M18 J2 to J36, A630 (Doncaster), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield to J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J31, A57 (Sheffield) to J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J37 for A635 Barnsley Road.

    A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) Doncaster By Pass northbound at J37, A635 (Marr), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 Tinsley Viaduct and J35 for A629 Cowley Hill Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M1 northbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at M1.

    M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane closed on exit slip road to one southbound at M1, because of a police incident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. New Green MEP nominated for young politician award

    Newly elected Green MEP and former Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid has been nominated for an international young politician award.

    Magid Magid

    Mr Magid, 29, who on Sunday became Yorkshire and Humber's first Green MEP, is one on 20 people shortlisted for the One Young World Politician of the Year Award.

    The shortlist also includes Juan Guaidó, 35, recognised at the acting president of Venezuela by 54 governments, and Safiya Wazir, 28, the former refugee from Afghanistan elected in New Hampshire, said the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    Mete Coban, 26, the only other UK representative was elected to Hackney Council as the borough's youngest-ever councillor, aged 21, and he founded a charity to engage more young people.

    The awards are to be presented in October.

  7. Crowdfunding push for girl who sleeps in living room

    The family of an 11-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder are raising money to modify their home so she no longer has to sleep in the living room.

    The living room

    Emma Perry, from Maltby has von Hippel–Lindau syndrome, a genetic form of cancer which causes tumours to grow in one or more parts of the body.

    As a result she needs oxygen and a ventilator at night.

    Her family are hoping to raise £30,000 to build a downstairs bedroom and bathroom for Emma and free up the living room.

    They've currently raised half the money towards paying for the extension.

    A spokesperson for Rotherham Council said it is supporting the family and, if planning permission for the building work was granted, they may be eligible for grant funding to help cover the costs.

  8. Watch: The magician helping patients cope with hospital

    Sheffield Children's hospital uses Paul Bower's magic tricks to help young patients cope with the stress of being ill and away from home:

    Video content

    Video caption: Paul's Magic Show helps to distract young patients from the stress of being in hospital
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J39 for A636 Denby Dale Road Wakefield to J38 for A637 Huddersfield Road Woolley.

    M1 West Yorkshire - Stationary traffic on M1 southbound from J39, A636 (Wakefield) to J38, A637 (Woolley), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a vehicle fire.

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

  10. Plans for £50m Sheffield tower block submitted

    Plans for a £50m residential tower block in Sheffield city centre have been submitted to the council.

    The tower block

    Kangaroo Works, which will be on the corner of Rockingham Street and Wellington Street, will have more than 360 private apartments if the application is approved.

    The block will be up to to 15 storeys high in places.

    If the plans are approved, construction could begin at the end of the year.

  11. Ride where boy fell 'should have been closed down'

    The mother of a woman who died after a collision on the same rollercoaster from which a young boy fell on Thursday has said the ride should have been shut down years ago.

    A helicopter and a rollercoaster

    A seven-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after apparently falling from the Twister rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley, near Ripon.

    It follows the death in June 2001 of Gemma Savage, from Wath upon Dearne, who died when two of the cars on the same ride collided.

    Gemma's mother, Linda, says "lessons haven't been learned" following her daughter's death.

    She says she didn't know the ride was still in operation.

    "It should have been shut down permanently," she said.

    "It’s about time the whole place was closed down."

    Gemma Savage

    The boy injured in yesterday's incident is said to have fallen from the Twister rollercoaster at about 11:30.

    He remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

    “Our thoughts go out to this little boy and his family", Ms Savage says.

    "It’s unbelievable that this has happened on the same ride, 18 years on. Why wasn’t the ride shut down?

    "It’s incredibly distressing for us in the run up to the anniversary of Gemma’s death."

  12. Council calls for pavement parking powers

    More powers are needed to stop people from parking on pavements, according to Sheffield City Council.

    Parking on a pavement

    When people park on pavements it causes hazards for pedestrians with pushchairs and disabilities, the authority says.

    But it says local authorities can currently only issue fines where cars are blocking footpaths next to roads where there are parking restrictions already in place.

    Otherwise it falls to the police to follow up on complaints.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J33 for A630 Catcliffe to J32 for M18.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J33, A630 (Catcliffe) to J32 M18, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. Are environmentally friendly burials coming to Rotherham?

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Environmentally friendly burials may be introduced in Rotherham, with the council currently seeking a suitable site for the service.

    A coffin

    The authority has handed responsibility for running its cemeteries and crematorium to an organisation called Dignity as part of a 35-year deal, and it is now looking to improve the services offered to the public.

    A report said: “Dignity does not offer environmentally friendly burial options at Rotherham, but would be willing to explore options should appropriate burial land become available and if customer demand develops."

    The council, which monitors Dignity's performance, is now seeking a suitable site.

  15. Gun-wielding robber threatens Sheffield garage staff

    Police officers in Sheffield are appealing for information after a man pulled a gun on staff during a robbery at a petrol station.

    The BP garage

    It happened at about 01:30 on Thursday morning at the BP garage in Meadowhead.

    A firearm is said to have been pulled by a man who then went on to steal £100 from the till.

    He ran across the cricket pitch towards Lowedges while being chased by a customer, South Yorkshire Police said.

    The suspect is described as being white, tall, wearing black clothing, trainers and a balaclava.

  16. Multi-million pound boost to solve Doncaster 'pinch point'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Over £8m is to be spent widening and improving a major link road in Doncaster.

    A bridge over the road

    Councillors will vote to draw down £5m from the Sheffield City Region and about £3.3m from the Northern Powerhouse body to upgrade the A630 West Moor Link Road.

    The road stretches from the town centre, along Wheatley Hall Road before heading past Edenthorpe and Armthorpe and joins junction four of the M18.

    Council bosses acknowledge problems along the route with congestion, which is made worse by a narrow passing under a railway bridge between Wheatley Hills and Edenthorpe.

    Figures show 240 buses travelling in both directions use this part of the route every day, constituting a "pinch point".

    Highways chiefs have said additional road capacity can be achieved by creating an additional lane to result in two lanes on each side of the carriageway.

    Improvements will also include space for a wider pavement with cycling facilities.

    Council bosses say the work will reduce peak journey times by about seven minutes, with work starting in July and lasting until March 2020.