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  1. 'Concern' over 14-year-old missing from South Yorkshire

    A 14-year-old girl has gone missing from South Yorkshire, police say.

    Holly Donovan

    Holly Donovan has not been seen since visiting family in Silkstone near Barnsley at 15:20 on Saturday.

    Officers say there are "growing concerns" for her welfare.

    She is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall with dark purple/red hair in a bob.

    When she was last seen Holly was wearing a black and white zebra print vest top, a dark blue fleece jacket, black leggings and black Puma trainers.

    The South Yorkshire force says Holly is known to frequent the Rotherham area and is asking anyone who sees her or knows where she is to get in touch.

  2. Police appeal over missing South Yorkshire teenager

    Have you seen 14-year-old Holly Donovan? The teenager's been missing since she went visiting family in Barnsley at the weekend and concerns are growing for her welfare.

    Holly Donovan

    Holly was last seen in Silkstone at about 15:20 on Saturday.

    She's described as being white, about 5ft 6ins tall, with dark purple/red hair in a bob and dark eyes.

    She was last seen wearing a black and white zebra print vest top, a dark blue fleece jacket, black leggings and black Puma trainers.

    She is known to frequent the Rotherham area, according to the South Yorkshire force.

    Anyone with information about Holly's whereabouts is being asked to contact police.

  3. South Yorkshire crews continue to help flood efforts

    Firefighters from South Yorkshire who have been helping clear flood water following heavy rain in Lincolnshire are expected to stay there for most of this week, it's been confirmed.

    The pumps in action

    Nearly 600 homes have been evacuated in Wainfleet after two months' worth of rain fell in just two days causing a nearby river to burst its banks.

    High-volume pumps from South Yorkshire are being used to help move water away from affected areas.

  4. Judge's plea to divorcing Sheffield businessman

    A High Court judge has urged a Sheffield businessman and his estranged Austrian wife to agree a truce after being told how they had run up £1m in lawyers' bills while fighting over less than £2m.

    William Cook

    Mr Justice Holman said engineering firm boss Sir Andrew Cook and interior designer Baroness Angelika Hirsch-Stronstorff had spent "very, very disproportionate" amounts on legal costs following the breakdown of a three-year marriage.

    He said they should try to reach an out-of-court settlement which was reasonably fair and put their fight over money "to bed".

    Sir Andrew is chairman of William Cook, a firm based in Sheffield which produces components for the rail, energy and defence industries.

    "You have spent £1m in costs arguing about £1m or so," said Mr Justice Holman. "It seems utterly, utterly ridiculous."

    He said "very disproportionate" amounts had been spent and added: "We are only arguing about somewhere between £1m and £2m between people who are worth somewhere between £25m and £30m. It is pretty depressing, frankly."

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, after J2 for A1.

    M18 South Yorkshire - It's slow on M18 southbound after J2 A1(M) Doncaster By Pass J35, because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  6. 'Lost' play by Barry Hines gets Sheffield premiere

    A "lost" play by the author of Kes is to receive its world premiere in a South Yorkshire museum.

    Artwork for play

    The 1985 Barry Hines play, After The Strike, will be performed in public for the first time in Sheffield later.

    The play, set during the Miners' Strike, has been kept in the University of Sheffield's archive of Hines' work for decades.

    Researchers organising the event at Kelham Island Museum said the performance would "celebrate Hines' legacy".

    Hines, the son and grandson of a miner, was born in 1939 in a mining village near Barnsley and died in 2016, aged 76.

    He is best known as the author of A Kestrel for A Knave in 1968, which was turned into a film in 1969 starring David Bradley and Brian Glover.

  7. Leeds United vows to tackle racism among supporters

    Leeds United says it's working with the police to tackle racism involving supporters.

    A Leeds United flag

    The club's pledge comes after the publication of new figures showing the number of fans arrested for football-related incidents where racism was an aggravating factor.

    The Home Office data covers seasons from 2014-15 to 2017-18, with Leeds United seeing 15 arrests - the second highest number in the country behind Manchester United.

    The amount of arrests for Yorkshire teams include:

    • Leeds United - 15
    • Barnsley - 10
    • Rotherham United - 8
    • Huddersfield Town - 7
    • Hull City - 5
    • Sheffield United - 4
    • Bradford City - 3
    • Sheffield Wednesday - 3
    • Doncaster Rovers - 1
  8. Police hunt for missing Doncaster man

    Police in Doncaster say they're "increasingly concerned" for a missing man who was last seen leaving the town's Royal Infirmary yesterday.

    Jason Hamblett

    Jason Hamblett, 45, was visiting someone at the hospital at about 11:30 when he was last seen.

    He is described as being about 6ft 3ins tall, has grey hair and a goatee beard.

    Mr Hamblett is thought to be wearing blue Nike trainers and a black Adidas raincoat.

  9. Sheffield Wednesday challenges 'WAWAW' trademark

    A football club fears the granting of a trademark for a popular acronym used by its fans could force it to abandon it or face legal action.

    Sheffoeld Wenesday

    Sheffield Wednesday fans regularly use "WAWAW", which stands for "We're All Wednesday Aren't We", on social media.

    However, the Sheffield Star reports "WAWAW" was registered as a trademark by Paul Jennings in 2018.

    It means Mr Jennings could take action against anyone using it without his consent.

    The Championship club has appealed to the government's Intellectual Property Office to try and overturn the trademark.

  10. Man who drove into tree to injure ex-girlfriend jailed

    A South Yorkshire man who deliberately drove his car into a tree to seriously injure his ex-girlfriend has been jailed for 10 years.

    Liam Elsom

    Liam Elsom, 25, of Wagon Road, Rotherham, drove his car into the tree after his ex-girlfriend refused to give their relationship another chance.

    Chloe Wilson sustained serious injuries following the crash on Droppingwell Road on 19 January.

    Elsom was jailed for 10 years at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday.

    He pleaded guilty to causing GBH with intent, dangerous driving and assault by beating.

    Before the crash, a male friend of Ms Wilson was also attacked.

  11. Kell Brook addresses retirement rumours

    Sheffield boxer Kell Brook has dismissed rumours he's retired from the sport.

    Kell Brook

    The 33-year-old former IBF world welterweight last fought in December, earning a points win over Australia's Michael Zerafa.

    Rumours online have suggested he is thinking about retiring, but on Twitter he dismissed them saying he has a "few more special nights in store".

    "I have had some time away from the ring but me and my team have been proactively looking to secure them big fights", he wrote.

    He added he only wanted to "bow out on a high".

  12. Police renew appeal over man missing for eight days

    Police in Sheffield have renewed their appeal for help in finding a missing man who hasn't been seen for eight days.

    Truck with poster

    Minod Monger, 23, was last seen on Remington Road at about 17:30 on 10 June.

    Police say his family is extremely worried for his welfare, with officers carrying out inquiries in the Parson Cross and Ecclesfield areas of Sheffield.

    Ch Insp Helen Lewis appealed for people in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire to be on the lookout for Minod as he is a keen walker.

    She said: “Minod is a very physically fit man and it’s possible that he could have walked a long way from home, become disorientated and is now not able to find his way back."

    Mr Monger is described as Asian, with dark black hair and about 5ft 4ins tall. He was last seen wearing a white jacket, grey joggers and black Crocs.

    Ch Insp Helen Lewis said: “If you see Minod please do not approach him. He has vulnerabilities that mean he might find it distressing if he was approached by someone he doesn’t know.”

  13. Teenage chef cooks up royal job

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    A teenager from Doncaster has been given the royal seal of approval after landing a job at Buckingham Palace.


    Ellie Cadman, who studied catering at Doncaster College, will start work later this month as a Demi Chef de Partie.

    She said it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be cooking for the Queen.

    "I wouldn't be where I am without the college. I'm very excited about the job," she said

    "I start the job next week and I'm nervous about being on my own, but with support I'll be fine."

  14. Police hunt for man missing after car crash

    Police are appealing for help to trace a man who went missing after crashing a car into a parked vehicle.

    Sam Inkles

    Offices say Sam Inkles, 27, was last seen on Southey Road in Sheffield at 22:35 on Saturday after the car he was driving hit a parked vehicle.

    It is believed he may have suffered a head injury during the incident.

    The South Yorkshire force says anyone who has seen him or knows where he is should get in touch.

  15. Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    I'll be a largely dry day with some sunny spells, especially this morning, but towards the end of the afternoon we will see a scattering of showers in some areas.

    Overnight will be cloudy with further showers while towards dawn there's a risk of thunderstorms and torrential downpours, particularly across Lincolnshire:

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    Video caption: Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast