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  1. Tuesday's weather forecast for our region

    BBC Weather

    Today will see rain develop from the southwest during the morning and it may be heavy at times. It will taper to showers, possibly sharp, in the afternoon.

    This evening, will be cloudy with showers, possibly sharp and thundery. The showers diminish overnight as clear breaks develop. It will continue to be breezy.

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  2. Monday's weather forecast: Grey with some rain

    BBC Weather

    This morning, any areas of mist will clear, but it will be quite cloudy. Outbreaks of rain will arrive by the late morning for most, and the afternoon will see outbreaks of heavy rain.

    This evening will be cloudy with a few lingering spells of drizzle. Overnight it will turn mostly dry, but it will remain cloudy. Some areas of mist will develop.

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  3. Our weather on Friday

    Katerina Christodoulou

    Look North weather presenter

    It's a chilly start for most of the region but will warm a little through the day.

    There will be sunny spells but some areas will see cloud and stronger winds.

    Find out more with my full forecast below:

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  4. Starmer in Sheffield: 'Steel sector needs action'

    PA Media

    Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on ministers to step in to support the British steel industry amid fears surging gas prices could force plants to close.

    Sir Keir in the steelworks

    Speaking during a visit to a steel plant in Sheffield, Sir Keir said it would be "unforgivable" if a short-term spike in energy prices led to long-term job losses.

    "That would be completely wrong. What the steel sector needs is support and action from the government. What we have got is a government that is missing in action," he said.

    "It is not having discussions that it should be with the sector. It is not doing what is necessary to save the jobs that are at risk. They have put the 'out of office' sign up. That is not acceptable."

    Representatives from energy-intensive sectors including steel, paper, glass, cement, lime, ceramics and chemicals held talks last week with Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng.

    Mr Kwarteng told the business representatives he would continue to work with them to tackle the problem of soaring energy prices.

  5. Samaritans volunteer's 'Listening Walk' on last leg

    A Samaritans volunteer who is walking to every branch of the charity in the UK and Ireland is nearing the end of his challenge - raising more than £17,000 in the process.

    David Matthews set off on his 6,000-mile (9,656km) trek in April 2019, and is now on the home straight, expecting to finish in Doncaster on 30 October.

    David Matthews

    He is originally from the South Yorkshire town, but moved to Knoydart on the west coast of Scotland in 2014.

    The final stretch of the walk will take him to the Lincoln, Derby, Mansfield and Chesterfield, Rotherham and Sheffield Samaritans branches - continuing his tradition of putting a shift in at each one.

    Mr Matthews tweeted: "The finish of The Listening Walk. Sir Nigel Gresley Square, Doncaster. Around 1.30pm onwards. Everyone welcome!"

    David Matthews with the team in Norwich
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A61 South Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A61 South Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, from Cornish Street to Alma Street.

    A61 South Yorkshire - A61 Corporation Street in Sheffield closed eastbound from Shalesmoor Roundabout to the Alma Street junction, because of an accident.

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

  7. Police officers exposed to household chemicals

    Four police officers taken to hospital after exposure to an "unknown chemical" were in contact with household products, it has emerged.

    A police van

    Emergency services were called to Park Hill, Sheffield, on Monday night where a man was found seriously injured.

    The officers forced entry to the man's flat and "started suffering ill effects", South Yorkshire Police said.

    The man remains in hospital in a serious condition, while the officers have been discharged.

    While in the flat officers came into contact with a number of "household products", resulting in them becoming ill and needing medical treatment.

    After being taken to hospital for tests, they were discharged with no further symptoms or complications, the South Yorkshire force said.

    No other properties were evacuated and there was not thought to be any wider threat to the public, police added.

    It was found there is no longer a risk of contamination.

  8. Doncaster wants to be home of new rail HQ

    Doncaster has entered the race to become the home of a new national body for the country's railways.

    Doncaster railway station

    The town was the birthplace of the record-breaking Mallard and Flying Scotsman steam locomotives and has "over 150 years of engineering excellence", said its mayor, Ros Jones.

    A competition to find a host for the new body was announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, this month.

    The headquarters would go to a place "with a rich railway history", said the government announcement.

    Ms Jones, added: "Our geographic location and transport links are perfectly situated at the heart of the British rail network servicing a massive area of the country."

    The new, state-owned GBR was announced in May in a plan to reform the railway system.

    York has also made a bid for the rail headquarters.