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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 15 December 2015

Live Reporting

By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Thanks for joining us today. 

    Kate Linderholm will be with you on Wednesday from 08:00, so why not join her for more coverage of what's happening in Sheffield and South Yorkshire?

    Got a story or a picture you'd like to see on Local Live? Get in touch.

    And I leave you with something that really got me feeling festive today. 

    Who said catching a train had to be dull? Now, where's my Santa hat...

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  2. Not a pretty sight: Fly-tipping in Darfield, Barnsley

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    I've been investigating the scourge of fly-tipping in South Yorkshire. 

    This was the scene at Storrs Mill Lane, Darfield, near Barnsley, today, where this is causing a bit of a eyesore... 

    Flytipping, Storrs Mill Lane, Darfield near Barnsley

    Looks a bit of a sight, doesn't it?

    Flytipping, Storrs Mill Lane, Darfield near Barnsley

    Do you have a problem with fly-tipping in your area? Get in touch.

  3. Watch: Is the Peak District one of England's 'Greatest places'?

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    Sheffield's always been handy for a quick walk out in the Peaks, with a third of the city's area in the National Park.

    Now, the Peak District is up for an award for how it's run. The Royal Town Planning Institute's Greatest Places Award recognises how planning can help protect areas like the Peaks.

    Here's my report for tonight's BBC Look North from 18:30 on BBC One.

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    Video caption: Peak District up for the Royal Town Planning Institute's Greatest Places Award.
  4. South Yorkshire's weather: Rain, but milder than recent nights

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Weather graphic
  5. We're starting to get festive in the BBC Sheffield office

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Is your office this festive? I've just merried up my workstation. No Scrooges here.

    Look how happy it's made my colleague, Katie Galbraith!

    Andy Kershaw's festive computer
  6. £9m support package for steelworkers affected by Tata job restructuring

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A plan to secure a support package for steelworkers and the wider community affected by Tata Steel's recently-announced job restructuring is being put together.

    Tata steet

    The package, of about £9m, by partners across the Sheffield City Region, will help workers facing redundancy and supply chain businesses, as well as supporting other local companies to create jobs.   

    More on BBC Radio Sheffield with Toby Foster from 07:00 on Wednesday.

  7. Latest headlines: Sheffield City Region pledges £9m for steelworkers and concerns grow for missing Owlerton greyhound

    Peggy Walker

    Radio Sheffield

  8. Rotherham sex abuse trial: The defendants

    More on the trial at Sheffield Crown Court of five men and two women accused over the sexual abuse of children in Rotherham over a period of about 10 years.

    The defendants on trial are:

    • Arshid Hussain, 40, of High Street, East Cowick, Goole, who faces 30 charges, including five counts of rape
    • Qurban Ali, 53, of Clough Road, Rotherham, who faces four charges, including rape and conspiracy to rape
    • Majid Bostan, 37, of Ledsham Road, Rotherham, who faces one charge of indecent assault
    • Sajid Bostan, 38, of Broom Avenue, Rotherham, who faces seven charges, including four counts of rape
    • Basharat Hussain, 39, of no fixed abode, who faces 15 charges including two counts of rape
    • Karen MacGregor, 58, of Barnsley Road, Wath, South Yorkshire, who faces four charges, including conspiracy to rape
    • Shelley Davies, 40, of Wainwright Road, Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, who faces three charges, including conspiracy to rape

    All the defendants deny the charges.

  9. Rotherham sex abuse trial: The latest from Sheffield Crown Court

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    I've been in Sheffield Crown Court today where a jury has heard claims that a 12-year-old girl felt she had no choice when asked to perform a sex act on three men. 

    The claim was heard in the trial of five men and two women accused over the sexual abuse of young girls in the Rotherham area more than 15 years ago. 

    All seven defendants deny the charges. The case continues.

    Hear more on BBC Radio Sheffield just after 17:00.

  10. Sheffield City Region pledges £9m to support steelworkers

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sheffield City Region has pledged £9m to support steelworkers affected by redundancy for retraining and job creation.  

    More to follow.

    Tata
  11. Join Doncaster's Ben Parkinson on BBC Two tomorrow

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Missed Doncaster soldier Ben Parkinson's epic challenge on the Yukon river? 

    Catch it again on BBC Two at 19:00 tomorrow.

    Ben Parkinson

    In a programme made by BBC Yorkshire, Ben, one of Britain's most wounded soldiers, takes on a gruelling mission to canoe hundreds of miles down Canada's mighty Yukon River.

  12. Peak District highlighted as one of England's 'Greatest Places'

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    We all know Sheffield is handy for a quick walk out in the Peaks. A third of the city's area is, after all, in the National Park.

    Now, the Peak District is up for an award for how it's run.

    The Royal Town Planning Institute's Greatest Places Award recognises how planning can help protect areas like the Peaks.

    The key is keeping everyone happy, including those who live there and those who visit.

  13. Love rival who drove car into cyclist jailed for life

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    A motorist who murdered a love rival when he ploughed into his bicycle at 40mph has been jailed for life.

    Sam Spaven drove his Audi into Richard Pencott, 44, as he rode home from work in Harworth, Nottinghamshire, in June

    Sam Spaven

    Mr Pencott, a father-of-two, died almost instantly from head and chest injuries.

    Spaven, 27, of Bircotes, Nottinghamshire, then drove to his work at a gym in Rotherham, where he was arrested.

    Sam Spaven
  14. Watch: Darfield becomes a dumping ground?

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    We've all seen examples of fly-tipping in South Yorkshire.

    Here's a dumping ground I stumbled across on Storrs Mill Lane, Darfield, near Barnsley.

    Got something similar in your area? Contact BBC Radio Sheffield.

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    Video caption: Flytipping and litter dumped at Storrs Mill Lane, Darfield near Barnsley
  15. Activity Sheffield: They might get you moving, they'll definitely get you smiling...

    Activity Sheffield are the part of the council who try to get Sheffield engaged in sporting activities.  

    They've made a video to inspire us to get moving.  

    Even if it doesn't get you down the gym, it might make you smile...   

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  16. Tim Peake launch: Memories come flooding back for Sheffield's Helen Sharman

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Sheffield's Helen Sharman was the first British astronaut to go into space.

    She was selected from 13,000 applicants and trained intensely for 18 months in Star City, Russia.

    She launched on 18 May1991, aged 27, alongside two Soviet cosmonauts and spent eight days in space.

    Blast Off

    Speaking to the BBC, she said watching Tim Peake launch into space brought back memories of her 1991 trip to the Mir space station

    Quote Message: Tim will be pleased that it’s all going exactly to plan so far." from Helen Sharman
    Helen Sharman
  17. Women's Super League could 'implode' because of agents

    BBC Sport

    The Women's Super League could "implode" because of agents inflating transfer deals, according to Doncaster Rovers Belles manager Glen Harris.

    Glenn Harris

    In July, Chelsea signed Reading's Fran Kirby for a British record fee,thought to be between £40,000 and £60,000.

    "Nearly every player I've spoken to this year has an agent. They're trying to put deals on the table that are unrealistic," says Harris.

  18. South Yorkshire's weather: A drizzly and overcast afternoon

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon will be overcast and misty with hill fog and a little drizzle likely and a top temperature of about 9C (48F).

    Weather forecast
  19. Your comments: Sheffield's Northern Refugee Centre closure

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    We've been talking about the Northern Refugee Centre in Sheffield today.

    It's a charity which has helped refugees in Yorkshire for 34 years but it's closing because it has no money. It's been trying to fill a £150,000 funding gap since the summer.

    A total of 27 staff will be made redundant.

    Notice outside Northern Refugee Centre

    You've been sharing some of your views on the closure on our Facebook page.

    Nell Shallow says: 

    Quote Message: Very sad; blessings & thanks for so many years of caring service."

    Sue Burgin says:

    Quote Message: Very sad news."

    Sunni Sharron Days says:

    Quote Message: Just when it's probably needed the most. Not good."

    Sally Jones says:

    Quote Message: I had the pleasure of working with Jim and his team back in 2004. They did fantastic work shame to see them fold."