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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 21 December 2015

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By Katie Galbraith

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 me today. I'll see you again on Tuesday when I'll be back from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

  2. Weather: Dry and clear at first, with rain coming later

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

     It'll be dry with clear spells to midnight, then there'll be further rain in the early hours.  

    Weather graphic
  3. Latest headlines: Sheffield hospitals trust receives over £3m a year in parking charges and Sheffield Uni researchers discover why birds don't go grey

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire today include:

    • The NHS Trust that runs hospitals in Sheffield received more than £3m a year in car parking charges in 2014-15, it's emerged. The trust says it's the second largest in the country and has a significantly higher numbers of spaces
  4. How you voted in BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

    BBC Sport

    Sheffield's Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill came in third at last night's Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

    Andy Murray won the title for the second time in three years.

    The 2013 winner inspired Great Britain's tennis team to a first Davis Cup victory for 79 years.

    Here's the breakdown of how you voted:

    Vote count graphic
  5. A628 Woodhead Pass now fully reopened after accident

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    After delays caused by an earlier overturned lorry, traffic's now moving in both directions again - though it may take a while for delays to ease in the area.

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    This was the scene earlier...

    overturned lorry on woodhead pass
  6. Watch: Sheffield Panto star reveals his favourite thing about Christmas

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    The Aladdin cast from Sheffield Theatres have revealed their favourite Christmas moments.  

    You might think Aladdin baddie, Abanazar, has little to be happy about. But actor Chris Gascoyne tells us otherwise...

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  7. Car park charges bring in over £3m for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust made more than £3m in car parking charges in 2014-15, it's been revealed.

    The Trust is among seven English hospital trusts who took over £3m, a Freedom of Information study by the Press Association's found.

    Entrance to Hallamshire multi-story car park

    Chesterfield NHS Trust took £1.19m in the same period, while Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust made £1.12m.

    In a statement, the Sheffield Trust says it's the second largest in the country and has significantly higher numbers of car parking spaces. It also says its parking costs equate to about 76p per hour. 

  8. Why don't birds go grey? Sheffield University has found the answer

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Scientists at Sheffield University have worked out why birds don't go grey as they age - a discovery they say could lead to a new generation of fade-proof paint and clothing. 

    A team from Sheffield University looked at how the colours are created in the blue-and-white feathers of the jay


    They found that they come from the way they are structured rather than the pigments that colour human hair.

  9. On the hunt for South Yorkshire's best pictures

    Rony Robinson

    BBC Radio Sheffield presenter

    After I told you about the photos chosen as this year's best photos of Sheffield, you've been sending the most recent pictures you've taken from across South Yorkshire.

    Thanks for sending them in. Keep them coming via email! Here's a selection....

    View from the Hallamshire Hospital
    Quote Message: My photo taken from my Hospital Bed during my recent stay at the Hallamshire Hospital." from Gordon Westran
    Gordon Westran
    Fox crossing the road at night
    Quote Message: Here's my photo of a fox crossing the road on Friday night in Broomhill." from Dan Cook
    Dan Cook
    Peter Lewis and Toby Foster
    Quote Message: Here's me and Toby Foster when I visited BBC Radio Sheffield last Friday." from Peter Lewis
    Peter Lewis
  10. Travel: A18 closed in both directions

  11. Police officer jailed over child images: Force 'willing to investigate wrongdoing'

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    South Yorkshire Police has responded to news that one of the force's officers who sent "suggestive and flirtatious" messages to vulnerable women and was found with 1,400 indecent images of children on his home computer has been jailed for 12 months.

    Lee Lucas

    Lee Lucas (pictured), 39, of Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, has been handed the sentence at Sheffield Crown Court after earlier admitting eight counts of making indecent images and one of misconduct in a public office.

    In October 2013, the force’s Professional Standards Department launched an internal investigation exploring whether any officers were abusing their position by contacting vulnerable members of the public.

    Quote Message: This shows that we were willing and able to investigate officers' wrongdoing and deal with it thoroughly and clearly. The victims were supported throughout what must have been a very upsetting time." from Terry Mann Head of Professional Standards at South Yorkshire Police
    Terry MannHead of Professional Standards at South Yorkshire Police
  12. South Yorkshire's weather: Rain likely this afternoon

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Heavy spells of rain are likely this afternoon, although brighter conditions to follow. It won't be as mild as previous days. The top temperature is likely to be about 10C (50F). 

    Weather forecast
  13. Arrest over abduction and shooting of Barnsley man found in Scotland

    A 48-year-old man has been arrested over the alleged abduction and shooting of another man who was dumped in Scotland, more than 250 miles from his home in South Yorkshire.

    Scene where victim was found

    The victim, 45, was attacked by men at his home in Dodworth, Barnsley, and shot in the legs and abandoned in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, on 13 March.

    The arrest follows a large-scale cross-border investigation.

  14. Latest headlines: South Yorkshire Police officer jailed for child images and four men sought over Jordan Thomas shooting

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

  15. Sacked South Yorkshire Police officer 'a predator'

    A sacked South Yorkshire Police constable who's been jailed for misconduct in dealing with vulnerable women and making hundreds of indecent images of children is "a predator", a judge has said.

    Jailing 39-year-old Lee Lucas, of Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, for 12 months, the judge at Sheffield Crown Court added that Lucas had undermined public confidence in the police.

    Lucas had earlier admitted eight counts of making indecent images and one of misconduct in a public office.