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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Christmas Eve
  2. Updates on Wednesday 23 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

    That's it for our coverage for Sheffield and South Yorkshire on Christmas Eve...Eve.

    Thanks for joining us. And remember, if you've got a story or a picture you'd like to share on here and with the BBC in South Yorkshire, get in touch.   

    And I leave you with one of my favourite videos of the day (although take a look, we've had a few good ones!)

    BBC Look North's Dame Lotty Leeming and her definitive guide to pantomime...

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    Video caption: Charlotte Leeming on our love of the institution that is Great British Panto
  2. Weather: Cloud increasing through the night with rain around dawn

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Cloud increasing through the evening with most places dry but rain will arrive in northern areas towards dawn.

    Weather graphic
  3. Watch: South Yorkshire's Bailey Matthews on BBC Look North tonight

    Lara Rostron

    Presenter, BBC Look North

    Andy Murray may have won the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year, but the real showstopper on the night was our very own Bailey Matthews.

    Bailey, from Doncaster, is on the sofa with us on BBC Look North tonight. 

    Join us from 18:30.

    The eight-year-old - who suffers from cerebral palsy - won the Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award after he completed a triathlon unaided. 

    He got a standing ovation when he collected his award...

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    Video caption: Watch: Bailey Matthews wins award at BBC Sports Peronality of the Year
  4. Latest headlines: Further disruption at Sheffield tips in the New Year and changes to some Sheffield bus routes after complaints from passengers

    Alice Olusoga

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    • There could be further disruption at Sheffield's tips in the New Year as workers are going to be balloted for further strike action. Members of the GMB union have been involved in a long running dispute with the company that runs the recycling sites over pay and claims of bullying
    • The family of a Sheffield student who died a month ago have paid tribute to her saying she was their "treasured, perfect daughter"
    • More changes to some Sheffield Bus routes area ahead after complaints from passengers. Sheffield Bus Partnership says the reliability and punctuality will be improved in the New Year, after thousands signed a petition because they were unhappy with service changes
  5. Police searching for four men, two years after Doncaster man's M62 death

    Martin Coldrick

    BBC Local Live

    Police investigating the death of a Doncaster man who was hit by a car and killed while walking on the M62 say they're searching for four men

    Ben Lloyd, 24, was hit on the westbound carriageway near Pontefract on 21 December 2013.

    Three men were seen crossing underneath junction 32 at about 03:10 on the night he died, while another was running on his own along Park Road.

    The force referred details of the incident and how they handled calls to a police watchdog.

  6. Sheffield tips 'to remain open' if industrial action takes place

    Nick Wilson

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A ballot's going to be held over further possible industrial action in a long-running dispute between staff and the company that runs Sheffield's tips. 

    The dispute - over pay, heath and safety, and claims of bullying - has been going on since November 2014 and has already led to a number of days of strike action.

    Green Company, which runs the recycling sites, says the GMB union hasn't engaged in discussions and it intends to fulfil its obligation to keep the sites open during any potential strike action.

  7. Caroline Everest: Officers continue to investigate circumstances leading to death

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    The death of an 18-year-old student whose body was discovered in a river in Sheffield last month did not involve another person, police have said.

    Caroline Everest was last seen at the Corporation nightclub in Sheffield on 22 November.

    Her body was discovered two days later in the Porter Brook, near Ecclesall Road.

    A 31-year-old man previously arrested on suspicion of rape has been released with no further action

    Family photo of Caroline Everest

    Officers continue to investigate the circumstances leading to Caroline's death and are studying CCTV.

    Anyone with information has been asked to contact South Yorkshire Police.

  8. Doncaster man killed in Sheffield car crash

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    A man from Doncaster has died in a two-car collision on Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield, close to the junction of Pye Bank Road. 

    It happened just before 23:00 last night. The driver of a black Seat Leon, a 21-year-old man from Sheffield, was driving towards the city centre. He's in hospital in a stable but serious condition. 

    The driver of a red Volvo, a 58-year-old man from Doncaster, was driving in the opposite direction and died in the collision.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  9. Watch: The Sheffield musical that's taken the critics by storm

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Daniel Evans' final musical as Artistic Director at Sheffield Theatres has received critical acclaim.   

    Showboat is a classic tale of love, loyalty and freedom that's been given a fresh twist.

    Have a little look here...

    View more on youtube
  10. Man arrested after death of woman in Sheffield is released

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    A man arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a 44-year-old Sheffield woman in Upperthorpe has been released.  

    Johanna Toni Lee, 44, was found dead at an address in Martin Street on Monday.

    Johanna Toni Lee
    Quote Message: Johanna’s death is currently being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination found that, while she did have cuts and bruises, her injuries did not cause her death. Further tests have been requested to help determine why she died." from Det Ch Insp Zaf Ali South Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Zaf AliSouth Yorkshire Police

    The man does, however, remain on bail on suspicion of assault, which is being investigated as a separate matter.

  11. Fire Strike Payments: Fire Brigades' Union reaction

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    The Fire Service obviously hopes its announcement that senior officers will pay the money back they earned while covering strike action in 2013 will help relations between them and the Fire Brigades' Union (FBU).

    I've just had a quick chat with the FBU...

    Quote Message: It's quite right that they have paid it back, it's no more than firefighters would have expected. However, I think firefighters across the county have lost faith and trust in those that make strategic decisions within our authority." from Neil Carbutt Fire Brigades' Union
    Neil CarbuttFire Brigades' Union
    Striking firefighters
  12. Meet Barnsley's real 'sheep pigs'.

    Kat Cowan

    BBC Sheffield, reporter

    At first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking these are two sheep.

    But they're actually Magnalista pigs. 

    That's a rare European breed which not long ago faced extinction.

    Now, Mavis and Muriel live happily at Wigfield Farm in Barnsley and they like shredded paper a lot...

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    Video caption: Mavis and Muriel are Mangalitsa pigs, living at Wigfield Farm, Barnsley
  13. Sport: Owls head coach doesn't rule himself out of Swansea job

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal has stopped short of ruling himself out of the running for the vacant Swansea City managerial role. 

    Carvalhal is currently fourth in the betting to take the job at the Liberty Stadium following reports back in his native Portugal. 

    This is what he had to say to me earlier...

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    Video caption: Carvalhal not happy to talk about rumours with Jonathan Buchan
  14. Buses: Timetable changes to 13 Sheffield services to come in after outcry

    Sheffield Star

    Changes to the timetables of Sheffield bus services will come in early next year - after sweeping cuts caused a public outcry.

    In total, 13 services across the city will have their timetables altered from 3 January with more to come at the end of that month and in February 2016.

    Bus in Sheffield
  15. Caroline Everest: Family thank public for support

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    The family of Caroline Everest, 18, who was found dead in Sheffield last month, have paid tribute falseto their "treasured daughter" and "little star". 

    Police investigating the death of the Sheffield student have confirmed today they've ruled out the possibility that anyone else was involved in her death. 

    Caroline had been reported missing after leaving the Corporation nightclub on Sunday 22 November. Her body was later found in the Porter Brook near Ecclesall Road.

    A 31-year-old man who was previously arrested on suspicion of rape has been released with no further action. 

    Picture Caroline Everest on her way to a wedding
    Quote Message: We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for all the tremendous support we have received during this difficult time. It has been fundamentally every parent’s nightmare." from Family of Caroline Everest
    Family of Caroline Everest
  16. Fire officers' tough decision over repaying strike money

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    With the news that senior South Yorkshire fire officers are to pay back money they earned while covering strike action in 2013, it will have been a tough decision for them make. Some of them will pay back over £14,000.

    But, after the Fire Authority's Audit Committee asked them to consider the repayment, some would argue they had little choice.

    The Fire Brigades Union called the payments "immoral", but a report into them published earlier this month found they were legal. The report did criticise the way the extra payments were agreed though.

    The Fire Service is quick to point out the payments were legal, and that the decision to give the money back was voluntary. There are so many other issues coming up for the fire service, including potential industrial action over staff cuts in the control centre.

    The Fire Service will hope that this gesture builds some goodwill.

    Quote Message: ...After considering the concerns of Fire Authority members, principal officers have agreed to pay the money back so that all parties are better able to work constructively together to meet the significant transformational challenges the service faces in the future." from South Yorkshire Fire Service
    South Yorkshire Fire Service
  17. Senior South Yorkshire fire officers 'to repay strike payments'

    Senior officers at South Yorkshire Fire Service have agreed to voluntarily pay back money they earned while covering strike action by firefighters in 2013, the fire service has confirmed.

    The move follows a recommendation by the Fire Authority's Audit Committee.

    The committee found that the payments were not disclosed to the full Fire Authority - unlike similar payments in 2009 - but this was not done with the intention of "deliberately concealing the payments".

    South Yorkshire Fire Service says Chief Fire Officer Jamie Courtney, current deputy John Roberts and the director of finance and resources Beverly Sandy will repay the contingency payments they received during the strike.

  18. Festive fun and farce: A definitive guide to the Great British Pantomime

    Charlotte Leeming

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    There's nothing like a Dame...

    Slap your thigh and look behind you, here's my guide to our Great British institution.

    With some special appearances from the characters that have been entertaining South Yorkshire audiences...  

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    Video caption: Charlotte Leeming on our love of the institution that is Great British Panto

    More on the pantomimes delighting audiences across Yorkshire with me on BBC Look North today at 18:30.