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  1. Updates on Wednesday 6 January 2016

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  1. Our live coverage of Sheffield and South Yorkshire has finished for the day

    Gemma Ashcroft

    BBC Sheffield

    That's me all done for the day. 

    Live updates for Sheffield and South Yorkshire will be back from 08:00 on Thursday 7 January with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.  

  2. Weather update: A chilly evening with rain overnight

    BBC Weather

    A chilly evening and night with broken cloud. 

    Perhaps becoming dry for a time, then further outbreaks of rain later in night.  

  3. Latest headlines: Family of murdered Darnall man speak of their loss

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    • The family of murdered Darnall man, Zabair Hussain, have said his death has torn their family apart.
    • The Sheffield MP Paul Blomfield is putting pressure on the government to give the city's children's hospital the same support as London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.
    • Cast in Doncaster have announced their current director will step down from her post in May
  4. Labour re-selects Alan Billings as their PCC candidate

    News in from Labour that the party has re-selected Dr Alan Billings as its candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner election.

    He's been doing the job since November 2014 when he won the by-election that happened after Shaun Wright resigned.

    Quote Message: “Since taking up the post just over one year ago, I have worked hard to hold the police force to account on behalf of the public and to begin the task of rebuilding trust in the force" from Dr. Alan Billings Police and Crime Commissioner
    Dr. Alan BillingsPolice and Crime Commissioner

    The elections for Police and Crime Commissioner were first held in 2012, the role replaced the Police Authority.The turnout in that election was less than 15%.

  5. Listen: Niece of murdered Darnall man says he was killed in a 'brutal and cowardly manner'

    Sana Hussain has spoken at a press conference of her family's devastation over the death of her uncle Zabair Hussain.

    The 41-year old was found shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve with serious injuries which he later died of.

  6. Rotherham MP welcomes cash support for those affected by Tata Steel redundancies

  7. Cute animal alert: Nine baby goats born at farm since Christmas

    Gemma Ashcroft

    BBC Sheffield

    Four nanny goats have become the proud parents of nine baby goats since Christmas at Graves Park Animal Farm.

    Here's one proud nanny with her twin kids and they'd love some visitors....

    Nanny Goat and two baby goats
  8. Sheffield City region devolution - have your say

  9. Support offered for the lonely in Sheffield

  10. Zabair Hussain death: Police seek car as part investigation

    Detectives investigating the death of 41-year-old Zabair Hussain in Darnall on New Year’s Eve have issued details of a car they are keen to trace

    The grey Peugeot 307 - registration number MC57 BZP - was travelling along Staniforth Road, Darnall, from Attercliffe sometime before 23:00 on New Year's Eve.


    Mr Hussein, who was 41, was found with multiple injuries to his head and body and later died.

    Three people have been arrested in connection with his death.

  11. New Year's Eve killing: 'Our uncle's death has torn our family apart'

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    I'm at a press conference following the death of Darnall man Zabair Hussein on New Year's Eve.

    The niece of Zabair Hussein has said: "Our uncle's death has torn our family apart."

    Zabair Hussein family

    Mr Hussein, 41, was found seriously injured on Staniforth Road shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve, where he later died.

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the death.

  12. Call for help to find 'unique' watch lost in Sheffield

    Were you near the Lyceum theatre in Sheffield on Sunday night?

    If so you might be able to help Nick Pinchbeck - a musician playing for the pantomime who lost his watch after the performance.

    The Pinchbeck watch has sentimental value as it was manufactured by his uncle's business.

    Pinchbeck watch

    The watch is identical to the one above but with a brown strap.

  13. Man and teenager arrested after attack on 80-year-old Maltby ex-miner

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an attack on an 80-year-old former miner at his South Yorkshire home.

    Tommy Ward suffered a "significant neurological injury" in the raid in Maltby last ctober in which it is thought a safety deposit box with £30,000 was stolen.

    Tommy Ward

    A force spokeswoman said Mr Ward had been released from hospital but required "ongoing care".

    A teenage boy has also been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

    Two other men, both 19, are currently on police bail following the raid in October, a spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said.

  14. Barnsley Council-owned football pitches closed this weekend because of the bad weather

  15. Latest headlines: More strikes could be on the way at Rotherham school and South Yorkshire fire authority deadline to cut a quarter of control operators in the region

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    • The teachers' union, the NUT, says strike action at Listerdale Primary School will carry on if resolution can't be reached soon over the suspension of their headteacher
    • There's a deadline today for the South Yorkshire Fire Authority's plans to cut a quarter of control operators in the region
    • Trading standard officers in Sheffield have closed down three shops illegally selling whisky meant for export, thereby evading tax.   
  16. More strikes could be on the cards for Rotherham primary school

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Remember the row over teachers going on strike at a Rotherham primary school? 

    Looks like it might continue, the teachers' union the NUT say the strike at Listerdale Primary School will carry on if resolution can't be reached soon over the suspension of their headteacher. 

    Listerdale Primary School

    He was suspended in September - the NUT say they're not happy with the way it's being handled.  

  17. Weather update: Cloudy for the rest of the day

    BBC Weather

    Drying up for the rest of the day with plenty of cloud about, highs of 7C (45F).

    This evening will be chilly with broken cloud and outbreaks of rain.