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Summary

  1. Man charged with murder after New Year's Eve killing in Sheffield
  2. Inquest opens into triple fatal Boxing Day crash deaths in Askern
  3. This year's Anfield memorial for Hillsborough dead to be final one
  4. Homes evacuated as family escape 'serious fire' in Doncaster
  5. Day centre for homeless people in Sheffield marks 25th anniversary
  6. Updates on Thursday 7 January 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Katie Galbraith

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Live updates for Sheffield and South Yorkshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    If you spot any snow and take a picture we'd love to see it.

    Get in touch with us and have a good evening.

  2. ‘Time is running out’ on HS2 Sheffield station campaign

    Sheffield Star

    It’s time to wake up and back Sheffield’s HS2 campaign because time is running out, a council chief has urged.

    Artist's impression of HS2 station in Sheffield
  3. Sheffield's sea cadets help victims of Yorkshire floods

    Sheffield's sea cadets and adult volunteers have responded to the recent floods in Yorkshire by opening the unit for the public to bring in donations.

    Everything from food and clothes to mops for cleaning was loaded onto a minibus and taken to the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, one of the worst-hit areas.

    Sheffield sea cadet group and donations

    Sea Cadet Tom Gregory, 14, initiated the campaign after seeing news of the flooding that had taken place in northern England and other areas over Christmas.

    Sea Cadet Tom Gregory

    To hear more on this story listen to BBC Radio Sheffield's drive show when they'll be speaking to some of the cadets.

  4. Latest headlines: Gunpoint robbery in Sheffield and local sea cadets help flood victims in West Yorkshire

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include:

  5. Weather: Thickening cloud and frost expected overnight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll become dry this evening, and clear spells will give a frost overnight. 

    Thickening cloud will build from the west later in the night with light winds expected throughout.  

    weather graphic
  6. Toilet revamp at Thomas Crapper's birthplace

    Oliver Wright

    A £30,000 project to refurbish the public toilets in the birthplace of legendary lavatory maker Thomas Crapper is set to begin.

    Thomas Crapper

    The facilities at The Green in Thorne will undergo renovation after funding was secured from the Town Centre Innovation Fund and Doncaster Council.

    Thorne toilets

     The work, due to start on Monday, is expected to take six weeks to complete. 

  7. Rotherham Council objects to Smithy Wood motorway services plans

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Rotherham Council has objected to plans to build a new motorway service station on ancient woodland between Thorpe Hesley and Chapeltown.

    It says the £40m development near junction 25 of the M1 would have a detrimental impact on the ecology of Smithy Wood, and it says it will spoil views out of the borough.

    The site, to the south-west of junction 35 of the M1, is predominantly woodland

    There have already been public protests against the proposal which developers say would create around 700 jobs.

    The final decision lies with Sheffield City Council.

  8. Snow warning: Routes being gritted in Sheffield tonight

    Gritters will be out on routes in Sheffield tonight. 

    It follows a warning about low temperatures and snow.

    There's more information on the council website.

    gritting lorry
  9. South Yorkshire brothers sentenced for tobacco crime

    Katie Galbraith

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Three men from South Yorkshire have been jailed for their involvement in the distribution and sale of illicit cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol worth hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost duty and taxes

    Irvin Dunn (pictured below), aged 56, was sentenced to three years at Sheffield Crown Court today.

    Irvin Dunn

    His brother Wayne Dunn (pictured below) 57, from Abbeyfield Road in Sheffield was jailed for 21 months.

    Lee Pearson, 33, from Wilberforce Road, South Anston, Sheffield pleaded guilty to conspiracy to evade duty and was jailed for 12 months, suspended for 18 months.

    HM Revenue and Customs say Irvin Dunn orchestrated the fraud from behind bars using coded messages.  

    Wayne Dunn

    Two men from Ireland were also given suspended sentences.  

  10. Latest headlines: Man appears in court charged with Sheffield New Year Eve's murder and two brothers from South Yorkshire jailed for tobacco crime

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include:

    • An inquest has opened into the deaths of three people who were killed in an accident in Askern near Doncaster on Boxing day
    • Five men, including two brothers from South Yorkshire, have been sentenced for trying to flood the UK with illicit cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol
  11. Loos in the birthplace of Thomas Crapper to be renovated

  12. Man appears in Sheffield court over New Year's Eve murder

    Katie Galbraith

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of 41-year-old Zabair Hussain in Sheffield on New Year's Eve. 

    Scene of crime in Darnall

    Mr Hussain was discovered badly injured on Staniforth Road, in Darnall, where he later died. 

    Idris Sadiq, 30, of Darnall Road, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court, where he was remanded to appear at the city's crown court on 4 February. Two other men arrested in connection with the incident have been released on bail.

  13. Inquest opens into Askern crash deaths

    Kevin Larkin, Doncaster reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    I've been at the inquest into the deaths of Andy and Fay Tomlinson and their friend Mandy Deere in Askern who were hit and killed by a car on Boxing Day evening.

    Doncaster Coroners Court

    The court heard how Andy and Fay Tomlinson were pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene of the crash on Sutton Road. 

    Mandy Deere was taken to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield but sadly passed away in the early hours of the next morning.

    Mandy's husband John is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

    Sutton Road, Askern

    Doncaster Coroner Nicola Mundy has released the bodies of the three victims to their families to allow funerals to take place.

    The inquests were adjourned to allow for a criminal case into the deaths to take place.

  14. Stunning photo of South Yorkshire Fire recruits undergoing training

    Take a look at this dramatic photo of some new recruits at South Yorkshire Fire Service. 

    Fire recruits undergoing airport fire training

    They've been undergoing airport fire training at Tees Valley Airport in Durham and will complete their training later this month.

    Thanks to South Yorkshire Fire Service for the picture.

  15. Weather: A little brighter this afternoon but some wintry showers possible

    BBC Weather

    It'll be drier and a little brighter this afternoon but breezy with a few showers.

    Some of those showers maybe wintry over the Pennines.

    Weather graphic
  16. Latest headlines: Man charged with Sheffield New Year's Eve murder and South Yorkshire paralympian says he can't wait for Rio 2016

    Katie Galbraith

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include:

    • A Sheffield man is appearing in court today charged with murder following death of Zabair Hussain on New Year's Eve
    • A cyclist has been seriously injured in a crash in Oughtibridge
    • Paralympic table tennis player, Will Bayley, says he's looking forward to Rio 2016 and training is going great
  17. FA Cup: Five of the best free-kicks - including semi-final strike by Wednesday's Chris Waddle

    BBC Sport looks back at five of the best FA Cup free-kicks before the third round of this year's competition, which will be played this weekend.  

    Chris Waddle free kick

    They've included a belter from Chris Waddle who scored for Sheffield Wednesday in their FA Cup semi-final against Sheffield United on 3 April 1993. 

    Apologies to Blades fans for opening up old wounds. The Owls won the match 2-1 but went on to lose to Arsenal in the final.