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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 12 January 2016

Live Reporting

By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Katie Galbraith

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    That's all from us this evening. 

    I'll be back on Wednesday from 08:00 with more live updates for Sheffield and South Yorkshire. 

    But I leave you with one of my favourite stories of the day.

    The lovely children from Hoylandswaine Primary School Centre of Excellence who have been having personal finance lessons:

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    Video caption: Hoylandswaine Primary School centre of excellence

    Many thanks to Joseph, William, Charlie, Tom, Emily, Isobel and Alison.

  2. Weather: Showery rain this evening but becoming drier with some icy patches developing

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Showery rain during this evening will move eastwards, still wintry over hills, and quite windy. 

    Becoming drier, less windy, cold and frosty later with some icy patches developing.

    Weather graphic
  3. History project in Doncaster needs your help

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    If you live in Doncaster, there's a fascinating new history project that needs your help.

    Doncaster 1914-18 is a four-year World War One centenary project, and it needs volunteers to help discover the role the people of the town, and Doncaster itself, played in the war.

    I've been along to find out more about it and see some of the Great War artefacts that have been discovered as part of the project so far.

    Artefact from World War One
    Artefact from World War One
  4. Doncaster Christmas rubbish backlog 'cleared by Friday'

    Kevin Larkin, Doncaster reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Doncaster Council's chief executive Jo Miller has told Howie on BBC Radio Sheffield that contractors Suez will have a backlog of rubbish in Doncaster "cleared by Friday".

    Jo Miller also said Suez would be called into a meeting with Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones, cabinet member Chris McGuinness and herself to explain what went wrong.

    Earlier today, I went to Byron Avenue in Balby and saw the mess the backlog is causing.

    overflowing bins in Doncaster
    Quote Message: It's not good enough. I've never known anything like this and I won't know anything like it again." from Jo Miller Chief executive, Doncaster Council
    Jo MillerChief executive, Doncaster Council
  5. The gritters will be out in Sheffield this evening as temperatures drop

    Teams of gritters will be on the primary routes from 21:00 tonight in Sheffield, the council says.

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  6. Watch: Snooker academy in Sheffield helps youngsters with autism

    Dave Edwards

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Making friends and playing sport are important parts of growing up for most children. But for youngsters with autism, they can present a real challenge. 

    The Stephen Harrison Snooker Academy in Sheffield has been helping dozens of children develop their confidence, social skills - and of course their sporting ability too.  

    BBC Look North's Dave Edwards has been to the club to see what they do:

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    Video caption: Stephen Harris snooker academy

    There'll be more on this story on Look North tonight at 18:30 on BBC One.

  7. Striking junior doctors in Sheffield teach lifesaving skills

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Junior doctors across England have been taking part in a 24-hour strike following a breakdown in negotiations for a new contract.

    Some of the strikers in Sheffield have left picket lines to go to St Mark's Church in Broomhill to offer lifesaving skills classes to parents.

    Doctor Amrita Jesura says the classes have had overwhelming support from the local community after the strikers set up a page to book sessions on Facebook.

    Striking doctors in Sheffield offering life saving skills classes to parents
  8. Latest headlines: Striking doctors in Sheffield take part in rally and Rotherham boss won't be drawn over Moncur speculation

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire today include:

    • About 200 junior doctors and their supporters attend a rally in Sheffield as part of a 24-hour strike
    • Staff sickness is blamed for a lack of bin collections to take away Christmas rubbish in Doncaster
    • Rotherham United manager Neil Redfearn refuses to be drawn on speculation linking the Millers with a move for Colchester foward George Moncur
  9. First big new ride at Alton Towers since rollercoaster crash involving Barnsley woman

    BBC News UK

    Alton Towers has announced plans for a virtual reality ride - its first big new attraction since one of its rollercoasters crashed in June, seriously injuring five people including Barnsley teenager Leah Washington who had to have her legs amputated.

    Passengers will wear virtual reality headsets on the Galactica ride which will open in April following two years of planning.

    Visitor numbers have been down since last summer's accident, which Alton Towers blamed on "human error".

    Galactica Ride at Alton Towers
  10. Doctors in Sheffield explain why they're taking strike action

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has called the 24-hour strike by junior doctors in England a "wholly unnecessary dispute".

    The walk-out - which stops short of removing emergency cover - has followed a breakdown in negotiations for a new contract, which the government says will improve services at weekends.

    These are a couple of the doctors I've spoken to on the picket line outside the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield today.

    Will Sapwell - Junior doctor in A&E
    Dr Isobel Platt - Junior doctor in stroke medicine
  11. Rotherham child sexual exploitation 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

  12. Rotherham child sexual exploitation trial latest

    Oliver Wright

    A witness in a Rotherham child sexual exploitation trial has told Sheffield Crown Court that one of the seven defendants was paying a police officer for information.

    Sheffield law courts

    The woman, who cannot be named, said Basharat Hussain had "somebody in CID". 

    She said he had paid for information about a safe house she had been due to be moved to and for details of "when he was going to get busted".

    Mr Hussain, 39, of no fixed abode, denies a number of offences linked to alleged child abuse in Rotherham.  

    The trial continues.

  13. Row over bin collections in Doncaster

    Kevin Larkin, Doncaster reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    There's a row in Doncaster over Christmas bin collections which have still not been collected. 

    Although Doncaster Council says black bins have been emptied, the authority says it's still catching up with the Christmas recycling.

    Here's a photo I took earlier in Byron Avenue in Balby:

    Overflowing bins in Balby
    Quote Message: It's dirty... The street is a total mess... Overflowing recycling is being blown around the street." from John Local resident
    JohnLocal resident

    Doncaster Council says due to factors beyond its control - mainly staff sickness - it's not been able to mobilise some additional crews.

    Some local residents will have experienced delays in their planned collections, the authority admits, and it apologises for the inconvenience.

  14. South Yorkshire MP challenges government over steel

    A South Yorkshire MP has challenged the government over its approach to China dumping cheap steel imports on the UK market. 

    The practice has been blamed in part for plant closures in the UK.

    Angela Smith, the Labour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, says the government should tackle unfair trading practices. 

    Angela Smith

    In reply, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he'd had a commitment that China intends to address its overproduction of steel - but  he added the problem was not only China, it's a "global problem".

  15. Watch: Junior doctors in Barnsley explain why they're striking

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    I've been down to the picket line at Barnsley Hospital today.

    Thousands of routine operations and other procedures have been cancelled by hospitals in England because of the first strike by junior doctors in 40 years. 

    The doctors are providing emergency cover only during the 24-hour walkout in a dispute with the government about a new contract. 

    The BMA has apologised for disruption to patients but says ministers have failed to listen to doctors' concerns.

    Take a look at what one BMA representative told me today...

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    Video caption: Barnsley hospital picket

    The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has urged strikers to return to the negotiating table.

  16. Your South Yorkshire pictures: High Bradfield sunshine caught on camera

    Thanks to Keith Bown for sending us this fantastic picture of winter sunshine at High Bradfield near Sheffield - a reminder that the sun can remember to shine sometimes!

    High Bradfield sunshine

    We like to feature the best pictures you've taken of South Yorkshire. Why not email your photographs to us?

  17. Latest headlines: Rally in Sheffield to support striking doctors and lottery grant to help local archaeologists

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire today include:

    • Around 200 striking junior doctors and their supporters are attending a rally in Sheffield's Weston Park this afternoon
    • South Yorkshire MP Angela Smith has challenged the government over its approach to China dumping cheap steel imports on the UK market
    • A local archaeology group has been given a £60,000 heritage lottery grant to discover lost Iron Age and Roman treasures and history
  18. Rally in Sheffield to support striking doctors

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Around 200 striking junior doctors and their supporters are attending a rally in Sheffield's Weston Park this afternoon. 

    It's part of a 24-hour strike across England in a dispute over planned changes to their pay and conditions.

    The government is condemning today's strike by junior doctors in England as "unnecessary".

    Rally at Weston Park in Sheffield
  19. Junior doctors at Barnsley Hospital join national stoppage

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    As the 24-hour junior doctors' strike continues in South Yorkshire and across the country, here are scenes from Barnsley Hospital a little while ago.

    Picket line at Barnsley Hospital
    Picket line at Barnsley Hospital
  20. E-fit image of knife-wielding robbery suspect released

    Police have released an e-fit image of a man they'd like to trace in connection with a robbery in Doncaster last month which saw a man's wallet and mobile phone being stolen.

    E-fit image of suspect

    The robbery took place at about 23:00 on Monday 28 December as the victim was walking along Bennetthorpe Road towards the racecourse roundabout. He was called over by a group of three men and was threatened by one of the men who was wielding a knife.

    No one was injured during the incident. The main suspect is described as white with a spotty complexion, about 5ft 8ins, of medium build and aged between 18-23 years of age.