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Katie Galbraith

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Live updates for Sheffield and South Yorkshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 0800 on Monday 18 January with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    You can get in touch with us over the weekend.

    We'd love to see your winter weather pictures.

  2. Man jailed for stabbing at Rotherham pub

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    A 59-year-old man has been jailed for six years for stabbing another man in the neck and head at a Rotherham pub last year.

    David Rimmington, of Roughwood Road, Kimberworth Park, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court today for sentencing after pleading guilty to assault at an earlier hearing.

    He was jailed for six years and ordered to serve three years on licence following his release.

    David Rimmington
  3. Weather: A widespread frost will form overnight

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Cold with clear spells and a few sleet and snow showers. 

    A widespread frost will form overnight, locally sharp in the west, along with icy patches on untreated surfaces.  

    Weather graphic
  4. Latest headlines: Cuts to emergency control operators prompts ballot for industrial action and man jailed for Rotherham stabbing

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    The top stories from Sheffield and South Yorkshire include:

    • Cuts to emergency control operators in South Yorkshire fire service has prompted a ballot in industrial action
    • Police say they've got a number of positive lines of enquiry over a murder case in Sheffield
    • A 59-year-old man has been jailed for six years for stabbing another man in the neck and head at a Rotherham pub last year  
  5. 401 marathons man runs through Doncaster

    Howard Pressman

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    If you've been out in Doncaster today you may have seen runner Ben Smith from Bristol.

    He's undertaken to run 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days around 309 different locations of the UK.

    The aim is to raise £250,000 for two charities, Stonewall and Kidscape, that both work to combat bullying in our schools and society

    I'm talking to him on the BBC Radio Sheffield drive time show today

    Ben Smith marathon runner
  6. Fire service responds to call for industrial action in South Yorkshire

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    South Yorkshire Fire Service have been responding to the news that firefighters  are to be balloted for industrial action.

    A spokesperson for the service says: "The number of calls to our control room has fallen significantly in recent years.

    "At the same time, we have had some big reductions to our funding and expect to lose a further £5m from our annual budget over the next four years." 

    South Yorkshire Fire service statistics

    "We have already reduced the number of managers, back office staff and non-pay budgets, but must now look at other areas, including control, to help protect the number of fire engines available to respond to 999 calls."

  7. Fire service cuts put public at risk in South Yorkshire

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    More on news that firefighters in South Yorkshire are to be balloted for industrial action.

    Pete Smith, regional secretary of the FBU in Yorkshire says "emergency control staff are the very first people you'll speak to when you're in an emergency...The public in South Yorkshire will be put at greater risk if these posts are cut"  

    Firefighters on the picket line

    The Fire Brigades Union says its over plans which include cutting a quarter of all emergency control operators  and changes to firefighters leave arrangements.

  8. BreakingFirefighters to ballot for industrial action in South Yorkshire

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Firefighters in South Yorkshire will be balloted for industrial action in protest over plans which include cutting a quarter of all emergency control operators within the service and changes to firefighters’ leave arrangements.

  9. New leads for police investigating New Year's Eve attack in Darnall

    Police investigating the death of Zabair Hussain, who was attacked on New Year's Eve in Darnall, say they've received a number of positive lines of inquiry.

    Officers were out in Darnall last night speaking to members of the community.

    Zabair Hussain
    Quote Message: As a result of speaking to the community in Darnall last night, we have received a number of positive lines of enquiry that we are now looking to progress and develop in the coming days. I’m really grateful for the support we’ve received from the public as we continue to investigate this horrific crime." from Steve Handley Detective Chief Inspector, South Yorkshire Police
    Steve HandleyDetective Chief Inspector, South Yorkshire Police
  10. Latest headlines: Man remains in critical condition after Sheffield assault and Glenn Loovens signs new deal at Hillsborough

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

    • A 48-year-old man's still critically ill in hospital after being assaulted outside a pub in Sheffield on Sunday 20 December
    • Police are asking for your help to find 37-year-old Sheffield man Jonathan Dodson who's wanted in connection with a number of assaults in the Sheffield area between May and November last year
    • Sheffield Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens has signed a new two-and-a-half -year contract at Hillsborough
  11. Sheffield Wednesday defender Loovens signs new contract

    BBC Sport

    Sheffield Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract extension.

    The 32-year-old Dutchman has been with the Owls since November 2013 and has made 77 appearances in all competitions.

    Glenn Loovens
  12. Campaigner celebrates victory over road markings in Sheffield

    BBC News England

    Campaigners are celebrating following a U-turn over white lines on Sandygate Road.

    People weren't happy with the uneven road markings despite the council saying there wasn't a problem.

    Now a review has found that residents were right and the lines have been deemed dangerous because of "the increased likelihood of opposing vehicles coming into conflict."

    White lines on Sandygate Road in Crosspool

    Marie Biggs, who ran the campaign to have the lines re-painted, said she was "very pleased".

    She said: "If it's not broken then why fix it? It worked perfectly well with the lines in the middle all the years that I've lived here, so why change it?"

  13. New money up for grabs for coalfield regeneration groups

    Trevor Gibbons

    BBC Local Live

    Community organisations in former coalfield areas will have the chance to get up to £10,000 each from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

    The first bids from interested groups will be heard in April, the Barnsley-based trust said. It’s part of a £500,000 fund available across England.

    About 1.2m people in Yorkshire live in a former coalfield and the fund is expected to be oversubscribed, it says.

    There are now no working deep coal mines in the UK.

    Miner at coal mine pithead colliery
  14. Knife bin installed in Sheffield in bid to take blades off the street

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    A knife surrender bin is being set up in Sheffield to try and reduce knife crime in the city. 

    The campaign called Surrender Your Knife is putting amnesty bins in cities around the country.

    South Yorkshire Police are not involved in the project. They say their focus is on educating people so they don't want to carry a knife and enforcing the law against those who do. 

    Knife bin graphic
  15. Latest headlines: Sheffield labour politician urges Corbyn to listen to his MPs and efforts being made to tackle knife crime in South Yorkshire

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    The top stories from Sheffield and South Yorkshire this lunchtime include: 

  16. Weather: Getting cloudier and feeling very cold

    BBC Weather

    Cloudier this afternoon with some sleet and snow for a time. Feeling very cold in the raw northwesterly breeze.

    Weather graphic
  17. Your chance to go to Wembley to see the FA Cup final

    #PeoplesCup

    Play five-a-side? Ever fancied giving it a go? Vowed to get fit this January? Fancy the chance to be at the FA Cup final?

    There’s one thing that could be the answer to all those questions – the FA People’s Cup.

    Competitors taking part in the FA People's Cup

    It’s a free-to-enter knockout competition (with the first round on 22-24 January) for male, female and disability players across 10 categories, ranging from under-14s through to the over-35s - with the chance to go to Wembley for the FA Cup final at the end.

    But hurry - the deadline for entries is midnight today!

    You can find out all about it here.