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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 19 January 2016

Live Reporting

By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

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

    Here's a reminder if you're setting your alarm for when it's still dark that nature sometimes rewards the early risers. It's a lovely photo of Tuesday's sunrise at Fox House sent by Anna Caig. 

    And if you've got a picture or a story to share then please get in touch.

    Sunrise at Fox House
  2. Weather: Widespread frost tonight, minimum temp 2C

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be mainly dry overnight. Developing clear spells will allow temperatures to fall away to give another widespread frost, while freezing fog patches may develop locally  

    Hourly forecast
  3. Caroline Everest funeral: Hundreds pack into chapel for service

    The funeral's been held today of a student from Sheffield whose disappearance sparked a major police search.

    Hearse arriving at Grenoside Crematorium

    Eighteen-year-old Caroline Everest's body was found in a river just off Ecclesall Road in November. She'd gone missing after a night out with friends in Sheffield.

    During today's service, the Reverend Phil Batchford told mourners Caroline had so much to live for and explained how she had bought all her Christmas presents, had ballet exams looming, had secured her first speaking role in the local panto, and had learned she was going to be an auntie.

  4. Fate of 36 Sheffield trees to be considered shortly by new panel

    Oliver Wright

    An independent panel set up to help resolve disagreements over the removal of trees in Sheffield will consider 36 cases at its first meeting.

    Trees on Ladysmith Avenue Nether Edge

    It was appointed after thousands of people campaigned to stop 12 trees being chopped down near Endcliffe Park as part of a £2bn road improvement project by contractor Amey.

    The panel will investigate any proposed works that attract objections from more than half of respondents.

  5. Latest headlines: Potential for shale gas near Doncaster and three arrests over Darnall death

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

  6. Shale gas exploration one step closer at Misson near Doncaster

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    Approval has been given for exploratory drilling for shale gas near Doncaster. The company behind the scheme, iGas, can now drill boreholes at Misson to see if it's worthwhile applying for permission for more extensive work.

    Map of Misson and surrounding area

    The company's chief operating officer, John Blaymires, says it wouldn't be a surprise if protestors came to the site when the initial boreholes are being sunk:

    Quote Message: We respect their right to protest, but equally we will be doing everything in accordance with the regulatory regime to drill the wells and conduct the operations in a safe and environmentally responsible manner." from John Blaymires Chief operating officer, iGas.
    John BlaymiresChief operating officer, iGas.
  7. Brinsworth crash appeal for witnesses

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    Police in Rotherham want to hear from witnesses after a crash this morning which left a 22-year-old man from Barnsley with serious injuries. 

    A transit van and a VW Polo were involved in the crash at Bawtry Road in Brinsworth at about 06:35.

  8. Staveley Chemicals: Your views

    There's been a big reaction on the BBC Radio Sheffield Facebook page in the past 24 hours to Toby Foster's request for your stories about working at Staveley Chemicals in Chesterfield.

    On Monday, Toby heard from four widows whose husbands all worked there together and died from a rare form of brain tumour. 

    Martyn Collis, Ian Gilbert, John Longden

    The site is closed down now, but they want answers to whether there was a connection between the chemical works and the deaths of their husbands. 

    Here are some of your reactions on BBC Radio Sheffield's Facebook page:

    Quote Message: When dad was diagnosed he asked the specialist if there was a connection with the chemicals involved but because dad enjoyed a pint and smoked he said they couldn't pin it on the exact cause. Dads was a very aggressive form of cancer unfortunately." from Andrea Smith
    Andrea Smith
    Quote Message: I worked there for 35 years, knew Martyn. I had bowel cancer 10 years ago. Many others had various forms of cancer and I'm afraid I lost some good friends." from Tony Raybould
    Tony Raybould
  9. Sheffield Wednesday: Joe Bennett signs season-long loan deal

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Aston Villa left-back Joe Bennett is having a medical at Sheffield Wednesday ahead of a loan move until the end of the season. 

    Joe Bennett

    The 25-year-old spent last season at Brighton and has just completed a spell at Bournemouth.

    He says friend and Owls midfielder Barry Bannan had a big say in why he chose to move to Hillsborough:

    Quote Message: He said that he's really enjoying it here and we've got a really good chance to push for promotion and I'm really looking forward to coming up and playing some games for Sheffield Wednesday." from Joe Bennett
    Joe Bennett
  10. Caroline Everest funeral: Teenager 'had huge impact on so many'

    At today's funeral of 18-year-old Sheffield student Caroline Everest, her family led mourners into the chapel at Grenoside Crematorium to the song She Will Be Loved, by Maroon 5, with its opening lyric: "Beauty queen of only 18".

    The body of the student, known to friends as Carrie, was found in November in a river in Sheffield, two days after she'd been reported missing following a night out.

    The Reverend Phil Batchford said she had chosen to study biomedical science at Sheffield Hallam University so she could have the best of both worlds - enjoying student life but carrying on with all her teenage interests in the city. 

    Flowers in hearse spelling out Carrie.
    Quote Message: Carrie was very precious - loved by all and, as evidenced in all the cards, messages and thoughts the family has received - has had a huge impact on so many. They, with the family, will never forget her or her radiant smile." from The Reverend Phil Batchford
    The Reverend Phil Batchford

    Although investigations are continuing into Caroline's last moments, last month South Yorkshire Police said no-one else was involved in her death.

  11. Latest headlines: More arrests over Darnall death and Sheffield tree panel to look at 36 cases

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

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

    • Police in Sheffield make three more arrests over New Year's Eve street death in Darnall
    • Plans for exploratory boreholes to be drilled in Misson near Doncaster are approved
    • Sheffield independent panel to consider 36 cases in disagreements over the felling of city trees
  12. Three more arrests over Darnall New Year's Eve death

    Police in Sheffield have arrested three more men in connection with the death of 41-year-old Zabair Hussain in Darnall on New Year's Eve.

    Two men, aged 31 and 35-years-old, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. All three men are in police custody.

    Zabair Hussain

    Police also raided properties in Darnall, Hackenthorpe, Handsworth and Arbourthorne as part of the ongoing murder inquiry. 

    Mr Hussain was discovered badly injured at 23:23 on Thursday 31 December on Staniforth Road, in Darnall, where he later died.  

    One man has already been charged with the murder of Mr Hussain, while two other men arrested in connection with the incident remain on bail.

  13. Rotherham mum gets Lottery cash to celebrate International Women's Day

    Alice Olusoga

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A single mum from Rotherham has started a social enterprise to help other women build confidence and self-esteem.

    Julie Hampshire

    Julie Hampshire set up Girlie Gatherings four years ago when she needed to find work she could fit round being the solo carer for her son when his father died. 

    Now she's been given money from the National Lottery to put on a Great Girlie Gala in Rotherham in March to celebrate International Women's Day.  

    She's told BBC Radio Sheffield's Rony Robinson the gatherings have featured sessions on everything from writing a will to learning yoga, and the aim is to build women's confidence: 

    Quote Message: Girlie Gatherings are about providing an environment where women can come together to share experiences, where they can build their self-esteem, where they can find more opportunities of being more than they were already. " from Julie Hampshire
    Julie Hampshire
  14. New support website aims to help child abuse victims

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

    Rotherham's Labour MP Sarah Champion has launched a new website today as part of her campaign to help prevent child abuse.

    website logo

    The initiative is called Dare2Care, and the website aims to provide a place for young people to share their experiences of abuse. It'll also provide resources for professionals and parents. 

    It follows the publication of the Jay report in 2014 which said 1,400 girls had been sexually abused in Rotherham, over a 16 year period.  

  15. Caroline Everest funeral: Tributes to a Sheffield teenager with 'so much to live for'

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

    An 18-year-old university student who died on her way home from a night out in Sheffield has been described as "a young woman who had so much to give, so much to live for" at her funeral. 

    A hearse carrying the coffin arrives at Grenoside Crematorium in Sheffield

    Hundreds of people packed into the chapel at Grenoside Crematorium in Sheffield to pay their respects to Caroline Everest, known as Carrie.

    The Sheffield Hallam University student's body was discovered in the Porter Brook on 24 November. She was reported missing after leaving a nightclub.

    The Rev Phil Batchford told mourners, led by Miss Everest's parents Val and Chris, about the "privilege we all shared from having known her". 

  16. It's been a mild winter, but camellias in January? Really?

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

    Check out this photo taken by Tony Phillips in his garden in Balby, Doncaster:

    flowering pink camelia.
  17. First steps to fracking as Misson application approved

    Kevin Larkin, Doncaster reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The first steps towards fracking in our area have been taken after plans to drill exploratory boreholes at Misson near Doncaster were approved by Nottinghamshire County Council.

    iGas site Misson Springs

    Campaigners argued unsuccessfully that the borehole application was intrinsically linked to fracking, but councillors disagreed.

    iGas, the company behind the plans, welcomed the decision:

    Quote Message: Establishing baseline monitoring is key to ensuring that our operations are carried out safely and environmentally responsibly. Data gathered from these boreholes will provide further information relating to the current local surface and groundwater quality and will allow for a full understanding of conditions before, during and after our operations.” from iGas statement
    iGas statement
  18. Watch: The world's oldest football ground needs you

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    Hallam FC is the world's second oldest football club. They play at Sandygate in Sheffield which is the world's oldest football ground.

    However, the club needs more volunteers to help them get games on.

    I've been to meet Ann Holland who's been volunteering there for 60 years and counting:

    Video content

    Video caption: Hallam FC, the oldest football ground in the world needs volunteers to help out at games.
  19. Weather: Cloud will break this afternoon but remaining cold

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    The cloud will gradually thin and break this afternoon, allowing some sunny spells to develop, but despite this it will remain cold everywhere with temperatures peaking around 4C.

    Hourly forecast

    Becoming frosty tonight, even with areas of cloud persisting, as temperatures quickly fall this evening.

    Where cloud breaks develop the frost will become locally sharp, and patchy freezing fog may form.