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Summary

  1. Hillsborough Inquests jury to consider unlawful killing
  2. Work begins on new sports facility at Kiveton Park
  3. Comedian Jo Brand raises £270,000 on coast-to-coast Sport Relief walk
  4. Doncaster in top ten of low-wage high welfare economy
  5. Updates on Monday 25 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

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

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

    I'll leave you with this incredible photo of these swans flying out of the darkness in to the light. It was taken on the canal in Rotherham today by Rachel Marsden from Rotherham.  

    If you've got a great story for us or want to share a photo, drop us an email.  

    Swans flying over the canal in Rotherham
  2. Weather: Patchy rain will clear then dry and breezy

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Early evening cloud and patchy rain will clear. Then dry and breezy with long clear periods

    Cloud will increase again later with rain reaching the northern Pennines before dawn with gales developing over hills.  

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  3. Watch Look North: When Harry met Jo on their Sport Relief Challenges

    BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Paul Hudson met up with Jo Brand on her coast-to-coast walk.

    The comedian was walking through South Yorkshire today on her way to Liverpool.

    Along the way she met up with Harry and Paul who are in training for a 100 mile Three-legged challenge.

    They're all hoping to raise as much money as possible for Sport Relief.

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  4. Driver's guilty plea over deaths and injury of pedestrians at Askern

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of three people in a collision in Askern on Boxing Day last year. 

    Ricky Joe Hepworth, of Newmarche Drive, Askern, admitted three charges of causing death by dangerous driving, one charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving with no insurance and driving without a licence.

    Ricky Joe Hepworth

    Three of the pedestrians, two 54-year-old women and a 48-year-old man, died as a result of their injuries.

    The fourth pedestrian, a 57-year-old man, suffered life-threatening injuries and remains in hospital in a critical condition.

    Hepworth is due to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday 11 April. 

  5. Thousands raised by Jo Brand as she walks through South Yorkshire on her coast-to-coast challenge

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    We've been hearing today about comedian Jo Brand's Sport Relief challenge.

    She is in the middle of a seven-day coast-to-coast walk which began in Hull and will end in Liverpool later this week.

    Early this morning Jo Brand and fellow comedian Lee Mack set off from Harlington village near Doncaster and they're walking 22.4 miles to Langsett.

    Jo is raising money for Sport Relief and they've just announced that the total raised so far is £275,879.

    Jo Brand
  6. Latest headlines: Driver admits killing three pedestrians in Doncaster and more than £270,000 raised so far by Jo Brand on her coast-to-coast challenge

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

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

  7. Celebrating Burns Night in Sheffield

    Howard Pressman

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    On the 25 January every year people celebrate Burn's Night. They're commemorating the poet Robbie Burn's birthday.

    I've been talking to Alex Ritchie, a bagpiper from Edinburgh, who now lives in Sheffield.

    He's been telling me what we should be doing to celebrate

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    Video caption: Haggis on Burns Night
  8. Hillsborough inquests: Jury to consider if victims 'unlawfully killed'

    The jury at the new inquests into the deaths of 96 football fans at the Hillsborough football stadium in 1989 has been asked to consider whether they were unlawfully killed.

    The question is one of a series being posed by the coroner Sir John Goldring as he begins to sum up the evidence. 

    Quote Message: We've sat through nearly two years in court and to hear him recap everything to the jury and to have everything explained to them again with all the evidence that they've seen. I just think it's very important to know, know it all and to see how he's going to direct the jury." from Christine McEvoy Her daughter Marian McCabe died in the disaster
    Christine McEvoyHer daughter Marian McCabe died in the disaster
  9. Yorkshire flood warning over remnants of Storm Jonas

    The Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain on Tuesday for the west of the UK, with 100mm (four inches) expected in parts of Wales and England.

    The BBC weather centre said it was the "remnants" of so-called "Storm Jonas".

    The Environment Agency warned those in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall to prepare for flooding.

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    Image caption: December was the wettest month for the UK in more than a century

    The warning comes as the stormy and warm December was the wettest month for the UK in more than a century, provisional Met Office figures show.

  10. Latest headlines:Unlawful killing option for Hillsborough jury and Rotherham United assistant manager leaves club

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

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

    • The jury at the new inquests into the deaths of 96 football fans at the Hillsborough football stadium in 1989 has been asked to consider whether they were unlawfully killed
    • A 24-year-old man has admitted causing the deaths by dangerous driving of three people who were killed on Boxing Day in Doncaster
    • Rotherham United have confirmed assistant manager Eric Black has left the club by mutual consent. He will now join Premier League side Aston Villa.
  11. Comedian Lee Mack lends support to Jo Brand on her coast-to-coast challenge

    Kat Cowan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Our reporter Kat Cowan has been following comedian Jo Brand on Day 4 of her Sport Relief Challenge.

    The comedian has been walking from Harlington near Doncaster to Langsett today.

    It's a distance of 22.4 miles.

    On the route she's been supported by comedian Lee Mack who has been talking to Kat.

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    Video caption: Lee Mack lends support to Jo Brand
  12. Work begins on new sports facility at Kiveton Park

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Work has begun today on the £500,000 new sports facility at Kiveton park.

    The all weather venue's being built on the site of the old colliery and is expected to be completed by May.

    Steph Hryschko and Arthur Whiteway at the building site for the new sports facility in Kiveton

    Stephanie Hryschko, the chair of the Kiveton Park and Wales Community Development Trust got to sit on one of the dumper trucks on the building site this morning.

    Pictured in front of the vehicle is Trust member Arthur Whiteway. He is the Trust's oldest and most active volunteer.

  13. Going potty in A&E

    Did you hear sports journalist Rob Staton from BBC Radio Sheffield talking about his trip to A&E this weekend?

    He had to go to hospital to get a potty seat removed from his two-year-old son's head.

    Here's the evidence:

    toilet seat on head
  14. Sheffield 5k-a-day runner takes on new challenge

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Chris Wright, a web developer from Sheffield (pictured below), recently completed an amazing challenge of running 5km every day in 2015 in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

    The 47-year-old has now decided to beat his 2015 record by running 2,016km in 2016 while continuing to support the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

    Chris Wright

    Chris, who now lives in Spain, raised over €8,100 (approx. £6,150) from his 2015 challenge and hopes to raise even more this year. 

    The inspiration behind Chris’ fundraising is his father-in law, Les Hurst (pictured below), who died last year with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 84.

    Les Hurst
  15. Park Hill flats inspire design students in Sheffield

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Do you buy things for your house because they're practical or because you like the way the look?

    How much time do you spend thinking about the ideas behind the designs of the things around you? 

    There's new exhibition in Sheffield of work from design students at Sheffield Hallam University. The objects are inspired by something with its own very disctinctive design - Park Hill flats in Sheffield

    Park Hill flats

    Our reporter Andy Kershaw has been to see what the students have come up with.

    design students work
    design students work
  16. Sheffield misses out on cash to promote low emission driving

    Everard Davy

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Sheffield has missed out in its bid to be one of four cities to share £40m worth of funding to promote low emission driving. 

    The government scheme rewards the local authorities which best demonstrate how they can increase the uptake of electric cars and hybrids. 

    Nottinghamshire and Derby, Milton Keynes, Bristol and London qualified for a share of the cash.  

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  17. Comedian Jo Brand walks through South Yorkshire for Sport Relief Challenge

    Kat Cowan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    If you've been listening to BBC Radio Sheffield today you'll be aware that our reporter Kat Cowan has been chasing comedian Jo Brand on her coast-to-coast challenge.

    Jo set off from Harlington village in Doncaster this morning and she's aiming to get to Langsett which is 22.4 miles away by the end of today.

    A short while ago the comedian reached Wombwell High Street and Kat managed to get this picture.

    The challenge will end in Liverpool on Thursday

    Jo Brand in South Yorkshire
  18. Latest headlines: Doncaster man admits causing the deaths of three people by dangerous driving and work starts on £500,000 Kiveton Park sports facility

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

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

    • A 24-year-old man has admitted causing the deaths by dangerous driving of three people who were killed on Boxing Day in the Askern area of Doncaster
    • Work on a new £500,000 sports facility at Kiveton Park is beginning today
    • The comedian Jo Brand has reached Barnsley on day four of her Sport Relief coast-to-coast challenge