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Summary

  1. Sheffield murderer who set victim's home on fire convicted
  2. Rotherham sack manager Neil Redfearn 'with immediate effect'
  3. Barnsley man pleads guilty to fatal attack in town bar
  4. High Court puts Sheffield tree-felling on hold for three months
  5. South Yorkshire councils warn new housing laws will cost them millions
  6. Sheffield golfer 'ecstatic' after winning Dubai Desert Classic
  7. Updates on Monday 8 February 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 South Yorkshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday 9 February with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    It's been a day of sunshine and showers and I thought I'd end with this lovely photo of a rainbow at Cannon Hall Park from Elizabeth Parkin. 

    Don't forget to get in touch if you've got a nice picture you'd like to share. We would love to see your attempts at flipping a pancake tomorrow!

    Rainbow at Cannon Hall Park
  2. Weather: Further showery outbreaks of rain to come

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Occasional showers this evening, locally heavy in the west and wintry on the hills. Showers increasingly confined to the west of the region overnight with many eastern parts becoming dry.  

    Weather graphic
  3. Hillsborough inquests: Jury 'must resolve the conflict'

    BBC News England

    The jury at the Hillsborough inquests will have to "resolve the conflict" in evidence from police officers and spectators, according to the coroner.

    Hillsborough pitch

    Sir John Goldring has started to sum up the events of the day of the 1989 disaster, when a crush at an FA Cup match led to the deaths of 96 fans.

    Some officers were "critical" of fans' behaviour but many supporters gave "very different" accounts, he said.

    The jury is due to retire later in February.

  4. Latest headlines: Neil Redfearn parts company with the Millers and a Sheffield man is convicted of murder after attempting to cover up the crime

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    The top stories from South Yorkshire this evening include:

    • Rotherham United are looking for a new manager after parting company with Neil Redfearn
    • The coroner's told jurors at the Hillsborough inquest that they will have to find the truth behind "conflicts" of evidence between Liverpool fans and police officers who were "critical" of their behaviour
    • A 24-year-old from Sheffield has been convicted of murder after attacking a man then setting his victim's home a light in an attempt to cover up the crime.
  5. Death of Sheffield MP Harry Harpham: New tribute to 'last coal miner in Commons'

    More tributes have been paid in the Commons to the Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough - Harry Harpham - who died last week from cancer at the age of 61.

    The former miner only entered parliament for the first time after last year's General Election. Fellow Sheffield MP Clive Betts said today he would be missed....

    Clive Betts
    Quote Message: He'll probably be the last coal miner to be elected to this House of Commons. Despite the seriousness of his illness he was still here three weeks ago passionately arguing for the steelworkers and steel industry in Sheffield." from Clive Betts Labour MP for Sheffield South East
    Clive BettsLabour MP for Sheffield South East
  6. Man pleads guilty to fatal bar attack in Barnsley

    A man from Barnsley has pleaded guilty to killing another man in a bar in the town. 

    Forty-six-year-old Nicholas Bedford (pictured below) died in hospital after he was attacked and knocked unconscious in the Blue Room, in Wellington Street, in November. 

    Nicholas Bedford

    Jason Derbyshire (pictured below) admitted killing Mr Bedford during a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court. 

    Derbyshire, of Welland Court, Barnsley, will be sentenced on 29 April.

    Jason Derbyshire
  7. Listen: Former Miller John Breckin gives his take on the sacking of Neil Redfearn

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    We've been hearing this afternoon about the news that Rotherham football club have parted company with manager Neil Redfearn after 21 games.

    I've been talking to former Miller and BBC Radio Sheffield summariser John Breckin about the shock announcement and what attributes he thinks the new man will need...

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    Video caption: John Breckin speaking to Jonathan Buchan
  8. Dubai Desert Classic: Danny Willett wins

    BBC Sport

    After a technical fault which wiped out our earlier updates we thought you might like a quick reminder of some of the stories we've been covering today.

    They include the news that Sheffield golfer Danny Willett has won the Dubai Desert Classic after a birdie on the final hole sealed a one shot victory.

    Danny Willett

    His dad Stephen was watching the tournament and said he and his wife "were having kittens" watching him compete.

    He says Danny will now take a week off before travelling to Malaysia.

  9. Sheffield man convicted of murder after setting victim's home on fire

    A 24-year-old man's been convicted of murder after attacking a man then setting his victim's home on fire in an attempt to cover up the crime.  

    Paul Cain (pictured below), of no fixed address in Sheffield, killed 44-year-old Cy Cooper in Wincobank in July 2015 but told police he'd rescued his victim from a fire. 

    Paul Cain

    A post-mortem examination found Mr Cooper (pictured below) died as a result of more than 80 injuries after being repeatedly kicked, punched and attacked with a sharp instrument. 

    Cain will be sentenced for his murder tomorrow.   

    Cy Cooper

    Police say Mr Cooper was a kind-hearted man who was well liked and avoided confrontation.   

  10. Latest headlines: Neil Redfearn leaves the Millers and Tour De Yorkshire organisers make U-turn over race route

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    The top stories from South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

    • Rotherham United have parted company with manager Neil Redfearn
    • A man from Barnsley has pleaded guilty to a fatal bar attack in the town
    • Residents in Sprotbrough have persuaded organisers to change the route of this year's Tour De Yorkshire so that the race will now run through the village
  11. Watch: RSPB offer award to catch bird killers in Peak District

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    We've been talking today about the RSPB which is offering a £1,000 reward to catch whoever illegally killed two birds of prey near Glossop. 

    In September last year they found a dead osprey which was believed to have been caught in a spring trap.

    Later that month a buzzard was found shot dead close to Hurst Reservoir. 

    I've been talking to RSPB investigations officer Alan Firth at Redmires Reservoir today about their attempts to find those responsible for the bird deaths.

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    Video caption: Birds of Prey RSPB reward
  12. Rotherham part company with Neil Redfearn

    BBC Sport

    Rotherham United have announced this afternoon that they are parting company with first team manager Neil Redfearn (pictured below) with immediate effect. 

    Neil Redfearn

    Chairman Tony Stewart commented: "It is with a heavy heart that we've parted company with Neil today. As we all know football is a results driven business and with 16 games to go our aim has to be to retain our Championship status."

    "Everyone at the club wishes Neil well with his future career and thank him for his efforts and endeavour. Our focus now is 100% behind appointing a first team manager as soon as possible." 

  13. Live updates resume after technical fault

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Apologies for the interruption to the live stream, caused by a technical fault which means we've lost all of today's previous updates. 

    We're resuming bringing you news, travel, sport and weather from around South Yorkshire until 18:00 as normal.

     I'll also try to give you a quick recap of a couple of the main stories so far today.