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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 15 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our Live coverage throughout 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, 16 February with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    Thanks for all the photos you have sent in to us today including this one from Bob Ferguson which was taken just above the Langsett Reservoir earlier today.

    Don't forget you can send in your own images by getting in touch with us.

    Have a good evening.

    The valley of the Little River Don above Langsett reservoir
  2. Latest headlines: Steel workers take fight to Brussels and British title number eight for Sheffield squash player

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    The top stories in South Yorkshire this evening include:

    • Tata steel workers have been demonstrating in Brussels calling for fair trade and a competitive level-playing field
    • Police are investigating after a woman's body was found in the River Don
    • Sheffield squash player celebrates after winning his eighth British title 
  3. Weather: Dry and cold night

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Any wintry showers soon clearing during the evening to leave a dry and cold night with light winds, long clear spells, and widespread frost and icy patches forming. 

    Becoming a touch breezier towards the end of the night.  

    Weather graphic
  4. Brussels steel demonstration 'shows concern across the industry' says Sheffield MP

    Peggy Walker

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    We've been talking today about 500 Tata steel employees who are in Brussels today with thousands of their fellow steelmakers from across Europe.

    They're calling for fair trade and a competitive level-playing field.

    Thousands of European steel workers protest against Chinese dumping prices in Brussels
    Quote Message: (The demonstration) shows the huge concern right across the industry and beyond it...The Government has said they are trying to do everything they can in Europe to support the steel industry but they're not. They are blocking the tariffs that the rest of Europe want to put in place to stop Chinese steel being dumped." from Paul Blomfield Labour MP for Sheffield Central
    Paul BlomfieldLabour MP for Sheffield Central
    Headline European steel workers take part in a demonstration in central Brussels

    A UK government spokesperson said: “The UK is strongly in favour of effective trade defences and the European Commission already has a number of ways to tackle unfair trade. 

    "In light of the steel crisis, the UK has pressed the Commission to consider ways of speeding up investigations." 

  5. Man charged over Rotherham assault

    South Yorkshire Police have charged a 23-year-old man with assault after an incident in East Herringthorpe.

    Jordan Dunn, of Hounsfield Road, East Herringthorpe, appeared before Rotherham Magistrates' Court charged with assault. 

    Mr Dunn has been remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court  on Monday, 14 March.

  6. Watch: Tell your story with a song

    Alice Olusoga

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Want to hear your favourite song ever played on BBC Radio Sheffield? Radio presenter Bernie Clifton does (and he's prepared to sing to get his way!) 

    Every Monday we do Rony's Requests. All you have to do is contact Rony's show and pour out your heart with the story of the song and why it means something to you. 

    If your powers of persuasion are plentiful, then you'll get picked. This is Bernie's attempt to appeal to Rony's romantic side and get his song on the radio!

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    Video caption: Monday song requests for Rony Robinson
  7. Latest headlines: Body found in the River Don and Doncaster Rovers send Curtis Main out on loan to Oldham

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    The top stories in South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

    • Police have recovered a woman's body from the River Don in Rotherham
    • Tata Steel employees are demonstrating in Brussels calling for an end to low-cost Chinese steel
    • Doncaster Rovers have sent Curtis Main out on loan to fellow League One side Oldham until the end of the season 
  8. Woman's body found in the River Don

    Shamir Masri

    BBC Look North

    South Yorkshire Police are in the Alwarke Lane area of Rotherham after the discovery of an elderly woman's body in the River Don.

    Officers were called to the scene at 11:54 am this morning after a member of the public saw what he believed to be a body.

    Police and the fire service recovered the woman's body. Paramedics confirmed the woman was dead.

    The scene is cordoned off while the area is examined by forensic officers.

  9. Sheffield Town Hall talks for two million trees

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Sheffield City Council is asking members of the public to help it plan future care for 2.2million trees. 

    The council has been working on a framework for a new Trees and Woodland Strategy, which will set out how it looks after all trees in the city; including those in parks, woodlands, green spaces and on the highway.

    A full-day interactive event will be held at the Town Hall on Friday 26 February, at which members of the public will be able to view the draft framework and speak to members of staff. 

    The draft strategy goes out for wider consultation in the Spring.

    Glen Howe Park
  10. Europe's steel crisis: In 80 seconds

    BBC News England

    Trade union representatives and the bosses of some of Europe's biggest steel firms have been in Brussels today, to demand urgent action to support Europe's steel industry,

    The world's largest producer, China, has been accused of flooding the European market with cheap steel. Tanya Beckett explains what's going on.

    European steel workers take part in a demonstration in central Brussels
  11. Danny Wilson: 'We are in a relegation fight, no doubt about it'

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    'We are in a relegation fight' that's the message from Chesterfield boss Danny Wilson ahead of the Spireites' trip to bottom club Colchester. 

    Wilson's side have lost their last four games and slipped into the relegation zone over the weekend....

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    Video caption: Chesterfield boss speaking to Jonathan Buchan
  12. Post Christmas weigh in for South Yorkshire Police horse

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    I like this tweet from South Yorkshire Police. 

    The horse looks about as happy as me when it comes to standing on those weighing scales at the start of the year.

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  13. Shark teeth research in Sheffield could help humans

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    We've been talking today about scientists at the University of Sheffield who have discovered the gene that helps sharks grow new teeth throughout their life.

    The say the findings could help humans as they pave the way for the development of therapies for human tooth loss.

    I've been speaking to Dr Gareth Fraser from the university about their work.....

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    Video caption: Sharks teeth University of Sheffield research
  14. Weather: Looking sunny this afternoon

    BBC Weather

     Becoming mainly sunny across most parts. Winds will also decrease later.  

    Weather graphic
  15. How will we live in a world of 10bn? asks Sheffield University

    Rony Robinson

    BBC Radio Sheffield presenter

    What's going to happen when there's 10bn people living on earth?

    That's the question they're asking at the University of Sheffield when they put on their Festival of 10 Billion at the University of Sheffield this week.

    Festival of 10bn
  16. Pensioner 'serious' after Bawtry crash

    South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in the Bawtry area of Doncaster on Saturday.

    The accident happened about 14:30 when two cars collided at the junction of South Avenue and the Great North Road.

    An 80-year-old driver of one of the cars is in a serious but stable condition in hospital

    Two women passengers aged 77 and 55 years old in the same car were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    The 24-year-old driver of the other car was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    Bawtry map graphic