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  1. Updates on Thursday 25 February 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

    Don't forget to get in touch if you have any stories or photos you'd like to share.

    I thought I'd leave you with one of the tweets posted by Look North today as we followed the progress of the Doncaster-built locomotive Flying Scotsman on its journey from London to York.

    My favourite bit? It had to be when the crowds saw it coming through Doncaster train station.

    View more on twitter
  2. Weather: Should be a dry night with a widespread frost by morning

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    The evening and night should stay dry across the region, and with light winds and some good cloud breaks, a widespread frost will develop by morning.  

    Weather graphic
  3. Flying Scotsman: Not everyone got a good view of the locomotive

    There were crowds and crowds of people out to see the Doncaster-built Flying Scotsman as it travelled up from London to York today via South Yorkshire.

    Some people didn't quite get the view they wanted including Ryan Allen.

    He tweeted this video as the locomotive went by - things didn't quite go to plan...

    View more on twitter
  4. Your Pictures: Sunrise over Barnsley Main pit

    Thanks to Paul Woodcock from Barnsley who got up very early this morning to catch this image of the Sunrise over Barnsley Main pit head.

    If you'd like to see one of your photos on our BBC Local Live page then get in touch with me here at BBC Sheffield.

    Sunrise over Barnsley Main pit head
  5. Doncaster rape: Police appeal for help from drivers

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    Police say they want to make arrests soon after a woman was raped and robbed by three men in Balby. 

    She was attacked in an alleyway and Det Insp Mark Monteiro says they're appealing for help from drivers or those on foot near Queen's Street late on Saturday night. 

    Queen Street map
    Quote Message: We've got some significant CCTV which both shows a number of vehicles in the area as well as a number of individuals who we are treating as witnesses who were around the area of Queen Street at that time between 11 and 11:30pm." from Mark Monteiro Det Insp South Yorkshire Police
    Mark MonteiroDet Insp South Yorkshire Police
  6. Plans for Sheffield city region deal backed by Barnsley

    Barnsley council has formally backed plans for a Sheffield city region deal. 

    All the councils across the region will need to ratify the deal which will see a regional elected mayor and more powers to be held locally.  

    Steve Houghton leader of Barnsley Council
    Quote Message: It's one step closer to huge investment into the city region economy and to taking control back of some of the services that we've lost over many years. Yes, there's an issue over the elected mayor and that gets people very excited but let's not forget what we're doing this for and that's to grow the economy." from Sir Steve Houghton Leader of Barnsley Council
    Sir Steve HoughtonLeader of Barnsley Council
  7. Doncaster rape: Police not linking it to earlier attack in Balby

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    More details now about a rape that took place in the Woodlands area of Doncaster yesterday morning.

    Police say they are not connecting it to a separate incident in Balby at the weekend.

    Det Sgt Chris Horsley said “At this stage we do not believe there is any link to a separate report of rape and robbery that we are investigating in the Balby area of Doncaster.

    “We are currently reviewing CCTV footage from the area and patrols by neighbourhood officers have been increased in the area to reassure local residents.”

  8. Latest headlines: Rotherham abuse trial sentencing tomorrow and thousands turn out in Doncaster for Flying Scotsman

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    The top stories from South Yorkshire this evening include:

    • Six people will be sentenced tomorrow for their part in the sexual abuse of girls in Rotherham
    • Police in Doncaster investigate two rapes in the area within the last six days
    • About 2,500 people turn out in Doncaster to watch one of the world's most famous locomotives return to the tracks. Flying Scotsman has made the journey from London King's Cross to York, where it'll go on display at the National Railway Museum
  9. Flying Scotsman: Some facts and figures about the Doncaster-built legend

    One of the world's most famous locomotives has completed its inaugural run after a decade-long, £4.2m refit.

    The Doncaster-built Flying Scotsman made the journey from London King's Cross to York, where it will go on display at the National Railway Museum.

    Here are some fascinating facts about this legendary loco:

  10. Man jailed for sexual abuse of girl in 1980s

    A 61-year-old Rotherham man has been jailed for eight years and eight months for the sexual abuse of a young girl.

    Russell Duffy, of Nicholson Avenue, Wath, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today to be sentenced after pleading guilty to 10 child sexual offences at an earlier hearing.

    His victim, who was around six-years-old when the abuse began, came forward to police in December 2014 and an investigation began.

    Investigating officer Det Con Rachel Morton said: “The victim in this case suffered years of abuse at Duffy’s hands and endured decades of silence before gathering the courage to tell someone what happened to her. 

    "Her bravery is commendable and I thank her for remaining so strong throughout our inquiry."

    Russell Duffy
  11. Harry and Paul's three-legged challenge: Just a fortnight to go

    There are just two weeks to go until Harry and Paul start their Sport Relief challenge. The pair are walking more than 110 miles across Yorkshire tied together at the ankle. 

    They're hoping to beat the £140,000 Harry and Amy raised when they cycled the route of the Tour de France on a tandem. But it might not be as easy as you'd think to walk on three legs.   

    Three legged challenge
    Quote Message: If I'm honest, I think I've underestimated how hard this will actually be. It's easy to look at us and think, yeah, I can do that, but after you've walked a couple of miles, your back really starts to ache". from Paul Hudson
    Paul Hudson
    Quote Message: I think this will be the hardest physical challenge of my life, and that doesn't include being tied to Paul Hudson for nine days". from Harry Gration
    Harry Gration

    Their walk starts in Rotherham on 10 March. You can read more about the route here. 

    And we'll keep you updated here on Local Live and on social media.

  12. Latest headlines: Police investigate rape in Doncaster and thousands turn out to see Flying Scotsman

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories from South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

    • Police say they want to make arrests soon after a woman was raped and robbed by three men in Doncaster
    • The owner of Alton Towers will be prosecuted by the Health and Safety executive over the rollercoaster accident that seriously inured five people. Teenagers Leah Washington and Joe Pugh, from Barnsley, were on the front row of the ride when it crashed into an empty carriage last June  
    • Thousands of people have turned out to watch the Doncaster-built locomotive Flying Scotsman return to the tracks 
  13. Woman raped during Doncaster burglary

    Detectives are appealing for information following a report a woman was raped during a burglary at her home in the Woodlands area of Doncaster.

    At about 07:30 on Wednesday morning, it's reported three men broke into a house before stealing a number of items. One of the men is alleged to have raped a woman in the property.

    The alleged offenders are described as white and aged in their mid to late 20s. It's believed the men may have left the area in a silver, Vauxhall-type family sized car with blacked-out windows. 

    Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 275 of 24 February 2016. 

  14. Giant's tool box unveiled in Sheffield

    An exhibition of giant tools has gone on show at the Hawley Gallery at Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield.

    These were made for displays at trade shows, in shop windows and for general promotion purposes.

    A claim made by Arthur Pond, a City of London Alderman, led to the creation of these giant tools. 

    He said he could get any size of tool made and he was then challenged to prove it!

    Giant tools in display case

    The tools are all made to the same exacting standards and with the same materials as the normal sized tool and were all made by the Pond Company.

    Giant tools
  15. Sheffield Steelers knocked out of cup

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    The Sheffield Steelers were knocked out of the Challenge Cup, after a two-nil loss in Nottingham last night.

    Having conceded eight goals in Tuesday's first leg, last night's result made it a 10-0 aggregate defeat.

    Head coach Paul Thompson says they need to pick themselves up and re-group for this weekend.  

    Paul Thompson
    Quote Message: It didn't go our way tonight - our fifth game in eight nights. I think they caught us at a very good time where we were a little bit laboured...We're out of this competition and we've now got to concentrate 100% on the league." from Paul Thompson Head coach, Sheffield Steelers
    Paul ThompsonHead coach, Sheffield Steelers