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  1. Updates on Thursday 3 March 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Mick Lunney

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all for today from BBC Local Live in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

    I'll be back again from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, views, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

    In the meantime, please feel free to send me your news, pictures and comments.

  2. Weather update: More cloud to come, some rain later

    BBC Weather

    Any isolated showers will ease leaving a mainly dry evening. 

    Cloud will thicken with spells of rain after late evening onwards, this falling as snow over higher ground with accumulations likely with mainly light winds.

    Weather graphic

    And how about this photo of a "sun halo" taken today over Micklebring near Rotherham, sent in by Andrew Moore!

    Sun halo photo
  3. Millions for diabetes education in Sheffield

    Sheffield has secured £2.7m for a new education initiative to help people with diabetes 

    DAFNEplus, as the new research will be known, aims to give people the support, advice and skills to manage their glucose levels throughout their lifetime and allow them to tailor it to their lifestyle.

    The money's come from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and the effectiveness of the research will be evaluated over the next five and a half years. 

    Quote Message: Many adults with type 1 diabetes find it tough to self-manage their diabetes effectively. This can lead to damage to the eyes, feet and kidneys, hospital admissions and even premature death as a result of poor glucose control." from Professor Simon Heller Research and Development Director
    Professor Simon HellerResearch and Development Director
  4. Sheffield man killed in Immingham truck plunge named

    BBC News England

    A man who died when the truck he was in plunged into the water at a port on the River Humber has been named.

    Trevor Moxam, 51, from Sheffield, was thought to have been driving the vehicle when it entered the water at Immingham Docks, Lincolnshire, on Tuesday.

    Humberside Police described his death as an "industrial incident".

    An inquest was opened and adjourned, with a police and Health and Safety Executive investigation continuing.

  5. Latest headlines: Neighbour tells of house fire and discovery of woman's body and devolution deal is approved by Rotherham Council

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    The top stories for the BBC Radio Sheffield area this evening include:

    • A house fire is being investigated after a woman's body was found during a blaze in Brampton. One neighbour says he rang 999 and saw 6ft flames through the window
    • An appeal's made for witnesses after an 81-year-old man was struck by a car in Kiveton Park leaving him seriously injured
    • Rotherham Council's approval of a Sheffiled City Region devolution deal means the final nod or rejection will come from Sheffield City Council
  6. BBC Radio Sheffield's Shawkat Hashmi is honoured for community service

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    At a ceremony at Sheffield Town Hall, BBC Radio Sheffield's Shawkat Hashmi has been congratulated for his years of service to community broadcasting.

    Shawkat has spent decades in charge of community programmes for many minority groups across The BBC Radio Sheffield area.  

    He was given a certificate to mark his work by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Talib Hussein, which said Shawkat's efforts to improve the lives of people in the area were greatly appreciated.

    Asked about the award, Shawkat had this to say:

    Quote Message: I'm delighted and honoured. It's been a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with so many great people across the area and I want to thank those who've given such strong support to me, both inside and outside the BBC. I'm humbled and intend to carry on doing the job I love." from Shawkat Hashmi BBC Radio Sheffield
    Shawkat HashmiBBC Radio Sheffield
    Lord Mayor and Shawkat Hashmi
  7. Rotherham Council says 'yes' to devolution deal for Sheffield City Region

    Liz Roberts

    BBC Radio Sheffield, Political Reporter

    Rotherham Council has formally ratified the proposal for the Sheffield City Region economic devolution agreement, paving the way for £900m of additional funding and more power to make important decisions locally.

    The proposal was officially backed by a meeting of the full council following consultation with local residents on the deal with government.

    Chris Read, Leader of Rotherham Council, says: 

    Quote Message: It will allow us to build on and maximise some of our world class assets, including the Advanced Manufacturing Park, and will contribute to our Growth Plan target to create 10,000 new private sector jobs in Rotherham over the next 10 years." from Councillor Chris Read Leader of Rotherham Council
    Councillor Chris ReadLeader of Rotherham Council

    The devolution deal must be ratified by Sheffield City Council, but no date has yet been set for a decision. 

    Barnsley and Doncaster councils have already approved the idea.

  8. Latest headlines: Investigations continue in Chesterfield into woman's blaze death and Rotherham launches new scheme for sufferers of long-term health problems

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    The top stories for the BBC Radio Sheffield area this afternoon include:

    • A joint fire and police investigation goes on in Brampton after a woman's body was found during a house fire in the early hours of today
    • Medics in Sheffield will spend the next five years assessing efforts to help people with diabetes to avoid complications posed by not caring for themselves properly
    • Rotherham's embarking on a scheme to put on more activity sessions for people who have long-term health problems to help them get the most out of life
  9. Update: Rony Robinson's listener-created story for World Book Day

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    One sentence at a time, BBC Radio Sheffield listeners have created a story for World Book Day.

    Who else but Rony could have been the central character. So what did people having him do in the story? 

    Rony sums it up.

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  10. Woman's body update: Investigations continue into Chesterfield house fire

    Howard Pressman

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    More on the news that a woman's body's been found after a fire broke out at a house on Catherine Street in Brampton at about 02:00 this morning.

    Neighbour Deaton Josephs (pictured) raised the alarm and tried to break down the door.

    Deaton Josephs

    Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus got inside the house.

    Quote Message: They had to make forced entry to the building. Unfortunately they found the body of a female, deceased, on the ground floor. 'Post' these sort of incidents, we do offer a number of welfare options to crew." from Gavin Tomlison Deputy Chief Fire Officer
    Gavin TomlisonDeputy Chief Fire Officer
    Police tape and vehicles
  11. Missing Barnsley girl found in Wakefield

    The teenage girl who we mentioned earlier had been missing from her home in Barnsley since yesterday has been found

    Courtney Bailey, 15, from Darton, was found in the Wakefield area, West Yorkshire Police have confirmed.

  12. Aston Villa midfielder Riccardo Calder joins Doncaster Rovers on loan

    BBC Sport

    Aston Villa midfielder Riccardo Calder has joined League One side Doncaster on loan for the rest of the season.

    Riccardo Calder

    The 20-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Premier League's bottom club since coming through their youth system.

    However, he had an 11-game loan spell at Scottish Premiership side Dundee earlier this campaign.

  13. Green Party candidate selected for by-election in Sheffield

    Liz Roberts

    BBC Radio Sheffield, political reporter

    Christine Gilligan Kubo has been selected as the Green Party candidate for the Brightside and Hillsborough by-election. 

    This follows the death of Harry Harpham MP last month. 

    Ms Kubo is a lecturer at the Sheffield Business School and a non-executive director of Sheffield Renewables, a social enterprise dedicated to increasing renewable energy use in the city.  

    Christine Gilligan Kubo
    Quote Message: We can encourage businesses to pay the living wage, protect workers rights and safeguard our future." from Christine Gilligan Kubo Green Party candidate, Brightside and Hillsborough by-election
    Christine Gilligan KuboGreen Party candidate, Brightside and Hillsborough by-election
  14. Everton defender Callum Connolly joins Barnsley on one-month loan

    BBC Sport

    Barnsley have signed teenage Everton defender Callum Connolly on a one-month loan deal.

    Callum Connolly

    The 18-year-old is scheduled to stay with the League One play-off hopefuls until Sunday 3 April, the day of their Johnstone's Paint Trophy final meeting with Oxford United at Wembley.

    Caretaker head coach Paul Heckingbottom says: "Callum is exactly the type of player we were looking for. We're excited to have him here. I'm sure he will help our cause."

  15. Watch: BBC Radio Sheffield calls into Barnsley for World Book Day

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Pupils at Birkwood Primary School in Barnsley are joining in with World Book Day.

    They've been encouraged to dress as their favourite characters, and I've been along to see what they're up to:

    Video content

    Video caption: world book day barnsley
    Pupils dressed as book characters
  16. Weather update: Dry and bright afternoon for most

    BBC Weather

    A mostly dry and bright afternoon is expected, with just the chance of an isolated light wintry shower over the hills, and perhaps further east later. 

    Winds mainly light.  

    Weather image
  17. Latest headlines: Investigation into woman's body found at house fire and Sheffield gets £2.7m to help diabetes sufferers

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    The latest stories from the BBC Radio Sheffield area this lunchtime include:

    • The scene of a house fire in Chesterfield where a woman's body was found earlier is being examined for clues to both the fire and her death
    • Sheffield is given £2.7m for research into helping people manage their diabetes and avoid serious organ damage or even death
    • The Green Party chooses Christine Gilligan Kubo as its candidate for the Brightside and Hillsborough by-election, the seat held by Labour's Harry Harpham who died recently
  18. 'Put your egos aside' - Sheffield United players hear demand from manager Adkins

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins has told some of his under-performing players to leave their egos at the door. 

    The Blades slipped to 12th in League One following Tuesday's defeat to Burton. 

    Adkins says some of the players can't handle the pressure of playing for the Blades.

    Nigel Adkins
    Quote Message: We have a responsibility for the community and for this football club. Anyone who's got an ego has got to put it to one side and work their socks off." from Nigel Adkins Sheffield United manager
    Nigel AdkinsSheffield United manager