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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 16 March 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday

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By Oliver Wright and Grace Parnell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Grace Parnell

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks for joining us today. We'll be back again from 08:00 tomorrow with more South Yorkshire news, travel, sport and weather updates.

    If you spot something happening in your area which you think we should know about, you can always get in touch with us by email.

  2. This evening's weather: Bright then cloudy overnight

    BBC Weather

    Some bright spells during the evening, although turning rather cloudy again overnight. It's feeling chilly, but staying mainly dry, with only patchy drizzle at times. The minimum temperature will be about 1C (34F).

    Tomorrow will be mainly dry with some sunny spells developing through the afternoon across South Yorkshire. Winds staying light and variable throughout, with a top temperature of about 9C (48F).    

  3. Latest headlines: Sheffield Children's Hospital gets £700k in Budget and power station bodies recovery work to start at weekend

    The top stories for Sheffield and South Yorkshire so far today...

  4. Striker Harry White signs on loan from Barnsley for the rest of the season

    BBC Sport

    Boreham Wood have signed striker Harry White on loan from Barnsley for the rest of the season.

    The 21-year-old made two appearances for the Tykes this season in the Football League Trophy.

    He went on loan to Kidderminster last month and scored three goals in seven games after making his debut against the Wood.

    "Harry really impressed me with his work ethic, strength and commitment," manager Luke Garrard said.

  5. Three counties on three legs: Last stretch approaches for Harry and Paul

    BBC Look North's Harry Gration and Paul Hudson have very nearly made it to Harrogate! 

    They're both extremely tired, so please support them on their three-legged three county challenge for Sport Relief across South, West and North Yorkshire.

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  6. Chancellor gifts £700,000 of Libor fines to Sheffield scanner appeal

    Sheffield Children’s Hospital is to be given £700,000 from Libor fines, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.

    Sheffield Children's Hospital

    The money will help pay for a specialist MRI scanner, costing £2.3m, which was installed earlier this year.

    David Vernon-Edwards, director of The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: "We are thrilled the government are supporting this groundbreaking work at Sheffield Children’s Hospital."

    The donation, raised from fines imposed on banks for illegally fixing their lending rates, means the scanner will be fully funded through charitable donations.

  7. Butler confident Doncaster can avoid the drop

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    Doncaster Rovers captain Andy Butler is adamant they will stay up this season.

    Andy Butler (right)

    Rovers are two points above the drop zone as they enter a potentially defining period of games against Peterborough, Colchester and Blackpool.

    Butler said: "We're still confident we can stay up. We have to look at every single game as a winnable game so that's what we'll do."

  8. Three counties on three legs: Harry and Paul face the cameras

    BBC Look North's Harry and Paul have arrived in Pannal, North Yorkshire, as part of today's three-legged challenge from Otley to Harrogate!

    It's been a really hard day for the pair on day seven of their three-legged three county walk for Sport Relief which is taking them through South, West and North Yorkshire so please donate!   

    Harry Gration and Paul Hudson in Pannal
  9. Latest headlines: Sheffield Children's Hospital gets £700k and Didcot recovery to start

    Grace Parnell

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories for Sheffield and South Yorkshire so far today include:

  10. Mansfield sign Chesterfield striker Dieseruvwe on loan

    BBC Sport

    Mansfield have signed Chesterfield forward Emmanuel Dieseruvwe on loan until the end of the season.

    The 21-year-old, who is 6ft 5ins tall, has made 19 appearances for the Spireites this season, scoring once.

    He could make his debut for the Stags in Saturday's home game against League Two promotion hopefuls Portsmouth.

  11. Rotherham MP reveals Didcot recovery work to start on Saturday

    Work to recover three men missing - including two from Rotherham - in the rubble of the collapsed Didcot power station is to begin later this week, Rotherham Labour MP Sarah Champion has revealed.

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    Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea, Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham, have been missing since the building collapsed on 23 February.

    Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield Ms Champion said: "As of this lunchtime we have got [site owners] RWE NPower to publish and have confirmed their rescue plan. They are now, as we speak, putting up fences, bringing in heavy machinery and they have confirmed that by the weekend they are actually going to start lifting the steel so that we can find the men and bring them home."

  12. Man wanted in connection with bank raid hands himself in to police

    A man wanted by police in connection with a bank raid in Rotherham has been arrested after handing himself in.

    Paul Smith

    South Yorkshire Police wanted to trace 44-year-old Paul Smith, from Kimberworth, in connection with the robbery at a branch of Yorkshire Bank in Broad Street, Rotherham, on 29 January.

    A force spokeswoman said Mr Smith was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and is being held in police custody.

  13. Watch: Young pupils reveal anger management techniques

    As figures obtained by the BBC suggest a rise in the number of primary children in Yorkshire suspended for attacking their teachers, these children at one Yorkshire school reveal how they deal with anger and keep a cool head.

    They've been taking part in lessons where children learn to cope with their anger in an effort to stop problems escalating:

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    Video caption: Young pupils reveal anger techniques
  14. Future of 18th Century hall moves a step closer to safety

    A community group says its efforts to save an 18th Century hall from private development have moved a step closer.

    Laura Holmes, from the Friends of Meersbrook Hall

    Meersbrook Hall, in Sheffield, is currently home to the city council parks department, but the authority is planning to vacate the building in May.

    Friends of Meersbrook Hall and Heeley Development Trust are in discussions with the council to turn it into a cafe and community space.

    Laura Holmes (pictured), from the Friends of Meersbrook Hall, said: "It's not signed, sealed and delivered but they are giving us time to get our business plan together."

    Cate McDonald, councillor for Gleadless Valley, said the council was working to "achieve a sustainable, community-led future for the building".

  15. Sheffield boxer Kid Galahad: 'I'm born to be a world champion'

    Boxer Kid Galahad (pictured left) has set his sights on becoming a World Champion after returning from a drugs ban.

    Kid Galahad (left) in action against Isaac Nettey

    The 26-year-old, real name Abdul Barry Awad, was banned from the sport in 2014, though he claimed he was innocent and suggested one of his protein shakes had been spiked.

    After the ban was lifted last week he said: "This is what I'm born to do. I'm born to be a world champion. If people want to believe that [I'm a cheat] then people can believe that, but I'll let my performances speak when I get back in the ring."

  16. Weather update: A bright and sunny afternoon for South Yorkshire

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    After a cold and cloudy start it'll be a brighter story for most this afternoon, with plenty of breaks in the clouds allowing for some sunshine at times.

    Yorkshire Weather Forecast: 16 March, 2016

    We can expect light to moderate north easterly winds and highs of about 9C (48F).

  17. Chesterfield man bidding to prove you're never tat-too old

    103-year-old Cheesterfield man Jack Reynolds is planning to celebrate his next birthday in an unusual way - by getting his first tattoo.

    BBC Radio Sheffield's Andy Kershaw's been to meet him:

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    Video caption: Jack Reynolds is planning to celebrate his 104th birthday in April by getting a tattoo
  18. Three counties on three legs: Harry and Paul keep their spirits up

    It's another busy day for BBC Look North duo Harry Gration and Paul Hudson as they stretch themselves to the limit on day seven of their three-legged three county Yorkshire walk for Sport Relief.

    Today they're travelling from West Yorkshire to North Yorkshire - and the strain's beginning to show.

    However, as you can see here they've been joined by loads of Yorkshire folk along the way, including some of their Look North colleagues. All helps to keep the pair's spirits up!

    Harry, Paul and colleagues
    Harry and Paul
  19. Latest headlines: Attacks on primary school teachers on the rise and unemployment levels drop

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