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  1. Five appear in court charged with 34 child sex offences in Sheffield
  2. Tributes paid to Barnsley author Barry Hines who inspired the film 'Kes'
  3. Five people injured as cars crash into shop in Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
  4. One thousand trees to be planted in Peak District in government-funded scheme
  5. MPs cancel planned meeting with Sports Director boss Ashley
  6. Updates on Monday 21 March 2016

Live Reporting

By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening: Our live coverage across the day

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Live updates from across South Yorkshire have finished for the day, thanks for joining us.

    I'll be back with you from 08:00 tomorrow with more stories from across the region.

    And in the meantime, here's some inspiration on what to do with your lovely little duckies over the Easter weekend from the nice people at The Outdoor City...  

    Event Poster for Duck race on Monday 28th March at 14:00
  2. South Yorkshire weather: A dry evening with clear skies

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A dry evening with some variable cloud. Clear skies will result in a touch of ground frost. Light north-west wind.  

    Weather graphic

    A minimum temperature overnight of about 3C (37F).

    On Tuesday we'll see some good spells of sunshine. However, it will tend to cloud over during the day. Highs tomorrow of 11C (52F).

  3. Traffic update: Shed load causes severe disruption on M1 exit slip road at Meadowhall

    BBC Travel

    There's severe disruption on the M1 southbound at junction 34 for Meadowhall where the A631 exit slip road is blocked after a lorry shed its load of wood.

  4. Celebrating Shakespeare: The first black Othello in Doncaster

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    It's the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death this year. 

    As a way of marking that anniversary, the BBC is raising the curtain on performances of The Bard’s plays countrywide from the 16th Century to the present day

    One of the stories from South Yorkshire is about Ira Aldridge, who was famously the first black actor to play Othello

    Here he is performing the part at the Theatre Royal in Doncaster in 1841. 

    Ira Aldridge, the first black Shakespearean

    What’s noticeable about our featured theatre playbill from the time, now stored in the British Library, is the long list of Ira’s distinguished patrons - dozens of them, showcased here to wow the audiences.    

    Playbill courtesy of British Library
  5. Weather: A good start to the week but it's not set to continue

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Nice start, but don't bank on it lasting...

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    Full weather report with me on BBC Look North at 18:30

  6. Wembley countdown: Johnstone's Paint Trophy in Barnsley

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Johnstone's Paint Trophy is in the town ahead of the Tyke's clash against Oxford United next month. 

    Looks like the lads are already getting accustomed to having the trophy around! 

    Johnstone Paint Trophy in Barnsley
  7. Doncaster double death crash verdict: Car burst into flames

    John Cundy

    Crime correspondent, BBC Look North

    More on the news that James Maughan, of Marshland Road, Doncaster, has been found guilty of causing the deaths of two men by dangerous driving.

    The 21-year-old had pleaded not guilty to being the driver of the Renault Megane in which his two passengers were killed and another man seriously injured.

    After overtaking two other vehicles at 70mph in Branton, near Doncaster, last August, Maughan crashed into a garden wall and the car burst into flames.


    Liam Aldred and Dean McIntyre, both from Doncaster, were killed.  

  8. Young people in Yorkshire fear a future without home ownership says charity

    Eighty per cent of people in Yorkshire and the Humber fear future generations will not be able to buy a home, according to research by homeless charity Shelter.

    It says a housing shortage and high house prices are forcing people to remain in rented accommodation. 

    They're calling on the government to do more to make it easier for people to buy homes - and improve conditions in rental properties.

  9. BreakingCrash driver James Maughan found guilty of causing the deaths of two men

    John Cundy

    Crime correspondent, BBC Look North

    James Maughan has been found guilty of causing the deaths of two men and serious injury of another by his dangerous driving in car crash near Doncaster.

    Liam Aldred (pictured left) and Dean McIntyre died in the crash in Branton in August 2015 after the car crashed into a garden and burst into flames.  

    Liam Aldred (left) and Dean McIntyre
  10. Traffic update: Great Yorkshire Way, Doncaster now open after lorry crash

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    After this earlier. The road is now open. 

    Police are still appealing for information about the incident. 

    Overturned lorry
  11. Crucible show 'The Nap' wins over the critics

    Chris Long

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    The new play about snooker called "The Nap", directed by Richard Wilson of One Foot In The Grave fame, is winning over the critics at the Crucible in Sheffield.

    The play stars Jack O'Connell (below) as Sheffield snooker player Dylan Spokes and co-stars Ralf Little also pictured). It has received four and five star reviews in The Guardian, The Observer and The Daily Mail.  

    Jack O'Connell in The Nap
    Ralf Little in the Nap

    But with the city still waiting for its first real-life home-grown world champion, a victory for Dylan Spokes and for a play that celebrates one of its favourite pastimes will just have to do for now.  

  12. Overturned lorry closes Great Yorkshire Way near Doncaster

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after the Great Yorkshire Way in Doncaster was closed following this incident. 

    The road remains closed and there's heavy traffic in the area. Did you witness it? Call 101.

    Overturned lorry
    Overturned Lorry
  13. Man wanted in connection with theft in Doncaster

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    South Yorkshire Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft in Doncaster town centre. 

    CCTV footage of man wearing a dark hat and white coat
  14. South Yorkshire Police looking to appoint two new assistant chiefs

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    South Yorkshire Police have just announced they're looking to appoint two new assistant chief constables - each on a salary of up to £109,000.

    They say they're looking for people to "play a leading role in the drive to improve performance, by effective management and working with partner agencies, whilst continuing to meet financial challenges.  

  15. Owain's weather outlook: Lots of dry weather this afternoon

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Spring has finally arrived (officially!) and so has some settled, dry weather for all of us.  

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  16. Five in court over string of Sheffield child sex offences

    Four men and a woman have appeared in court charged with 34 child sex offences, including rape and inciting child prostitution.

    Amanda Spencer, 24, Matthew Whiteley, 23, Shane Whiteley, 29, Andre Francis-Edge, 24, and Taleb Bapir, 38, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court.

    The offences are said to have taken place in Sheffield between 2005 and 2012 and relate to eight girls.

    All five were ordered to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 19 April.

    A fifth man, 22-year-old Christopher Whitley, formerly of Sheffield, is due to appear before the same court later today.

    Scales of justice
  17. Five injured as cars crash into shop front in Sheffield

    A family of four and an elderly woman were hurt when two vehicles collided and ended up crashing into the Aga shop in Ecclesall Road, Sheffield yesterday.

    Scene of crash

    Four people in a Land Rover - a 38-year-old man, a 41-year-old woman and two girls aged six and 10 - and an 87-year-old woman driving a silver Skoda all escaped with minor injuries.

    Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.

  18. Top comedians head to Barnsley for town's first comedy festival

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Barnsley is to welcome the likes of Rob Beckett (pictured top), Ed Byrne (pictured below), Dave Spikey and Chris Ramsey for the town’s first ever comedy festival this April.

    Rob Beckett

    Barnsley council has worked in partnership with The Civic and other venues across the town to stage theApril Fools Comedy Festival.

    Ed Byrne

    It starts on Friday 1 April with Manford’s Comedy Club at the Lamproom Theatre and the festival finale will be at The Civic with a family show on Sunday 1 May.  

  19. Listen: Sheffield Steelers win the Elite League for the second successive year.

    Peter Spencer


    Sheffield Steelers have won the Elite League for the second successive year

    They beat Fife Flyers 3-1 in Scotland last night, and it means they finish the season two points ahead of closest rivals Cardiff.

    Sheffield Steelers congratulate each other after win

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    Video caption: Sheffield Steelers players speak after winning the Elite League title in Scotland.
  20. Headlines: A thousand trees to be planted in Burbage and Sheffield comedian to do gig at Everest base camp

    Everard Davy

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    • Around 1,000 trees are due to be planted in the Burbage in the Peak District over the next two days. A large section of unmanaged conifer plantation in the Burbage Valley was removed last March it's now being developed into a native woodland of broadleaf trees
    • A Sheffield comedian is going to be part of a World Record Attempt to put on the World's Highest Comedy gig. Tom Wrigglesworth is one of four comedians who'll trek to Mount Everest Base Camp next month to raise money for charity
    • Tributes are are being paid to the Barnsley writer Barry Hines whose death was announced yesterday. He was 76