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Summary

  1. Tommy Ward death: Police confirm attack on pensioner now a murder inquiry
  2. Compensation win for over 400 former Hatfield Colliery workers
  3. Sheffield bin strike: Company says 'significant progress' made in talks
  4. Wembley fever builds in Barnsley as football club prepares for cup final
  5. Well-known Sheffield wrestler Kris Travis dies age 32 of stomach cancer
  6. Updates on Friday 1 April 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

    That's the end of our live coverage today, thanks for joining us. We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday.

    For coverage of today's Sheffield bin strike, scroll down the page. 

    But I leave you with another of today's big stories - for one weekend, we're all Barnsley, aren't we? #RedsAtWembley 

    Barnsley Wembley Flag

    Thanks for your messages of support on our Facebook page.

    There'll be full coverage of the game on Sunday from 13:00 on BBC Radio Sheffield and the excitement builds tonight at 18:30 on BBC Look North

    Quote Message: Good luck Barnsley. Sure Yorkshire is behind you... from Derek Imrie
    Derek Imrie
    Quote Message: Yo Barnsley. Haven't been there for nearly 50 years but good luck to you. from G Anne Smith
    G Anne Smith
    Quote Message: Go for it Barnsley ......good luck from Robert Walters
    Robert Walters
    Quote Message: Uuuu reds! from Joel Byfield
    Joel Byfield
    Quote Message: GOOD LUCK BOYS from Graham Rimmington
    Graham Rimmington
  2. Sheffield bin strike: Veolia hopes for a resolution 'next week'

    Shamir Masri

    BBC Look North

    Many households in Sheffield have missed out on bin collections today as refuse workers staged a 24-hour strike. 

    Unions say they've taken the action in protest at the aggressive use of disciplinary procedures by Veolia - the company that runs waste management for Sheffield City Council. 

    The company says it hopes the dispute can be resolved next week.

    Picket line

    More with me on BBC Look North at 18:30

  3. Sheffield's peregrine falcons expecting chicks

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Anyone who follows the twists and turns of Sheffield's peregrine falcons on Twitter will already know, they're expecting babies...

    Thankfully, as you can see, they're keeping close tabs on the eggs' whereabouts...

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  4. Fraud-hit South Yorkshire council officially abolished

    A South Yorkshire council which was left more than £1m in debt after a fraud by its town clerk has been abolished.

    Brierley Town Council needed a £1.3m loan to cope with its financial problems after Janet Cooper was jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to theft and fraud in 2013.

    Shredded documents

    Residents voted to abolish the authority in a ballot in 2015.

    Its assets and liabilities have been taken over by Barnsley Council.

  5. Listen: Sheffield wrestler raises thousands for local cancer charity before death

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    A popular Sheffield wrestler has died of cancer at the age of 32. 

    Kris Travis was well-known on the UK wrestling scene - but had to quit after being diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer.

    Kris Travis

    He raised thousands of pounds for Cavendish Cancer Care, which supported him through his illness. 

    Victoria Wood is from the Sheffield charity...

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    Video caption: Cavendish Cancer Care's Victoria Wood: 'Sheffield wrestler raised thousands for charity'
  6. Compensation win for former Hatfield Colliery workers

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Around 400 former workers at Hatfield Colliery are to get compensation over the way they lost their jobs. 

    An employment tribunal's found the administrators didn't consult staff properly when the pit was closed. Hatfield shut in June with the loss of 430 jobs. 

    Hatfield Colliery

    Hatfield was one of the UK's last remaining deep seam mines and its closure marked the end of deep coal mining in South Yorkshire.  

    More on BBC Look North tonight from 18:30.

  7. Wembley to be painted red... with a flat cap

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    In just two days' time Barnsley Football Club will take on Oxford United at Wembley in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. 

    Thousands of fans are getting ready for the journey down to London. 

    Listen to BBC Radio Sheffield on Sunday for full coverage as they try to bring the silverware back up to South Yorkshire.

    Martin Colman is looking forward to bringing a bit of Barnsley to the South...

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    Video caption: Martin Colman started an online campaign for Barnsley fans to wear flat caps at Wembley
  8. BreakingSheffield bin strike: Veolia claims 'significant' progress in resolving dispute

    Alice Olusoga

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The company which runs rubbish collections in Sheffield says it's made significant progress towards resolving a dispute with workers which has led to a 24-hour strike

    Thousands of bins in the city haven't been emptied today because of the walkout by members of GMB union over claims of bullying by management. 

    Veolia says it hopes to reach an agreement with the union next week and extra crews will be working over the weekend to empty bins that haven't been done today.

  9. Weather: Cloudier than yesterday but remaining dry for most

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    A cloudier day than yesterday with a freshening breeze. It should stay dry until later this afternoon when rain will begin to edge into western parts.

    Weather graphic
  10. Your views: Sheffield bin strike

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Sheffield bin collectors are on strike for the first time in 17 years. 

    The dispute, between union members and management at Veolia, has been blamed on the "aggressive" use of disciplinary procedures.

    Today members of the union have been in talks with ACAS and their employers to see if they can reach an agreement

    Picket line in Sheffield

    Here are some of the comments people have shared on our Facebook page:

    Quote Message: First strike in 17 years the headline says. One day only. Hardly skiving. My partner worked at the same job for 27 years, never a blemish on his record let alone anything that would lead to a warning, disciplinary or sacking for gross misconduct. That is what happened though. Sacked and walked off the premises. It is cheaper than redundancy maybe? It has broken us, so thank you for all the support. Beware it could happen to you. from Caroline Gill
    Caroline Gill
    Quote Message: 17 years ago bin men used to come on to your back garden then carry the tin or steel bin to the bin lorry not like these lazy sods of today. They don't need an excuse to strike. from Daniel Driver
    Daniel Driver
  11. Latest headlines: Maltby murder investigation appeal and Sheffield wrestler dies of cancer at 32

    Alice Olusoga

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    • The officer leading the investigation into the murder of a Maltby pensioner is urging those responsible to come forward
    • The government has rejected criticism that it has blocked EU measures which could have helped protect the British steel industry from cheap Chinese imports
    • Tributes are being paid to a popular Sheffield wrestler who's died at the age of 32. Kris Travis had terminal stomach cancer
  12. House prices in North 'half those in South' latest figures show

    House prices in northern England are now less than half those in the south of the country, a new record gap - according to the Nationwide.

    The average home in the South costs £313,670, whereas a typical home in the North, which for the purposes of the study includes the Midlands as well as Yorkshire and Humber, the North West and the North East, now costs £150,917.   

    House price table

    In the first quarter of 2016, prices in the South rose by 9.9% year-on-year, compared to just 1.8% in the North.    

  13. Barnsley go to Wembley: Flat caps at the ready

    Paul Walker

    Presenter

    A Barnsley fan's hoping Wembley will be awash with flat caps on Sunday after a bit of banter with Oxford United turned into an online campaign.

    Martin Colman is the man calling on all fans to live up to the northern stereotype for the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

    He's got a strong image of what he wants to see when he goes to Wembley in around 48 hours time...

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    Video caption: Barnsley FC fan Martin wants all Barnsley fans to wear their flat caps on Sunday

    Some fans are keen to follow Martin's trend... 

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    Others won't be wearing their flat caps...

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    But most Barnsley fans are just plain excited...

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  14. Sheffield wrestler dies aged 32 after losing battle with stomach cancer

    Mark Ansell

    BBC Look North reporter

    A popular Sheffield wrestler has died of cancer at the age of 32. 

    Kris Travis was well-known on the UK wrestling scene.

    Kris Travis

    Despite having surgery to remove a stomach tumour Kris made a comeback to the ring last year. 

    But one month after his return match he was forced to retire for good as he was given a terminal diagnosis. 

    Kris was supported by Cavendish Cancer Care and he raised thousands of pounds for the Sheffield charity.

  15. Tommy Ward murder: Police appeal for information

    Tom Airey

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Six months after the savage attack on a pensioner in Maltby, police have made a fresh appeal for information.  

    Tommy Ward was severely beaten by robbers at his home and died from his injuries. His death is now being treated as murder

    About £30,000 was thought to have been taken from the ex-miner's home in the attack last October.

    Tommy Ward
    Quote Message: Exactly six months ago, Tommy Ward was attacked in his own home, robbed and left seriously injured by his cowardly attackers. We do still need your help to understand what happened that night Tommy was attacked and I would ask anyone with information to get in touch with us." from Richard Partridge Detective Inspector
    Richard PartridgeDetective Inspector
  16. Sheffield to lose Great Yorkshire Run

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Sheffield won't be the home of this year's Great Yorkshire Run, having hosted the event for the last nine years. 

    The run's going to Harrogate for its 10th anniversary. 

    A sponsorship deal has been done with a North Yorkshire brewery for the next three years. 

    Sheffield Great Yorkshire Run route
  17. Faster trains promised between South Yorkshire and Manchester

    Spencer Stokes

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    A big shake-up of rail services in Yorkshire gets underway today with the start of two new franchises. 

    Two companies - Trans-Pennine and Northern - are relaunching with the promise of new, faster trains and more services.

    Trans Pennine train

    Watch Look North on BBC1 at 13:30 and hear more about our new Yorkshire services...

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  18. And they're off: The Reds head South

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    I'm in Barnsley and we're waving off the team for their match at Wembley... 

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