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Summary

  1. Passenger injured as stolen car crashes into bus in Sheffield
  2. Man in his 70s injured in fire at farm in Treeton near Rotherham
  3. Hedgehog found at Sheffield university digs with spines cut off
  4. Fans angry at 1D star's Doncaster Rovers competition win
  5. Steel plant closure would spark Rotherham council tax rise, MP warns
  6. Designer of Doncaster-built Flying Scotsman honoured with statue
  7. Updates on Tuesday 5 April

Live Reporting

By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

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

    Let's hope it's a better day for the hedgehog who was found with his spines cut off in student accommodation at the University of Sheffield.

    The animal is now being looked after by the Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue and Care Centre in Barnsley.

    Hedgehog at the Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue and Care Centre in Barnsley

    Don't forget you can get in touch with any stories or photos you have.

    Have a great evening.

  2. Sheffield football legends appeal for volunteers to help Special Olympics

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The search is on for volunteers to work at the Special Olympics when they come to Sheffield next year.

    I went along to the launch event earlier today and found some sporting heroes from the city who were there to lend their support.

    Sheffield footballing legends Tony Currie and David Hirst - who played fro United and Wednesday respectively - were the first to sign up as volunteers.

    David Hirst
    Quote Message: Myself and Tony Currie, we're well known around Sheffield, obviously from different sides of the city, but in an event like this the two sides come together." from David Hirst Former Sheffield Wednesday Player
    David HirstFormer Sheffield Wednesday Player
    Tony Currie
    Quote Message: I've been asked to be a volunteer and I've jumped at the chance because I think it will be a fantastic event - very special for the people involved." from Tony Currie Former Sheffield United Player
    Tony CurrieFormer Sheffield United Player
  3. Police linking 'targeted gunfire' incidents in Sheffield

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Shots were fired at a car and a house in Sheffield in separate incidents which police believe are linked.

    A man reportedly fired a gun at a silver 4x4 driving along Eastern Drive in Arbourthorne at about 2.30pm yesterday. 

    About an hour later officers were called to Samuel Road in the Norfolk Park area where it is alleged shots had been fired at a house. 

    Nobody was injured in either incident.

    Det Sgt John Yoxall said "We believe these to be isolated, targeted incidents, but we are treating them as linked.

    "I would like to ask anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in either of those areas at the times mentioned to contact police."

  4. Travel update: Burngreave Road closed due to accident

    BBC Travel

    The A6135 Burngreave Road in Sheffield is closed and there is queuing traffic in both directions at the Abbeyfield Road junction,

    It's because of an accident. 

    There is a diversion in operation via Minna Road and Pitsmoor Road. 

    Burngreave Road
  5. Rotherham United win appeal over striker's red card

    Rotherham United striker Matt Derbyshire has succeeded with his appeal against his sending-off against Leeds United on Saturday.

    The 29-year-old was dismissed in the second half of his side's 2-1 win for elbowing Gaetano Berardi.

    Manager Neil Warnock (pictured) will be relieved that Derbyshire, who has scored six goals this season, is now eligible to play against Bristol City on Tuesday.    

    Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock (right) and assistant Kevin Blackwell
  6. Hillsborough inquests adjourned over 'issue with juror'

    The Hillsborough inquests were abruptly adjourned this afternoon and will now resume tomorrow morning. 

    On day 307 of the hearings the coroner Sir John Goldring (pictured) had been expected to conclude his summing up and the jury to retire to consider their verdicts this afternoon.

    Sir John Goldring

    But following the lunch break Sir John told the court an issue with a juror meant the hearing would not continue this afternoon. He said he was "hopeful" the court would resume tomorrow morning. 

    The seven women and three men of the jury must consider 14 key questions set out by the coroner inquiring into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans in the 1989 disaster at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium

  7. Watch the ​ISS glide across South Yorkshire night sky tonight

    Sheffield Star

    The International Space Station (ISS) with UK astronaut Major Tim Peake on board will be visible across ​South Yorkshire's night sky tonight and a number of other times throughout April.

    The International Space Station should be visible over South Yorkshire tonight
  8. Man injured in farm fire in Treeton

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    A man in his 70s has suffered slight burns in a fire at a farm on Long Lane in Treeton.

    The fire service said the blaze involved a boat, a trailer and a motor home.

    Four engines from Rotherham, Aston Park, Maltby and Birley have been helping to tackle the blaze.

    A spokesman for the service says the fire is under control but crews are still there as a number of gas cylinders need to be cooled.

  9. Steel industry crisis: Business secretary to meet potential buyer

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    The man interested in buying Tata's British steel operations is to meet the business secretary for talks.

    Sanjeev Gupta, chief executive of the commodities firm Liberty House, is to meet Sajid Javid to discuss his potential plans.

    Save our Steel flag

    Earlier, Mr Gupta told the BBC he would be interested in the whole business.

    "Many [parts] are loss-making at the moment but we believe they can be turned around," he said.

    Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield, the MP for Wentworth and Dearne, John Healey warned that if the local plant closed it could mean large council tax rises in Rotherham.

    Quote Message: If we lost all the business rates from Tata in Rotherham it would mean the council would have to cover the shortfall with a hike in council tax perhaps around two percent or more cuts and more services will go across the borough." from John Healey MP for Wentworth and Dearne
    John HealeyMP for Wentworth and Dearne
  10. Hedgehog found at Sheffield University recovering after spines cut off

    Mark Ansell

    BBC Look North reporter

    A hedgehog with its spines cut off has been found in student accommodation at the University of Sheffield.

    Hedgehog with spines cut off

    A maintenance man found the injured animal and took it to Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue and Care Centre in Barnsley.

    It will shed its spines and they will hopefully regrow, which should take around eight months.

    In a statement, the university said they're trying to find out why the poor hedgehog was in university accommodation.  

    Hedgehog with spines cut off
  11. Man charged over Catcliffe graveyard handbag theft

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Police have charged a man following the theft of an 80-year-old woman’s handbag as she was tending her husband's grave at St Mary's Church in Catcliffe.

    St Mary's Church graveyard

    Wayne Robert Hucknall, 33, of Treetown Crescent, Treeton, Rotherham, has been charged with theft after the incident on 8 March. 

    Mr Hucknall has been bailed and will appear before Rotherham Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

  12. CCTV images issued after theft from Doncaster school

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Police investigating a number of thefts from a school in Doncaster are keen to speak to the man pictured in these CCTV images as they believe he could hold important information.

    CCTV image of man police are keen to speak to

    On Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 24 February, someone walked into McAuley Catholic Lower School in Acacia Road, Cantley and stole a number of phones, laptops, games and gaming consoles belonging to students.

    The police say if you know who this man is or have any information please contact 101 quoting incident number 514.

  13. Chemical spill at Northern General Hospital - more details

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has released more details about a chemical leak at the Northern General Hospital earlier today.

    Northern General Hospital Sheffield

    Michael Harper, Chief Operating Officer, at the Trust said " a delivery lorry at the Northern General Hospital had a container on it which was leaking a liquid which was not harmful".

    He added: "The leakage has been cleared up and no patients or staff have been affected. It was not in a patient area and so no evacuation was required."

  14. Latest headlines: Bus passenger injured after collision with stolen car in Sheffield and Doncaster fans upset after Louis Tomlinson wins club competition

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    The top stories in South Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

    • A passenger has been injured after a stolen car crashed into the bus she was travelling on this morning in Sheffield city centre
    • Doncaster Rovers have released a statement following criticism from fans after Louis Tomlinson won a competition to design their away kit for next season
    •  A Sheffield hedgehog rescue centre says they're looking after a hedgehog that was found with its spines cut off. The University of Sheffield is currently trying to find out why the hedgehog was in university accommodation
  15. Fans angry at 1D star's Doncaster Rovers kit competition win

    A section of Doncaster Rovers fans has reacted angrily to One Direction star Louis Tomlinson and his grandfather winning a competition to design the football club's new away kit.

    Louis Tomlinson

    The club revealed the 'Story Of My Life' singer was behind the design on Monday after the poll had closed.

    In the wake of the announcement some fans have criticised the club and questioned the credibility of the vote.

    Doncaster Rovers say the voting process "was all was fair and above board".

  16. Chemical spill at Northern General Hospital - but no risk to patients or staff

    Fire crews are dealing with a chemical spill on an access road at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. 

    Emergency services were called at 10.15 this morning. 

    There are no reports of any injuries and we've been told that no patients or staff at the hospital have been affected by the incident.

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  17. Stolen car involved in Sheffield bus crash was being pursued by police

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    South Yorkshire Police have confirmed that a stolen car that crashed into a bus this morning in Sheffield was being pursued by police.

    The incident happened around 6:15 am on the Derek Dooley Way in the city centre.

    One passenger on the bus, a woman, was slightly injured.

    Police have apologised for the delays getting into the city this morning following the crash which caused lengthy delays.

    Two men aged 42 and 29 who were in the car have been arrested.

  18. Stolen car hits bus in Sheffield: New pictures

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    More on the collision between a stolen car and a bus which caused severe problems on the roads in Sheffield this morning.

    South Yorkshire Police have released this image of the damaged Vauxhall Antara involved...

    Car crash Sheffield

    Meanwhile, First Bus have confirmed its number 20 service was involved in the crash near the Wicker.

    First bus in Sheffield

    A spokesman for the firm said the bus had been travelling from Ecclesfield into the city around 6:20 today.

    According to South Yorkshire Police a stolen car collided with the single decker bus on Derek Dooley Way. One passenger, a woman, was hurt but she's not thought to have been seriously injured.

    Two men aged 42 and 29 who were in the car have been arrested.