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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 7 April 2016

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 Friday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    Hope you've enjoyed the images of the Women of Steel sculpture taking shape today. There'll be more on this on Look North this evening from 18:30 on BBC One.

    Women of Steel sculpture taking shape

    Don't forget you can send us your own photos or stories by getting in touch with us.

    They may even end up on right here on your BBC Local Live page.

  2. Barnsley fans begin to arrive ahead of celebrations in the town

    Barnsley Council and Barnsley Football Club have invited proud Reds fans to bring some Wembley fever back to the town tonight.

    Looks like some have arrived already ahead of the club's appearance on the balcony of the Town Hall which is due to take place at about 18:00 this evening.

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  3. Weather: Bright or sunny spells but also scattering of showers

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Showers largely dying out during the evening, but a few persisting through the night. A few clear spells developing, but remaining rather cloudy at times with winds becoming light. 

    Weather graphic
  4. Barnsley FC get ready to celebrate Trophy win

    Final preparations are under way in Barnsley to celebrate Barnsley FC's success at Wembley.

    The team are due to appear on the balcony of the Town Hall later this evening following their 3-2 win against Oxford United in the Johnstone's Paint trophy last weekend.

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  5. Latest Tour de France 'legacy' project opens in Doncaster

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Four new community bike hubs have opened today across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

    The hubs will be located in at the Doncaster Dome, Selby (pictured below), Leeds and Brigg and are funded by Sport England and delivered by Cycle Yorkshire.

    They're intended to be the focal point for a broad spectrum of cycling activity, from informal support and advice to led rides, cycle training and supervised activity.

    The ambition is to establish a community bike hub in every Yorkshire local authority by 2017. Sheffield Hallam University has been commissioned to evaluate the success of the project.

    Community bike hub Selby Park
  6. Latest headlines: Unions given assurances Tata Steel will be responsible seller and Sheffield Uni students trained to deal with serious emergencies

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories across South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

    • The business secretary Sajid Javid meets staff at Tata steelworks in Port Talbot which goes up for sale on Monday as well as sites in South Yorkshire
    • Junior doctors across Yorkshire strike for a second day in protest against recently imposed changes to their contracts. Hundreds of people have attended a support rally in Barkers Pool in Sheffield
    • Medical students in Sheffield are being trained to become Community First Responders so they can deal with serious emergencies around Sheffield University
  7. Travel: Fuel spillage shuts road in Sheffield

    BBC Travel

    Hathersage Road in Sheffield is closed and there is slow traffic in both directions between the A625 Stony Ridge Road junction and the School Lane junction.

    It's because of a fuel spillage.  

    Hathersage Road
  8. Your reaction: Farmers tackling quad bikers in Doncaster

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    We've been talking today about farmers in Doncaster who have been digging trenches to keep quad bikers off their land.

    They say the damage to crops can cost hundreds of pounds and several have told BBC Radio Sheffield they face violent threats when they challenge the bikers.

    This is what you've been telling us on our Facebook page:

    Facebook
    Quote Message: We have it every weekend. 10k of crop damage last winter in one field!" from Gemma Vernon
    Gemma Vernon
    Quote Message: So find them some where to go local like and old quarry or brown field site." from Mark Beckford Green
    Mark Beckford Green
    Quote Message: If someone buys a quad bike it's their responsibility to find permitted land to use. They can't just terrorise local farmers then be rewarded with their own stretch of land. This is vandalism in the least and should be rewarded with police visits and bike confiscation." from Jodie Elizabeth Winters
    Jodie Elizabeth Winters
  9. Is Joe Root about to get some England sibling rivalry?

    BBC Sport

    It can't be easy to live in the sizeable shadow of Yorkshire's Joe Root, but his 23-year-old brother Billy Root seems to be making a good fist of it.

    Joe (pictured) has become England's main man in the international set-up in all formats for the past couple of years.

    Joe Root

    But Sheffield-born Billy, who plays for Nottinghamshire, appears to be showing signs he has some of his brother's quality too, hitting his maiden first-class century for Leeds Bradford MCCU in their drawn match against Sussex.

    However, as BBC Sport Online's been finding out, there's still some way to go catch up with his big brother.

  10. Travel: Burst water main closes Sheffield road

    BBC Travel

    Earl Marshal Road in Sheffield is currently closed in both directions at the A6135 Barnsley Road junction.

    It's because of a burst water main and emergency repairs.  

    Earl Marshal Road
  11. Oscar winner Tilda Swinton coming to Sheffield

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    The actress Tilda Swinton is due to visit Sheffield as part of the documentary film festival in the city this June.

    She'll close the festival on Wednesday 15 June with the UK premiere of The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger.

    Tilda Swinton

    The documentary focuses on the British art critic and writer John  Berger, who's lived in the Alpine village of Quincy since 1973.

    The festival is also due to welcome snooker's Ronnie O'Sullivan back to the Crucible. He'll talk about the documentaries which have inspired him throughout his life and snooker career.

  12. Sheffield medical students train to become Community First Responders

    For the first time, medical students in Sheffield are being trained to become Community First Responders so they can deal with serious emergencies around Sheffield University. 

    As well as their normal medical training, they're also being coached by ambulance staff.

    There'll be more on this story on Look North this evening from our man Ian White:

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  13. Rotherham's Neil Warnock up for manager of the month award

    Rotherham manager Neil Warnock is among the nominees for Championship manager of the month for March.  

    Neil Warnock (right)

    The Millers secured 10 points from four games last month, with wins over Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday helping to lift them out of the bottom three. However, Warnock faces competition for the prize from Leeds United head coach Steve Evans, Burnley's Sean Dyche and Cardiff City's Russell Slade. 

    The winner will be announced on Friday.

  14. Designer visits new walkway in Sheffield city centre

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Have you noticed the unusual new walkway in Sheffield city centre?

    Walkway at Charles Street

    It joins the Charles Street building and the Arundel Street building at Sheffield Hallam University.

    The unusual bridge has been designed by Corin Mellor - the designer and son of David Mellor.

    He's visiting his handywork this afternoon.

  15. New appeal to trace man wanted over series of assaults in Sheffield

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Police in Sheffield are still trying to track down 37-year-old Jonathan Dodson in connection with a number of assaults - three months after they first asked the public to help them find him.

    Jonathan Paul Dodson

    The attacks are reported to have taken place in Sheffield between May and November 2015.

    Det Sgt Suzanne Bluck said: “He knows he is wanted and appears to be actively evading police, which is simply unacceptable.

    "This man is believed to be responsible for a number of violent crimes and it’s important we find him."