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Summary

  1. Man in court charged with attempted murder after police officer attack in Sheffield
  2. Police commander praises 'incredibly brave response' of Gleadless officers
  3. City centre police station closes enquiry desk after windows smashed
  4. Cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins to rise in Tour de Yorkshire
  5. Updates on Friday 15 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening: Your live coverage across the day

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    That's the end of our live updates today, but we'll be back with more from 08:00 on Monday. 

    Scroll down for a full round-up of today's news across the region.

    As Sheffield gears up to host the best of the world's snooker stars, I wonder if world champion Stuart Bingham is taking inspiration from his surprise victory last year?

    Bingham winning the World Championship last year

    He'll be hoping to end the so-called "Crucible Curse" in Sheffield this year. No first-time world champion as retained his title the following year since the tournament moved to the Crucible in 1977

     Watch this...

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    Video caption: World Championships 2016: Can Stuart Bingham break the Crucible Curse?
  2. Poignant end to final Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield

    The final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster has been held in Liverpool.

    The Hillsborough Family Support Group released 96 white doves at the conclusion of the service.

    Doves released during Hillsborough memorial at Anfield

    The annual event had been staged at Liverpool's stadium since the tragedy in Sheffield on 15 April 1989.   

    Flags across the city, including this one at Anfield, flew at half-mast... 

    Flag flies at half-mast at Anfield stadium
  3. Sheffield man evicted from council home after trying to blow it up

    Liz Roberts

    BBC Radio Sheffield, political reporter

    A man from Sheffield who tried to blow up his block of flats by sawing through a gas pipe has been evicted from his council home.

    Stephen Burkinshaw, 58, used a hacksaw to cut through a pipe in his maisonette flat on Wharncliffe Avenue in Wharncliffe side because he said he was annoyed at the noise his neighbours were making. 

    Gas leaked from the property for a day before Burkinshaw’s meter ran out. No-one was harmed in the incident.

    He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison last October. 

    Sheffield City Council said it had now evicted Burkinshaw, who is still serving time in prison, from the property.

  4. Travel: Accident cleared on M1 northbound

    BBC Travel

    Just letting you know the earlier accident's been cleared, just rush-hour traffic now in the roadworks area between J32, M18 (Thurcroft) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe)

  5. Thousands of Sheffield children take part music event at City Hall

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Around 2,000 children were given a musical treat at a performance of the Halle Orchestra in Sheffield today.    

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    Video caption: Children being given a musical treat at a performance of the Halle Orchestra in Sheffield

    Children from 35 schools in Sheffield (34 primaries and one secondary) watched the Hallé perform pieces the children have been learning in class.

    The orchestra performed a number of pieces from the BBC's Ten Pieces Project, which aims to open up classical music to children. 

  6. Travel: Slow traffic after accident on M1 northbound

    BBC Travel

    Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M1 northbound between J32, M18 (Thurcroft) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe)

    There's been an accident involving a van and a car, in the roadworks area.  

    Travel graphic
  7. Sheffield comedian takes comedy to the top of the world

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Nice flag!

    Sheffield comedian Tom Wrigglesworth took humour to new heights this morning. 

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    He's performing just above Everest Base Camp - 5,365 metres above sea level. 

    Alongside three other comedians and 50 fans, Tom has trekked for nine days to reach the unusual venue. 

    All proceeds from the highest comedy gig in the world will go to Save the Children.

  8. Listen: Sheffield United's boss looks ahead to tomorrow's trip to Chesterfield

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins has been telling me he plans to name an unchanged starting 11 for tomorrow's game at Chesterfield. 

    He says it's reward for the improved performance against Gillingham.

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    Video caption: Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins with Andy Giddings.
  9. Watch: As Sheffield prepares for a snooker takeover, some of Ronnie the Rocket's best moments

    BBC Sport

    As the Steel City prepares to become Snooker City, here are some of five-time winner Ronnie O'Sullivan's most incredible Crucible moments. 

    Remember that amazing break of 92 en route to winning the 2012 World Championship?

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    Video caption: Ronnie's incredible Crucible moments
    View more on twitter

    For full coverage and extras over the World Snooker Championships, head to BBC Snooker online.

  10. Stanage Pole to be replaced this weekend

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    The view from Stanage Edge in the Peak District has to be one of the best in our region. 

    For 100 years the same huge pole rose from the ancient boundary stones nearby, marking the border between Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

    It's been missing for a year and this weekend the replacement pole will be moved into place; the National Park has used traditional techniques and local craft 

    View more on twitter

    More with me on BBC Look North tonight on BBC1 at 18:30.

  11. Doncaster woman challenges government over cuts on BBC's Question Time

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    "The Tories have been stealing our tax."

    The fight to save Doncaster Women's Aid went national last night with campaigner Louise Harrison's emotional appeal on the BBC's Question Time, which was in Doncaster last night.

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    Video caption: Doncaster Women's Aid went national last night with campaigner Louise Harrison's question

    Daniel Hannan, a Conservative MEP said decisions on local services were up to the local council.  

  12. Weather: Wet weather on the way... but will it snow?

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Wet weather on the way this weekend. 

    And did I mention? A possibility of snow. 

    (Only on high ground!)

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    Video caption: Keeley Donovan looks at the latest charts

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

  13. Yorkshire bakery Cooplands in 'wage arrears'

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Bakery firm Cooplands has admitted it's having problems paying its staff. 

    The firm's head office used to be in Doncaster, before announcing hundreds of job losses last year. 

    Cooplands employs over 175 people across Yorkshire.

    Cooplands

    Staff at the bakery firm in Lincolnshire have walked out after complaining they have not been paid for several weeks.  

  14. Sheffield Wednesday manager looks ahead to Ipswich game tomorrow

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sheffield Wednesday are set to receive a fitness boost with the return of goalkeeper Keiren Westwood. 

    I've been speaking to the Owls' head coach Carlos Carvalhal ahead of their tie against against Ipswich, after last weeks 4-1 defeat at Bristol City:

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    Video caption: The Owls boss speaking to Rob Staton
  15. Hillsborough memorial service begins

    Ben Schofield

    Hillsborough reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    I'm at Anfield in Liverpool where the flag's at half mast in memory of 96 Reds fans who never came home after 15 April 1989 semi-final.

    This service marks the 27th anniversary of the disaster in which 96 men, women and children lost their lives attending the FA Cup semi final in Sheffield's Hillsborough stadium between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in 1989.

    Flag flying half mast at Anfield
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  16. Love snooker? Snooker Heaven - Listen again

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Did you miss Snooker Heaven on BBC Radio Sheffield last night?

    Three very special guests:

    • Stuart Bingham (Defending World Champion) 
    • Shaun Murphy (Runner-up) 
    • John Parrott (Snooker legend & commentator) 
    John Parrott, Rob Staton, Stuart Bingham, Shaun Murphy

    A live studio audience. 

    And a lot of snooker.

    Listen again here:  

  17. Olympic hopes: Sheffield swimmer makes team GB for Rio 2016

    Howard Pressman

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A Sheffield swimmer has made it through to the Olympics by the narrowest of margins. 

    Max Litchfield competed last night in the 400 meters Individual Medley and clinched his place at Rio by three one hundredths of a second. 

    It was a night of drama! 

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    Video caption: Max Litchfield books Rio place

    More on BBC Radio Sheffield with me after 16:00

  18. Latest headlines: Man appears in court over axe attack on police officer and final Hillsborough memorial service to be held at Anfield

    The top stories in South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

    • A man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a police officer who was attacked with an axe in Sheffield
    • The final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster will be held at 3.06pm - the exact time when the FA Cup semi-final was abandoned on 15 April 1989
    • Campaign to save Doncaster's Women's Aid gets airing on BBC's Question Time.
  19. Rotherham homeless centre tries to raise £17,500 for new kitchen

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    I'm at The Shiloh Centre for the homeless in Rotherham.

    They're shortly moving to a new building and have set up a crowdfunding page to help with the costs.

    The project needs to raise £17,500 for a new kitchen by 25 April.  

    Chef at the Shiloh centre
    Worker and service user at the Shiloh centre
    Service users at Shiloh Centre