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By Kate Linderholm

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Live updates have finished for the day for Sheffield and South Yorkshire, but I'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the day's news, weather, sport and travel updates. 

    BBC Radio Sheffield's Kat Harbourne got out to Bradfield School today and took a photo of this shiny statue in the glorious sunshine. 

    I hope you got a chance to enjoy the good weather and have a good evening!

    Sculpture at Bradfield School
  2. Weather: A fine and sunny evening and a ground frost overnight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Staying dry through the evening and night with cloud tending to dissipate.

    With light winds and clear periods, it will turn chilly with a frost in places, as well as some fog patches. It could go as low as -2C (28F) in some places, but most will have an overnight low of 4C (39F). 

    Hourly forecast
  3. Watch: Children plant seeds sent back to Rotherham by astronaut Tim Peake

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School in Rotherham is one of the UK's schools to be sent so-called "Rocket Seeds" which have been in space with astronaut Tim Peake for six months and then returned to Earth and sorted into packets.

    The aim is to learn more about the effects of weightlessness and radiation on seeds in order to develop plant varieties that can be grown on long space missions.

    Pupils at the school have planted them today and this is what's been going on:

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    Video caption: Some seeds sent back to Earth by astronaut Tim Peake are planted by pupils in Rotherham
  4. South Yorkshire in pictures: Glorious sunshine brings us all outside

    Sue the dog walker sent in this photo to Paul Hudson at BBC Look North. It was taken this morning at the site of the old colliery in Kiveton Park near Rother Valley.

    Kiveton Park former Colliery site

    We're always keen to see where you've been, so send us any photos you've taken while you're out and about.

  5. Latest headlines: Sheffield shopfront criticised as 'garish' and seeds from space planted in Rotherham

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this afternoon include: 

  6. First past the post? Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis explains why he's running the London Marathon

    Ellie Price

    BBC Daily and Sunday Politics reporter

    Three MPs, including one of South Yorkshire's very own, have been explaining why they are running the London Marathon this weekend.

    I spoke to Vale of Glamorgan's Alun Cairns, Barnsley Central's Dan Jarvis and Derby North's Amanda Solloway about their preparations, level of support they have received, and any potential political rivalry:

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    Video caption: Three MPs explain why they are running the London Marathon this weekend.
  7. Snooker championships: Chatting to fan at Crucible 'lightened the mood'

    World Snooker Championship qualifier Sam Baird says talking to a supporter in the middle of a high-pressure match helped him win:

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  8. BBC Radio Sheffield's Big Knit: Knitters reach 300 hats

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    They'll need a baby boom to go with the hats being knitted at BBC Radio Sheffield's Open Centre today.

    The team knitting and crocheting tiny woollen hats for premature babies at the Jessop Wing had set themselves a target of 100 hats in a day.

    The latest total is 300!

    Woollen hats
  9. Just ten days to go until Le Tour reaches South Yorkshire

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Preparations are being finished for the big cycle race as BBC Radio Sheffield's Helen Bailey has noticed today:

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  10. Sheffield shopfront branded 'garish': Your views

    Kat Cowan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    More on the row which has broken out over a shopfront in Sheffield

    The shop is called Cake R Us and it's on Devonshire Street in the city centre.

    Shop front of Cake R Us

    Sheffield City Council says the shop's paint job, which is red, white and blue and fashioned into a union flag pattern, is garish and needs to be changed.

    So what do you think? This is what you've been telling us:

    Quote Message: Ridiculous. If I went to another country and saw their national flag or colours on a shop front, I wouldn't bat an eyelid." from Vince Robinson via Facebook
    Vince Robinson via Facebook
    Quote Message: Yes it's an eyesore. Every scrap of paint needs removing and they should be forced to pay for it doing right." from Carl Madigan via Twitter
    Carl Madigan via Twitter
    Quote Message: You cannot paint your shop in the nation's flag, but they give listing status to a monstrosity like Park Hill, unbelievable." from Timothy Glyn Barker
    Timothy Glyn Barker
    Quote Message: Besides the fact it's an eyesore, they didn't have permission. Why should an exception be made?" from @TJ1889 TomJonesBlade via Twitter
    @TJ1889 TomJonesBlade via Twitter
  11. Ronny O'Sullivan gets formal warning over breach of contract

    Katie Galbraith

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has escaped a fine but received a formal warning from World Snooker following his failure to fulfil media obligations at The Crucible yesterday.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan

    He refused to speak to reporters after his first round win over David Gilbert.  

    The sport's governing body says the warning is line with its procedure as it is O'Sullivan's first breach of contract this season. Any further breaches will result in a fine.  

  12. Pupils at Rotherham school plant Space Station seeds

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Some seeds sent back to Earth by astronaut Tim Peake have been planted out today by pupils at Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School.

    Pupils plant rocket seeds

    The British astronaut is part of a mass experiment to grow the seeds of the salad leaf rocket, comparing them with seeds that have not been in space to see if there are any differences.

    The seeds have been in space for six months and were returned to Earth in March by the former commander of the International Space Station, Scott Kelly. 

  13. Sport: Carlos Carvalhal calls on Wednesday fans for help

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal has sent out a war cry to the fans ahead of tonight's game against the MK Dons.

    Carlos Carvalhal

    The Owls' boss will be taking charge of his 50th Owls match and has just been given an extension to his contract. 

    He feels with the Dons fighting for their Championship survival, the Hillsborough crowd will be needed more than ever:  

    Quote Message: It is an important period of the season, it will be a very tough game and we need the support of the fans. Our players need the support and we need to win the game because it will be a very tough game." from Carlos Carvalhal
    Carlos Carvalhal
  14. Watch: Legal row over Sheffield shop's 'garish' union flag paintwork

    Oliver Wright

    BBC News Online, Yorkshire

    A man who painted the front of his Grade II listed shop with a "garish and unsympathetic" union flag is facing possible legal action for breaching planning regulations.

    Sheffield City Council says the owner of Cake 'R' Us, in Devonshire Street, did not have consent for the work.

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    Video caption: Sheffield Council planners criticise a painted shopfront on Devonshire Street as 'garish'

    It says the shop must be repainted in a colour scheme "more in keeping with its 19th century characteristics".

    Owner David Chan says he's painted the shop in an "act of national pride".

  15. Latest headlines: Man in hospital after Sheffield stabbing and row rumbles on over shopfront union flag

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire rhis afternoon include: 

  16. BBC Radio Sheffield's Big Knit: 176 hats and counting

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Originally the target was to knit 100 tiny hats for premature babies at the Jessop Ward in Sheffield. Just look at them. I can even see a tiny cardigan knocked up by one enthusiastic knitter:

    A pile of tiny knitted garments

    There are still a few hours to go, and it looks as though the volunteer knitters and crocheters at BBC Radio Sheffield's open centre are going to double that target.

    The knitters are swapping stories while take part in the event which is part of Sheffield University's series Life: A Festival of Health, From Head to Toe.

    And If you fancy having a go yourself, there's a link to the patterns they are using here.

  17. Actor Maxwell Caulfield at Sheffield Lyceum in Guys and Dolls

    Paulette Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    It's curtain up tonight on Guys and Dolls at Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre.

    Actor Maxwell Caulfield - who you may remember in 1980s American soap Dynasty and the film Grease 2 - has been in for a chat on my show today.

    He's playing the role of Nathan Detroit.

    Maxwell Caulfield and Paulette Edwards
  18. Sheffield's Danny Willett says he's looking forward to a bit of downtime

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sheffield golfer Danny Willett has joined the PGA Tour following his victory at the Masters earlier this month. 

    Danny Willett and Rob Staton

    The golfer has been given a five-year exemption by the US tour taking him through to the end of the 2020-21 season. 

    He told me that the last few days had been incredibly busy:

    Quote Message: Getting back and bit jet-lagged, and obviously all the media stuff you have to do and then you throw in a three-week baby, yeah it's been pretty hectic so I'm looking forward to a bit of down time. " from Danny Willett
    Danny Willett
  19. Pedestrian badly injured in Sheffield crash

    A 41-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Sheffield yesterday morning.

    A white Citroen C3 Picasso was travelling towards Barnsley Road and Herries Road at about 11:00 when the pedestrian was knocked down. 

    The man was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a serious but stable condition. South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses.

  20. Rotherham's award-winning greengrocer on key to success

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    As we've been reporting, Britain's newly-crowned Greengrocer of the Year started in Rotherham, and has stalls at the Rotherham and Doncaster markets.

    produce on stall

    KD Davis & Sons took the Best Greengrocer honour at the Farm Shop and Deli Show Awards at the NEC in Birmingham yesterday. They were also named North East Business of the Year.

    Director Ryan Davis explains the secret of their success:

    Quote Message: The big supermarkets try and push people on price, but we give good value and the right quality. People want quality when they're eating, that's what it's all about. We didn't expect this one bit, we just want to thank our customers for voting for us." from Ryan Davis Director, KD Davis & Sons
    Ryan DavisDirector, KD Davis & Sons