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Summary

  1. Live updates on Tuesday 7 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    That's it until 08:00 tomorrow for your live updates. But I leave you with a glorious picture of Hardwick Hall bathed in golden sunshine at the end of a rainbow. It was taken by Mrs Chris Eyre from Lower Pilsley. Please do send in your stories and photos

    Hardwick Hall
  2. Weather: Staying dry this evening with clear spells overnight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Turning chilly through the evening, especially in rural locations, as any remaining showers soon die away to leave clear spells with light winds. Cloud will thicken from the northwest through the early hours.

    Hourly forecast
  3. Sheffield police increase patrols in Handsworth after woman attacked

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Police are trying to find a teenager who attacked a woman in her 40s in the Handsworth area of Sheffield yesterday morning.

    The victim was walking through some fields, close to Grange Lane at 11:15 when a man in his late teens attempted to sexually assault her. 

    He was disturbed by a member of the public walking nearby and ran off into some nearby woods. Police say it was a highly traumatic incident for the victim and they're now carrying out patrols in the area.

  4. Watch: Thousands of ordinary cyclists enjoy sportive race linked to Tour de Yorkshire

    Mark Ansell

    BBC Look North reporter

    Thousands of people turned out to line the route and watch the professionals in action during the Tour de Yorkshire. But nearly 3,000 amateur cyclists didn't want to just stand and stare. They took part in a sportive on many of the same roads that the professionals raced on.

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    Video caption: Thousands of cyclists enjoy taking part in Tour de Yorkshire sportive event
  5. Latest Headlines: New interim leader appointed for South Yorkshire Police and printing company folds

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    The top stories for Sheffield and South Yorkshire include:

  6. Watch: Parents in Sheffield hold alternative education day in protest at tests

    Kat Cowan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Groups of parents in South Yorkshire have been keeping children off school today to raise concerns about the impact of primary tests, so-called Sats. The tests are taken by seven-year-olds and 11-year-olds and are being made more stretching with changes to the curriculum.  

    Mums and Dads in Sheffield have been holding alternative education days in the city parks

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    Video caption: Parents in Sheffield keep children out of school in protest at primary school tests
  7. Orgreave campaigners call for swift decision from the Home Secretary

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    In the wake of the Hillsborough verdicts the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign is calling for the Home Secretary Theresa May to reach an urgent decision on a public inquiry into policing at the coking plant in June 1984.

    Stickers demanding an inquiry have started appearing in Barnsley and other parts of South Yorkshire.

    Sticker for Orgreave campaign

    OTJC Chair, Joe Rollin, said hope and expectations are running high in mining communities:

    Quote Message: Orgreave remains an essential part of the background to Hillsborough and it is imperative that it is fully investigated if trust in the police is to be rebuilt. We are now waiting to meet the Home Secretary for the second time and urge her to decide that there must be a full inquiry into Orgreave. "
  8. Blades manager starts planning next season

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The planning for next season has already begun at Sheffield United, according to manager Nigel Adkins. 

    Nigel Adkins

    With one game to play, the Blades cannot make the end of season playoffs. Adkins believes it's a work in progress at Bramall Lane and says they need to learn from the current campaign:  

    Quote Message: From my point of view I've just got to keep building. I don't want to be dreaming about the playoffs, I want to be dreaming about being in the top two. We've fallen short this season and what we've got to do is make sure we give ourselves the opportunity to start the next season well and then take it from there." from Nigel Adkins Manager Sheffield United
    Nigel AdkinsManager Sheffield United
  9. Printing firm with Sheffield base goes into administration

    Polestar UK, a printing firm with a large operation in Sheffield has gone into administration. The factory which is based on Shepcote Lane in Tinsley, prints a range of magazines.

    Polestar Sheffield
  10. Watch: new chief constable takes temporary charge of South Yorkshire Police

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    South Yorkshire Police has appointed a new interim chief constable. Dave Jones, the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire is now taking over for the time being. Alan Billings, the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire made the announcement this morning. Dave Jones told a press conference he'll try to reach out to the community, as well as rebuild morale among his officers:

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    Video caption: Dave Jones takes temporary charge of South Yorkshire Police force.
  11. Hillsborough: Parents return to the ground where their girls died

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Sisters Sarah and Vicki Hicks were among the 96 people who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster and their parents have re-united to go back to the spot where they died.

    Sarah and Vicki Hicks

    The girls, aged 15 and 19, travelled to the match with their parents, Trevor and Jenni.

    Trevor and Jenni have now returned to the stadium together for the first time since the disaster to recount that terrible day. Jenni said:

    Quote Message: The last time we were at that ground together was obviously the day of the Hillsborough disaster. Then we split up a couple of years later. Sadly, our marriage broke down because of all the stresses and strains of it. So you never really had the opportunity to talk about it in such great detail and that's what going back together did."

    Hillsborough: Trevor & Jenni's Journey will be broadcast on BBC Radio Merseyside on Tuesday 3 May at 19:00 BST.

  12. Lamb and ewe attacks reported in Sheffield

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    South Yorkshire Police is reminding dog owners to keep their pets on leads while around livestock after officers in Sheffield have had calls about newborn lambs being bitten and pregnant ewes being chased by loose dogs. 

    Ewe with lamb

    Police Constable Matt Duffy, a wildlife crime officer, said:  

    Quote Message: We’ve had reports that some dog owners are challenging farmers who are asking for dogs to be put back on leads, so I’d like to advise those owners that you could face prosecution if your dog injures, kills or worries a sheep. It’s also worth bearing in mind that within the law, farmers can shoot any animal attacking their livestock. Please do not take that risk.” from Police Constable Matt Duffy
    Police Constable Matt Duffy
  13. Sheffield park protest at primary school tests

    Kat Cowan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Groups of parents in South Yorkshire have been keeping their children off school today in a protest about tests for six and seven year olds. 

    Banners from anti-sats demonstration

    More than 40,000 parents have signed a petition calling for a boycott of primary school tests, which are due to be taken later this month. The Education Minister, Nick Gibb, says they're important for improving standards but some parents say they are stressful and held an alternative education day in Endcliffe Park instead.

    Protest in Encliffe Park, Sheffield
  14. German stem cell doner travels to Sheffield to meet the man whose life she saved

    Rony Robinson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    I got to tell an international story on the show today about a man called Mark Ritson from Sheffield, and a woman from Germany, Jacqueline Harfmann. They only met for the first time recently, but they already shared something rather special, she had saved his life.

    Jacqueline Harfmann and Mark Ritson

    Mark was diagnosed in 2008 with severe aplastic anaemia, a rare blood disease that means the bone marrow does not produce enough platelets or red and white blood cells.

    Mark said he had feared that his anonymous donor would not want to go ahead with a second donation after a first transplant failed. But Jacqueline said she had no doubts.

    Quote Message: “After the first transplant I was so full of hope that everything would be fine. I thought about it almost all the time. Then they told me it had failed, but there was a possibility to donate again and give it another try.They said I could think about it, but I was sure in that very second that I wanted to try. I didn’t want to let him down.”
  15. New South Yorkshire police chief taking 'fundamental review' of force

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    The new interim Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, Dave Jones, has promised to undertake a "fundamental review" of the force which was severely criticised in the Hillsborough inquests. 

    Alan Billings and Dave Jones
    Image caption: Alan Billings and Dave Jones (right)

    Dave Jones was appointed today by the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, Alan Billlings. The interim Chief Constable said he will meet his workforce as soon as possible. 

    He also said he wants to speak to representatives of the Hillborough families and campaigners trying to get an investigation into policing at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike. 

    Quote Message: I do not underestimate the issue of concern that the public have raised, that the families have raised in relation to things that have happened both in South Yorkshire and across the police service. " from Dave Jones South Yorkshire Police Interim Chief Constable
    Dave JonesSouth Yorkshire Police Interim Chief Constable
  16. Ferguson 'ready for challenge' at Doncaster Rovers

    BBC Sport

    Darren Ferguson has told BBC Radio Sheffield Sport he fully expects to still be in charge of Doncaster at the start of next season.

    Fleetwood's defeat at Walsall yesterday means Rovers are three points from safety with one game to play and with a much inferior goal difference. 

    But despite being at the helm as Rovers went down, Ferguson says the board still backs him.

    Quote Message: We've had good discussions and I'll be ready for the challenge. The board have been great. It's a really good club and I'm never going to change my mind on that." from Darren Ferguson Manager, Doncaster Rovers
    Darren FergusonManager, Doncaster Rovers
  17. Have you seen missing Barbara from Doncaster?

    South Yorkshire police are concerned about a woman in Doncaster who has gone missing and is prone to blackouts.

    Barbara Brett

    Fifty-year-old Barbara Brett was last seen at about 22:30 last night by her son at her home on East Avenue in Woodlands.

    At about 06:00 this morning he realised his mother was missing and had taken only her coat with her.

    Investigating Officer Sgt Rebecca Richardson said they are particularly concerned about her welfare because of ongoing health problems: 

    Quote Message: She is prone to blackouts and recently suffered a head injury during a car accident. As a result, her family is understandably concerned about her well-being and where she could be. If anyone has seen Barbara or has information about where she could be, please contact 101 immediately quoting incident 140 of May 3 2016." from Sgt Rebecca Richardson
    Sgt Rebecca Richardson
  18. Trevor and Jenni Hicks make emotional return to Hillsborough

    A father whose teenage daughters were unlawfully killed in the Hillsborough disaster has said he always thought his former wife blamed him for not looking after them properly. 

    Their marriage broke down under the strain of dealing with the deaths of the daughters Sarah and Vicki who were crushed at the Leppings Lane end of the Hillsborough ground.

    Trevor and Jenni Hicks

    During a programme broadcast tonight on BBC Radio Merseyside Trevor and Jenni retrace the steps they took on April 15 1989. Jenni says: 

    Quote Message: To have Trevor take me around and show me approximately where he was standing on the day, his movements, where the girls were, it really completed a picture for me. There was this strong need from Trevor to show me. I could see it must have been cathartic for him as well." from Jenni Hicks
    Jenni Hicks

    Trevor said: "One of our difficulties was, I always thought Jenni blamed me for not looking after them properly." Jenni replied:

    Quote Message: Strangely enough I never did. People automatically think that for some reason but I've never, ever - hand on heart. It's never even entered my head to have blamed you. I never, ever have and still don't." from Jenni Hicks
    Jenni Hicks
  19. Weather: Dry and bright this afternoon with isolated showers

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Sunny spells and scattered showers, with a chance of some heavy showers in places. Later the showers will gradually become lighter and isolated, as long sunny periods develop. Breezy but gradually the wind will ease.

    Tonight becoming chilly, especially in rural locations, as any remaining showers soon die away to leave clear spells with light winds.

    Hourly forecast
  20. Chief Constable of North Yorkshire to run South Yorkshire Police

    South Yorkshire Police has appointed its second interim chief in a week, after the fall-out from the Hillsborough inquests.

    North Yorkshire Chief Constable Dave Jones steps in after David Crompton's suspension in the wake of a jury verdict the 96 victims died unlawfully. 

    Dave Jones

    Mr Crompton's initial replacement, deputy Dawn Copley stood down after her appointment was criticised.

    Mrs Copley had been investigated over her conduct with another force