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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather from across Sheffield and South Yorkshire resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 11 May 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 0800 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    Don't forget to get in touch if you have a story or picture you'd like to share with us.

  2. Watch: Why some local people think Yorkshire Wildlife Park is loud enough already

    Kevin Larkin

    Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Plans to hold concerts at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster won't go ahead. 

    The council's licensing committee has rejected an application to put on 12 events a year catering for 15,000 people, citing concerns about traffic levels, nuisance to locals and alcohol issues.  

    One of the residents living near the wildlife park, Martin Tyas, said there is already an issue with noise at the park and sent us this video....

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    Video caption: Yorkshire Wildlife Park video
  3. Government needs to take stronger lead over Tata sale says South Yorkshire MP

    A South Yorkshire MP is urging the Government to take a more active role in helping to secure the sale of Tata steel sites, including those in Stocksbridge and Rotherham. 

    Tata Steel says seven potential buyers are interested in acquiring its UK operations. 

    Penistone and Stocksbridge MP, Angela Smith, was speaking in a debate at Westminster on the future of the steel industry....

    Angela Smith MP
    Quote Message: We need a government to fufil a much more powerful role...that of strategic lead in terms of ensuring that the Tata sales process is placed firmly in the context of how the industry needs to develop in the long term in order to secure its sustainability and we need to see that role taken on by the government now." from Angela Smith Labour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge
    Angela SmithLabour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge
  4. Willett & Spieth: How will the golfers fare after drama of Augusta?

    BBC Sport

    Masters champion Danny Willett from Sheffield and runner-up Jordan Spieth face the sternest of challenges when they return to action at this week's Players Championship.

    Danny Willett and Jordon Spieth

    Neither has competed since the drama of Augusta more than a month ago, and they face the strongest field of the year on a TPC Sawgrass course that demands the utmost precision.

    This is the week when golf bursts back to life at an event that is a major in all but name. It heralds the start of a hectic spell that includes the US Open, Open and PGA Championship as well as the game's return to the Olympics in Rio. And it will be asking a lot for the top two at the Masters to hit the ground running.

    Willett has spent the past month getting used to the life-changing circumstances of becoming a dad and a major champion for the first time. Spieth, meanwhile, has been coming to terms with the first serious setback of his young career having squandered a five-stroke lead on the back nine at Augusta.

  5. Latest headlines: Three people arrested after man taken to hospital in Doncaster and Sheffield's newest MP calls for inquiry into Orgreave

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories from South Yorkshire this evening include:

    • Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man in his 40s was taken to hospital following an incident in Doncaster
    •  The Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham says the experience of the Hillsborough families should act as a catalyst to major change in the criminal justice system
    • The new Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough has called on the Prime Minister to order an inquiry into events at Orgreave during the miners' strike 
  6. Weather: Largely dry with clear spells overnight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    There may be a few heavy showers this evening, however it will be largely dry with clear spells overnight

    Some low cloud and perhaps fog patches will develop by the early hours, especially over high ground.  

    Weather graphic
  7. Latest headlines: Stabbing in Doncaster and plans to diversify at Yorkshire Wildlife Park are thrown out by council

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories this afternoon include:

    • A man in his 40's has been taken to hospital with reported stab wounds after incident in Doncaster
    • Constituent of Sheffield MP says she's upset about the portrayal of her mother in the ITV programme "The Secret
    • The owners of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster have been told they can't hold concerts there
  8. Daughter of murder victim criticises ITV drama

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Lauren Bradford from Sheffield has criticised the ITV drama "The Secret" for its portrayal of the murder of her mother in 1991. 

    At the time the murder was covered up as a suicide pact but 18 years later it was discovered that Lesley Howell  had actually been murdered by her father and his mistress.

    Colin Howell and Hazel Buchanan are serving jail sentences over the murders of Trevor Buchanan and Lesley Howell, whose bodies were found in a fume-filled car in Northern Ireland 25 years ago.  

    It's now been turned into a television programme starring James Nesbitt.

    James Nesbitt in The Secret

    Lauren Bradford (pictured below) says the show was made without her consent and has considerably misrepresented her mother. 

    Lauren and her MP, Louise Haigh, are now due to meet with the Culture Secretary to discuss the issues surrounding the airing of the drama.   

    The Sheffield MP says she has already been in contact with ITV and OFCOM and as far as she can see no rules have been broken but she believes victims voices should have a far greater role in any accounting of their tragedy.

    Lauren Bradford
  9. Look North weather presenter bids farewell

    There were a few tears in the Look North studio this lunchtime as weather presenter Kay Crewdson bid farewell to the region.

    She's off to Nottingham but says she's not saying goodbye, more farewell for now......

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    Video caption: A few tears in the studio as we say goodbye to Kay Crewdson.
  10. Sheffield's newest MP calls for Orgreave inquiry

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    The new Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough has called on the Prime Minister to order an inquiry in events at Orgreave.

    Gill Furniss was speaking in the Commons for the first time since winning her late-husband, Harry Harpham's, old seat in last Thursday's by-election....  

    Gill Furniss
    Quote Message: Twenty seven years ago in my constituency we saw the country's biggest sporting disaster. It is clear that we won't have the full truth about Hillsborough until we have the full truth about Orgreave and the policing of the miners strike. Will the Prime Minister accept the call by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and initiate an inquiry." from Gill Furniss Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
    Gill FurnissLabour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
    David Cameron Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister, David Cameron, responded to say the Home Secretary was currently considering the matter.

  11. New BBC programme looking for people from Sheffield to take part

    A new BBC TV show is looking for Sheffield residents to take part in a programme about overcoming financial hardship.

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    The television programme is working with the not-for-profit lending service Sheffield Money.

    If you're paying back a friend, buying essentials for the home or starting a small business, the programme makers would like to hear your story.

    You can get in touch by emailing casting@curvemedia.com.

  12. Sheffield man found guilty of murdering father of two

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A man's been found guilty of murdering a Sheffield father of two. 

    Steven Ray,36, (pictured below) from Thornborough Road, Heeley stabbed Rory Hemmings in the chest after an argument at Mr Hemmings ex partner's house last November. 

    Steven Ray

    Mr Hemmings (pictured below) died from a single stab wound to the chest at a house in Arbourthorne. 

    Steven Ray will be sentenced tomorrow at Sheffield Crown Court. 

    Rory Hemmings
  13. Stabbing incident in Doncaster

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A man in his 40's has been taken to hospital with reported stab wounds after incident in Doncaster. 

    Police were called to Marsh Gate just after 9.30 this morning.

    The man's injuries aren't thought to be life threatening. 

    Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder 

  14. Concert plan for Wildlife Park thrown out by Doncaster Council

    Plans to hold concerts at the Yorkshire Wildlfe Park in Doncaster have been rejected by the council's licensing committee.

    Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    The owners of the park wanted to put on up to 12 events a year catering for 15,000 people. 

    This lunchtime councillors turned down the plan, citing concerns about traffic levels, nuisance to local residents and control of alcohol among people attending concerts.  

  15. Weather: Bright spells later today

    BBC Weather

    Clearing to some bright or sunny spells through the late afternoon or evening. Feeling warm in shelter, but cooler near coasts with an onshore breeze.

    Weather graphic
  16. Call for changes to criminal justice system in wake of Hillsborough inquests

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Labour are calling for changes to the criminal justice system in the wake of the Hillsborough inquests which ruled that the 96 Liverpool fans who died were unlawfully killed. 

    The jury concluded that blunders by the police contributed to the disaster in 1989 and no blame could be placed on the supporters. 

    The Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham, says it's unfair that the police had access to public money to defend themselves, while the families of the victims had to fight for justice:  

    Andy Burnham
    Quote Message: The families have walked the hardest road imaginable over those 27 years. That journey has exposed just how the odds are stacked against people and loaded in favour of the authorities. So I believe there does now need to be real change, a re-balancing of the police and criminal justice system in favour of ordinary people." from Andy Burnham Shadow Home Secretary
    Andy BurnhamShadow Home Secretary
  17. Latest headlines: Call for changes to criminal justice system in wake of Hillsborough inquests and 'strapped for cash' of Sheffield could end up on telly

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories from South Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

    • Labour are calling for changes to the criminal justice system after the Hillsborough inquests
    • Doncaster council has refused an application for Yorkshire Wildlife Park to hold events which could have seen as many as 15 thousand people attending
    • a new BBC TV show is looking for people from Sheffield who struggle with money