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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume from 08:00 on Tuesday 31 May
  2. Updates on Friday 27 May

Live Reporting

By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for our feed of updates for this week. The team will be back with more news at 08:00 on Tuesday. If you're in Sheffield tonight and don't fancy cooking you might want to get along to the Community Meal to fund aid for refugees in Calais at Sharrow Old Junior School from 19:30 this evening.

    Community Meal at Sharrow Old Junior School

    If you're off to Wembley or out and about this weekend don't forget to send us your pictures here.

  2. Weather: Staying dry tonight with an overnight low of 9C

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Dry through the evening and night although some breaks in the cloud will allow the odd patch of mist and fog to form. Feeling chilly later in some rural areas. Light easterly winds persisting. A grey start Saturday and Sunday but brightening up later.

    Hourly forecast
  3. Latest headlines: Senior officer queries cost of Orgreave inquiry and man jailed over Rotherham sex abuse

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

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

  4. Corbyn and Milliband in Doncaster on EU remain campaign

    Liz Roberts

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The Labour "In For Britain" bus has been in Doncaster today pressing home arguments for staying in the EU in the upcoming referendum.

    Ed Milliband and Jeremy Corbyn with other MPs

    Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn was there along with former leader Ed Milliband.

    Don Valley MP Caroline Flint was hecked by some people in the crowd during a speech she gave.

  5. Watch: Board game marathon underway in Doncaster

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A 24-hour board game marathon is taking place in Armthorpe in Doncaster today. Staff at the Moirae web design firm are streaming it live online to drum up donations for the NSPCC:

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    Video caption: 24 hour board game marathon in Armthorpe, Doncaster
  6. Wembley fever: The arch beckons for Barnsley and Wednesday fans

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    This is where it's at for Owls and Reds fans this weekend:

    Wembley Stadium

    Not long now for the Wembley play-off weekend and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan has vowed to "leave everything on the pitch" for the Owls fans tomorrow.

    Barnsley caretaker boss Paul Heckingbottom says the prize for winning promotion is massive. The Reds take on Millwall on Sunday knowing another Wembley win will mean promotion to the Championship. 

  7. Watch: Couple prepare for TWO Wembley play-offs

    Mark Ansell

    BBC Look North reporter

    Mike and Fiona Hall have been happily married for 18 years.

    In fact Mike proposed to passionate Barnsley fan Fiona on the pitch at Oakwell back in 1998. But Mike is massive Sheffield Wednesday fan. Can you imagine what life has been like in their house this week?

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    Video caption: Mike and Fiona Hall on supporting Wednesday and Barnsley
  8. Man jailed for sexually abusing Rotherham teenagers

    A 44-year-old man has today been jailed for 10 years for sexually abusing two teenagers in Rotherham.

    Stephen Smith, from Creighton Avenue, Rawmarsh, was found guilty of 10 sexual offences following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court in February this year. 

    He will also have to sign on to the sex offender register indefinitely upon his release.

  9. Watch: Musician Dave Cherry adapts song for Barnsley fans

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A passionate Barnsley fan has taken to song to mark the Reds' play off final. 

    Dave Cherry is a writer and musician who has adapted his song about Stairfoot Roundabout:

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    Video caption: Listen to Dave Cherry's tribute to the Barnsley landmark
  10. Barnsley nurse in final for photography award

    A nurse from Barnsley has had her photograph chosen for a national competition by The Royal College of Nursing. 

    Award winning photo

    The Royal College of Nursing is celebrating 100 years and has one of Roxana Whiteman’s photos in the final 50 of the Photography Competition ‘Care on Camera.’

    The public can vote until the 31 May. The winner will be announced on the 18 June in Glasgow.

    Roxana nurses in Sheffield and lives in Barnsley and says she's delighted to make the shortlist. 

    Quote Message: Regardless of the winner, all the 50 photos will be touring the country from 19 June. I am so proud to be selected. The photo captures beautifully what my award winning social enterprise UNCOVER: happy hearts through art does and also how much creativity enhances people’s health and well-being.”
  11. New play in Sheffield highlighting plight of LBGT asylum seekers

    Rights of Passage - a new play about the struggles of LGBT asylum seekers by Clare Summerskill and Artemis Theatre - is on at The Merlin Theatre, Sheffield on Monday 30 May.

    Scene from Rights of Passage

    The real-life stories brought to the stage reveal what it's like for those who come to the UK and often live under the radar, terrified of being forcefully returned to their country of origin.

    Rights of Passage is presented in Sheffield by the Friends of Edward Carpenter community group, raising funds for a permanent memorial to Carpenter, an early social reformer and gay activist who lived in Sheffield at the end of the 19th and early 20th Century. 

    Mark Scott, co-director of Friends of Edward Carpenter community group said: 

    Quote Message: We think Carpenter would very much approve of the spotlight the play shines on the continuing struggle faced by LGBT people across the world. These struggles are still faced by many, here and abroad, nearly a century after Carpenter was writing and campaigning. We believe he would recognise the continuing quest for LGBT equality and justice and would want to do something about it were he here."
  12. Man's death in Sheffield park not suspicious

    South Yorkshire police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a Sheffield park this morning.

    Police cars at the scene

    Emergency services were called to Beauchief Gardens off Abbeydale Road South this morning at about 07:40 after the body of the man was found.   

  13. Police out in force on rail network for Wednesday play-off finals

    British Transport Police will be patrolling services to Wembley on Saturday to ensure journeys to and from the Championship play off match between Hull and Sheffield Wednesday pass without incident.

    Wednesday fans

    There will be:

    • Increased visibility patrols on services 
    • Dry trains will be in operation 
    • Officers will use body worn cameras, which can capture and record the movement and behaviour of rail users

    Temporary Supt Dave Oram, who is leading the operation, said:

    Quote Message: Let’s keep in mind that most football supporters want to do just that - support their team and enjoy a day out doing so, however a minority risk spoiling that for themselves and others by behaving in a way that makes others feel intimidated or threatened. Any behaviour that impedes or affects the journey of others in a detrimental way will absolutely not be tolerated and we will do everything in our power to find those who do and bring them to justice.”
  14. Hillsborough branded knickers removed from sale by Amazon

    Hillsborough-branded underwear available to buy at Amazon has been taken off sale following complaints.

    The undergarments for women feature "truth" and "justice" mottos used by campaigners after the 1989 disaster at the Sheffield football ground in which 96 fans were unlawfully killed.

    Graphic representation of slogans on underwear

    Charlotte Hennessy, whose father died, said it was "distasteful" and Walton MP Steve Rotheram said "commercialising" the disaster was a "reprehensible act".

    Online retailer Amazon said the products were "no longer available".

  15. Children at Sheffield Children's Hospital get ready for Elmer day

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    To prepare for the first ever Elmer day on 28 May, patients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital grabbed a paintbrush.

    Elmer is one of the most well-known children's book characters world-wide and now Elmer the Elephant, created by author David McKee, even has his own national day of celebration.

    Children painting fibreglass elephant

    Their canvas was a 40kg fibreglass elephant, one of over 50 sculptures that will be displayed throughout the city this summer as part of the Herd of Sheffield sculpture trail.    

    Patient at Children's Hospital
  16. Multi-million pound price tag on Sheffield Wednesday Wembley success

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The return to the Premier League could prove a financial bonanza for Sheffield Wednesday and the city.

    Graphic: The £200m game?

    The Owls are just 90 minutes from the Premier League. They face Hull City tomorrow. 

    We know moving into the top flight means more money, but how much more? Rob Wilson is a football finance expert at Sheffield Hallam University:  

    Quote Message: Sheffield Wednesday turned over something in the region of £15m last year. Just by winning the game at the weekend and going into the Premier League is going to earn them something in the region of £130m, so a ten fold increase in turnover alone. It just bring almost unquantifiable benefits to the football club, to the city of Sheffield of course and all the Wednesday fans that are going to follow their team."
  17. Call for push to keep graduates and young talent in region

    There are calls for more to be done to keep skilled workers in South Yorkshire. 

    BIS strike placard

    Yesterday it was confirmed that 250 jobs are going at the Business Innovation and Skills office in Sheffield. 

    There are also 600 jobs being cut at HSBC and HMRC. Concerns are being raised that it could lead to the most talented workers moving elsewhere. 

    Martin Edmondson from GradCore which helps employers find graduates says businesses need supporting:  

    Quote Message: What we need to be thinking about as a city is looking for opportunities to encourage larger businesses to locate here but also to enable smaller companies to see the value of hiring apprentices, graduates and other talented young people into their organisations because we know where that happens businesses grow and the economy will grow."
  18. Wembley fever: It's getting emotional already

    The BBC Radio Sheffield #OurTime video has got fans feeling weepy (in a good way we hope):

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    Still not seen it? You might want to get your tissues ready again Jenni:

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    Video caption: South Yorkshire celebrities and supporters backing their teams at Wembley.