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Summary

  1. Far right Rotherham march to go ahead despite plea for ban
  2. Two men, aged 77 and 79, seriously injured by car in Sheffield
  3. Jarvis Cocker re-voices Sheffield trams for BBC Music Day
  4. Sheffield Predators unveil name change after public vote
  5. Live updates on Friday 3 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Mick Lunney

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage across the day

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    You can scroll down through our feed to see today's news and sport for South Yorkshire.

    We've heard Jarvis Cocker on a tram as part of BBC Music Day. and a heroic climber has spoken to us about abandoning his Everest dream to save another mountaineer's life.

    Have a great weekend and do send us your stories and photos, they're always welcome, click here.

    We'll be back with more news,sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday. 

  2. Weather update: Cloudy with some drizzle, feeling mild overnight

    BBC Weather

    Low cloud and mist will move in, with fog developing in many places, especially across the Pennines. 

    Some drizzle is also expected in a number of areas. Light winds.  

    Weather graphic
  3. Headlines: Police and businesses decry a far-right march in Rotherham and Jarvis Cocker plays tram announcer

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

  4. Listen: Child sex scandals prompt sports team name change in Sheffield

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The Sheffield Predators, an American football team, is changing its name to the Sheffield Giants.

    No-one at the club has done anything wrong-but it says recent headline news stories about child sexual abuse mean the word 'predator' casts a negative shadow on the team.

    The new name was chosen by the club after a public vote came up with suggestions. Toby Chesters is General Manager of the club. He's been speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield's Peggy Walker:

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    Video caption: Predators name change
  5. Listen: 'You can't leave another person in distress', hero climber from Rotherham tells BBC

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    He was just short of a lifetime ambition to reach the summit of Everest.

    It had cost him tens of thousands of pounds to prepare and make the ascent - but Leslie Binns abandoned his dream to save another climber

    He's been speaking to the BBC about how he felt he couldn't carry on and leave Sunita Hazra to the elements, as other climbers had done. 

    John Cundy reports:

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    Video caption: Hero climber speaks
  6. Larger than life: BBC Radio Sheffield's Everard Davy

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Listeners to BBC Radio Sheffield will know that Everard Davy is a larger-than-life character.

    They call him 'the voice of news'. He's not big-headed about it, but his head is a bit bigger than normal in this photo.

    His portrait is on display at High Storrs School, and it's the work of his daughter, Ella Davyson.

    It's one in a range of work by pupils that'll be open to the public next week Thursday evening at the school. 

    Nice head, Ed.

    Everard Davy
  7. Fire risk advice ahead of Ramadan

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is giving advice to Muslim communities to take extra care ahead of one of the most important periods in the Islamic calendar.

    It fears people are more likely to be at risk of fire during Ramadan, which begins on 7 June.

    Ramadan lasts for 30 days and is observed by fasting during daylight hours, with cooking taking place before sunrise or after sunset.

    Quote Message: We recognise this is a really important time in the Islamic calendar, but want to make sure people observe it safely. In particular, people should take extra care to keep an eye on their cooking, as fasting could leave you feeling tired and more likely to become distracted or have an accident". from Trevor Barnard Head of community safety SYFR
    Trevor BarnardHead of community safety SYFR
    Firefighter gives advice
  8. BBC Music Day with Toby Foster

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    BBC Music Day on Radio Sheffield kicked off with some live music in the studio with Toby Foster.

    The guest joining the team in this video is Julian Jones, a singer/songwriter from the city:

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    Video caption: Music Day with Toby Foster
  9. Headlines: Police commissioner criticises far right march in Rotherham and Jarvis Cocker turns tram announcer in Sheffield

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    • The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner says Rotherham "can well do without" a far right group demonstrating in the town tomorrow
    • Two men in their seventies are critically ill in hospital after being hit by a car in Sheffield 
    • The voice of Jarvis Cocker is being used on Supertram announcements in Sheffield to mark BBC Music Day
  10. Two men critically injured in road collision

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Two men aged 77 and 79 have been seriously injured after being hit by a car in Sheffield.

    Police say it was reported at about 2.25pm yesterday that a blue Audi A4 was reversing on Straun Road into Glenorchy Road when it struck the two pedestrians.

    The men, both from the Sheffield area, suffered serious head injuries and were taken to hospital where they remain in a critical condition, police said.

    Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or witnessed the collision.

    Accident scene
  11. Listen: Jarvis Cocker tram stop announcements in Sheffield

    Dan Green

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Some odd things have been going on in Sheffield to mark BBC Music Day.

    People using the city's Supertram have been hearing a famous voice from the city today:

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    Video caption: Jarvis Cocker tram
  12. Predators name change for Sheffield American football team

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The Sheffield Predators American Football Club is to change its name. From the 2017 season, it'll be known as the Sheffield Giants following a vote by fans.

    Sheffield Predators players

    General manager Toby Chesters, says recent events surrounding child sexual exploitation meant the name had negative associations.

    "The name 'Predators' no longer sits comfortably with the club's stated aims of developing links with the local community, including its schools, colleges and universities," he added.

    Predators logo
  13. Watch: BBC Music Day sees another odd but enjoyable 'venue'

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Across today musicians are popping up in unusual places to perform in Sheffield. It's all for BBC Music Day.

    Here's Liberty Ship on Supertram:

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  14. Five hundred extra police amid protests over a march in Rotherham

    Liz Roberts

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A demonstration by a far right group will go ahead in Rotherham tomorrow - despite a letter signed by businesses and groups asking for it to be banned. 

    Five hundred extra police officers will be on duty - at a cost of almost £250,000 to South Yorkshire Police - as members of a far right group, Pegida, march through the town centre. The group involves Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League.

    Jason Harwin is Assistant Chief Constable in South Yorkshire and will be in charge of the police operation this weekend. He spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield's Toby Foster:

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    Video caption: Far right march policing interview
  15. Children's pocket money in Yorkshire among lowest in country

    You remember the days, getting your weekly 50p from your parents, and then it was off down the shops to buy your favourite mag or a cheeky packet of something filled with e-numbers.

    But it turns out that kids in our area are among the worst pocket-monied in the UK, bagging on average £6.25. 

    Meanwhile, in London they're being spoiled rotten with £8.21, according to figures from Halifax building society.

    Pocket money

    The survey also suggests that there's a gender pay gap too, with boys receiving 13% more weekly pocket money than girls in the past year.  

  16. Barnsley's school summer holiday cut sparks criticsim

    Barnsley Council's decision to cut school summer holidays to under five weeks has prompted criticism from some parents and teachers.

    The authority has announced announced term dates for the academic year 2017-18 - with a shorter summer break and a longer holiday at October half-term.

    Horizon College, Barnsley
  17. Sport: Rotherham's new boss can buy new players but must watch the purse

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    Rotherham United chairman Tony Stewart says he will allow Alan Stubbs to bring in the players he wants this summer. 

    The new boss has already stated he will not look to raid his former club Hibernian for signings. 

    Tony Stewart says the manager can add to the squad, but within the budgets set.

    Alan Stubbs
  18. Watch: Dementia patient's life on film to help others

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A mother of two from Conisbrough who was diagnosed with dementia when she was just 40 has released her story on film to help others. 

    Wendy Sharps first had symptoms of dementia when she was 35, but after tests proved inconclusive it took her five years to receive a diagnosis. 

    Quote Message: When I was out and about I often didn’t recognise people who obviously knew me, and I’d sometimes get off the bus at the wrong stop. I knew something wasn’t right, but the tests came back negative, and my doctors thought I could be stressed or depressed". from Wendy Sharps Dementia patient
    Wendy SharpsDementia patient
    View more on youtube
  19. Headlines: 500 extra police readied for far right march in Rotherham and music in the air for BBC Music Day

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    • Business owners say they're disappointed by plans for a march by far-right group Pegida in Rotherham this weekend
    • The police watchdog, the IPCC, has received a complaint on behalf of 22 of the Hillsborough families against the suspended South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton
    • Tthe BBC's Music Day sees a range of performances in unusual places in Sheffield
  20. Police appeal over indecent exposure in Rotherham

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Police have released this e-fit image of a suspect after reports that a man indecently exposed himself to a teenage girl in Rotherham.

    Police e-fit image

    The 17-year-old girl was at the Wickersley Road bus stop, close to the junction with Ledsham Road, when a man indecently exposed himself in front of the her, before she ran off.   

    He is described as white, about 5ft 8in-5ft 9in, of an average build with short, spiked, mousey coloured hair.