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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 8 June 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 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    I thought I'd leave you with two of my favourite pictures from today of Amur tigers Vlad and Tschuna and their cubs from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

    They've been enjoying the water at the Land of the Tiger during the recent hot weather.


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

  2. Weather: Fine and dry end to the day

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A largely fine and dry end to the day. Overnight, cloud will again spread inland from the North Sea, with some mist and fog possible across coastal spots. Western parts will have the best chance of staying clear. 

    Weather graphic
  3. Latest headlines: MOD agree to help search for missing Rotherham men and police want to question 12 following disorder at play-off final

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories from South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

    • The Ministry of Defence has agreed to help find the bodies of two Rotherham men missing at Didcot power station. They'll provide equipment and extra staff for the operation
    • A man's been arrested as part of an investigation into child sex abuse in Rotherham
    • The Metropolitan Police is looking for 12 football supporters, following disorder at last month's League One play-off final between Barnsley and Millwall
  4. Listen: Tree felling council says residents were consulted

    There's been anger from some residents on Bannerdale Road in Sheffield after council contractors began a tree felling operation.

    At one point police were called after a number of people got in the way of the work being carried out.

    Some people living on the road told our reporter Andy Kershaw they were upset because they'd had no notice about the work.

    Other residents say they supported the tree felling and even posed for a picture with workers (pictured below). 

    This afternoon Simon Green the Executive Director of Place for Sheffield City Council responded to criticism that there had been no communication that the work was going ahead....

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    Video caption: Tree felling in Bannerdale Road council responds to criticism
  5. Youngsters in Barnsley to pitch ideas at 'Dragon's Den' style event

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    the chairs used by the five Dragons in series three of 'Dragons Den'. Entrepreneurs have 3 minutes to sell their ideas to 5 multi-millionaires with money to invest.

    Barnsley's brightest young entrepreneurs are getting ready to pitch their enterprising ideas at a ‘dragon's den’ style event on Thursday, 9 June.

    The competition will see 16 teams and more than 60 young people putting their bright ideas forward to a panel of experienced business people at the Digital Media Centre.

    The Barnsley Big Challenge runs the contest through the borough’s schools and further education colleges. It challenges young people aged nine to 19 years, in teams or as individuals, to come up with a sound business idea and trade successfully through rounds of competition culminating in this week’s final. 

    They are given £25 by business mentors and are expected to make enough profit to eventually pay it back.The enterprise awarded 'Best Overall Business' title will get an all-expenses-paid trip to Barcelona.  

  6. CCTV appeal following series of arson attacks in South Yorkshire

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Police have issued CCTV images and an appeal for information after a series of arson attacks.

    Between October 2015 and June 2016, police received five reports of arson that appear to be linked to the Richford Motors vehicle compound in the Wath area of Rotherham.

    Two arson incidents have been reported at the compound in Farfield Park, Wath, as well as three reports of vehicle arson at staff members’ homes – two in the Hathersley North area of Barnsley and one in the Parson Cross area of Sheffield.

    Officers believe the two men pictured could hold vital information, but they’re also keen to hear from anyone in the local community who may have witnessed suspicious activity around the vehicle compound.

    CCTV image
  7. Sheffield Supertram revenue down by £1.2 million

    Oliver Wright

    BBC News Online, Yorkshire


    Sheffield Supertram has seen a drop in passenger revenue for the seventh year running, figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) show.

    The network's income fell from £12.6m in 2014/15 to £11.4m last year and by almost 30% since 2008/09, when it generated £16.2m.

    Passengers numbers, however, have risen from 11.5m to 11.6m in the last year.

    A spokeswoman for Stagecoach, which runs Supertram, said the network remained a "profitable business".

  8. What are your questions for the EU Referendum's key players?

    Lara Rostron

    Presenter, BBC Look North

    On Look North this week we're talking to the Prime Minister David Cameron who wants to stay in the EU and to the leave campaigner Michael Gove.

    We're after your questions for them both - what would you like to know..? 

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    Video caption: What would you like to know about the EU Referendum..?

    You can email us your questions, or join the debate with other Look North viewers on our Facebook page

  9. Look North wants your questions for Cameron and Gove

    Look North is talking to two of the main players in the EU Referendum campaign on the programme this week - the Prime Minister, David Cameron, who wants to stay in Europe and to the leave campaigner Micheal Gove.

    We're after your questions for them both - what would you like to know..?

    More information on the campaign:

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    Video caption: What would you like to know about the EU Referendum..?
  10. Police want to speak to 12 over disorder at Millwall v Barnsley play-off final

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Police are appealing for information to identify 12 people who they want to speak to following disorder at the League One play-off final between Millwall and Barnsley on Sunday, 29 May.

    Criminal damage was caused to seating at Wembley Stadium and the debris used as missiles.

    The people pictured are a mixture of supporters from both teams.

    Anyone with information should call the Metropolitan Police Public Order Branch by dialing 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting the relevant reference number.

    CCTV images
    CCTV images
    CCTV images
  11. Your pictures: Rivelin in June

    Thanks to Lauren Hooper from Wincobank who sent us this photo of Rivelin taken on 7 June.

    Don't forget to get in touch if you'd like to see your pictures on the Local Live page too.

  12. Latest headlines: MOD agrees to help find missing Rotherham men and the end of the line for quiet coaches on East Midlands Trains

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories from South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

    • The Ministry of Defence has agreed to help find the bodies of two Rotherham men missing at Didcot Power Station
    • A man's been arrested as part of an investigation into child sex abuse in Rotherham. It's the first arrest by officers from the National Crime Agency under Operation Stovewood
    • East Midlands Trains says it's phasing out its quiet coaches 
  13. MOD steps in to find missing Rotherham men

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The Ministry of Defence has agreed to help find the bodies of two Rotherham men missing at Didcot Power Station. 

    It'll provide equipment and extra staff to assist with bringing down the rest of the partially collapsed boiler house. 

    Ken Cresswell and John Shaw died in the incident in February, along with another worker from Swansea. 

    Didcot power station
  14. Broken down lorry causes congestion on M1

    BBC Travel

    There is queuing traffic and a lane closed on the M1 southbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J32, M18 (Thurcroft).

    It's because of a broken down lorry.  

  15. Rotherham Minster holds special service to mark Queen's 90th birthday

    As part of the 90th birthday celebrations for HM The Queen Rotherham Minster will be holding a special Songs of Praise on Sunday 12 June 2016 at 16:00.

    The Songs of Praise will include some of the well-known hymns that were sung at the Queen's Coronation, Golden and Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving Services.

    The special birthday book for HM The Queen, which has been open in Rotherham Minster for people to add their personal greetings, will be closed at the end of the service and forwarded to Buckingham Palace.

    Canon David Bliss Vicar of Rotherham said " I do hope many people will want to come and join us for this special service as we give thanks for HM The Queen."

    HM The Queen
  16. Wisteria in full bloom in Sheffield city centre

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Thought you might like to see this image of wisteria in full bloom in the middle of Sheffield city centre. 

    It's making a very impressive display right now next to the Millennium Gallery on Arundel Gate.

    Don't forget to send in your own pictures by getting in touch with us here at Local Live and it may end up on our page.

  17. Man dies following reported assault in Askern

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    A 35-year-old man who was injured following an alleged assault in Askern last month has died in hospital.

    Emergency services were called at around 01:20 on Monday 30 May to High Street, Askern, following reports a man had been seriously assaulted outside the White Hart pub.

    He was taken to hospital where he remained in critical condition until he died earlier this week (Monday 6 June). 

    He has been named as Darron Januszkiewicz (pictured), a local man who leaves behind a wife and two small children.  

    Darron Januszkiewicz

    A 34-year-old man, also from Askern, has been charged with Section 20 wounding in connection with the incident.  

  18. Sheffield samba in the sun

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Four hundred school children are performing samba music outside Sheffield's Crucible Theatre today.

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    Video caption: 400 children take part in a huge samba performance in Sheffield's Tudor Square

    The pupils from almost 40 schools that are part of Sheffield Children’s University are involved. 

    They've been practicing since last November.  

    I'll have a full report for you on Look North tonight at 18:30.

  19. Barnsley offer new deal to Hammill

    Barnsley offer a new deal to winger Adam Hammill following their League One play-off final win.  

    The 28-year-old scored at Wembley as the Tykes beat Millwall 3-1 on Sunday, and also scored in their Johnstone's Paint Trophy final win.  

    Adam Hammill
  20. Police arrest two men over Wicker stabbing

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Police have arrested two men in connection with a suspected stabbing in Sheffield yesterday.

    Emergency services were called at about 14:50 to reports a 20-year-old man had been found with suspected stab wounds in the Wicker area of the city. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.


    Two men, aged 18 and 20, have been arrested on suspicion of wounding. They have been bailed pending further inquiries.

    Police are urging anyone who may have seen what happened to contact them.