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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Headline on Thursday 14 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's live coverage

    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 Friday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    Don't forget to get in touch with us if you'd like to share a story or photo here on the Local Live page.

  2. South American music fan makes pilgrimage to Bolton on Dearne

    One of our reporters spotted this superfan on Facebook this week.

    Jorge Cancela has travelled more than 11,000 miles to meet South Yorkshire band The Sherlocks.

    Do you know of anyone who has travelled further to meet their heroes?

    Sherlocks with their fan Jorge Cancela
  3. Watch: Teddy parachute jump in Sheffield

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Not a sight you see every day....teddy bears parachuting into a Sheffield park!

    That's what's happening this Sunday in Hillsborough. The event is helping to raise funds for Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind.

    If you have any brave teddies or toys who would like to take part in the event then bring them along to Hillsborough Park on Sunday and they'll receive a bravery certificate and each owner will receive a bag of sweets.

    This is one of the bears taking her life in her paws last year:

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    Video caption: Teddy bear parachute jump Sheffield
  4. Weather: Dry night with light winds

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Isolated showers dying away this evening leaving a dry night with light winds. Clear periods during the first part of the night, but increasing amounts of higher cloud spreading from the west after midnight.  

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  5. Willett shoots level par at Royal Troon

    Masters champion Danny Willett narrowly outscored fellow Yorkshireman Matt Fitzpatrick on the opening day of the 145th Open Championship.

    Danny Willett tees off on the third hole during day one of The Open Championship 2016 at Royal Troon Golf Club

    Rotherham's Willett was up near the top of the leaderboard when he birdied three of his first six holes to go three under, but three straight bogeys at 10, 11 and 12 dropped him back to level-par 71.

    Sheffield's Fitzpatrick, playing four groups further back, birdied six and eight after a bogey at the third, but he was not the only one to come aground at the 11th, where he ran up a triple-bogey seven to finish with a two-over 73.

    Willett, paired with Rickie Fowler and Jason Day, goes out at 14:26 on Friday afternoon, while Fitzpatrick is off at 15:10.

  6. Tesco listens to Sheffield teenager

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Tesco's to stop selling eggs from caged hens, following pressure from a Sheffield teenager. 

    Lucy Gavaghan  from Ringinglow set up an online petition, which was signed by nearly 280,000 people. 

    The supermarket's now agreed not to stock them by 2025.  

  7. Commemorating victims of 'honour killings' in South Yorkshire

    As South Yorkshire Police stands alongside forces nationwide to commemorate victims who lost their lives in so-called ‘honour killings’ today (Thursday 14 July), a victim of honour-based abuse has spoken out about her experience and what coming forward to police meant to her.

    The video below contains extracts from a South Yorkshire victim’s experience of dealing with police – she has been given anonymity and her words are spoken by an actor:

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  8. Master and Mistress Cutler artists required

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    This year's Portrait of Distinction competition has been launched in Sheffield.

    Previous well-known names who have been the centrepiece of the competition include The Sitwells of Renishaw Hall, Pulp drummer Nick Banks and BBC Radio Sheffield presenters Toby Foster and Rony Robinson.    

    In 2016 it's Master Cutler Craig Mckay and Mistress Cutler Karen Mckay.

    From Monday 18 July artists from all over the region will be able to collect a picture of the couple from Sheffield Town Hall and begin work on their portraits or sculptures.

    Master Cutler Craig Mckay and Mistress Cutler Karen Mckay

    The entries will be shown at the Art in the Gardens event at Sheffield's Botanical Gardens from Friday 2 September to Sunday 4 September.

  9. Your views: 'Go Jess you can do it'

    You've been getting in touch with us via our Facebook page to lend your support to our local Olympians including Jessica Ennis-Hill who is off to compete in Rio this summer.

    We'll keep you up to date with how all our local athletes get on via BBC Radio Sheffield and our websites.

    Keep your fingers crossed that they all achieve their dreams and come back with a medal.

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  10. Doncaster mum has slept on her sofa for two years

    Toby Foster

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A mum from Doncaster says she's been waiting two years for an extension.

    Samantha has two sons and was promised the building work by Doncaster Council when she agreed to take in two other children from her family to avoid them going into care.

    Since then, because of the lack of space, Samantha has been sleeping on a sofa in the living room.

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    Video caption: House extension

    On the BBC Radio Sheffield breakfast show I spoke to Mark Douglas from Doncaster Children's Services Trust.

    He said this morning they are "willing to offer the full £38,000 worth of money to fund the extension with some safeguards around how we can ensure that money is protected for the public purse".

  11. Sheffield Sharks: New summer signing

    Peter Spencer

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The Sheffield Sharks have announced the re-signing of American forward T J Robinson.

    The 6ft 7ins forward returns for his second season at the Sharks after helping them win their first BBL Play-off Championship in 12 years.

    Robinson averaged a reliable 17 points per game last season and 11 rebounds.

    TJ Robinson
  12. Weather: A dry evening to come

    BBC Weather

    Scattered light showers are likely to develop for a time, although still with plenty of dry weather and pleasantly warm sunny intervals for many. A dry evening with clear periods to follow.  

    Might just be worth dusting down that barbecue this evening?

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  13. Bus dispute: Union meeting next week to decide if ballot goes ahead

    The Unite union have just clarified they will be meeting next week to discuss their ongoing disputes with First Group 

    Regional officer Steve Clark told the BBC that if the issues are not resolved then members may be balloted for industrial action, including a possible strike as early as the following week.


    He estimated that union members accounted for about 90% of the workforce in Bradford, Doncaster, Halifax, Huddersfield, Rotherham, Sheffield and York.  

  14. Latest headlines: Rotherham-schooled MP becomes Education Secretary and first summer signing for the Sharks

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories from South Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

    • Prime Minister Theresa May has been choosing her new Cabinet and has appointed Rotherham-born Justine Greening, who attended the town's Oakwood Comprehensive School, as Education Secretary
    • A group who want a permanent memorial to commemorate those who died in the Oaks Colliery mining disaster in Barnsley 150 years ago say they're half way to meeting their target
    • Sheffield Sharks have made their first signing of the summer
  15. On this day 1991: World Student Games get under way in Sheffield

    Sheffield Star

    Twenty-five years ago today, Sheffield welcomed the globe as the 1991 World Student Games got under way.

    World Student Games
  16. Two trusts appointed to run new schools in Sheffield

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The trusts to run two new academy schools in Sheffield have been appointed.

    Silverdale Multi Academy Trust will sponsor a school for children aged 11 to 18 in the south-west of Sheffield.

    Reach4 Academy Trust will run one in the north-east of the city for children from two years old to 18. 

    As well as working with the council on the design and build, one of the first priorities for the trusts will be to work with the council, other schools and parents to set admissions arrangements. 

    The schools are due to open in September 2018.

  17. Four thousand Yorkshire bus workers to vote on industrial action

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    About 4,000 bus workers in Yorkshire have told their First Group bosses they will be balloting for industrial action in a dispute over pay, and terms and conditions.

    The workers – drivers, engineers, cleaners and maintenance staff – are based at Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield and York.

    Unite regional officer Steve Clark said bus workers have told him enough is enough. 

    First Bus
    Quote Message: There is a feeling that the uncertainty caused by last month's Brexit vote has encouraged management to take advantage of the current situation to roll back on pay and conditions. If that is the case, First Group will have a real battle on its hands." from Steve Clark Unite Regional Officer
    Steve ClarkUnite Regional Officer

    We've asked First Group for their reaction and will update you as soon as they get back to us.

  18. Two bailed after child sex trafficking arrests

    Two men arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have been released on bail until December. 

    Officers from the National Crime Agency made the arrests in Bradford yesterday. 

    Blurred image of girl in Rotherham