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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 16 June 2016.

Live Reporting

By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    That's it for today's news blog on everything in South Yorkshire, I'll be back to round up the weeks events from 08:00 tomorrow.

    I leave you with this picture from Ecclesfield of a moment of clarity before the rain came down (again).

    Ecclesfield

    At least all that rain does make it lovely and green. Do send us your stories and pictures here.

  2. Weather: Thundery downpours dying out tonight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    More showers this evening slowly clearing.  

    Hourly forecast
  3. Latest Headlines: Yorkshire Labour MP shot and killed and Cliff angry at how police handled abuse claims and

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include: 

  4. Rangers spot second ring ouzel nest on Stanage Edge

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Check out this lovely clutch of eggs: 

    Ring ouzel nest

    They belong to a bird called the ring ouzel, also known as the mountain blackbird. 

    Numbers have dropped dramatically in the last 20 years and this nest, the second spotted on Stanage Edge.

    It's close to a climbing area and there are concerns about the female which is easily disturbed.

  5. Relief at Wales school at England win

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

      England beat Wales 2-1 in Lens.   

    Children at Wales school

    Children at Wales School in Rotherham were delighted. 

    Children at Wales Primary School
  6. Disruption M1 northbound between Junctions 30 and 31

    BBC Travel

    A broken down vehicle has led to the closure of one lane on the Northbound M1 between J30 (Worksop) and J31 (Sheffield). 

  7. Sarah Champion MP shaken by attack on Labour friend

     The Labour MP, Jo Cox, is in a critical condition after being attacked in her constituency near Leeds. 

    Jo Cox

    Eyewitnesses said she was shot and stabbed this lunchtime. Ms Cox, who's 41 and is married with two children, is being treated in Leeds General Infirmary. A 52 year old man has been arrested.  

    Quote Message: I can't actually stop shaking. I feel so emotional about this. Jo is the most fantastic woman and what I need people to know is she's a tiny woman. You know she's slight, she's five foot nothing and a lion as well you know I mean she fights so hard for the things that she believes in. I just cannot believe that anybody would do this to her. " from Labour MP for Rotherham, Sarah Champion
    Labour MP for Rotherham, Sarah Champion
  8. Sir Cliff Richard 'should have kept anonymity'

    Sir Cliff Richard has been told he won't face any charges over allegations of sexual abuse, investigated by South Yorkshire police, dating back to the 1950s. 

    Sir Cliff Richard

    The singer said he was "thrilled" by the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service but angry that he'd been publicly named at the beginning of the investigation. 

    Andy Trotter is a former chief constable who the reviewed the case for South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner. He believes Sir Cliff should have kept his anonymity:  

    Quote Message: We should not name people, whether they're on arrest or suspected, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Stuart Hall and Rolf Harris, people such as that, were named on charge, they were not named when they were arrested. It should be very, very rare that people should be named on arrest."

    It's understood that one of the alleged victims in the Cliff Richard case intends to appeal against the CPS decision not to bring charges.

  9. Police investigate shots fired at door in Pitsmoor

    Detectives are investigating after shots were allegedly fired at a house in Sheffield on Monday 30 May. 

    Osgathorpe Road

    It happened just before 01:00 on Osgathorpe Road in Pitsmoor. 

    Residents of a house were woken by the sound of a loud bang and a tennis-ball sized gunshot hole was found in the front door. 

  10. Latest Stories: No charges for Sir Cliff and shots fired in Pitsmoor

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

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

  11. Chip shop musical comes to Barnsley and Consbrough this weekend

    Ayla’s a shy teenager, secretly dreaming of a grime music career. Gram’s a disillusioned, brass-loving, chip shop owner, falling out of step as the world changes around him. They’re like chalk & cheese – will they ever be fish & chips? 

    Chip shop - the musical

    Chip Shop the Musical celebrates traditional and emerging Yorkshire and British art and culture.

    Friday 17th & Saturday 18th June 6.30pm 

    Barnsley: Woody’s – Book Here.

    Sunday 19th June 8pm

    Seafish, Conisbrough – Book Here.

    Free Fish and Chips included in ticket price! 

  12. Petition underway to keep threatened trees in Dore

    Sheffield council is looking at the future of 12 trees in the Dore area of Sheffield.   

    Trees Dore

    The trees will be examined and the and findings will be analysed by an independent expert.

    A petition has been started by residents after widespread criticism of the scheme which has seen old trees replaced with younger trees as part of the Amey contract to repair roads and pavements across the city.  

  13. Excitement building for Women of Steel statue

    The big unveiling of the statue to women in the steel industry in Sheffield is tomorrow. You don't have to go far in Sheffield to find someone whose nan worked in the industry! 

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  14. Crowds turn out to see Joanna Lumley open Stocksbridge shopping centre

    The long-awaited Fox Valley shopping centre officially open near Sheffield today.  

    Joanna Lumley

    Joanna Lumley did the honours on the fifty million pound project which started more than two years ago, and has been a decade in the planning.  

    Crowds for opening
  15. Yorkshire BME communities urged to vote in EU referendum

    Just a week before the EU referendum and campaigners say Black and Asian communities in Yorkshire could swing the vote to either remain or leave the European Union. More than 300,000 people in our region are from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background, but there's a warning that only half of those eligible to vote will actually do so.

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  16. Labour leader Corbyn in Rotherham to encourage Remain voters

    The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has encouraged his party's members to spread the Remain message. 

    Corbyn arriving

    Speaking in Rotherham, he said it was important they reached core Labour supporters:   

    Quote Message: Many people don't realise that the implications of voting to leave on the 23rd could be quite serious - could be serious in export industries that rely on selling goods across Europe - or recognising there may well be a change in the tariff relationship between Britain and Europe if we were to leave. I want people to vote because they have some idea of how we tackle the issues that face all of us across the continent on the 23rd - I don't believe a fear strategy is one that works. "
  17. Doe-ting Sheffield mum looks after fawn

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Doe a deer, a female deer.

    Check out this lovely young fawn being watched over by a protective mum at Graves Park Animal Farm. 

    Doe and fawn
  18. Sport: Rotherham defender Richard Woods delighted at new deal

    Richard Wood is staying with Rotherham United after worries that he was going to have to go elsewhere. 

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