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Summary

  1. Live updates on Friday 17 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 our live news updates in Sheffield and South Yorkshire until 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a lovely weekend and we'll leave you with this lovely photo of optimistic ducks who have made a pond out of a puddle in Sheffield's Endcliffe Park.

    Ducks in Endcliffe Park

    Let us know if you have a story or photo to share.

  2. Weather: More rain tonight but drier weekend in store

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Remaining cloudy overnight with further outbreaks of rain. Later in the night, the rain will gradually ease from the west, with western parts becoming mostly dry by dawn.  

    A largely settled weekend. Mostly dry but could turn out quite cloudy. Feeling fresher.   

    Hourly forecast
  3. Rally at Orgreave tomorrow in support of justice campaign

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign is holding an anniversary march and rally tomorrow at 17:00 at The Old Bridge, Orgreave Lane, Sheffield.

    About 10,000 strikers and 5,000 police officers clashed at the coking plant near Rotherham in June 1984.  

    There is mounting pressure on Home Secretary Theresa May to set up an independent inquiry into the policing operation at the time. 

  4. Rotherham United searching for new mascot

    Have you got what it takes to fill take on the role of Rotherham United Club Macot Miller Bear?

    The club is looking for someone to don the costume and bring more good luck to New York Stadium.

    Miller Bear RUFC mascot
  5. Sheffield arts tower marks 50 years

    Happy Birthday Sheffield's Arts Tower!

    And if you haven't stepped on to its unusual and unnerving paternoster lift do give it a try.

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  6. Latest Headlines: Parties pledge not to contest Jo Cox seat and Sheffield Women of Steel statue unveiled

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include: 

    • The Conservative party, the Liberal Democrats and UKIP have all said they will not be contesting the parliamentary seat that was held by Jo Cox
    • The Deputy Chief Constable of Durham Police - Stephen Watson - has been selected as the preferred choice to be the new Chief Constable of South Yorkshire police
    • The long-awaited Women of Steel statue's been unveiled in Sheffield City Centre
  7. Watch: Incredible footage of Sheffield from 1980s

    Forgotten what the Sheffield "egg box" Town Hall extension looked like? Or the road where Tudor Square is now?

    View more on youtube

    The footage has been uploaded by SHTE Films.

  8. Normandy Veteran in Barker's Pool to honour Sheffield's Women of Steel

    Rony Robinson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    I've been talking to a former soldier about the women who kept Sheffield's munitions factories going to help win two world wars.

    A statue dedicated to the women who worked in Sheffield's steelworks during both world wars was unveiled in the city today.

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  9. New exhibition at Sheffield's Park Hill creates concrete playgrounds

    Sheffield's iconic Park Hill estate is playing host to an art exhibition that is casting new sculptural play areas.

    Park Hill

    The Brutalist Playground was originally commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2015 and features a newly commissioned addition based on the estate's original playgrounds built by architects Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith between 1957-61.   

    New play area made from concrete
  10. Arrest over Fox House shooting

    A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged firearms incident in Sheffield last month.

    The man, who was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and kidnap, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

    At around 12:45 on Sunday 1 May, police were called to Hathersage Road after receiving reports that shots had been fired outside the Fox House Inn.

  11. Bronze statue revealed in Sheffield's Barkers pool to women steelworkers

    The Women of Steel statue was unveiled in Sheffield this morning.

    The statue which commemorates the women who kept Sheffield's steelworks running during both world wars and £150,000 was raised for it.

    Statue of women steelworkers
  12. Dramatic bolt of lightning flashes over Doncaster

    We love getting your photos here on the live newsblog. 

    This shot of a bolt of lighting was taken by Colin Timms at Edenthorpe in Doncaster.  

    Bolt of lightening over Edenthorpe
  13. Don Valley MP Caroline Flint remembers her friend Jo Cox

    Labour MP Caroline Flint on Victoria Live on BBC1 paying tribute to her friend killed yesterday.

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  14. Latest Headlines: Parliament to sit in tribute to Jo Cox and next South Yorkshire Chief Constable named

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include:

    • Parliament is being recalled on Monday in tribute to the Labour MP, Jo Cox, who was killed in her west Yorkshire constituency yesterday
    • The Deputy Chief Constable of Durham Police Stephen Watson has been selected as the preferred choice to be the new Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police
    • Two men from Rotherham have been jailed over an accident in which a 78-year-old man riding a mobility scooter suffered fatal injuries
  15. Sheffield postal strike called off

    The Communciation Workers Union says strike action in Sheffield which was planned for tomorrow has been called off due to a legal challenge from Royal Mail. 

    Sorting office

    Workers at the Sheffield South sorting office had planned to walk out in protest at the way a member of staff had been dealt with. 

    The CWU says it now intends to re-ballot members on strike action.  

  16. Sport: Sheffield diver selected for Rio

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    Congratulations to Sheffield diver Freddie Bevis who has been included in TeamGB for the Olympic Games in Rio.

    Freddie Bevis
  17. Travel: Severe problems A1 Southbound

    Severe disruption between J38 and J36 of the A1(M) Southbound with one lane closed and queuing traffic with long delays due to emergency repairs.

    map
  18. Fuel Bank started in Sheffield to help those struggling with energy bills

    Families in Sheffield who can't afford to pay their energy bills could be helped by a new fuel bank. 

    Energy bills

    Npower and Sheffield S6 food bank in Upperthorpe have teamed up to give out pre-paid fuel vouchers to people who already use the service.  

    Under the scheme, existing Sheffield Foodbank users can receive a credit which they can use to top up their gas and electricity meter.

    It enables households which have run out of energy to get the power back on within a few hours and keep the lights and heating on for around two weeks.

  19. Preferred candidate named to lead South Yorkshire Police

    Meet the next Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police  - barring any unforseen problems.

    Stephen Watson

    Stephen Watson has been selected as the preferred candidate as the new Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings. 

    Mr Watson is due to join South Yorkshire in November from Durham Constabulary where he is currently Deputy Chief Constable.