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By Mick Lunney

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    That's the end of our live coverage today as the tributes continued to be paid to  Councillor Isobel Bowler in Sheffield following her death from cancer.

    Elsewhere in the county, we reported on the 75-year-old who is running 75 marathons in 75 days, the exhibition of famous sculpted faces in Barnsley and the start of Music in the Gardens in Sheffield.

    Scroll down to catch up on what's been happening, and we always welcome your photos/videos and stories, send them to us here.

    Isobel Bowler
  2. Listen: Barnsley FC boss on his new signings

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    We've been speaking to Paul Heckingbottom about the latest transfer deals at Oakwell, and here's what he had to say:

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  3. Weather: Rain moving in, low of 13C

    BBC Weather

    Outbreaks of rain are expected to spread east during the evening, turning persistent and locally heavy in places, mainly across the Pennines. 

    Breezy with rain clearing most places by dawn.  

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  4. Headlines: Conman builder from Barnsley jailed and tributes grow for Sheffield councillor

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories across South Yorkshire today include:

    • A builder who committed a series of frauds, 47 year old Wayne Smith from Barnsley, is behind bars for five years
    • Boris Johnson will not stand to be Tory leader
    • The death of councillor Isobel Bowler has seen the flag at Sheffield Town Hall being lowered to half-mast as a mark of respect
  5. Travel update: Oughtibridge accident

    BBC Travel

    A6102 Langsett Road North in Oughtibridge closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Cockshutts Lane junction and the Church Street junction, because of an accident .

  6. Five years for conman builder from Barnsley

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A rogue builder from Barnsley has been jailed for five years after conning people out of £165,000 in a series of frauds and false representation.

    Wayne Smith, 47, of Doncaster Road, was also disqualified from being the director of a company for 12 years when he was sentenced today at Sheffield Magistrates' Court.

    He'd pleaded guilty to 17 offences between 2013-2014.

    Quote Message: We are grateful to all those who came forward to help us secure this conviction and prevent others from the same fate and I hope the victims feel justice has been served with the passing of this sentence.” from Bryan Lodge Councillor, Cabinet Member for Environment at Sheffield City Council
    Bryan LodgeCouncillor, Cabinet Member for Environment at Sheffield City Council

    In one case he left the home of a vulnerable woman in an uninhabitable state and conned her out of more than £37,000.

    Trading Standards in Sheffield and Cheshire had been following his trail of victims for some time.

  7. Listen: Training chat with Team GB boxing ace Nicola Adams in Sheffield

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    The build-up to the Rio Olympics sees intense training sessions for Team GB's boxers in Sheffield.

    I've been ducking the punches to catch up with a big name from the squad, Nicola Adams from Leeds, at their training base at the English Institute of Sport. 

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    Video caption: Defending Olympic Champion Nicola Adams has been speaking to Jonathan Buchan
  8. Water 'to taste and look better' after £13.5m pipes upgrade

    The taste and appearance your tap water is set to improve as Yorkshire Water steps up work on a project to flush-clean large sections of its 19,260-mile (31,000km) underground pipe network.

    Girl drinking water from glass

    The company says the work will continue until at least 2020 and affect most major towns and cities in the region and some rural areas. It is expected to cost £13.5m.  

    Quote Message: Whilst the flushing takes place it may cause a slight change in the colour of tap water for a couple of hours. Any discolouration can be solved by running the kitchen tap until the water runs clear and can be consumed. from David Stevenson Yorkshire Water's head of water distribution
    David StevensonYorkshire Water's head of water distribution

    Letters will be sent to all residents before flushing works are carried out on their street.

  9. Watch: Music in the Gardens comes to Sheffield

    Kat Cowan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A big music event kicks off at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield today.

    It's called Music in the Gardens and features a broad range of musical styles with artists such as UB40 and The Feeling in the line-up.

    The event is in its 12th year and has raised around a £250,000 for charities. It's organised by a variety of Rotary Clubs. BBC Radio Sheffield's Kat Cowan is previewing the event:

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    Video caption: Music in the Gardens begins
  10. Headlines: Flag at half mast over councillor's death in Sheffield and famous faces art in Barnsley

    Nick Wilson

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in South Yorkshire so far today include:

    • The flag at Sheffield Town Hall is at half-mast following the death of popular councillor Isobel Bowler
    • Two men have appeared in court on gun crime charges over an incident on the Manor estate 
    • An exhibition is on in Barnsley of the work of sculptor Graham Ibbeson who has portrayed Eric Morecambe and Fred Trueman among many others
  11. Watch: Famous faces in sculpture exhibition in Barnsley

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Eric Morecombe and Laurel and Hardy are just a few of the faces you'll recognise in an exhibition of the artwork created by Barnsley sculptor Graham Ibbeson.

    They're on display at the Cooper Gallery in his home town until 27 August. Great fun!

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    Video caption: Cooper Gallery Barnsley
  12. Sheffield choir goes Dutch for the president

    Kat Harbourne

    A choir from South Yorkshire is gearing up for a big performance in Europe.

    Sheffield-based Chorus UK auditioned in 2014 to be part of an EU choral singing festival to celebrate the Dutch presidency this coming weekend. 

    They'll be performing in four languages, and here they are at a warm-up event:

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  13. Image released in hunt for teenage girl's attacker

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Police have put together an image of a wanted man in connection with an assault on a girl in a park in Doncaster. 

    Wanted man

    The 15-year-old victim was punched in the face several times during the attack on Saturday evening.  

    The man is described as being white, between 30 and 40 years old, about 6ft 4ins tall with an athletic build.  

  14. Isobel Bowler tribute: Arts lover 'more Archers fan than X-Factor'

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    In a moving tribute to Isobel Bowler, council leader Julie Dore recalls some of the Mosborough councillor's attributes. 

    “Culture and sport were Isobel’s passions. She was unashamed to tell Rony Robinson, live on Radio Sheffield, that she liked neither Strictly Come Dancing nor the X Factor, and was more of an Archers fan. 

    "If there was anything going on in the arts world in Sheffield, Isobel would be there, and usually urging everyone else to be there too.

    “Isobel will be very much missed by everyone here at Sheffield City Council.”

  15. Death of Isobel Bowler: Town Hall flag at half-mast for 'no nonsense' councillor

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sheffield Town Hall's flag is flying at half-mast to mark the death of 52-year-old city councillor Isobel Bowler and will continue to do so until her funeral.

    A book of condolence has also been opened at the Town Hall for anyoie who would like to leave a tribute.

    Council leader Julie Dore said: "Isobel was a charismatic and popular councillor, who was devoted to her job as a ward member for Mosborough and during her time as a Cabinet Member. 

    "She was no-nonsense, practical and always backed up her words with action."

  16. Watch: Ray Matthews on his 75-marathon challenge

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    When it comes to pushing the boat out Ray Matthews from Maltby doesn't do things by halves.

    He's about to embark on what would be a huge challlenge for anyone; 75 marathons in 75 days. 

    But at the age of 75 he's 21 years older than Eddie Izzard, who famously ran 27 marathons in as many days. 

    Ray tells us why he's doing the challenge, starting on Saturday:

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    Video caption: Ray Matthews 75 marathons
  17. Weather: Better than yesterday, unlucky to catch a shower, 16C

    BBC Weather

    Sunny spells throughout the day. Although mostly places will stay dry, cloud will gradually build, with the odd shower possible, these most likely during the afternoon.  

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  18. Rotherham garden competition deadline is upon us

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Rotherham Council has a competition to find the borough's best gardens.

    It's open to council tenants and leaseholders, but the closing date for entries is tomorrow. Here's the information on how to take part.

    Good luck to all you budding Alan Titchmarshes out there!

    Garden
  19. Headlines: Councillor's death prompts social media tributes and pensioner's major marathon feat

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in South Yorkshire so far today include:

    • Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to pay their respects to Sheffield Labour Councillor Isobel Bowler who's died from cancer
    • The team leading Doncaster's bid for a University Technical College have put their case to the Department for Education. They'll find out next month if their bid has been successful
    • A 75-year-old from Maltby is embarking on the feat of running 75 marathons in 75 days for charity