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  1. Updates have finished on Wednesday 6 July 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday

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

    Thanks for joining me for a busy day of stories - I'm back at 08:00 tomorrow after an evening pretending I have a Welsh relative while watching Euro 16. 

    Do send in a photo, video or news story if you've got one to share.

    Here's another joyous burst of colour from the Park Square Roundabout:

    Flowers at Park Square roundabout
  2. Weather: A fine but cloudy evening with more cloud tomorrow

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Mostly cloudy and dry through the evening, with one or two late sunny spells possible. Mainly cloudy and dry overnight, with some light patchy rain or drizzle possible towards the end of the night. Feeling mild.  

    Hourly forecast
  3. Sheffield's Park Square roundabout a sea of purple flowers

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    At least if you're stuck in traffic at Sheffield's Park Square roundabout at the moment you've got a glorious view.


    Eight months ago it was planted up with alliums, verbena, poppies and viscaria.


    Now look at it!

  4. Sheffield band writes song about the 'Maniac of Woodseats'

    Rony Robinson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Have you ever heard of the "Maniac of Woodseats"? This is a real life story of a man who was jilted at the altar by his bride. 

    Article from 1828

    When he returned to his home, he tore a hole in the loft, climbed into it and vowed never to leave. His real name was Peter Raeney. 

    Two hundred years later a musician stumbled across his story in a local magazine and now Andy Whitehouse from the band The Silver Darlings has been telling me about writing a song about it.

  5. Watch: Exhibition celebrates items made in Sheffield

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Now what have you got in your house that's made in Sheffield? Perhaps you'll have a bit of cutlery in a drawer in the kitchen or a bottle of henderson's relish in a cupboard. A new exhibition in the city is celebrating some of the many things that are made in the city.

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    Video caption: New exhibition
  6. Barnsley MP and former soldier's verdict on Chilcot report

    Labour MP for Barnsley Dan Jarvis has been talking about the report on the Iraq War:

    Dan Jarvis MP
    Quote Message: Dan Jarvis MP said: "The Chilcot Report will help us understand where things went wrong in relation to the decision making process that led to the Iraq War, and crucially, help us identify how we can prevent making similar mistakes again in the future. It is critical that the public have trust in the important decisions such as whether to take our country to war. We must acknowledge that trust was broken with the Iraq conflict. The publication of Chilcot demands that reforms happen now so that we never repeat that flawed process. Only by doing so will we rebuild trust and learn the lessons of Iraq." from Labour MP Dan Jarvis
    Labour MP Dan Jarvis
  7. Latest Headlines: Iraq war not justified and Sheffield student's death an accident

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

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

    • The families of some of the 179 British troops killed in Iraq have said the official report confirms their view that they died unnecessarily
    • A coroner's concluded a student whose body was found in water at the Porter Brook in Sheffield, died as the result of an accident
    • SATS tests taken by children at a primary school in Rotherham have been nulled, following claims that pupils' answers had been changed
  8. Dennis Skinner pleas for hospital reprieve in Commons

    Concerns have been raised in parliament over the future of Bolsover community hospital, following a review of health services in Derbyshire.

    Bolsover Hospital

    In the Commons, the town's Labour MP Dennis Skinner - known as 'the beast of Bolsover' - asked the Prime Minister to help save the hospital using money that would be saved by Britain leaving the EU.   

    Quote Message: When the hospital is gone it's closed it's gone forever. I want him here today to use a little bit of that money, not very much, to save the Bolsover Hospital, save the beds, save the jobs." from Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner
    Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner
  9. Made in Sheffield exhibition showcases city's talent for design

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A new exhibition opening at the Millennium Gallery showcases Sheffield as a true city of making beautiful things.  It features the world's first 3D printed ocular prosthetics made by Fripp Design and Research

    false eyes

    Field Cycles build bespoke framesets for customers all over the world

    Field Cycles bespoke road race bike

    Stunning silverware and jewelery is also on show like this Spice cuff with Silver made by Janet Wass.

    Cuff bracelet

    Made in Sheffield opens at the Millennium Gallery on Wednesday 6 July and continues until Sunday 8 January 2017 – entry is free.

  10. Howzat for a revamp?

    Cricketers in Sheffield are set to get a new roof over their heads and ground improvements to the field as part of a major new investment programme in Graves Park.

    Children at cricket tournamet showing new pavilion roof

    Vital building works on the roof of Graves Park cricket pavilion and major drainage works to the ground will mark the first stage of the park’s £200,000 new improvement programme, largely funded by the recent sale of the run-down Cobnar Cottage. 

    Graves Park cricket pavilion, which was built in the 1960's, has desperately needed a new roof for several years. 

  11. Latest Headlines: Iraq war based on flawed evidence and Sheffield student's death 'accidental'

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire include:

  12. Watch: Proposal for new spur to HS2 line

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Major changes to the route of the high speed two rail link through Yorkshire are thought to be under consideration. The BBC has learnt the line could take a very different path in South Yorkshire. A new report will be published by the company building the line tomorrow.

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    Video caption: HS2 new route
  13. Cult Sheffield board game may get relaunch

    Nick Wilson

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A Sheffield man who invented a board game 40 years ago is hoping to re-release it and re-ignite a board game culture in the city.

    Mike Hayes with board game

    Mike Hayes designed "Classic Warlord" in the 1970s:

    Quote Message: Forty years ago in a student union bar we got fed up with our lectures and we invented a board game and we've reissued this to take advantage of the fact that there's a cafe culture with board games and we're going to make it big."
  14. Crowd turns out in Sheffield for pro EU demo

    Liz Roberts

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    People in Sheffield have been joining a demonstration outside Sheffield Town Hall in support of the EU and welcoming people from our European neighbours and around the world.

    Demo outside Sheffield Town Hall
  15. Move to lively up Sheffield in the early evening

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Now do you ever stay in Sheffield city centre beyond five o'clock in the evening? 

    Well the people at Sheffield's Business Improvement District or BID want far more of us to stay in the city at night and they've launched a campaign to encourage us to do just that. It's called Alive after Five.

    Pinstone Street Sheffield
  16. Accidental death inquest verdict on Caroline Everest

    An inquest heard today into the death of Sheffield student Caroline Everest has recorded a verdict of accidental death. 

    Caroline Everest

    Caroline who was 18 and from the Walkley area of the city was found dead in the Porter Brook river on the 22nd of November last year. She'd been on a night out at the Corporation nightclub. The coroner said alcohol and hypothermia played a part in her death.  

  17. Former Sheffield MP says Iraq cause of current Labour woes

    The former Sheffield MP Helen Jackson says the Labour Party's current difficulties are a reflection of the very deep division over Iraq  

    Helen Jackson
    Quote Message: The difficulties now are actually a reflection of the very deep division that took place in the years following the invasion of Iraq and was never properly recognised by the subsequent leaders Gordon Brown or Ed Miliband, never properly and openly talked about and recognised." from Helen Jackson
    Helen Jackson
  18. Parents angry at Rotherham SATS test findings

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Parents say they are appalled and have lost confidence in the head and leadership team at Wentworth Junior and Infants school in Rotherham after children's SATS results were nulled.

    Letter from school

    The Standards and Testing Agency held an investigation into year six tests at Wentworth Infant and Junior School and found pupils' answers had been changed.

  19. Laser Credit Union moves to reassure savers after office closure

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Laser Credit Union in Rotherham is reassuring savers "'we are solvent" after access to their offices has been denied by landlords.  

    Notice posted on door of Laser Credit Union

    A notice has been posted on the door of the Laser Credit Union in Doncaster saying it is working on setting up an alternative premises.

    Rotherham Council has moved to reassure savers with this statement:

    Quote Message: Rotherham Council is providing support and assistance to Laser Credit Union, who are temporarily unable to access their usual premises, and are therefore unable to deliver their services. We have offered help and support to Laser to get their services up and running again as quickly as possible. Where individuals have contacted the Council directly, we are working to provide the appropriate levels of advice and practical help in the interim."