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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learnt today

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Thanks for joining us today, we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow. 

    Here are five of the biggest stories from today:

    1. New Home Secretary looking at 'fundamental reorganisation' of South Yorkshire Police
    2. Watch out for road closures as some of cycling's finest descend on Sheffield tonight
    3. Orgreave campaigners to meet with new Home Secretary in September
    4. Children should be taught about abuse
    5. Homemade cabriolets are not the answer to summer sun 
  2. Weather: Thundery showers possible

    BBC Weather

    TONIGHT: An isolated thundery shower is possible otherwise dry with clear periods. Minimum temperature 15c (59f) Moderate westerly wind. 

    TOMORROW: Dry and bright with variable cloud and spells of sunshine. Fresher but still warm with a Maximum temperature of 23c (73f). Light or moderate southwest wind.

    Weather graphic
  3. Appeal following rape in Shiregreen

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    South Yorkshire Police are investigating reports that a 19 year old woman was raped in Shiregreen in Sheffield in the early hours of Sunday. 

    Quote Message: This incident is believed to have taken place in a populated residential area and we know that there are a number of houses that face onto these roads. I’d urge any residents living in that area to think back to the weekend and consider whether they saw or heard anything suspicious. Did you see a Ford Focus driving in the area that evening?" from Tim Bell Detective Constable
    Tim BellDetective Constable

    If you have information that could help officers, call 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 90 of 17 July 2016.   

  4. Your comments: DIY convertable

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Police found this car in Swinton:

    Car with roof cut off

    You've been sharing your thoughts on our Facebook page:

    Quote Message: This moron hasn't even cut the back of straight 😂" from Sarah Wilson
    Sarah Wilson
    Quote Message: Morten Thybo think it's time we removed your sun roof that doesn't open 😉" from Amy Lewis
    Amy Lewis
    Quote Message: DIY cowboy by the looks of it" from Mick Cannon
    Mick Cannon
  5. Have you seen George, 84?

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Concerns are increasing for the welfare of missing 84-year-old George Rodgers from Sheffield, as the temperatures remain high and no sightings have been reported.  

    George was last seen at around 16:00 yesterday leaving his home in Ecclesfield, Sheffield, and reported missing late last night.  

    Anyone who sees him is urged to call police on 101.

    George Rodgers
    Quote Message: George wears a medical wristband as he has Alzheimer’s, and we believe he was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue long-sleeved polo shirt. When he left home, he was carrying an A4 framed picture".

    Police statement

  6. Road Closures: Sheffield Grand Prix Cycling

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    From 18:00 tonight. Check here for details.

    Route map for Sheffield Grand Prix

    Here's the 2016 Event Schedule

    18:00 Circuit Completely closed.18:10 Circuit open for warm up.18:30 Live commentry starts. 18:45 Varsity 3 Lap Relay Race.19:00 HMT Hospitals Classic Race Start - Pinstone Street.19:55 Circuit Open for Elite Men warm up.20:00 HMT Hospitals Classic Race Presentations - Podium on Pinstone Street. 20:10 Mens Rider Gridding Starts.20:15 Sheffield Hallam University Mens Elite Race start - Pinstone Street.21:25 Elite Men Presentations - Podium on Pinstone Street.

    More details here.

  7. Watch: Home Secretary looking at 'fundamental reorganisation' of police

    BBC Politics

    The new Home Secretary Amber Rudd has revealed she's looking at fundamental re-organistion of the South Yorkshire police force

    It's after Former Conservative Cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles described the force as one that "institutions dysfunctionality".

    Video content

    Video caption: Amber Rudd reveals she's looking at fundamental re-organistion of South Yorkshire Police
  8. Millers sign Brighton's Forster-Caskey

    Jake Forster-Caskey

    Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey joins Championship rivals Rotherham United on a season-long loan.

    Millers sign Brighton's Forster-Caskey

    Jake Forster-Caskey

    Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey joins Championship rivals Rotherham United on a season-long loan.

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  9. Police Federation shock at 'reorganisation' suggestion

    The new Home Secretary Amber Rudd has revealed she's looking at fundamental re-organistion of the South Yorkshire police force. 

    It's after Former Conservative Cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles described the Force as one that "institutions dysfunctionality".

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  10. It's Summer, but homemade cabriolets are not the answer

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Police are warning drivers not to try DIY cabriolets after finding this vehicle parked in Swinton:   

    Car with roof cut off
    Car with roof cut off
  11. Police Federation respond to suggestions of reorganisation of the force

    Kat Cowan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Neil Bowles, Chairman of South Yorkshire Police Federation that represents constables, sergeants and inspectors in the region has responded to The Home Secretary's comments that the reorganisation of South Yorkshire Police is being looked at.

    He says the comments have:

    Quote Message: Come as a complete surprise - it's not something that's been ventured before".

    He went on to say he wouldn't comment until he's met with the New Chief Constable next week.   

  12. Cycling: Road closures for Sheffield Grand Prix tonight

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Elite cyclists including the national team from Rwanda are due to arrive in the city this evening for the fifth Sheffield Grand Prix. 

    Events start at 18:30 in the city centre and a number of roads will be closed. 

    An event village will also be set up in the Peace Gardens and Fargate. 

    Full details of road closures and changes to public transport are available on the event website.

    View more on youtube
  13. Weather: Some sunshine but thunderstorms may develop

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Some good spells of sunshine today with things staying largely settled, however we are at risk of seeing some thunderstorms develop. 

    We do still have a weather warning in force until 21:00 for heavy rain as these thunderstorms could bring very heavy downpours. It's still feeling quite hot and humid with highs of 26C (79F).  

    Weather
  14. Re-organisation of South Yorkshire Police being looked at

    BBC Politics

    Former Conservative Cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles says South Yorkshire Police "seems to be a force that institutions dysfunctionality".

    He argues the future of South Yorkshire police is linked to the findings on Orgreave.

    In reply, Amber Rudd confirms she is looking at fundamental re-organistion of the force.

    Eric Pickles
  15. Orgreave 'all one way traffic from the police', says Skinner

    BBC Politics

    Dennis Skinner

    Bolsover's Labour MP and former miner Dennis Skinner tells MPs he went to Orgreave and saw the violence was "all one way traffic from the police".

    This was followed by "the same statements" used at Hillsborough by the police "over and over again written for each of these miners".

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd says she will looks at these allegations and many others, before making her decision.

  16. Nice work Audrey: Special award for a volunteer and her tea cosies

    Kat Harbourne

    Tea pots and tea cosies

    A 91 year old volunteer at a Cancer Research UK charity shop in Sheffield has been given an award for her money-spinning tea cosies.

    Audrey Ashworth's knitting skills have raised loads of money for CRUK.

    Volunteers at Cancer Research UK
    Sign in the shop
  17. What was said about Orgreave in the House of Lords?

    Andy Burnham is accusing Home Office Minister Lord Keen of Elie of misleading Parliament over comments in the House of Lords. Lord Keen told peers last week that:  

    Quote Message: There is, of course, a desire to respond to this as soon as possible, but perhaps I could put it into context. Following the conclusion of the inquests on 26 April, the IPPC commissioned a barrister to go through some 10,000 documents that had been provided by South Yorkshire Police in the context of the Orgreave investigation. The IPCC told Home Office officials that if it announced any action to set up an inquiry or other investigation relating to Orgreave, it would have an impact on the Hillsborough investigation. It is for that reason that the decision will be taken only once that part has been concluded."

    You can read the full debate here.

  18. Weather: Will you stay dry on the way home?

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Staying very warm and humid with some heavy, thundery showers, gusty winds and a chance of hail affecting some areas. Becoming generally dry by this evening. Highs of 26c. 

    Have a look at the animation below to see if you'll miss the showers!

    Video content

    Video caption: Check out the video to see the path of the rain!
  19. Burnham calls for inquiry announcement

    BBC Politics

    Andy Burnham

    Andy Burnham calls on the home secretary to announce an inquiry into Orgreave today.

    The shadow home secretary says he promised the Hillsborough families the "full truth about the 20 year cover up. They wont have it until after Orgeave."

    An "unexpected announcement" in the House of Lords now means that will be "substantially delayed".

    This was a "misleading impression given to Parliament" and says a clear message, announcing an inquiry today, will help settle any worries that the Home Office are trying to "shunt a controversial issue into the long grass".

  20. Decision on Ogreave inquiry 'after the summer recess'

    BBC Politics

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd appears to stand by the comments of her colleague Lord Keen.

    She says an inquiry into Orgreave is "one of the most important issues in my in-tray", and offers to meet campaigners and Andy Burnham to discuss the issues.

    She says she hopes to come to a decision "soon after the summer recess".

    Amber Rudd