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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 21 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 being with us today, we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

    In the meantime, here's a look at 5 of the biggest stories from our region today:

  2. Weather: Cloudy with rain in places

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    TONIGHT: Cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain developing in places. Minimum temperature 15C (59F). 

    TOMORROW: A cloudy damp start with patchy rain at first, slowly brightening up with sunny spells developing, together with the risk of a heavy shower. Maximum temperature 23C (73F). 

    Weather Graphic
  3. Watch: Sheffield gears up for Tramlines

    Shamir Masri

    BBC Look North

    For the eighth year in a row the Tramlines Festival is taking over the city. 

    It's changed a lot over the years it's been here. 

    It started as a free festival and last year the main stage swapped locations from Devonshire Green to the Ponderosa.

    Here's a taster of what to expect:

    View more on youtube

    We'll have full coverage on BBC Radio Sheffield and on BBC Look North.

  4. Listen: Bobbie from Doncaster pays tribute to her late mother-in-law

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    All this week we're dipping into conversations people from across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire have recorded for The Listening Project - talking about things they really want to share with each another. 

    Today we hear from Bobbie from Doncaster.

    She tells her late mother in law:

    "There's something you need to know"

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    Video caption: Bobbie tells her late mother-in-law how she feels about her.
  5. When summer's over, take your vitamins

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Package showing vitamin D

    Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, scientists have recommended. 

    One in five people have insufficient vitamin D levels, according to a review chaired by Professor Hilary Powers at Sheffield university. 

    The report says we need to triple our daily intake to maintain healthy bones. But officials say that can't be done through diet alone, particularly in darker months.

    Vitamins on shelf
  6. More good news: Missing George found

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Police have confirmed that missing 84-year-old George Rodgers from Sheffield has been found this afternoon.

    He was spotted by a member of the public in the grounds of a church in the Ecclesfield area. Officers are now with him.

    Police have said a 'massive thank you to everyone who helped share the appeal to find George and who offered information to help the search'. 

    View more on twitter
  7. A story with a happy ending

    Ian White

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    When Doris Wilcock from Sheffield was burgled at the age of 90, she never thought she'd see any of her much treasured jewellery again. 

    But three years on she's been reunited with some of it after it was found buried in some woods by some children out playing. Today, I took Doris - who's now 93 - to meet the youngsters who made the discovery so she could thank them.  

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    Video caption: Doris Wilcock thanks young people who returned her stolen jewellery
  8. 'Freedom Riders' take on transport authority over cuts

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Travellers upset with proposed changes to bus services across Barnsley got together for a protest today.  

    The 'Freedom Riders' group, says any changes could leave some people with a diminished service. 

    The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive says its consulting on the changes and will take into consideration feedback from passengers.

    Meeting of Freedom Riders
  9. South Yorkshire Police worst force for fitness

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Officers at South Yorkshire Police have the worst fitness levels in the country, according to data released today

    Five per cent of the force's officers failed the compulsory test - a higher rate than anywhere else. 

    The annual check involves a bleep test, which involves a series of shuttle runs which get progressively faster.

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    Video caption: Police perform fitness 'bleep' test
  10. Sheffield’s 60-year Chinese investment deal built on ‘years of trust’

    Cllr Julie Dore

    The deal between Sheffield City Council and Sichuan Guodong Construction Group has been over 18 months in the making. Mr Wang, Chairman of the Board and President of Sichuan Guodong Construction Group, has visited Sheffield a number of times. 

    Sheffield with Chinese flag
    Quote Message: This agreement illustrates our confidence in Sheffield as a city going from strength to strength, with real growth potential. We are looking forward to being a part of this over the coming decades." from Mr Wang, Chairman of the Board and President Sichuan Guodong Construction Group
    Mr Wang, Chairman of the Board and PresidentSichuan Guodong Construction Group
  11. Watch: Sheffield gets ready to throw a party

    Shamir Masri

    BBC Look North

    Sheffield's being transformed into one big festival site. 

    From the arena at Ponderosa Park to local bars, outdoor spaces and free fringe events. 

    This weekend promises to be one big party in the city all day and into the early hours, with something for everyone... 

    View more on youtube
  12. Increase your vitamin D says official health advice

    Scientists from the University of Sheffield have warned we need to triple our daily vitamin D intake to maintain healthy bones in a new report issued to the government today.  

    vitamin pills
    Quote Message: Until now it has been assumed that sunlight would provide the vitamin D needed by most of the population all the year round. We now know this is not true because about one in five people in the UK have a low blood level of vitamin D." from Professor Hilary Powers Expert in Human Nutrition, University of Sheffield
    Professor Hilary PowersExpert in Human Nutrition, University of Sheffield
    Sunshine across Peak District

    Groups most at risk of vitamin D deficiency include:

    • People who don’t spend a lot of time outdoors - such as the elderly
    • Ethnic minority groups with darker skin, which doesn’t make vitamin D as easily
    • Those who cover their skin for religious and cultural reasons
    • People in occupations with limited sunlight exposure – such as night shift workers
  13. Rotherham MP calls on government to 'Get a grip on online child abuse'

    Victoria Derbyshire

    Rotherham MP, Sarah Champion spoke to us earlier on Victoria Derbyshire.

    She says children are being targetted 24/7 because of the rise in technology:  

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    Video caption: The extent of online abuse of children
  14. Jeremy Corbyn has served Labour well. But Owen Smith is the leader we need: Louise Haigh

    The Guardian

    "I share Corbyn’s politics – so I’d rather have a Labour prime minister who can put them into practice than a party condemned to opposition. " Louise Haigh

    Owen Smith
  15. Virgin Trains East Coast to axe up to 46 jobs, union claims

    Virgin Trains East Coast is planning to axe up to 46 jobs at travel centres and train stations along the East Coast Main Line route, including Leeds and Wakefield according to a union.

    Virgin train

    The company wants to replace its travel centres with open plan "customer zones", the Transport Salaried Staffs Association said.

    Other stations at Doncaster, London King's Cross, Edinburgh, Peterborough, York and Newcastle could be affected.

  16. Watch: Sheffield a city with 'big potential'

    Danni Hewson

    Business Correspondent, BBC Look North

    The agreement between the City Council and The Sichuan Guodong Construction Group is the largest Chinese investment for any UK city outside of London. 

    The initial phase will see £220m spent on projects in the city centre over the next three years. 

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    Video caption: Chinese firm promises £1bn for Sheffield. Danni Hewson reports
  17. How well do you know Chengdu?

    BBC News England

    Five things you may not know:

    Baby pandas
  18. Tuck into tuna, salmon and eggs or take vitamin D pills – official health advice

    The Guardian

    People urged to eat food rich in vitamin D or take health supplements to reduce risk of bone disease.  

    Salmon and broccoli

    Government health advisers are urging everyone to eat more tuna, salmon and eggs or take supplements in order to triple their intake of vitamin D to reduce their risk of bone disease.  

  19. Weather: Sunny spells and staying dry in most places

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Cloudy at times with sunny intervals and the risk of a shower - but with most places staying dry. 

    Maximum temperature 23C (73F).

    Weather graphic