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  1. Live updates on Monday 18 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're back from 08:00 tomorrow.

    Here are five of the big stories from today:

    1. Tempers may flare at public meeting over the revised HS2 route in South Yorkshire
    2. Pokemon Go has helped fight crime in Doncaster
    3. Men and women can 'just be friends' - well, almost.
    4. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are good at being 'bobbies on the beat'
    5. Kids have had an un-bee-lievable idea at a Barnsley school.

    And just in case you don't believe me - watch below...

    See you tomorrow.

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    Video caption: A school in Barnsley builds an apiary to teach students how to keep bees
  2. Your views: Meeting in Mexborough over HS2 proposals

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Residents from Mexborough near Doncaster who could see their homes demolished to make way for the new HS2 railway line are meeting tonight to discuss what they should do. 

    The meeting's at Mexborough Academy at 18:00 and tomorrow HS2 are holding a drop-in information session between 12:00 and 19:00 at the Mexborough Resource Centre.

    Mexborough Shimmer estate

    The company building the line, HS2 Limited, announced earlier this month they wanted to move the line further east because it no longer intends to build a station at Meadowhall. They say it will cut costs and cut journey times. 

    But that will mean knocking down the new Shimmer Estate which is still being built. The new route will lead to the demolition of 600 homes nationally, with 200 of them going in Mexborough.  

    Mexborough Shimmer estate

    We'll have more on this story tonight on BBC Look North 18:30 on BBC1.

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

    Quote Message: Cut the journey time by how much? The only people that will really benefit, once again, is the ones in London!!! Why should WE be penalised for that? There has been far too much of our countryside etc. ruined by all the building that has overtook it." from Beverly Dalton-kirby
    Beverly Dalton-kirby
    Quote Message: It's a big waste of money, put the money into the rest of the railway lines they are a disgrace. ..clean them up and sort the scruffy trains out...." from Lindsay Ramsden
    Lindsay Ramsden
    Quote Message: I know people who bought houses on that estate with no inkling this was going to happen. Turning people's lives upside down. I don't agree with it at all anyway. Such a lot of government funds to gain a little extra traveling time. Who's going to benefit from this. There are much better ways I'm sure to spend the money." from Diane Sockett
    Diane Sockett
    Quote Message: It is all a con to provide London workers with out of town accommodation. Don't be fooled it is not for the benifit of the north. Remember London is full" from John Cale
    John Cale
    Quote Message: HS2 is not needed. A time saving of 20 minutes has to assume no delays. Upgrade existing routes and trains will achieve just as much time saving. Bin HS2." from Alan Lockley
    Alan Lockley
  3. Weather: Enjoy the heat, while it lasts

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Tonight, dry with clear spells. Warm and humid with low's around 16C (61F).

    The hottest day of the year so far is predicted tomorrow. 

    But it looks set to break by the weekend.

    Weather graphic
  4. Headlines: 'King Coal' dies and northern leaders write to PM over Brexit

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Among the headlines in South Yorkshire this evening:

  5. Watch: Barnsley school buzzing with bee keepers

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    Forget maths and English - beekeeping is the most popular class at one school in Barnsley. Holy Trinity has got it's very own apiary and some very willing young beekeepers. 

    They've even been selling the honey to make money for the school. 

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    Video caption: Holy Trinity has got it's very own apiary and some very willing young beekeepers
  6. How hot is it where you are?

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Feeling a bit stuffy? 

    image of deck chairs on a beach

    It's currently hotter in Barnsley than it is in Los Angeles and Brighton.

    In Rotherham, it's hotter than Beijing.

    Sheffield's the same temperature as Lagos, Nigeria.

    and Doncaster's hotter than New York!

    Compare the temperature where you are with more than 50 cities around the world, including some of the hottest and coldest inhabited places, here

  7. 'King Coal' Richard Budge dies at 69

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    The British mining mogul Richard Budge who was dubbed "King Coal" has died at the age of 69. 

    He made his name during the privatisation of the UK's coal mines, buying up large parts of the industry, and until 2001 led the firm that became known as UK Coal. 

    He was declared bankrupt three years ago.

    Richard Budge
  8. Missing man seen on city centre CCTV

    Officers investigating into the disappearance of 69-year-old David Leedham have issued a CCTV still of a man believed to be Mr Leedham in Sheffield city centre.  

    CCTV image

    Mr Leedham was last seen at around 11:00 on Saturday 16 July in the Gleadless Road area of Sheffield. He has made no contact with family or friends since, and police have issued two public appeals for information and sightings as part of their ongoing investigation.    

    Police say his lack of contact is highly out of character and concerns continue to grow. 

    Have you seen David? Call 101 

  9. 'King Coal' dies at 69

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Richard Budge, the businessman who was crowned “King Coal” after he successfully spear-headed the purchase of State-owned British Coal’s mining assets in England when the industry was privatised over 20 years ago, died today at the age of 69.

    More to follow.

    Man of Coal - Richard Budge
  10. Chesterfield's Labour MP shows support for Trident

    The Labour MP for Chesterfield, Toby Perkins, says he's confident the majority of Labour MPs will vote in favour of trident. 

    MPs will vote this evening on whether to replace the four Vanguard submarines that carry Britain's trident nuclear missile system at a cost of £31bn. 

    The SNP is opposing renewal, the Labour party is split on the issue. 

    But former Shadow Defence Minister, Mr Perkins says he'll vote as he pledged to at the general election

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    Video caption: Labour MP for Chesterfield says majority of Labour MPs will vote in favour of trident
  11. North of England council leaders demand Brexit talks

    BBC News England

    Leaders of five combined authorities, including Sheffield, have written to the Prime Minister saying the north of England needs a "strong voice" in Brexit negotiations. 

    The letter was signed by leaders from Sheffield, Greater Manchester, Liverpool, North East and West Yorkshire combined authorities.  

    Photo montage of Sheffield, Greater Manchester, Liverpool, North East and West Yorkshire and European flag

    It requested a meeting with Theresa May, who has not yet commented, "at her earliest convenience".

    It stresses it is "vital" the north's voice is heard "loud and clear".

  12. Warning not to swim in open water this summer

    Police and fire officials are asking you to refrain from swimming in open water this summer.

    They're reminding people that even though the weather is warm, the water might not be and there are a number of hidden dangers.

    Ladybower reservoir
    Image caption: Ladybower reservoir
    Quote Message: We don’t want to stop people from enjoying any warmer weather this summer, but lakes, rivers and flooded quarries hide a multitude of dangers beneath the surface. Although the water might seem inviting, freezing temperatures, hidden currents and debris underneath the water can all pose grave dangers." from Richard Batty Inspector, South Yorkshire Police,
    Richard BattyInspector, South Yorkshire Police,
  13. Crown Court trial begins following Chatsworth death

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A Crown Court trial begins today following the death of a man at the Chatsworth Horse Trials in 2013. 

    Frederick Bolton from Sheffield died from injuries sustained when riding his motorcycle on the Chatsworth Estate. 

    Derbyshire Dales District Council is prosecuting the Chatsworth House Trust and event organiser Felicity Jane Reason for alleged Health and Safety offences. 

    They both pleaded NOT guilty at an earlier hearing. The trial at Leicester Crown Court is expected to last a number of weeks.

  14. Office for the day: Conisborough Castle

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Conisborough Castle

    Lucky @BBCLookNorth, they get to drop me down a deep hole today.    

    I've been given rare access to Conisborough Castle basement to look for old graffiti. 

    The task involves Dave (here wearing orange) dropping me down a 30ft hole.

    I'll let you know how I get on...

    Conisborough Castle
  15. Weather: A sunny day for most across the region

    BBC Weather

    Mostly dry and very warm with spells of sunshine, just a small chance of a shower. 

    Maximum temperature 27C (81F).

    Weather graphic
  16. Headlines: Bank of the North proposals and under-reporting of race hate crime

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    The latest headlines from Sheffield and South Yorkshire this Monday lunchtime: 

  17. Watch: Flying saucer over South Yorkshire?

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Spotted in South Yorkshire: A flying saucer?


    Apparently they're lenticular clouds. They're more usually seen near mountain ranges and instead of being blown along by the wind, they tend to hover or appear stationary and the wind blows through them.

    Thanks BBC Weather Watcher, Wendy Scott @Wendspix1 for the video.

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    Video caption: Its not a flying saucer! It's lenticular clouds over Sheffield this morning