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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume from 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 25 July 2016

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By Katie Galbraith

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Five things we learnt today in South Yorkshire

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

In the meantime let's look back at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning...

1. BHS stores in Rotherham and Sheffield are set to close this weekend

2. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of an 11-year-old in Rotherham

3. Seven shotguns and 300 rounds of ammunition have been handed over to South Yorkshire Police during a weapons surrender

4. A Sheffield scissor firm is using the power of the internet to bring back the iconic 'kut-rite' scissors

5. It might be loud but even babies enjoy the Tramlines festival in Sheffield

baby at Tramlines Festival

Your pictures: Skye Edge this morning

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Thanks to Carol Andrews for sending us this great picture from Skye Edge, Wybourn, looking towards Sheffield city centre.

Don't forget you can get in touch with your pictures and stories and you might see them on our Local Live page.

Skye Edge Wybourn looking towards Sheffield City Centre
Carol Andrews
Luke McCullough

Northern Ireland international Luke McCullough signs a new three-year contract to stay with Doncaster Rovers until 2019.

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Olympic size challenge in Rotherham

BBC Radio Sheffield

Weight loss clients at the Rotherham Institute of Obesity are taking on an Olympic-size challenge. 

It's known as RIO, and they are setting off walking, running, and rowing their way to the "other" Rio - that's the one in Rio de Janeiro, the site of the Olympic Games. 

The eight-week adventure will see clients complete nearly 10,000km on gym equipment, with their distance carefully tracked. 

The idea came from exercise therapist Luke Walker:

Opening of Rio 2016 Megastore in Copacabana
ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Its not very often that you work for a place that is abbreviated to Rio and the current Olympics this year being in Rio De Janeiro just seemed like a no brainer to get on the bandwagon, drum up some publicity and do some good."

Luke WalkerExercise therapist

Sarah Champion gets her job back in 'extraordinary development'

Norman Smith

Assistant political editor

We've been talking this afternoon about this surprising news that Rotherham MP Sarah Champion is to be given her old front bench job back.

Apparently Jeremy Corbyn  agreed to the move  after she asked to be re-instated.

Ms Champion, who was a shadow Home Office minister, resigned the position last month along with most other Labour front benchers following a vote of no confidence in Mr Corbyn. 

Our Assistant Political Editor, Norman Smith, says it's an "extraordinary development":  

Sarah Champion gets job back

Football: Experienced striker wanted by Port Vale boss Bruno Ribeiro

Dan Wheeler

BBC Sport

Port Vale boss Bruno Ribeiro says he wants to add former Nottingham Forest and Doncaster Rovers striker Nathan Tyson to his new-look squad.  

Nathan Tyson in Doncaster Rovers shirt
Getty Images

Tyson, 34, who left Rovers following their relegation to League Two last season, is on trial with Vale.  

Ribeiro has already signed 12 new players since taking over in June.  

I like Tyson a lot, it's the chairman's [Norman Smurthwaite] decision but I want him to stay

Bruno RibeiroPort Vale manager

MP gets her front bench job back

Norman Smith

Assistant political editor

Sarah Champion
Press Association

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has agreed to give Labour MP Sarah Champion her front bench job back - after she asked to be re-instated. 

Ms Champion - who was shadow office minister for Preventing Abuse and Domestic Violence - resigned the positon along with most other Labour front benchers following the vote of no confidence in Mr Corbyn. 

However she has now asked Mr Corbyn asking for her job back. Mr Corbyn's office said the Labour leader had now written to "welcome her back." 

The move will be seen a significant coup for Mr Corbyn and will fuel hopes that the revolt among Labour MPs may crumble. 

Latest on police weapons amnesty

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Seven shotguns and 300 rounds of ammunition have been handed in to South Yorkshire Police.

The deposits are part of an amnesty which means anyone who hands in weapons before Monday 1 August will not be prosecuted for possession.

It's not just shotguns that police are looking to recover - you can also hand in air weapons, BB guns, handguns, antique firearms, imitation firearms, ammunition, samurai swords, machetes, switchblades and daggers.  

Organised Crime group campaign
South Yorkshire Police

Weather: Most places dry overnight

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Some early evening sunshine is likely in the east. Most places will be dry overnight with clear spells, but generally cloudier over the Pennines with a few spots of light drizzle possible. 

Winds will be mainly light westerly.  

Weather graphic

Are these golf clubs yours?

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Police in Sheffield are asking for you to get in touch if you recognise the golf clubs pictured.

Officers recovered the clubs and bag from an address in the Hillsborough area of Sheffield on Thursday 21 July.

Please call 101 or email quoting incident number 658 of 21 July 2016 if you recognise them.

Golf clubs
South Yorkshire Police

Watch: Crowdfunding campaign aims to recreate iconic scissor design

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

I mentioned earlier a campaign to start re-making a vintage brand of Sheffield scissors.

Ernest Wright and Sons want to bring back their iconic "Kut-rite" design.   

They were hoping to raise £60,000 with their Kickstarter campaign, but have already reached more than £150,000.

They've been speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield about their scissors, but I thought you might like to see this video of a "putter" - yes, you guessed it: he puts together their scissors. 

A 'putter' at Sheffield's Ernest Wright and Sons creates a pair of scissors

Your headlines this afternoon

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories from South Yorkshire this afternoon include:

  • Downing Street says a highly critical report by MPs about Sir Philip Green's ownership of the collapsed BHS chain is "clearly concerning". Local MP John Mann has called on the Prime Minister to strip Sir Philip of his knighthood following the reports publication
  • Police say they're carrying out a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the death of an 11-year-old boy in a canal in Rotherham on Thursday night
  • CCTV and helicopter footage is being examined by police after disorder in Cleethorpes following the Grimsby Town and Sheffield United game at Blundell Park at the weekend 

Local BHS stores to close this weekend

Footage of the disorder has been caught on camera by a member of the public
Footage of the disorder has been caught on camera by a member of the public

Chinese vision for Sheffield city centre

BBC News England

The Chinese businessman behind a £1bn investment in Sheffield has told the BBC that his vision is to transform the city centre

Mr Wang Chunming insists that recent changes to where the money is coming from should not cause concern. 

His initial plans are for a hotel and office block. Mr Wang, speaking through a translator, says he see opportunities in the city.  

Wang Chunming

Sheffield has a great prospect for development. It is an industrial city and it's just at the beginning of a transition. It doesn't even have a five-star hotel."

Wang ChunmingChinese businessman

Weather: One or two showers later

BBC Weather

Mainly dry for most areas, with some bright or sunny spells through the day, and a moderate westerly breeze. 

Rather cloudier over the Pennines with patchy light rain, and one or two showers later. Feeling fresher than recent days.  

Weather graphic

'No suspicious circumstances' surrounding Rotherham boy's death

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Police investigating the death of 11-year-old Subhaan Ali, whose body was found in a canal in Rotherham last week, say there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Subhaan Ali
South Yorkshire Police

Subhaan's body was found on Thursday evening after emergency services were called to the canal, off Stone Row Way.

Det Insp Graham Stead says: "Our deepest sympathies go to Subhaan's family who have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

"A thorough and comprehensive investigation is continuing, but I can confirm that there appear to be no suspicious circumstances.

"We will continue to provide support to the family and provide the necessary information to the coroner."

BreakingEleven-year-old Rotherham canal victim named

A boy whose body was recovered from a canal in Rotherham last week has been formally identified by police as 11-year-old Subhaan Ali. 

Emergency services were called to the canal, off Stone Row Way, at about 19:00 on Thursday after reports of a child going into the water.

Subhaan's body was found four hours later.

MP calls for former BHS owner to be stripped of knighthood

Howard Pressman

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

MPs examining the collapse of retailer BHS have called its former owner, Sir Philip Green, the "unacceptable face of capitalism". 

Sir Philip hasn't yet responded to the findings of a joint report by the Business and the Work and Pensions committees which found Sir Philip extracted large sums and left the business on "life support".

BHS went into administration in April - putting 11,000 jobs at risk.   

And now Bassetlaw MP John Mann (pictured) has told BBC Radio Sheffield he's calling on the Prime Minister Theresa May to strip Sir Philip of his knighthood..

John Mann
Labour Party

It's a matter of principle. If he's not prepared to pay back this vast amount of money he's made out of British Home Stores when the pension fund has been done over then he shouldn't be given any kind of award."

John MannLabour MP for Bassetlaw

Your headlines this lunchtime

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories from Sheffield and South Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

Top teaching pair bow out at Sheffield school after 37 years

Sheffield Star

Two top class teachers with more than 70 years of experience between them have called time on their careers.

Teachers Beverley Kendall and Jane Litherland
Sheffield Star

Minister uses Sheffield visit for £30m low emission bus boost announcement

Transport Minister Andrew Jones has been in Sheffield this morning, announcing millions of pounds for low emission buses.

The money will be used by bus operators and local authorities across the country to add more than 300 new low emission buses to their fleets.   

Andrew Jones MP made his announcement on a visit to Sheffield

Today's announcement is a £30m announcement covering 13 different successful bids across the country, one of which is here in Sheffield that's got a real variety of technologies. The point is we're at a real tipping point where technology is helping us."

Andrew JonesTransport Minister

England v Pakistan: Joe Root says Lord's failures made him 'hungrier'

Yorkshire and England batsman Joe Root says his failures in the first Test against Pakistan made him "hungrier", after he scored a career-best 254 in the second.

Root made 48 and nine in the defeat at Lord's, twice falling to loose shots.

Joe Root
AFP/Getty Images

He made a Test-best 254 at Old Trafford as England amassed 589-8 before reducing Pakistan to 57-4 on day two.

"They were poor dismissals. I've worked hard this week to take them out of my game. It was very satisfying to finally make one count.

"To be able to bounce back straightaway and make a really big score, that's what you dream of," he told BBC's Test Match Special.

Views sought over Doncaster devolution

BBC Radio Sheffield

If you live in Doncaster you can have your say on how to use new powers that are being devolved.

The Sheffield City Region is to get £1.3bn of extra funding.

The deal means that decisions about transport and economic growth can be made locally. 

A consultation event's taking place at Doncaster's Frenchgate centre today.

Doncaster Frenchgate centre

Cash announced for new low emission buses

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Dog attack on woman sparks police appeal

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Police are appealing for help in tracing the owner of a dog which left a woman needing surgery after it bit her arm in a Rotherham park last month.

The incident happened in Bradgate Park at about 21:35 on Tuesday 28 June when an unknown man who was walking his dog on a lead approached the woman to ask her a question.

The dog, a white and grey Husky/Akita-type breed and white and grey, then reportedly bit the woman, who's 40, causing serious injury to her arm.

The owner of the dog left the scene before police were called and officers are now asking for him to come forward.

He's described as Asian, about 20-years-old, tall, with facial stubble and of slim build. He was wearing a black and red shell-suit style jacket with dark blue jeans.

Bradgate Park

Your headlines this morning

BBC Radio Sheffield

The top stories in South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • Staff at Barnsley Council could be randomly tested to see if they've taken drugs or drunk alcohol
  • South Yorkshire Police's new Chief Constable starts today. Stephen Watson was formerly the Deputy Chief Constable at Durham
  • Police are investigating after a woman was hospitalised following a dog attack in a Rotherham park 

Delays warning to Supertram users

If you're planning on using the Supertram in Sheffield this morning, you'll need to be aware of this:

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Sheffield scissors crowdfunding campaign

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Ernest Wright and Son have been making scissors in Sheffield since 1902. You may remember a video of them making scissors went viral back in 2014. 

Now, they're harnessing the power of the internet once again - to bring back their iconic "Kut-Rite" design of scissors.

Kut-rite scissors
Ernest Wright and Sons

A crowdfunding campaign to raise enough for tools to create the blades has smashed its £60,000 target and has now reached more than £150,000.

Director Nick Wright says they've been overwhelmed with interest from people around the world:

Basically you put rewards up. You say if you bid £50 plus a bit of postage then you'll get a pair of these kitchen scissors if we can make them again. That's the plan and, to be honest with you, it's gone mad."

Nick WrightDirector at Ernest Wright and Sons

Barnsley Council staff face drug and alcohol tests

Liz Roberts

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Staff at Barnsley Council could be randomly tested to see if they've taken drugs or drunk alcohol. 

The proposal is due to go before cabinet members on Wednesday - and if approved will be implemented with immediate effect. 

The council says it's committed to ensuring its employees are fit to carry out their duties safely and effectively.  

Calderdale Council in West Yorkshire introduced a similar policy three years ago.

Bottles of alcohol
Press Association

Listen: Thousands in city for 'buzzing' Tramlines Festival

Oli Constable

That's it for another year... Sheffield's three-day music festival Tramlines ended last night.

Over the weekend, there were live performances across the city, with the main stage at Ponderosa Park, but no stage this year on Devonshire Green in the city centre. 

BBC Radio Sheffield roving reporter Oli Constable got to experience the whole thing and this is his report:

Tramlines weekend attracted about 100,000 people to Sheffield this weekend

Your headlines this morning

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

The top stories in South Yorkshire this morning include:

  • Staff at Barnsley council could be randomly tested to see if they've taken drugs or drunk alcohol
  • South Yorkshire Police's New Chief Constable starts work today. Stephen Watson was the Deputy Chief at Durham
  • Sheffield's three-day music festival, Tramlines, is over for another year

Police officer hurt at Grimsby Town football friendly


A police officer was injured and six people were arrested during trouble as Grimsby Town met Sheffield United for a pre-season match at the weekend.

The officer sustained "an injury to the head and possibly a fractured ankle after bottles were thrown towards him", according to Humberside Police.

The six arrests were made around the Blundell Park ground in Cleethorpes for serious assault, affray and public order offences.

Pubs around the stadium were closed.

Blundell Park

Weather: Feeling fresher than recent days

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Mainly dry for most areas, with some bright or sunny spells through the day, and a moderate westerly breeze. 

Rather cloudier over the Pennines with patchy light rain, and one or two showers later. Feeling fresher than recent days.  

BBC Look North's Abbie Dewhurst with Monday's weather forecast for Yorkshire

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Morning, Katie here. I'll be with you throughout the day with the latest updates from South Yorkshire.

We'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the region.

A big thank you to Jessica Marriott who sent us this picture of a rainbow in Mexborough over the weekend.

Don't forget to get in touch if you have a picture or story of your own that you'd like to see featured on the BBC Local Live page.

Rainbow in Mexborough
Jessica Marriott