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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 26 July 2016

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By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening: Five things we learnt today

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

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

    Here are five of the big stories from across South Yorkshire today:

    1. Accusations that HS2 ruffled more than a few feathers in Bramley meeting
    2. The new Chief Constable says it's all about confidence in the force
    3. Drones could soon deliver your parcels
    4. Tramlines early birds catch the worm
    5. Chesterfield turned back the clock for medieval merriment
  2. Police investigating gun shots in Norfolk Park

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Police continue to investigate following reports of gun shots at 18:40 last Friday in the Norfolk Park area of Sheffield.

    They've made an appeal for information. 

    They're also looking at the possibility of links to previous firearms incidents in Sheffield.

    Police tape
    Quote Message: We believe that the men on the bike were attempting to target a group of men in the street. We are also investigating the possibility that it is linked to previous firearms discharges in the Arbourthorne area." from Temporary Detective Inspector John Wheaton Investigating officer
    Temporary Detective Inspector John WheatonInvestigating officer
  3. Could your local betting shop be sold?

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live

    The answer is maybe.

    Bookmakers Ladbrokes and Gala Coral must sell about 350-400 shops in order for their £2.3bn merger to be cleared, the competition regulator has said.

    The Competition and Markets Authority identified 642 local areas where it said the merger would hit competition.

    Ladbrokes and Gala Coral are the UK's second and third largest retail bookmakers, behind William Hill.

    Ladbrokes shop

    Ladbrokes has about 2,150 outlets in Britain and 77 in Northern Ireland. Coral runs 1,850 shops in Britain.

    A merger between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral would make it the UK's largest bookmaker.

  4. Weather: Cloudy with rain

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    TONIGHT: Cloudy with rain spreading from the west, one or two heavy bursts possible later. Minimum temperature 14C (57F).  

    TOMORROW: A cloudy damp start, soon becoming dry and turning brighter with sunny spells developing. Maximum temperature 22C (72F).

    Weather graphic
  5. Have a business bank account? You need to read this

    BBC Business News

    Natwest and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have warned businesses they may have to charge them to accept deposits due to low interest rates.

    The move, if enacted, would make them the first UK banks to introduce negative interest rates, in effect, charging to deposit money. 

    "Global interest rates remain at very low levels... this could result in us charging interest on credit balances" it wrote in a letter to customers.

    Personal customers are not affected. 

    Bank
  6. Rio Olympic scammers trick victims out of £300K

    Sheffield Star

    Sports fans are being urged to be on the lookout for scams in the run-up to the Olympic Games in Rio, which start next month.   

    Olympic flag in Rio

    Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, says it has already received nearly 50 reports of fraud relating to the games, with victims losing a total of £299,935 to criminals.  

  7. Nine years in prison for man who admitted causing two deaths

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A 34-year-old man's been jailed for nine years for causing the deaths of two men in Ecclesfield in December 2014. 

    Jason Maher from Newcastle admitted causing death by dangerous driving and other driving offences at Sheffield Crown Court. 

    His car collided with a peugeot driven by 18 year old Kieron Wilders, from Kimberworth, who admitted causing death by careless driving. 

    He was disqualified for a year and sentenced to 150 hours of community service. 

    Two 19-year-old men, Liam Parkin, from Sheffield and Joshua Fothergill, from Rotherham, were passengers in the Peugeot and died at the scene. 

  8. Medieval merriment in Chesterfield

    Kat Harbourne

    Now for something you don't see very often...

    A dragon wandering round Chesterfield market. 

    It's the star attraction today as the town stepped back to the Middle Ages...

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    Video caption: Chesterfield steps back to the Middle Ages
  9. Tramlines 2017: Tickets already on sale

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Just two days after the end of the Tramlines music festival in Sheffield plans for next year are underway.

    Early bird weekend tickets for 2017 have now gone on sale

    Ponderosa Park stage
  10. Watch: Man buried alive resurfaces after 72 hours

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    A recovered drug addict and charity worker has been released from a coffin after spending three days buried underground.

    John Edwards, 61, was buried on Friday in Halifax and resurfaced on Monday.

    He said he had "brought words of light from the grave" to try and reduce the number of addicts' funerals he has to attend.      

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    Video caption: A former drug addict from West Yorkshire has been buried underground for 3 days
  11. Have you seen Richard from Sheffield?

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Richard Hezseltine

    Police are asking for your urgent help locating missing 48-year-old Richard Hezseltine.

    Richard was last seen over 24 hours ago and was reported missing at about 11:00 when family members went to his home in the Waterthorpe area of Sheffield and he wasn't there.

    Richard is 5ft 6ins tall, with pale skin, blonde short hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo on his right upper arm of a heart.It is not known what he may be wearing.

    Have you seen him? Call Police on 101.

  12. Watch: New Chief Constable on building confidence in the force

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Stephen Watson, who began his interim role in charge of South Yorkshire Police this week, says he recognises public confidence in the force has been damaged by recent controversies:  

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    Video caption: New Chief Constable on restoring confidence in the force
  13. Yorkshire Jets: A sad day for women's sport in Yorkshire

    BBC Sport

    Yorkshire Jets are to be wound up after England Netball decided to remove them from Netball Superleague. 

    Yorkshire Jets

    The league was expanded from eight to ten teams in June, but Jets, who finished bottom of the table last season, were not offered a place.  

    Quote Message: This is a sad day for netball and for women's sport in Yorkshire," from Mariana Pexton Jets chairperson
    Mariana PextonJets chairperson
  14. Could drones deliver parcels safely?

    Today Programme

    BBC Radio 4

    The government is getting together with the retail giant Amazon to start testing flying drones that can deliver parcels to your door.

    Amazon will look at the best way to allow hundreds of robotic aircraft to buzz around Britain's skies safely.

    Noel Sharkey, emeritus professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University, and Pippa Malmgren, co-founder of H Robotics, share their safety concerns with presenter, Justin Webb.

    Image credit: Getty Images.

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    Video caption: Robotics experts Noel Sharkey and Pippa Malmgren discuss the safety of drone deliveries.
  15. Floral tributes for Rotherham schoolboy after canal tragedy

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Flowers and tributes have been left by the canal near Stonerow Way, Parkgate where an 11 year old boy died last week. 

    Subhaan Ali has been laid to rest today.

    His body was recovered from the canal last Thursday. Officers say they don't think the circumstances surrounding his death are suspicious.

    Tributes for Subhaan Ali
    Subhaan Ali tribute from his loving mother
    Subhaan Ali tributes
  16. New Chief Constable says he'll work hard to restore public confidence

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Stephen Watson

    The new Chief Constable of South Yorkshire says he recognises public confidence in the force has been damaged by recent controversies including Hillsborough, Orgreave and child sex crimes in Rotherham. 

    Stephen Watson, who began his interim role in charge of the force this week, says they must work hard to restore that confidence. 

  17. Man jailed for raping women in Barnsley and Sheffield

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    A 33-year-old man has been jailed for 12 years for raping two women from Barnsley and Sheffield.

    Ethan Wayne Ray, of Colley Road, Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court last Thursday to receive his sentence after a week-long trial.

    Ethan Wayne Ray

    Ray was charged with four counts of rape against his two victims.

    The court heard how both women, who were known to him, were subjected to abuse and violence at Ray’s hands.

  18. Weather: Cloudy but mainly dry

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Rather cloudy but bright with some sunny spells, just a small chance of a shower. 

    Maximum temperature 21C (70F). 

    Weather graphic
  19. Did you see a gun being fired in Norfolk Park?

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Police in Sheffield are appealing for information after reports of shots being fired in the Norfolk Park area.

    At about 18:40 on Friday 23 July it was reported that two men were seen on a motorbike riding along Samuel Close toward Samuel Road.

    Samuel Road area

    One of the men was reported to be holding a firearm and witnesses reported hearing three or four shots being fired shortly afterwards. No one was injured, however a porch window at a property on Samuel Road was damaged.

    Officers are reviewing CCTV. If you saw anything, call police on 101.

  20. Your headlines this afternoon

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    The top stories in South Yorkshire this lunchtime include:

    • The new Chief Constable of South Yorkshire says he recognises public confidence in the force has been damaged by recent controversies
    • Protestors who attended an event in South Yorkshire about proposals for the high-speed HS2 rail link say they were unfairly treated by security staff
    • A Sheffield University professor says he's concerned about the growth of drones as Amazon launches new trial