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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Monday
  2. Live updates on Friday 29 July 2016

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By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learnt today

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

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

    Here's a round-up of some of the big stories in South Yorkshire today.

  2. Residents told 'do not drink' tap water

    dripping tap

    Yorkshire Water has told residents in 3,600 properties in Thorne near Doncaster not to drink their tap water.

    High levels of bacteria have been detected in the local water supply.

    The following postcodes are affected: 

    • DN8 4B
    • DN8 4D
    • DN8 4E  
    • DN8 4H  
    • DN8 4J
    • DN8 4L
    • DN8 4N
    • DL8 4P
    • DN8 4Q
    • DN8 4R
    • DN8 4S
    • DN8 4S
    • DN8 4T
    • DN8 5A
    • DN8 5B
    • DN8 5D
    • DN8 5E
    • DN8 5F
    • DN8 5G
    • DN8 5J
    • DN8 5N
    • DN8 5Q
    • DN8 5R
    • DN8 5S
    • DN8 5T

     Residents are being told not to drink tap water or use it to cook or prepare food. 

    Alternative supplies will be delivered to The Thornensians Rugby Club and The Moorends Hotel.

    Quote Message: Yorkshire Water would like to apologise to those customers affected by the ‘Do Not Drink’ advice. We are working hard to identify the source of the contamination and carrying out widespread flushing and sampling in the area". from Charlie Haysom Yorkshire Water
    Charlie HaysomYorkshire Water
  3. Sheffield search for a suspected gunman: What happened this morning

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    South Yorkshire Police cordon
    • Reports were received just after 05:00, that a man had been seen with what was believed to have been a gun entering a disused brewery at the back of Neepsend Lane.   
    South Yorkshire Police cordon
    Queueing Traffic
    • Between 11:30 and 12:00 Police completed their search, saying they were confident there was no substantive evidence to back up the initial report and reassured the public there was no threat or danger following the incident.    
    • Police thanked people for their patience for the disruption caused by the search.
  4. Weather: Showers will die out for a dry night

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    TONIGHT: Still the risk of some heavy showers this evening which will die out to leave a dry and cool night. Minimum temperature of 10C (50F). 

    TOMORROW: A mostly dry and bright day with some sunny spells. There is the risk of isolated showers which could be heavy but very hit and miss. Feeling a little cooler with a maximum temperature of 20C (68F). It'll be similar on Sunday.

    Weather
  5. Watch: Forget 1966, Charlton brother plays football in Rotherham

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    As part of our look back to 1966, I've been to meet the youngest of the Charlton brothers. 

    Tommy Charlton, who lives in Rotherham, was a 20 year old apprentice, when his older brothers Bobby and Jackie played at Wembley in the World Cup Final. 

    He now plays a gentler kind of sport every week in Rotherham. "Bob sent me a ticket for the final" he says "but I was too skint to travel down to London, so I watched it on the telly"  

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    Video caption: Plays walking football
  6. Police gun amnesty in final days

    An additional week was added to the weapons surrender to support the launch of South Yorkshire Police’s Organised Crime Group and Armed Criminality campaign.

    They've launched a countywide campaign to give members of public the opportunity to safely hand in firearms and knives, until 1 August 2016, to try to remove illegal or unwanted weapons from local communities.

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  7. A look back at 1966

    Howard Pressman

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    BBC Radio Sheffield has been marking 50 years since England beat West Germany at Wembley today.

    There's been a special showing of the match, for listeners, at the radio station. 

    Sheffield showing of 1966 England's winning World Cup match

    And we've all been getting into the spirit of the 1960s...

    What do you think of my effort?! 

    I could get used to this look...

    Presenter, Howard Pressman
  8. Che Adams: Birmingham City outpriced for Sheffield United's seven-figure target

    BBC Sport

    Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett has bemoaned his Championship rivals' 'massive' extra buying potential after being outpriced for one summer target, Sheffield United striker Che Adams.

    Blues made an initial bid of £1.2m for the 20-year-old non-league discovery. But they have had a second offer turned down for the former Ilkeston FC man.

    "You can name six or seven teams in this division who, if they want a deal doing, can massively overpay to get that deal done," Rowett told BBC WM.

    Che Adams

    After signing a new three-year deal last summer, Adams netted 12 more goals in a Blades career that has so far brought him 54 appearances, 17 of them as a substitute, earning him a lot of interested admirers.  

  9. BreakingMissing teenager Lily Lewis found

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    15-year-old Lily Lewis from Barnsley has been found safe and well in Sheffield this afternoon.

    Lily was reported missing on Wednesday 27 July. Polica have said a massive thank you to everyone who shared the appeal.   

  10. Doncaster men arrested after break-in at car compound

    Two men have been arrested after a car compound on Moody Lane in Grimsby was broken into just after 02:00 this morning.

    A police helicopter was deployed to the area after reports of two men breaking through the fence.

    A 21-year-old and 30-year-old, both from Doncaster, were arrested shortly afterwards. 

    Moody Lane car compound

    Police are now trying to establish who owns a white Fiat Scudo van which was found nearby.

  11. Have you seen Lily? Police gravely concerned

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Lily Lewis,15, has been missing from Barnsley since Wednesday. 

    There have been no sightings of her in almost 60 hours.  

    Lily Lewis

    Lily is 5ft 10ins has brown/red hair.

    Police and family are gravely concerned for her welfare. 

    If you've seen her call 101.   

  12. Watch: Major breakthrough in battle against superbugs

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Scientists at the University of Sheffield develop a treatment that could mark a turning point in the fight against hospital superbugs: 

    Video content

    Video caption: Sheffield University research brings major breakthrough in battle against superbugs
  13. Three test positive for Zika virus in Yorkshire

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Three people have tested positive for the Zika virus in West Yorkshire. 

    The NHS Trust in Calderdale has confirmed that the patients were carrying the infection after returning from overseas. 

    So far 50 people in the UK have been infected with Zika, which is spread by mosquitoes found in the Americas.

    South America
    Baby with Zika
  14. Weather: Cloudy with some showery rain on and off this afternoon

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    There will also be some dry spells and even some brightness later. 

    A maximum temperature of 20C (68F).

    Weather graphic
  15. Two Yorkshire cities compete for Great Exhibition of the North

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    Cities competing for exhibition

    Bradford and Sheffield have both made it on to the shortlist to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018. 

    The exhibition, which will run for at least two months, will showcase the creative, cultural and design sectors. Its aim is to boost investment and tourism. 

    Halifax and Harrogate didn't make it on to the list. 

    The chosen venue will be announced in the next few months.

  16. Apology for power cut on Sheffield High Street this morning

    Oli Constable

    Northern Powergrid confirm that at around 09:30 this morning a power cut affected 346 homes and businesses in the centre of Sheffield, around the Fargate area.

    Fargate in Sheffield
    Quote Message: Our engineers were able to restore electricity to 320 properties within an hour by supplying power from an alternative source on our network. The remaining 26 customers were back on by 11:57 am. We’re really sorry for any inconvenience caused and would like to reassure our customers that we’re not expecting any further disruption whilst we repair the underground cable.” from Northern Powergrid
    Northern Powergrid
  17. Watch: South Yorkshire romance takes a trip to Cornwall

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Blokes round here might not be famous for their romantic gestures, but that could be about to change...

    Drew Michael Frost from Doncaster took advantage of the romantic setting in Cornwall when he chose the causeway at St Michael's Mount to propose to his girlfriend Jess.

    Want to know what she said? 

    Video content

    Video caption: A Doncaster man with a very romantic gesture in Cornwall

    If you've got a video you'd like to share, why not email BBC Radio Sheffield

  18. Sheffield scientists make breakthrough in fight against antibiotic resistance

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    A cream to fight superbugs has been developed here in South Yorkshire. The key facts are:

    • Researchers develop new treatment to prevent bacterial skin infections
    • New treatment can work on antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’, such as MRSA
    • Unlike conventional antibiotics, new therapy doesn’t directly kill bacteria, so doesn’t encourage evolution of resistance 

    Here's how this pioneering new treatment can be used on antibiotic-resistant superbugs like MRSA  

    MRSA graphic