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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 8 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Thanks for your company today, keep your fingers crossed for Olympic glory for Sheffield city swimmer Ellie Faulkner in the 200m freestyle and Heather Fisher from Rotherham in the Rugby sevens. 

    If you are in need some inspiration to get active, here's a pic I took yesterday cycling round Derwent and Howden reservoirs:

    Howden reservoir

    Please send any photos, videos and stories you'd like to share.

  2. Weather: A blustery end to the day with a chilly night in store

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Any early evening showers will die out with long clear spells expected overnight. Northwesterly winds will fall light. Feeling cool for the time of year.   

    Hourly forecast
  3. Sport: Owls striker Fletcher in doubt for Saturday

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher could be a doubt for the game at Norwich on Saturday. 

    Steven Fletcher

    Head Coach Carlos Carvalhal revealed the 29-year-old needed ten stitches to a head injury during yesterday's 1-0 win against Aston Villa  

  4. Travel: Police operation closes St George's Bridge Doncaster

    BBC Travel

    A police operation has disrupted traffic on the A630 eastbound between York Road and Church Way in Doncaster.. It's closed St George's Bridge and is causing queues between St Mary's Roundabout and Markets Roundabout.

    Diversions are in place. 

  5. Watch: Kinder Scout reseeded after a planting campaign

    James Roberson

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    It's the highest point in the Peak District, and - until a few years ago - was also one of the most desolate places there. But now Kinder Scout has been dramatically transformed into a lush new landscape - all thanks to a five year campaign by the National Trust to plant half a million seedlings. 

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    Video caption: Top of Kinder Scout reseeded
  6. Fines for owners who abandon their cars in Sheffield

    Car owners who abandon their vehicles in Sheffield are being warned – scrap it for free or face a fixed penalty fine. 

    Abandoned car

    After a large rise in the number of abandoned cars fixed penalties are coming in from August 29. 

    Abandoned car

    The council will also seek to recover costs from the owner for removal, storage and disposal of any vehicle, making them directly responsible for the case. Currently the council picks up all the costs.  

  7. Have you seen Britney?

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Police are searching for a missing teenage girl from Leicestershire, who officers believe is in South Yorkshire. 

    Britney Rollinson

    15-year-old Britney Rollinson - who has connections to Rotherham - went missing last Friday afternoon. She was reportedly seen at Meadowhall Interchange later that evening.  

  8. Rotherham's Heather Fisher in action in Rio

    "South Yorkshire expects..." when team GB takes on New Zealand in the semi-final of the women's rugby sevens this evening.  

    Heather Fisher

    Heather Fisher from Rotherham is a key part of the British squad. It's a busy schedule for the rugby players - the final is also played tonight at 21:00. 

  9. One of Sheffield’s most decorated First World War heroes to be honoured

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Sheffield will unveil a plaque next month to remember a man whose four acts of heroism saved hundreds of lives during the First World War.  

    William Allen

    The plaque will be unveiled at the cenotaph war memorial in honour of Major William Barnsley Allen (1892-1933), who was a British Army medical officer decorated for gallantry four times during the First World War.

    Major Allen, who also studied for a degree in medicine at the University of Sheffield, was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) in 1916, the highest award for gallantry.

    Sheffield City Council has traced several members of Major Allen’s family but wants to contact more relatives. Members of the public are invited to the ceremony. 

  10. Keeping a close eye on Sheffield's bees

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Dawn Hull in Sheffield sent in these great close ups of bees landing on flowers in her garden.  

    Bee on flower
    Bee on flower
  11. Calling Europol, how are your detective skills?

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Hello, Hello, Hello... or should that be bonjour, hola, hallo?

    Any clue as to the nationality of this police figurine? 

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  12. Sport: Sheffield United's Che Adams having medical at Birmingham

    Sheffield United forward Che Adams is in the midlands today having a medical at Birmingham City. 

    Che Adams

    Blades boss Chris Wilder says he tried to sign Grant Ward and Ryan Kent to replace Adams. Ward eventually joined Ipswich with Kent moving to Barnsley.  

  13. Weather: A bright and breezy afternoon

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A bright and mainly dry day for many parts of the region with sunny spells at times. A few showers are also likely, these mainly during the afternoon. Northwesterly winds will be quite strong, especially across the Pennines.  

    Hourly forecast
  14. South Yorkshire firefighters donate unused equipment

    South Yorkshire firefighters have been praised for the ‘overwhelming’ support they have given to their international colleagues, after sending hundreds of items of specialist equipment to Portugal.  

    Equipment laid out on floor

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue delivered dozens of pallets of tools, clothing and other life saving kit to Albufeira in response to a plea for equipment from volunteer firefighters in the region.

    The shipment includes hose reel fittings, ropes and lines and items used in road traffic collision rescues.

    Nine out of ten firefighters in Portugal are self-funded volunteers who rely on equipment donations to carry out their life saving work. 

  15. Sheffield swimmer Ellie is Rio ready

    City of Sheffield swimmer Ellie Faulkner is in action later. 

    She will be in the Womens 200 meter freestyle this evening.

    Here's her room out in Rio

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    She's been keeping the nerves at bay by setting up a nail salon for her Olympic teammates. 

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  16. Petition underway against HS2 route through Bramley

    More than 1,600 people have signed a petition over plans for HS2 and its potential effects on the village of Bramley. 

    HS2

    Campaigners have set up an online petition on a government website saying it'd be dangerously close to housing and other ameneties, causing safety fears,noise pollution and a blight on house prices.