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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 4 August

Live Reporting

By Oli Constable

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learnt today

    Oli Constable

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

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

    1. There was a dramatic fire near Doncaster prison
    2. Drones are being used to inspect churches
    3. Yorkshire Water said water in Thorne and Moorends was safe to drink
    4. Ecclesall school expansion was given the go ahead
    5. A woman was detained for reading a Syrian culture book on a plane

    Rony was asking you about your memories of 1976 and Jane got in touch to share her brilliant story. Fingers crossed the weather holds out for your anniversary!

    Quote Message: I got married on 25th September 1976 - I seem to remember it was the first day it rained ALL DAY, but it didn't dampen our day and won't spoil our 40th anniversary if it rains again on 25th." from Jane
    Jane

    See you tomorrow! Have a great evening.

  2. Couple wanted in connection with hate crime on train

    Oli Constable

    British Transport Police say a young black man was the victim of an extremely offensive racist gestures made by a man and a woman on a train at 23:00 on Saturday 23 of July.

    The train travelling between Chapeltown and Wombwell was packed with people travelling back from the Tramlines festival.

    The man police want to trace is described as 6ft tall, of stocky build with receding short, greying, ginger hair. He was sun-burnt and wearing a short sleeved shirt.

    The woman involved was white, aged around 50, approximately 5ft 7ins in height with a tanned complexion and shoulder length white blonde hair.

    Anyone who can help is asked to call the BTP.

    British Transport Police
  3. Local football clubs 'failing disabled supporters'

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    Wheelchair at football ground

    A charity says local Championship football clubs Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley are failing to provide enough spaces for disabled fans.

    Revitalise, the charity that conducted the research, found that the clubs fail supporters who require wheelchair spaces by not even providing half of the spaces that they should.

    Quote Message: Disabled supporters have an absolute right to expect the same enjoyable, socially inclusive experience as every other fan and football clubs have a moral and legal obligation to provide this – so come on, Championship, get on the ball!” from Chris Simmonds Revitalise Chief Executive
    Chris SimmondsRevitalise Chief Executive
  4. Dates confirmed for BBC Radio Sheffield’s Open Weekend

    Oli Constable

    On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September you can come and take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our studios, outside broadcast vehicles and newsroom.

    Tours take place at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00 each day with tickets on a first come, first served basis.

    To book your place email us with the words Open Day in the subject bar. Please note that this tour isn’t suitable for children under the age of 12.

    It’s all part of the Heritage Open Days where places which aren’t usually open to the public, open their doors once a year.

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  5. South Yorkshire fish hit by herpes virus

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    There's an outbreak of a fish disease at the Aston Park Fisheries in South Yorkshire.

    Health inspectors Cefas have now implemented controls to halt the spread of the Koi Herpes Virus known as KHV.

    They say there are no concerns for human health but it is a serious viral disease for fish which affects all varieties of common and ornamental carp.

    Fish dead
  6. Travel update: Lines now clear between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds

    Good news if you were worried about betting caught up in those previous two hour delays on the trains...

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  7. Your views: What you remember about the summer of 1976?

    Rony Robinson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    We've been asking you about your memories of the long, hot summer of '76, after the University of Sheffield started some research into the countrywide drought.

    You've been getting in touch with us and telling us what you remember about that summer.

    Quote Message: I remember being up at the Dam Flask, just below Bradfield, which instead of being a classic Pennine drinking water and Nature Reserve, was down to the size of 4 swimming pools, with a river either end, the usually submerged old valley farms were in plain view." from Aisle Firshill
    AisleFirshill
    Quote Message: Eyup. I was waiting for the arrival of my first daughter in September. My first of four and one son!!" from Market Malc
    Market Malc
    Quote Message: In 1976 I was digging the roads with a lolly pop stick - the tar had melted and it was great fun. I was ten years old." from Mark Brinsworth
    MarkBrinsworth
    Quote Message: In Summer 1976 I was trying to print literature for an engineering company called Acrow in London, famous for its Acrow prop. We had to keep the presses turning over to stop the ink drying on the rollers it was so hot in the print room. We had to keep stirring the inks to stop them skinning and ruining the prints." from David W Grenoside
    David WGrenoside

    Want to get in touch? Drop me an email!

  8. Watch: Drones being used to inspect churches

    Rony Robinson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Drones are now being used to inspect the outside of churches, meaning they don't have to pay for expensive scaffolding.

    The drones have cameras on so the contractors can see if any work needs to be done before actually getting up there.

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    Video caption: Drone filming Trinity Church
  9. Weather: Possible thundery showers

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Cloud will soon build again, with scattered showers likely to develop. These possibly heavy, thundery and prolonged during the late afternoon.

    Breezy but winds not as strong as yesterday.  

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    Video caption: Paul Hudson brings you your afternoon weather forecast
  10. Virgin train tickets accepted on Northern services

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Following a man being hit by a train near Wakefield, alternative travel options have been put in place to minimize disruption on the network.

    CrossCountry passengers are able to use Northern services between Sheffield and Leeds via Wakefield Kirkgate.

    Virgin train
  11. Fire near Doncaster prison

    Oli Constable

    Earlier this afternoon, at about 12:15, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to a fire at Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster.

    Early reports suggested it was a coal shed that was alight at HMP Linderholme.

    It later turned out to be a furniture store outside the prison's boundary wall.

    At its height, seven fire crews tackled the fire and dramatic pictures show smoke billowing into the sky.

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    Video caption: Fire at Doncaster

    About two hours after it had started, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the blaze was under control and crews remained on site to dampen down the remains of a shed.

    There were no reported injuries and an investigation into the cause of the fire is getting underway.

  12. Rail death causes long delays

    A man has died after being hit by a train near Wakefield. 

    It happened close to Fitzwilliam Station at about 14:00 today.

    Police say they are working to identify the man and inform his family and that his death is not being treated as suspicious.

    The incident is causing delays of up to two hours on train journeys  between Doncaster, Sheffield and Leeds.

  13. Long delays on A1 after crash

    BBC Travel

    queuing traffic

    There's queuing traffic, long delays and two lanes closed due to accident on A1 Doncaster By-Pass Northbound between A1(M) J38 and A639.

    There's also congestion on the M18 to J2 A1(M)

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  14. Delays on trains between Doncaster and Leeds

    BBC Travel

    Emergency services are dealing with an incident near South Kirby, causing delays of up to two hours to journeys between Doncaster/Sheffield and Leeds.

    There is replacement transport between Doncaster/Swinton and Wakefield Westgate 

    Delays are expected to continue until 16:30.  

  15. Doncaster prison fire 'under control'

    Oli Constable

    Six fire engines are at the scene of a building fire next to HMP Prison Lindholme.

    A large furniture storage building, outside the boundary wall of the prison, has been destroyed by fire.

    The fire is now under control and crews are damping down.

    There are no reports of any casualties.

    Smoke
  16. BreakingWatch: Doncaster prison fire

    Oli Constable

    Simon has sent us this video of the fire at HMP Lindholm near Doncaster.

    There are currently seven fire engines trying to put out a blaze thought to be in one of the outbuildings.

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    Video caption: Fire at Doncaster
  17. BreakingUpdate: Seven fire engines at Doncaster prison tackling blaze

    We've been told that there is currently a fire at HMP Lindholme near Doncaster.

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are on the scene using seven fire engines to tackle the fire, thought to be in an outbuilding on the site.

    This is an ongoing incident and we'll bring you more information as we get it.

  18. Update: Doncaster prison fire

    Fire crews are dealing with a blaze at HMP Lindholme.

    Seven fire engines are at the scene.

    It is thought to have started in outbuildings.

    More details as we get them.

  19. BreakingFire at Doncaster prison

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are currently attending a fire at Doncaster prison. 

    More details as we get them.