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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 9 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Thanks to Gill from Rotherham who posted this glorious photo to BBC Weather Watchers:

    Golden fields in Rotherham

    I'll be back with more live updates from 08:00 tomorrow, please get in touch if you have a story, photo or video to share.

  2. Weather: Sunshine and showers to end the day

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Showers will slowly ease through the evening, but some will persist overnight. Away from the showers, it will be fairly cloudy with a few clearer spells. Minimum Temperature 12C.  

    Hourly forecast
  3. Emergency services collaborate to reduce pressure on 999 calls

    South Yorkshire fire fighters and police officers are joining forces with Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend lower priority incidents and reduce the demand on 999 responders. 

    LIFE poster

    The "LIFE" team will attend incidents like falls, missing people cases and people at risk of anti social behaviour. 

    The scheme has been funded by South Yorkshire Fire Authority for six months.

  4. Sheffield decorator sentenced for defrauding solicitors' firm

    A local businessman has been sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for a year following an investigation by Sheffield City Council’s Trading Standards into his fraudulent trading. 

    Paint swatches and tin

    Lucien Nicholas Carter, of Frickley Road, Sheffield demanded upfront payments of £17,900 for redecorating work at Harthills Solicitors in Rotherham. But less than £4,000 of work was done with faked invoices provided to the firm. 

  5. Watch: Doncaster MP Ed Miliband backs Owen Smith for Labour Leader (again)

    The former Labour leader Ed Miliband has endorsed Owen Smith in his battle to oust Jeremy Corbyn.

    The Doncaster North MP who failed to win the support of the country himself, says he wants a Labour leader who'll reach out to every part of Britain. He first supported Smith for Leader three weeks ago.

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  6. Tiny elephants stampede to Sheffield's Moor Market

    You’ve seen the Herd of Sheffield, you’ve seen the Little Herd and now you’re invited to make a brand new Mini Herd for a trail through Sheffield’s Moor Market, on Thursday 11 August. 

    Decorated mini elephant

    There are around 40 elephants available, which will all be decorated on Thursday 11 August inside the Moor Market. The decorated elephants will then be part of the market’s Mini Herd, a trail which will take visitors on a hunt around the market with a treat for those who find them all.

    Mini elephant among pile of kiwi fruit

    It is  free to take part and those who design an elephant can claim it once the trail display finishes at the end of the summer.

  7. Sheffield's Forgemasters gets multi million dollar submarine deal

    Sheffield Forgemasters has secured contracts worth more than 30 million dollars to make castings for american submarines.  

    Forgemasters

    It's the company's largest order for almost two years. Forgemasters has been under economic pressure following the collapse of the offshore oil and gas market and says the orders provide a boost for its Brightside Lane operations.  

  8. Jessica Ennis-Hill updates fans from Olympic village

    Sheffield heptathlete Jessica Ennis Hill is feeling positive about competing at Rio. 

    Jessica Ennis-Hill

    This is what she's posted on her Facebook page: 

    Quote Message: I am safely in the Olympic village now and resting up watching box sets and generally taking it easy. All the hard work has been done – I had a good training camp and now I am just getting used to the time difference and getting ready for Friday. I have had the time to look at all your lovely messages and want to thank you so much – they really mean a lot. I feel very lucky to have such amazing support. Jess x
  9. Have you seen Alan Booker?

    Police in Sheffield are asking for your help to find missing 75-year-old Alan Booker as concerns grow for his welfare.

    Alan Booker

    Alan was last seen at around 10:00 this morning leaving his home address in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield.

    He has not been seen or heard from since, which is very out of character. 

  10. Sheffield archeologists trace origins of bones found in crypt

    Skulls and bones stored under a church date from 1250 to as recently as 1900, tests by experts at the University of Sheffield have revealed.  

    Bones

    Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell, Northamptonshire - home to one of only two 13th Century crypts in the UK - contains the remains of 2,500 people.

    Radio carbon dating found some skulls were older than first thought.  

    Crypt

    But scientists from the University of Sheffield, who "assumed the ossuary was a medieval thing", were also surprised to find bones from the last century.

    Scientists at work
  11. Barnsley Museums secure over £70,000 worth of funding

    Barnsley Museums have secured funding of £79,200 from Arts Council England to help develop their charitable organisation.   

    Experience Barnsley

    Barnsley Museum Heritage Trust supports the work of Barnsley Museums and has an active role in fundraising for the five sites which include Cannon Hall, Worsbrough Mill, Elsecar Heritage, Experience Barnsley and the Cooper Gallery.  

  12. Sport: Man City signing benefits Barnsley

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Barnsley are set for a multi million pound windfall after Manchester City completed the signing of John Stones from Everton for £47.5m. 

    John Stones

    The 22-year-old started his career at Oakwell, and Barnsley will get between seven and nine million pounds from a sell-on clause. Stones moves to Manchester City on a six year contract and becomes Britain's most expensive defender.  

  13. Missing Jess found

    Police have just confirmed that missing 13-year-old Jess Hall has been found safe and well in the Abbey Lane area of Sheffield this afternoon.  

  14. Man arrested after stabbing in Doncaster

    A man's been stabbed in an incident in Doncaster this morning. 

    Shady Side

    A 35-year-old was taken to hospital after police were called to Shady Side in Hexthorpe. A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding.   

  15. Lottery backed project seeks Sheffield Blitz memories

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A project to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz is looking for volunteers to help with gathering information about what happened during the Blitz. 

    Bombed buildings and tram in Sheffield Blitz

    A Sheffield memorial trail is being created at 16 sites around the City with permanent memorial plaques.    

    People walking past rubble

    Nearly a tenth of Sheffield's population was made homeless on December 12 and 15, 1940 with over 2,000 people killed or wounded.  

    Blitz damage to Burtons

    The project has received £81,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

  16. Virgin East Coast strike vote

    More on the news that Virgin East Coast rail workers who are members of the RMT union have voted to go on strike in a row over job cuts, working conditions and safety.

    Virgin train

    The two sides are in dispute over staffing changes, which the company says would have no impact on safety and no compulsory job losses. 

    RMT general secretary Mick Cash says: "RMT will not sit back while nearly 200 members' jobs are under threat and also conditions and safety are put at risk by a franchise which is clearly in financial trouble."

    David Horne, managing director for Virgin Trains East Coast, says if a strike does go ahead, services won't be affected. 

    Quote Message: We have worked hard to ensure there are comprehensive contingency plans in place. I want to reassure our customers that the timetable will be unaffected, should any strike go ahead." from David Horne Managing director, Virgin Trains East Coast
    David HorneManaging director, Virgin Trains East Coast
  17. Weather: More cloud this afternoon, showers and bright spells

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A bit more cloud expected this afternoon with some showers but with bright spells in between. 

    Showers will slowly ease through the evening, but some will persist overnight. Away from the showers, it will be fairly cloudy with a few clearer spells. Minimum Temperature 12C.

    Hourly forecast
  18. Watch: Sheffield museum starts £20m fundraising drive

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    The owners of a Sheffield museum hope to mark its 30th birthday by raising £20 million for a huge expansion.

    Video content

    Video caption: Sheffield Museum launches
  19. Have you seen missing Jess from Sheffield?

    Police in Sheffield are asking for your urgent help to find 13-year-old Jess Hall, who has not been seen since yesterday evening.  

    Jess Hall

    Jess was last seen at her home in the Woodseats area of Sheffield at around 23:30 last night. When her family awoke this morning at about 06.40, Jess was not at home.