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By Kate Linderholm

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Want a quick catch up on what's been happening in Sheffield and South Yorkshire today? We got this:

    Back with more from 08:00 tomorrow, in the meantime, send in your photos and stories here, like this lovely shot of the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield from Keith Bown:

    Botanical Gardens
  2. Weather: Cloudy with heavy rain tonight

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    It will remain cloudy with outbreaks of rain through the night, persistent and at times heavy over the Pennines. Winds will increase toward daybreak, becoming gusty across the hills. 

    Hourly forecast
  3. Third arrest in Tommy Ward murder investigation

    A third man is currently in police custody being questioned by detectives following a number of warrants executed today as part of the ongoing investigation into Tommy Ward’s murder.

    Tommy Ward

    The 23-year-old man from Sheffield was arrested on suspicion of murder, in addition to the two arrests this morning; a 30-year-old man from Sheffield and a 35-year-old man from Rotherham, who were also arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.  

  4. Sport: TJ Robinson leaves Sheffield Sharks

    Peter Spencer

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    The DBL Sharks Sheffield have confirmed the departure of Antone 'TJ' Robinson by mutual agreement.

    Antone Robinson

    The American had signed a new one year contract last month, but the club now say due to unforeseen circumstances he will not be joining the Sharks and they wish him well in the future.

  5. Drugs bust finds cannabis under Doncaster garage

    A drugs warrant was executed by police in Rossington today. They found cannabis buds drying out in a hidden space underneath a garage.  

    Drying cannabis buds laid on table
  6. New parks boss takes root at Sheffield City Council

    Lisa Firth is the new head of Sheffield's Parks and Countryside, in charge of around 800 green spaces within the city boundary.

    Lisa Firth

    Sheffield is famous for its parks, being the only major city to have a national park within its boundary, and also having more trees than any other city in Europe – around two million trees, four for every person.

  7. UKIP leadership candidates in Yorkshire

    Candidates hoping to become the new leader of UKIP will lay out their plans in Yorkshire tonight in the wake of the resignation of Nigel Farage.

    Six potential leaders will set out their stall for the future of the party at the event in Wakefield. 

    Nigel Farage
  8. Police release e-fit of man linked to Rotherham flasher

    Detectives investigating a reported indecent exposure incident have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to.   


    At about 18:30 on Tuesday 2 August, a nine-year-old girl and her friend were walking along the Wellway, Sunnyside, when a man indecently exposed himself.The man is also said to have made inappropriate comments towards the two girls.  

  9. Travel: A630 blocked both ways in Doncaster

    BBC Travel

    The A630 Balby Road in Doncaster is blocked in both directions between Mansfield Road and Belmont Avenue because of an accident involving a car and a motorbike. There are long queues of traffic.

  10. Watch: Drones used for Yorkshire church surveys

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    Churches get guidance from above to save on expensive scaffolding for building surveys:

    Video content

    Video caption: Drones used to survey Yorkshire churches
  11. Watch: Check out the new fiver design

    The new plastic five pound note has gone on show in Yorkshire today. It features Sir Winton Churchill and the next generation of security features making it harder to copy.

    The National Railway Museum is displaying the new fiver which is printed on a thin flexible polymer.

    Video content

    Video caption: New five pound note goes on display in Yorkshire
  12. Doncaster dad cycles up a storm for rare genetic wasting disease

    A dad of two from Doncaster covered more than 500 miles in five days to raise money and awareness of the rare disease that affects his friend’s son, Leonardo.

    Cycling team

    Four year old ‘Nardo’ Devlin was diagnosed with the life limiting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2014 – a condition which affects thousands of boys across the UK.  

    Now, Jon Tuffrey, 40, has joined Nardo’s dad, John and has done his bit by taking part in an epic cycle with 13 friends for the charity Harrison’s Fund.

  13. Weather: Dry spells with more cloud and scattered showers

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Remaining dry for most of us this afternoon with heavier downpours likely later this evening and overnight.

    Hourly forecast
  14. Legal challenge to Sheffield City region Mayor proposals

    Derbyshire county council is asking for a judicial review of proposals which would put the Mayor of a Sheffield City region in charge of some services in Chesterfield.

    DCC emblem and logo

    The proposals by the Sheffield City region combined authority - a group made up of Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham councils - are currently out for public consultation. 

    They would put responsibility for key services in Chesterfield such as major roads, public transport, skills and major planning and investment projects in the hands of Sheffield city region. Derbyshire county council says that's not in the best interests of people living in Chesterfield.  

  15. Arrests made in Tommy Ward murder inquiry

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Police have carried out search warrants this morning in the Aston, Ulley, and Wales areas of Rotherham and in Hackenthorpe and Stradbroke in Sheffield, in connection to the ongoing investigation into the murder of Tommy Ward.  

    Tommy Ward

    Two men have been arrested, aged 35 and 30-years-old, on suspicion of murder and are being questioned by detectives.

    Mr Ward was found with serious injuries on the morning of Thursday, 1 October 2015, at his home on Salisbury Road in Maltby he died in hospital in February 2016.