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By Mick Lunney

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  1. Five things we've learnt today

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Thanks for dipping into our coverage today, we're back at 08:00 tomorrow.

    Today we've heard about:

    Here's a lovely photo send in by Jim Carroll from Rawmarsh.

    You can send your pics to us here

    Sky over Rawmarsh
  2. Weather update: dry overnight 14C

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    No sign of rain tonight. 

    It'll probably make up for it during tomorrow, though.

    Weather graphic
  3. Fore! Golf course course. Of course.

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Golf's back in the Olympics for the first time in 112 years, as you've probably seen.

    But here's a first in this area; a new course at Chesterfield College is trying to help more people into the golf industry.

    It gives people who wouldn't normally have access to the sport a chance to get lots of different skills. 

    It's free for 16 to 18-year-olds and low cost for people over 19. The only other similar one in the country charges about £7,000.

    Radio Sheffield's Andy Kershaw has been given a taster:

    Video content

    Video caption: New course
  4. Reaction: Trans-Pennine tunnel options revealed

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Today the government has published a new report into how Sheffield and Manchester can be linked up by a road tunnel. 

    It could be between 10 and 18 miles long. Here's a summary of the potential routes for the tunnel.

    Meanwhile, there's been plenty of interest and reaction on social media to the ideas. Here are a few of them from the BBC Radio Sheffield post about it: 

    Social media comments
  5. Old church hit by fire in Sheffield

    Oli Constable

    A derelict church on Loxley Road in Sheffield was in flames earlier.

    The fire was in the early hours of Wednesday and the cause is being investigated. 

    Chruch fire
  6. Man in court over injured police officer

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A man's appeared at Rotherham Magistrates' Court charged with assault and threats to kill following an incident in which a police officer was injured. 

    22-year-old Jamie Lee Winter from Rotherham, has been granted conditional bail to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on September 15th. 

    The charge relates to an incident on Tuesday in Maltby. 

    A South Yorkshire Police officer was taken to hospital but he is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

    Rotherham Magistrates Court
  7. BreakingBlades target Cardiff goalkeeper

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    BBC Radio Sheffield understands that Sheffield United are trying to finalise the transfer of Cardiff City goalkeeper Simon Moore. 

    It's believed the player has successfully undergone a medical, with only the paperwork to be finalised. 

    A fee in the region £500,000 appears to have been agreed for the player.  

    Simon Moore
  8. PC death: man denies death by careless driving in Sheffield

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A man's denied driving carelessly and causing the death of an off-duty police officer in Sheffield.

    Waqas Khan's case will go to trial in the new year.

    PC Hassan Ali
  9. Memories of building ravaged by fire in Barnsley

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Now that firefighters have controlled a big blaze in Barnsley town centre, we're reminded about its past.

    This photo, courtesy of Barnsley Archives, shows the building in 1952 when it was a branch of the Co-op.

    Co-op of old in Barnsley town centre
  10. Hundreds of homes bought back by Sheffield Council

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Sheffield City Council is buying back some houses it sold through the right-to-buy scheme. 

    It's part of a new effort to increase the stock of council housing. 

    It's already bought back hundreds of them, but is nowhere near regaining the tens of thousands of homes that were bought buy former tenants:

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    Video caption: Council buys back homes
  11. Motorcyclist 'critical' after accident in Doncaster

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A motorcyclist as been left with life-threatening injuries after h was involved in a crash with a car in Doncaster.

    The 38-year-old is in a critical condition in hospital after the incident at the entrance to the Asda supermarket in Edlington yesterday afternoon.

    The 27-year-old car driver escaped injury.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

    Adsa in Edlington
  12. Children commended over stolen jewellery

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Amelia and Tyler Exelby

    After 93-year-old Doris Wilcock from Sheffield was reunited with her stolen jewellery, the children who found it have received an award.

    Amelia and Tyler Exelby found the jewellery buried in a wood. 

    Doris Wilcock's jewellery

    They've been presented with a superintendent’s commendation for their courage and honesty.

    The pair discovered the jewellery, which was stolen in a burglary two years before, while playing near their home.

    Quote Message: You should be very proud of your actions. Well done.” from Shaun Morley Superintendent
    Shaun MorleySuperintendent
  13. More support for Trans-Pennine tunnel plan

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Barnsley Council has welcomed news that five routes have been shortlisted for the Trans-Pennine tunnel – the most ambitious road scheme undertaken in the UK in more than five decades.

    All five routes join the M60 east of Manchester to the M1 north of Sheffield, with four options starting at the M67.

    Woodhead pass
    Quote Message: This ambitious Trans-Pennine Tunnel project will contribute to the aspiration to maximise economic benefits in the Sheffield City Region by providing better transport links in the North. Not only would it provide a safer, faster, and more resilient road connection between Manchester and Sheffield, but it could lead to better access to labour markets and wider employment opportunities for our residents". from Roy Miller Cabinet Spokesperson for Place
    Roy MillerCabinet Spokesperson for Place
  14. New route from Doncaster airport

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    From Donny to Dublin.

    The airline Flybe has added the route to its schedules at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

    It'll be operating in October and will fly six times a week. That adds up to an extra 40,000 seats on offer each year from the airport, it says.  Tickets have gone on sale today.

    Quote Message: We are delighted to announce this new route with Flybe, it is a welcome boost to business and leisure travellers alike, who enjoy visiting the Irish city and the onward connectivity it offers to America and Canada.” from Steve Gill Chief Executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport
    Steve GillChief Executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport
  15. Barnsley fire: More video from height of blaze

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Here's another short video of the fire which has wrecked the former Chicago Rock club in Barnsley town centre.

    Crews now have it under control.

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    Video caption: Club fire in Barnsley
  16. Trans-Pennine tunnel: Council leader reacts

    Liz Roberts

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sheffield City Council's leader is welcoming a report into a proposed tunnel link across the Pennines.

    The government report is out today.

    Catch up on our summary of the plan here.

    Quote Message: We have been advocating for this project for a long time, alongside other crucial connectivity improvements such as 30-minute city centre to city centre rail travel". from Julie Dore Sheffield City Council leader
    Julie DoreSheffield City Council leader
  17. Barnsley club fire now under control says fire service

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Here are some images from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue of the former Chicago Rock building in Barnsley town centre.

    Fire broke out this morning around 0520 and thirty firefighters tackled the flames.

    Fire 2
  18. Sport: New signing for Sheffield Sharks

    Peter Spencer

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Sheffield Sharks have signed the former University of West Florida forward Marquis Mathis on a one-year deal.  

    Marquis Mathis
    Quote Message: We are happy to bring Marquis into the Sharks family and show what he is capable of contributing as a skilled big man. He has had a tough road to the Sharks but I am confident his hard work and determination will come through clearly and fit in well with our blue collar fans.” from Atiba Lyons Sheffield Sharks coach
    Atiba LyonsSheffield Sharks coach
  19. TV presenter in coma in Rio: Social media reaction

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Social media is seeing an outpouring of support for Sheffield-born TV presenter Charlie Webster.

    She's very ill in hospital in Rio. It began as a case of dehydration but has now turn into a very worrying situation with her being in a coma. 

    Read the latest here.