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Oli Constable

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  1. Five things we've learnt today

    Oli Constable

    Thanks for joining us for today's live coverage. We'll be back on Monday from 08:00.

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

    1. Fire service still at Chicago Rock fire in Barnsley
    2. TV presenter Charlie Webster speaking to family 
    3. Rotherham taxi licensing 'loophole' exposed
    4. Gatecrasher to make Sheffield comeback on Saturday
    5. Man arrested after mosque bomb threat

    I've been asking for your favourite snaps too as today is World Photo Day and loads of you have got in touch.

    Cross Eyes Sheffield tweeted us this photo earlier- it's their rose-tinted view of Devonshire Street on an otherwise grey day.


    Your brief weather tonight - grey, wet and windy. Try and have a good weekend!

  2. Former Rotherham boss takes Eastleigh FC job

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    Former Rotherham United player and manager Ronnie Moore has joined Vanarama National League side Eastleigh FC as their new boss.

    The BBC Radio Sheffield pundit joined the Spitfires this afternoon and says he's proud to be at the helm.

    View more on twitter
  3. BBC Listening Project: Your chance to join the conversation

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Is there a conversation you've been meaning to have with a loved one, but just not got round to it? Well here's your chance.

    The Listening Project is a partnership between the BBC and the British Library, capturing conversations between friends and loved ones about the things that matter to them.

    Our mobile recording booth is coming to Firth Park in Sheffield from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August and Sir Nigel Gresley Square in Doncaster from Tuesday 30 August to Saturday 3 September.

    To book your conversation, get in touch here.

    The booth on a beach
  4. Former Sports Minister calls for celebrations following Olympic success

    Oli Constable

    Team GB’s remarkable Olympic success in Brazil should be celebrated in a series of events across the country, says former Sports Minister Richard Caborn.

    Mr Caborn, who used to be MP for Sheffield, says he'd like to see regional celebrations, as Britain sit second in the medal table having taken 56 medals.

    Quote Message: Here in the Sheffield region we have got a fantastic group of athletes who have been made and trained in the region – the likes of Jess Ennis-Hill, Bryony Paige, the divers and swimmers at Ponds Forge, the boxers at the EIS where Nicola Adams is based." from Richard Caborn Former Sports Minister
    Richard CabornFormer Sports Minister
    Richard Caborn
  5. Watch: Take a bow! Shooting for gold

    Kat Harbourne

    So when I was asked what Olympic discipline I would like to train in, archery seemed like a decent sport.

    No running, no sweat, and besides, how hard can it be?

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    Video caption: Kat Harbourne tries her hand at archery
  6. Watch: New police dogs put through their paces in Sheffield

    Oli Constable

    South Yorkshire Police have been putting their latest recruits through their paces at Sheffield Interchange.

    The dogs, that specialise in finding drugs,  are put into a 'live' environment to make it as real as they can before they're used on the streets.

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  7. Rotherham mosque thought to be one of several locations to receive threats

    We told you earlier that a man has been arrested by anti-terror police investigating a bomb threat sent to a mosque in Rotherham.

    It's now emerged police believe the letter sent to the Jamia Masjid Abu Bakr mosque in Eastwood, Rotherham, on 1 August is one of a number sent to locations around England.

    These include religious establishments, police stations and residential addresses in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Bedfordshire and Avon and Somerset. 

  8. M1 delays after broken-down vehicle

    BBC Travel

    Getting away early on a Friday? Well, if you're going southbound on the M1 you might want to delay your journey.

    There's quite a bit of traffic from junction 32 of the M1 and it's slow going.

  9. Strong winds warning issued for South Yorkshire

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Tonight, a spell of unseasonably strong winds, accompanied by heavy, blustery showers, is expected to reach the south- west of the UK during the early hours of Saturday.

    Throughout Saturday, it will move across many parts of England and Wales with winds expected to be about 40-50mph.

  10. Delays on public transport after car gets stuck on tram route

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    There's problems on public transport this afternoon after a car was stuck on the kerb at Netherthorpe.

    The car blocked one lane of traffic and the tram line and meant trams had to terminate at Cathedral.

    It's now been moved, but there's likely to be delays as the service gets back to timetable.

    Car on tram route
  11. Watch: Minichiello on Rio 2016

    Oli Constable

    Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello has said that Sheffield sport is in a good place following the Olympic success of the heptathlon.

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    Video caption: Toni Minichiello on Jess Ennis-Hill
  12. Theresa May backs Osborne's 'Northern Powerhouse'

    BBC Politics

    Theresa May has vowed to press ahead with George Osborne's "Northern Powerhouse" despite having fired him as chancellor.

    Theresa May

    In a Yorkshire Post article, the prime minister promised to "help the great cities and towns of the North pool their strengths and take on the world".

    This includes backing a bid to bring cycling's world championships to Yorkshire.

    The Northern Powerhouse is the name attached to the government's bid to create a rival economy to London and the South East in the north of England.

    It involves devolving new powers from Whitehall, improving transport links and creating new regional mayors to act as figureheads for their regions.

  13. Yorkshire are 14th in the medal table!

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Ever wondered where Yorkshire would fall if they were an independent nation at the Olympics?

    Well, with a dozen medals, they sit above Usain Bolt's Jamaica and host nation Brazil.

    Olympic medal table graphic
  14. Your photos: World Photo Day

    Oli Constable

    We're after your favourite photos across South Yorkshire today in celebration of World Photo Day.

    We've had some brilliant photos coming into us, including this one from Rick Midgley overlooking Sprotbrough Lock.

    sprotbrough lock

    Steven Johnson got this great pic of a rainbow over Hillsborough.


    And our afternoon presenter Paulette snapped this cracking shot of band The Feeling playing at Music in the Gardens - notice how she's backstage!! It's alright for some...

    The Feeling

    Got one you'd like to share? Drop me an email by clicking here!

  15. Man arrested after mosque bomb threat

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A 43-year-old man has been arrested after a bomb threat was sent to a Rotherham mosque.

    This is the Jamia Mosque on Russell Street, in Eastwood.

    The man from Plymouth has been arrested under the Malicious Communications Act by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

    Outside of the mosque
  16. M1 slow after double breakdown

    BBC Travel

    The M1 southbound is slow after a broken down vehicle is blocking the exit sliproad at junction 32 for the M18.

    There's a second breakdown between junction 31 at Sheffield and junction 30 at Worksop also going southbound.

    Traffic queuing

    There's queuing traffic and speed restrictions are in place approaching the incidents.

    Map of accidents
  17. Get Inspired: Archery

    Kat Harbourne

    As part of the BBC's Get Inspired initiative, I've had a go at an Olympic sport that means no running or sweat!

    Archery then was the perfect choice...


    And I STILL managed to injure myself! (Britney microphone not involved).

  18. Woodhead Pass closed after lorry crash

    Oli Constable

    The A628 Woodhead Pass in Dunford Bridge is closed after an accident involving a lorry.

    There is queuing traffic in both directions at the Dunford Bridge turn off because of the crash.

    Dunford Bridge