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Summary

  1. Live updates on Tuesday 16 August 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Mick Lunney

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learnt today

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    We'll resume coverage tomorrow at 08:00, thanks for joining us today.

    Some of the things we've covered include:

    • A student from Sheffield has been arrested at Buckingham Palace
    • Sheffield is to honour Jessica Ennis-Hill and Bryony Page for their Olympic silver medals
    • The BBC has revisited Park Hill flats in Sheffield to see who lives there now after making a documentary there in 1965
    • Virgin Trains East Coast say planned strikes are off
    • and football fans will pay tribute to former Owls player Dalian Atkinson tonight
  2. Student from Sheffield arrested at Buckingham Palace

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A student from Sheffield allegedly tried to break into Buckingham Palace with a knife hidden in his shoe. 

    25 year old Hang Zhang was arrested by police at the entrance to the palace on Friday afternoon. 

    Police say they found a folding pocket knife when they searched him and he's been charged with possessing an offensive weapon.

    Buckingham Palace image
  3. Virgin Trains East Coast strikes 'called off'

    The planned industrial action on the Eastcoast Mainline has been called off according to Virgin Trains. 

    Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast were due to stage three 24-hour strikes this month, including one on Bank Holiday Monday.

    The RMT said train guards, station staff and some drivers were set to take part in the walkouts. 

    Virgin Trains
    Quote Message: We’re pleased that the RMT has agreed to suspend industrial action and continue talks. We had put in place detailed contingency plans which would have seen our timetable run as normal, nevertheless this news will be welcomed by our customers and people." from David Horne Virgin Trains
    David HorneVirgin Trains
  4. Weather update: as you were

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Here's a weather forecast you can take to the bank. 

    I'm not sure how you'll pay it in, but you can take it.

    We'll see that burning ball of gas again tomorrow. (usual clause; keep your receipt)

    Weather graphic
  5. Trampolining, how hard can that be?

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    You've seen the trampolining at the Rio Olympics.

    You climb on, you bounce, throw a few shapes, and come away with a medal - easy.

    Aye, right.

    Our reporter Andy Kershaw didn't have a Team GB spot for Tokyo 2020 in his sights.

    Perhaps just as well. Don't laugh 'til you try it.

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    Video caption: Andy Kershaw tries trampolining
  6. Ex-Owls player 'threatened to kill' his father

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The former Sheffield Wednesday player who died after being tasered by police had reportedly threatened his father's life. 

    48-year-old Dalian Atkinson had been in a "manic state" when he visited his father's home, according to his brother, Kenro, in an interview with the Sun newspaper. 

    Dalian died 90 minutes after being tasered by police who were called to the Trench area of Telford in Shropshire.

    Meanwhile, Aston Villa fans will hold a minute's applause later to pay tribute to Atkinson.

    Clapping will start ten minutes into their game against Huddersfield at Villa Park;10 being the 48 year old player's shirt number. 

    Dalian Atkinson
  7. Rape investigation in Sheffield

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Police are checking CCTV from the Darnall area of Sheffield following reports of a rape.

    A woman says the attack took place around midnight on Saturday in Staniforth Road.

    Staniforth Road
  8. Nicola Adams secures a medal in Rio

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Boxing ace Nicola Adams, who trains in Sheffield, is guaranteed an Olympics medal after making it to the boxing semi-finals. 

    It wasn't an easy victory but she has secured a bronze medal at least.

    Nicola Adams
  9. Travel flash: A1 closes for air ambulance

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Severe delays, queuing traffic and the A1 is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again.

    This is northbound at J36 Warmsworth Road, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - via the exit and entry slip roads. There's Congestion to J34 A614 Bawtry Road.  

    The air ambulance has had to land to give help following a crash there.

  10. Olympians to get special event in Sheffield

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The achievements of Jessica Ennis-Hill and Bryony Page are to be celebrated in Sheffield.

    They both won silver medals in Rio; Ennis-Hill for the heptathlon and Page for Team GB's first ever female trampoline medal.

    A council spokesman said they send heartfelt congratulations to them both and believe they will inspire others across the sporting city to follow in their footsteps.

    The event to honour the pair is still being finalised.

    Ennis-Hill
    Bryony Page
  11. 'Zombie knife' ban welcomed in South Yorkshire

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The forthcoming ban on so-called 'Zombie knives' this week is being described as a move to protect people from the glamorisation of violence.

    The knives, which have a long, serrated edge and are often marked with blood-like paint on the handle, are commonly advertised as a collectors item.

    The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, Dr Alan Billings, says the knives being on sale emphasises the threat of violence. The ban on their sale, import and manufacture comes in on Thursday.

    Quote Message: They have been too easy to obtain via the internet, sometimes for as little as £10. They glamorise violent behaviour and we need to protect people from them." from Dr Alan Billings Police and Crime Commissioner- South Yorkshire
    Dr Alan BillingsPolice and Crime Commissioner- South Yorkshire
    Knife
  12. Fire service urges people to check electrical goods

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    South Yorkshire fire service is warning people to have appliances checked after a cooker fire in Barnsley.

    It seems to have been started by an electrical fault.

    People are also urged to sign up for notices about product recalls which they might otherwise miss.

    Cooker fire
  13. Time for Nicola Adams to get busy in Rio

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    At the Rio Olympics, Boxer Nicola Adams, who trains in Sheffield, could guarantee at least a bronze if she wins her first fight. She's in action this afternoon. 

    We don't want to speak too soon but surely another TeamGB gold is in the offing given her abilities.

    My colleague Jonathan Buchan spoke to her about training in Sheffield before she set off for Rio. Have a listen.

    Nicola Adams
  14. Blood donor appeal in Sheffield region for 'missing types'

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Sheffield to commit to saving lives by registering as new blood donors during its Missing Type campaign. There's a reduction internationally of people who become donors, it's down by almost 30% compared to ten years ago. 

    Officals say half of all donors in England are over 45 and are keen to recruit younger people to donate blood to help meet needs now and in the future.

    There's information here on how to donate.

    Blood donation
  15. Dressage: the work behind the serenity we see in Rio

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    Dressage; it's meant to look as if the horse is doing it all on its own. The rider is meant to look as though they're there..well..just for the ride.

    But what we've seen at Rio 2016 masks years of touch work in training. 

    We've been for a glimpse into the effort involved at a dressage centre in Barnsley.

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    Video caption: Penistone Barnsley
  16. Yorkshire quintet in England squad

    BBC Sport

    Yorkshire's Joe Root (pictured), Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett and David Willey have all been named in England's one-day squad to face Pakistan.

    Joe Root

    The England selectors have announced a 15-man squad for the ODI series starting on Wednesday 24 August at Ageas Bowl, Southampton.  

    The full squad is: E Morgan (capt) (Middlesex), M Ali (Worcestershire), J Bairstow (Yorkshire), J Buttler (Lancashire), L Dawson (Hampshire), C Jordan (Sussex), A Hales (Nottinghamshire), L Plunkett (Yorkshire), A Rashid (Yorkshire), J Root (Yorkshire), J Roy (Surrey), B Stokes (Durham), D Willey (Yorkshire), C Woakes (Warwickshire), M Wood (Durham).

  17. Weather: large bright thing seen in sky

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    We're in England.

    It's the middle of the school holidays.

    It really should be raining.

    Something like this has been seen in the sky by millions of people.

    All a bit weird.

    Who knows how long it'll last.

    Sun
  18. Lotto money for support group to help vulnerable women in Sheffield

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A range of organisations across the region are getting lottery grants.

    They include TogetherWomen Projects which is being given £306,439 to continue its project supporting an emerging community of women from Eastern Europe in Sheffield, Bradford and Leeds, who are becoming increasingly marginalised.

    Together Women project