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  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 24 August 2016

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By Oli Constable

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learnt today

    Oli Constable

    Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.

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

    1. Hillsborough investigators appeal for witnesses from April 1989
    2. And the appeal is met with anger by families
    3. Campaigners have been trying to stop last orders at a local pub
    4. A former Chesterfield College student stabbed to death in Australia
    5. A Norwood canal tunnel has opened for the first time in 100 years

    And it's the return of the Great British Bake Off tonight, so I'm expecting LOADS of cake and goodies to be brought into the office tomorrow as the staff here suddenly thing they are Mary Berry...

    On your marks, get set, bake!

    Bake Off contestants
  2. Watch: Real Junk Food Project gets new trailer kitchen

    Kevin Larkin

    Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    An event was held in Doncaster town centre to celebrate the arrival of a new kitchen.

    The kitchen is in a trailer donated by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service which means that the organisation The Real Junk Food Project can operate their new café and community hub.

    I've been down to the café on Scot Lane to find out more.

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    Video caption: Junk Food Project Kevin
  3. Experience Barnsley opens new exhibition dedicated to the Somme

    Oli Constable

    Stories Of The Somme, a new exhibition at Experience Barnsley, opens today commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

    It's a free exhibition which tells the story of the Somme through the eyes of those who may not have come home.

    Below is a picture of William Hirst, a whistle-blower, whose whistle is part of the new display.

    A photograph of William Hirst
  4. Westwood called up for international duty

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Kieren Westwood has been called up for the Republic of Ireland squad for their up coming games with Oman and Serbia.

    Westwood has played for his country 18 times since making his debut back in 2009, which included the side which made it into the last 16 of the European Championships in France in the summer.

    Kieren Westwood
  5. Lawyer: Hillsborough appeal 'dead end'

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    One of the lawyers representing families at the Hillsborough disaster says he's mystified as to why detectives  have today issued pictures of 19 people they want to speak to as witnesses to the disaster.

    They're all people seen on CCTV images outside gate C before it was opened leading to the fatal crush.

    The police say the release of the photos is part of the criminal investigation "Operation Resolve".

    But lawyer Elkan Abrahamson says he suspects the investigating team - who are investigating South Yorkshire police - are still trying to deflect blame for the disaster:

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    Video caption: Hillsborough lawyer
  6. Listen: Arrest made in backpacker murder

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Police in Australia have given more details on the murder of a former Chesterfield College student.

    Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, from Wirksworth, was attacked in a backpacker's hostel in North Queensland by a man who shouted the phrase "Allahu Akbar" -- meaning God is Greatest.

    A 30-year-old British man was critically injured.

    A man from France has been arrested.

    Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski says they're not looking for anyone else...

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    Video caption: Police presser Mia
  7. GCSE results day: Young people's happiness and well-being

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Tomorrow, as some of you may know, is GCSE results day - and for some young people it can be very stressful.

    Got a question about how to calm your nerves? How to remain positive if things don't go exactly to plan?

    Tomorrow we're speaking to Frederica Roberts, an expert in the field of happiness and resilience.

    Email us by clicking here and we might be able to answer them on our Facebook Live in the morning at 08:00.

  8. Weather: Warm and dry, cloudier later

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    It's been a dry afternoon so far across South Yorkshire. Cloud may thicken later to give a risk of some evening rain, possibly thundery.

    Winds light and with onshore breezes developing coasts will be cooler.

    Highs of 23 degrees Celsius. 

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    Video caption: Keeley has your afternoon forecast
  9. Tasered footballer had CPR for 35 minutes

    Dalian Atkinson

    Doctors battled in vain for 35 minutes to save former Sheffield Wednesday footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was Tasered by police, the inquest into his death hears.

  10. Latest: School 'shocked and saddened' by backpacker's death

    Amy Nagy

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The school where former Chesterfield College student Mia Ayliffe-Chung went has said how shocked and saddened they are by her death.

    Mia, 21, went to Anthony Gell School in Derbyshire.

    She was killed after being stabbed in a backpackers' hostel whilst travelling in Australia.

    Quote Message: We knew Mia as a student with so much joy and energy who was well-liked by her friends and teachers." from Paul Lovatt Head of Pastoral Care at Anthony Gell School
    Paul LovattHead of Pastoral Care at Anthony Gell School
  11. Latest Hillsborough police appeal 'a waste of money'

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    A woman whose brother died in the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989 has described the latest appeal for witnesses as a waste of taxpayers' money.

    Louise Brookes lost her brother Andrew in the disaster.

    She's reacted angrily to a new appeal from detectives involved in Operation Resolve who're trying to trace 19 men and say there are still gaps in their knowledge of what happened on the day.

    Investigators have been appealing to the public for more information from those who were near gate C when it was opened.

    Leppings Lane Hillsborough
  12. Barnsley fire: Building surveyor on site

    Oli Constable

    Barnsley council has said that a building surveyor is carrying out an inspection of the former Chicago Rock building.

    They say that an English Heritage representative has been visiting the listed building after a blaze over the weekend destroyed a lot of the interior.

    There's still concern that the building is unstable and could collapse, with demolition still an option.

    Chicago Rock building
  13. Hillsborough is venue for first flooding consultation

    Oli Constable

    People are being asked for their views on how £83m of investment should be spent on protecting Sheffield homes and business from flooding.

    The consultation, to take place at the Hillsborough football ground, will be hosted by Sheffield City Council in a bid to to try to prevent the devastation seen in 2007.

    Hillsborough under water
    Quote Message: Hillsborough was one of the worst-affected areas in the floods of 2007 and many businesses that operate there suffered terribly. We now have a great opportunity to deliver the flood protection a major European city like Sheffield deserves." from Cllr Bryan Lodge Cabinet Member for Environment
    Cllr Bryan LodgeCabinet Member for Environment
  14. Magna teams up with first aid charity

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Magna has teamed up with first aid charity St John Ambulance to promote lifesaving skills for families. 

    St John, who provide first aid training across the country, have chosen the Rotherham attraction to host free live demonstrations of lifesaving skills on Thursday 1 September and Sunday 4 September.

    The demonstrations at Magna form part of Save a Life September, an annual campaign by St John Ambulance to teach lifesaving skills to members of the public and raise awareness of the importance of first aid.

    They will be carried out by volunteers and will show techniques to deal with choking, severe bleeding and heart attacks, plus help on the recovery position and CPR.

    First aid
  15. Listen: I love you will u marry me

    Rony Robinson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Frances Byrnes from Sheffield had walked past that bridge on Park Hill, and wondered who the lovers were.

    She set off an a quest to find them and made a radio documentary about the process, in the hope that there'd be a romantic happy ever after.

    But as detailed in a recent article for The Observer, what she discovered was a rather different, sadder story.

    Clare Middleton, who lived in Sheffield, died of cancer a few years after Jason, her partner, proposed.

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    Video caption: I love you bridge
  16. Watch: What do you want from a pub?

    Oli Constable

    We've been talking about the demise of pubs today after The Plough at Sandygate could be turned into a supermarket.

    Dave Pickersgill is from Sheffield's Camra, the campaign for real ale.

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    Video caption: Interview with Camra Dave
  17. Watch: Computer animation used in Hillsborough witness appeal

    Kat Harbourne

    Do you recognise any of the people highlighted in the video below?

    Investigators are looking to identify 19 men who were at the football ground on the day of the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster.

    It's part of their criminal investigation, but they say the men have done nothing wrong.

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    Video caption: Hillsborough animation
  18. Latest: Police trying to establish motive after backpacker stabbing

    Oli Constable

    Queensland Police have described the death of a former Chesterfield College student as "a senseless act of violence

    Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, who is from Wirksworth in Derbyshire, was stabbed to death in a backpacking hostel.

    Two girls pose for the camera
    Quote Message: We don't have any motive at this stage. We're taking a number of statements in relation to what exactly was said on the evening." from Ray Rohweder Det Supt Queensland Police
    Ray RohwederDet Supt Queensland Police