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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 7 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Mick Lunney

All times stated are UK

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  1. Things we've learnt today x 5

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    It's almost a wrap for a feed of news, sport, weather and travel today.

    We're back tomorrow morning from 0800 and your pics, videos and stories are always welcome, do send them to us via this link.

    Meanwhile, a catch up on five things most of us didn't know when we got up this morning:

    1. Sheffield will help more Syrian refugees through to at least 2020
    2. Hassle for a month for drivers using the A628 Woodhead Pass
    3. Sheffield has luckily avoided being named as having the country's ugliest building
    4. The little-known zepellin raid on Sheffield 100 years ago is marked
    5. and what goes on  behind the scenes during Toby Foster's phone-in.

    I'll leave you with an image of an alpaca who lives at Wigfield farm in Barnsley. 

    Can't think why he's called Mickey Blue Eyes.

    Alpaca
  2. Charity box thief pleads guilty

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    A man has admitted repeatedly stealing charity boxes in Sheffield.

    Police say he'll be back in court later this month.

    Charity collection box
  3. Sports round up

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    • Sheffield Wednesday defender Urby Emmanuelson sees his long term future in England. The former AC Milan and Ajax defender has agreed a one-year contract at Hillsborough.
    Urby Emmanuelson
    • Sheffield United's new full back Daniel Lafferty admits he is in 'football's shop window'.The 27-year-old is on a season-long loan from Burnley where his current contract ends next summer.  
    • and eleven months after Tyson Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko to claim the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts, the pair will meet again, in Manchester on 29 October.
  4. TATA: bids come in for South Yorkshire plants claim.

    Liz Roberts

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A Rotherham Councillor, Stuart Sansome, says there have been two bids for Tata's Speciality Steel plants in Rotherham and Stocksbridge.  

    TATA sign

    It comes after Tata Steel's announcement that they are selling most of its UK business brought concern that the sites would be split. 

    Around 2,000 workers are employed at the plants in Rotherham and Stocksbridge.

  5. Man deported over baseball bat attack

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The Sheffield Star reports the deportation of a man who has lived in the UK since he was 2 years old but served jail over a baseball bat attack.

    Youan Titus
  6. Barnsley town centre update after fire

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The effects of a big fire in Barnsley are dragging on, but road closures should be lifted next week.

    The Council says New Street, off Westway, should re-open on Monday.

    It will mean access again for servicing and refuse collection at town centre shops.

    There are also plans to reopen Wellington House during the same day.

    The fire devastated the former Chicago Rock club building last month.

    Fire scene
  7. Watch: Afternoon weather update

    Alina Jenkins

    BBC Weather

    Another day of mugginess. Good word that, but will the feeling in the air last?

    Here's Alina:

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    Video caption: Weather update 3pm
  8. Anti-HS2 motion passed in Rotherham

    Liz Roberts

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Rotherham Council's been discussing HS2 over the plans for its new route through South Yorkshire.

    Our Polictical Reporter Liz Roberts has been in the debate.

  9. Child bus fare rises in South Yorkshire

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Fares for children are going up by 10p later this month on buses and trams in South Yorkshire.

    The rise on 18 September will see fares going from 70p to 80p.

    Bus stop sign
    Quote Message: Careful policy planning has helped us achieve the majority of savings internally, protecting most of the public services we provide. However, we have not been able to avoid the impact of cuts completely." from Stephen Edwards SYPTE Executive Director
    Stephen EdwardsSYPTE Executive Director

    According to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive the increase follows a £8.5m (10%) cut to the county’s public transport budget, and 'reflects resource and financial pressures across the local authorities that fund SYPTE'.  

    Tram
  10. HS2 protest in Rotherham town centre

    Liz Roberts

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    People have been protesting at Rotherham Town Hall where councillors are discussing HS2. 

    UKIP councillors have put forward a motion to persuade the Government to ditch the new route.

    I've been speaking to some of those who feel HS2 is bad news for the area:

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    Video caption: HS2 protest Rotherham Town Hall
  11. Memories of the Sheffield air raid

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    It's not very well known, but a zeppellin raid in 1916 proved significant for Sheffield in the middle of the First World War. 

    I've been seeing how the event is being marked for BBC Look North. See it on telly tonight but here's a taster:

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  12. Heated feelings at Sports Direct AGM

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    There've been heated exchanges at Sport Direct's annual general meeting -- with shareholders expressing frustration at the way the company is run. 

    Sports Direct logo

    The founder of Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, told the meeting at Shirebrook in North Derbyshire that he was committed to making a difference.

    It's after he was criticised for what have been called "Victorian" working practices and payments below the minimum wage.   

  13. Sheffield misses out on carbuncle award, phew

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Lincoln Plaza, Docklands

    And the winner is......a 31-storey luxury residential tower block in London's Docklands described by critics as "jarring, unsettling and shambolic" is judged the worst UK building of the year.

    The Diamond, Sheffield

    Also in the running for the award was The Diamond, home to engineering at the University of Sheffield.

    We took a look at it before the judges decided on today's winner.

    Luxury London flats win carbuncle award

    Lincoln Plaza, Docklands

    A 31-storey luxury residential tower block in London's Docklands described by critics as "jarring, unsettling and shambolic" is judged the worst UK building of the year.

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  14. Stabbing victim in hospital

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A man's being treated for multiple stab wounds to his chest.

    Police and paramedics were called toa property on Club Garden Road in Sharrow last night.

    The man, in his 20s, has non life-threatening injuries.

    A second man, also in his 20s, was taken to hospital with a wound to his arm. He has been discharged.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

    Club Garden Road
  15. Travel: A628 to see prolonged repairs warning

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Drivers heading over the Pennines are warned in the Sheffield Star of a month-long road repair project.

    Woodhead Pass
  16. Listen: St Leger addict. What stopped him attending?

    Kevin Larkin

    Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The St Leger Festival has begun at Doncaster Racecourse.

    One man who'll be enjoying it all is Pete Ainley.

    His remarkable love affair with the event also contains a story of an opportunity missed, a big win and....well listen to him telling Rony Robinson on BBC Radio Sheffield how it all began:

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    Video caption: Pete Ainley St Leger
  17. Heritage Open Days: Big names buried here

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    The idea of Heritage Open Days is that we see places we might otherwise miss. 

    All this week there are more than 80 historic buildings and gardens in South Yorkshire throwing their doors open to invite you to take a look around. 

    For instance, a 400-year-old chapel in Attercliffe, with some notable Sheffield names buried in its churchyard:

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    Video caption: Heritage Open Days
  18. Cycle theft video: Police warning in Sheffield

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Not quite Gone in 60 Seconds, rather less than that in fact.

    South Yorkshire Police are highlighting how easy it is to steal a bicycle.

    Here's their video:

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