Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 13 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Katie Galbraith

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

  • Ryan Sidebottom's delivery was strong enough to smash a bat.
Ryan Sidebottom with Jim Allenby's smashed bat
BBC

Photo of Doncaster
Mo's back yard

BreakingOrgreave: Meeting latest

Orgreave campaigners have just come out of meeting with Home Secretary Amber Rudd. They were told they she will give her decision on their demand for an inquiry by the end of October. 

Weather: Warm and muggy night

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Any heavy showers and locally torrential, thundery downpours will gradually ease and clear north overnight. 

This will leave a mainly dry but warm and muggy night. Some mist, fog and low cloud will form in places, especially near the coast.  

Weather graphic
BBC

Orgreave Campaigners meet Home Secretary

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Campaigners calling for a public inquiry into the clash between the police and striking miners at Orgeave, thirty two years ago, are in a meeting with Home Secretary, Amber Rudd. 

Miners were charged with rioting but the prosecution cases collapsed because of questions about how the police gathered evidence. 

The shadow home secretary, Andy Burnham, who's one those meeting Ms Rudd, said the government could not be selective about which injustices were investigated.

Andy Burnham
Press Association

What we've got to do now is go where the evidence takes us. We can't be selective about which injustices we look into and those we don't. If you look at what happened at the Hillsborough inquest that evidence trail now leads very directly to Orgreave."

Andy BurnhamShadow Home Secretary

Local artist wins 'Portrait of Distinction' award

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Intake artist David Ball has won this year's Portrait of Distinction competition at the 13th annual Art in the Gardens which took place earlier this month.

David painted this year's portrait participants, Master Cutler Craig Mckay and Mistress Cutler Karen Mckay, who also judged the competition choosing from more than 20 portraits.

After 30 years working as an engineer David is now pursuing a career as an artist.

Next year's event will take place on the first weekend in September with details of the 2017 'Portrait of Distinction competition to be announced in advance.

Local artist delighted with portrait of distinction award
Sheffield City Council

Sheffield MP calls on government to approve expansion of Heathrow

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

A Sheffield MP has called on the government to approve the expansion of Heathrow to protect jobs in the steel industry. Angela Smith, who represents Sheffield Hillsborough, told the Commons it was time to "get on with it".

Heathrow Airport
Getty Images

The expansion of Heathrow would create a demand for 370 thousand tonnes of steel and secure 700 steel jobs. So it's not only in the interests of the UK economy more generally that we expand Heathrow but specifically it's in the interests of the manufacturing sector. So why don't we just get on with it"

Angela SmithPenistone and Stocksbridge MP

The Business Secretary, Greg Clark, said there'd be plenty of need for steel in the future.

Greg Clark
Press Association

Across many different forms of infrastructure we do need an upgrade in the infrastructure we have and that will have very important benefits to the steel industry including in Sheffield."

Greg ClarkThe Business Secretary

Rotherham victims 'flattered, targeted and sexualised' trial hears

Mark Ansell

BBC Look North reporter

Eight men have gone on trial today, charged in connection with the sexual exploitation of girls in Rotherham. The offences date from 1999 to 2003. 

The prosecution say the men flattered their victims, targeting and sexualising them. 

The jury in the case has heard one girl went to the police but evidence was lost. 

The trial is continuing at Sheffield Crown Court.

Sheffield Crown Court
Google

Campaign leads to big drop in electrical fires across South Yorkshire

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Electrical blazes in South Yorkshire have dropped by a quarter according to the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

It says it attended 33 electrical related house fires between May and July. That's 27% fewer than the same months over the last three years.

The fall in incidents comes after a major safety campaign was launched by fire officers to warn the public about the dangers of everything from e-cigs to tumble dryers.

The Head of community safety Trevor Bernard (pictured) said he'd like to thank the public for listening to their safety messages.

Head of Community Safety Trevor Bernard
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

The simple truth is that homes have more small electrical devices in them than probably any time in our history- from tablets and mobile phones, to e-cigarettes and games consoles. Unfortunately, we can’t get round everyone’s home to check the safety of their electrics for them. But by raising awareness of the biggest safety issues. we hope we can give people the knowledge to check their own electrics and hopefully prevent a serious fire.

Trevor BarnardHead of Community Safety

As hot as Miami

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Miami Vice
Univeral/MCA Publicity

According to the BBC website 'How hot is it where you are?' we are on level pegging with Miami.

Might be time to do a South Yorkshire version of Miami Vice?

Who could be our Crockett and Tubbs? get in touch and let us know. 

Doncaster man sets off on 300-mile Tour De Pudsey ride

A man from Doncaster is starting a 300 mile 3-day bike ride today to raise money for Children in Need.

Neil Hendry will ride the 'Tour de Pudsey' with 59 of his colleagues. 

He started cycling in 2012 after building his own bike. 

Neil's tour starts in London and will end in Yorkshire. They're hoping to raise £150,000.

Neil Hendry
Four Communications

Watch: Enjoying the sunshine in Sheffield

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

We've been out in Sheffield this afternoon taking advantage of the sunny weather.

The temperature rose to 30C while we were in the city centre.

Not surprisingly quite a few people were trying to keep cool in the Peace Gardens enjoying the fountains and ice cream.

Patient-turned-nurse raises money for department that treated her as a child

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Emma Green was treated at Sheffield Children's Hospital for 12 years as a child.

She was born with one leg shorter than the other and needed more than 30 operations to lengthen it.

Emma Green in hospital as a child
Sheffield Children's hospital charity

She says she was so inspired by the staff at the hospital she studied to be a nurse and is now working on the ward that treated her as a child.

She's competing along with her niece Brooke (pictured below) in the Virtual Stampede 60K challenge this month to raise money for the physiotherapy department which was so instrumental in her recovery.

Emma and her niece Brooke
Sheffield Children's Hospital charity

Sheffield City Region: Elected mayor 'not a done deal'

BBC News England

Plans for a directly elected mayor in South Yorkshire are "not a done deal" and could be dropped from the regions proposed devolution agreement.

Sheffield city centre
PA

Sheffield City Region (SCR) signed a deal in 2015 paving the way for a mayor with certain devolved powers.

However, SCR chair Sir Steve Houghton said it wanted clarity on whether installing a mayor was necessary.

BreakingRotherham child sex case: Trial begins

Mark Ansell

BBC Look North reporter

The trial of eight men in relation to allegations of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has started...

View more on twitter

Heatwave not good news for everyone

You might be out catching some rays in the sunshine this afternoon but the September heatwave is not suiting everyone.

Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh is one person who might need to stay inside this afternoon.

View more on twitter

It's a scorcher... but Bawtry's record is still intact

Women sunbathing in park
PA

The UK has experienced its highest September temperature in more than 65 years, with 32.2C (89.96F) being recorded by lunchtime.

That's pretty hot, but Bawtry in South Yorkshire keeps its place in the record books with the highest September temperature recorded there in 1906 when the mercury hit 35.6C (96.1F).

Howzat! Watch as cricket bat is split in two by bowler

Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom's delivery smashed Somerset's Jim Allenby's bat in two

Daniel Wilkinson: Support staff 'raced onto the pitch'

More on the non-league footballer who died after collapsing on the pitch during a match with Brighouse Town yesterday. 

Daniel Wilkinson
Hull City

Shaw Lane defender Daniel Wilkinson, 26, from Barnsley, collapsed during a cup game at the St Giles Road stadium.

He was treated on the pitch before being taken to Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.

Support staff from both sides raced onto the pitch and did everything possible to try and help Dan. Ther+e was a defibrillator on site which was bought onto the pitch, I can't praised them enough, you can't prepare for something like this."

Craig WoodChairman of Shaw Lane FC

Health check for Joe Newell ahead of Millers match

Open All Hours film crew help in police chase

The Open All Hours film crew have been busy this week. As well as filming the new TV series they've been helping out South Yorkshire Police.

A man had run off after the volvo he was in was stopped by police.

Members of the film crew heard the sirens and saw the man running towards them so decided to intervene and detained him.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of burglaries across the area and also for possession of a Class A drug. 

Volvo car
South Yorkshire Police

Weather: Looking like a sunny afternoon

BBC Weather

A hot day is expected with long periods of sunshine. Some cloud pushing east through the evening, may bring the odd scattered and perhaps heavy thundery showers. Fog moving into some northern coastal areas later in the evening.  

Weather graphic
BBC
Sheffield skyline

Plans for a directly elected mayor in South Yorkshire are "not a done deal" and could be dropped from the regions proposed devolution agreement.

Read more

New boundaries will hit Sheffield says local MP

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Paul Blomfield MP has strongly attacked new proposals for parliamentary constituencies which he says will hit Sheffield and other big cities.

The Labour member of parliament for Sheffield Central says the Conservatives are driving the plans through for political advantage.

Paul Blomfield
Labour Party

Everybody agrees that constituencies should be roughly equal size, but most people are shocked to find out it’s not based on population, but on the number of registered voters at one point in time. That means in the big cities, where people move more often, they’re less likely to be on the register.

Paul BlomfieldLabour MP

Conservative Constitution Minister Chris Skidmore said the process would save taxpayers £66m over five years by cutting the number of MPs. 

'Complete sense of dispair' after young footballer dies

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Tributes have been paid this morning to Barnsley-based footballer Daniel Wilkinson who collapsed whilst playing for his team Shaw Lane AFC yesterday.

Daniel Wilkinson
Hull City

They were playing Brighouse Town and this morning club managers, players and supporters have passed on their sympathy and best wishes to the family and friends of Daniel.  

Brighouse Town
Brighouse Town

Words are not enough to capture the complete sense of despair and desolation that surrounds the club this morning following last night’s tragic event. Our thoughts and support also go out to our footballing friends at Shaw Lane and huge thanks also must be paid to the volunteers and emergency response teams who tried valiantly to save Dan’s life.

Brighouse TownSpokesperson

Listen: Ball-by-ball action in Yorkshire's County Championship

BBC Sport

It's day two of Yorkshire's penultimate County Championship match. 

They're playing Somerset at Headingley and Yorkshire are hoping to recover from a shaky start yesterday.

Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan
Getty Images

You can follow live ball-by-ball coverage here.

Your pictures: Golden morning in Wortley

Many thanks to 17-year-old Joey O'Connell who has taken this lovely photograph in Wortley this morning. 

We'd love to know what you're doing in the hot weather today. 

Get in touch and send us some of your best pictures.

Wortley sunrise
Joey O'Connell

Accident causes problems on the A1 in South Yorkshire

BBC Travel

There are problems on the A1 in South Yorkshire this morning.

There's queuing traffic, long delays and the main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on A1 Doncaster By-Pass northbound in Doncaster between the A1(M) J38 junction and Barnsdale Bar.

It's because of an accident.

A1 graphic
Highways Agency

Man in hospital with serious injuries after incident in Wombwell

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Police are investigating after a man in his 60s was found seriously injured in Jardine Street, Wombwell. 

Jardine Street
Google

Emergency services were called to the area at about 22:30 last night (Monday 12 September) to reports that a 65-year-old man was lying in the street with possible serious head injuries.  

He was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.  

A cordon remains in place in Jardine Street while enquiries are carried out and the following roads are due to be closed for several hours, Hough Lane, Jardine Street, Pickup Crescent and Collindridge Road.   

The BFG comes to South Yorkshire

It's 100 years since Roald Dahl's birth.

To celebrate, children across the country are dressing up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters!  

Rebecca from Sheffield has sent us this photo of her two girls off to Roald Dahl day.

I'm sure you'll agree they look whoopsy wiffling.

Roald Dahl Day
Rebecca Kerry

Barnsley club mourns death of player

Shaw lane
Shaw Lane AFC

We've been talking this morning about the death Barnsley-based footballer Daniel Wilkinson.

The 26-year-old collapsed during a football match in West Yorkshire yesterday.

He was a member of Shaw Lane AFC and this morning the club Chairman, Craig Wood, has issued a statement about the player on Facebook.

Shaw Lane AFC chairman's statement
Facebook

Planes over Ladybower

Julie Langford

Did you see this flypast at the weekend?

We just managed to snap a Lancaster and a Spitfire as they flew past Bamford Edge on Sunday afternoon.

Lancaster
Pete Langford
Spitfire
Pete Langford

If you've got any shots of the planes, do send them in to us.

Have you seen one of the new five pound notes in South Yorkshire this morning?

BBC News England

The Bank of England is releasing 440 million new £5 notes and, for the first time, they'll be made of polymer.

The new, plastic material is said to be cleaner and more resilient to being crumpled and spilled on.

There is a new portrait on the back featuring Winston Churchill, who was prime minister during World War Two.

But while millions of notes are now going into circulation, it will take some time for them to reach everyone's wallets.

New five pound note
PA

Watch: A gorgeous start to the day

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A hot day is expected with long periods of sunshine

Some cloud pushing east through the evening, which may bring a scattering of perhaps heavy thundery showers. 

Maximum Temperature 28C (82F). 

Orgreave campaigners to meet new Home Secretary today

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Orgreave 1984
BBC

Members of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign are due to meet the new Home Secretary Amber Rudd today.

They're still pushing for a public inquiry into the policing of pickets at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners strike in 1984. 

They met Theresa May - before she was Prime minister - last July. 

Barnsley based player dies after collapsing on the pitch

BBC Sport

A non-league footballer has died after collapsing on the pitch during a match yesterday.

Shaw Lane defender Daniel Wilkinson, 26, collapsed during a cup game at St Giles Road stadium, Brighouse, West Yorkshire. 

He was treated on the pitch before being taken to Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax. 

Barnsley-based Shaw Lane, who play in the eighth tier of English football, said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends." 

Two men arrested after Rotherham man dies following incident in pub

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Two men from South Yorkshire have been arrested after a man died in an incident in a pub in the West Midlands. 

Karl Swift (pictured) a 33-year-old from Rotherham was found with serious injuries in Halesowen after an incident at a local pub. 

He later died of his injuries. 

The police say they're treating the death as murder. 

Karl Swift
West Midlands Police

Travel: Broken down vehicle on M1 slip road

BBC Travel

The M1 entry slip road is partially blocked northbound at J31, A57 (Sheffield).

It's because of a broken down vehicle.  

M1 graphic
Google