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  1. News, sport, weather and travel resume at 08:00 on Monday
  2. Live updates on Friday 23 September 2016

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By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening: Five things we've learned today

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Thanks for joining us. We'll be back for more from 08:00 on Monday morning.

    Here are five things we've covered today.

    For more stories scroll down the page.

    Have a good weekend! We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Weather: Maybe the chance of a last BBQ of 2016?

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We'll continue to see plenty of sunny spells this evening with a dry night. Remaining quite cloudy and breezy. Lows of 11C (52F).

    Weather graphic

    Tomorrow, it'll be a cloudy start to the weekend, but with sunny spells developing throughout the morning and it'll feel quite pleasant. The winds strengthen throughout the afternoon, turning quite blustery. Highs of 21C (70F).   

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  3. Hillsborough witness appeal generates dozens of leads

    BBC News England

    An appeal to trace 19 people in connection with a criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster has generated 41 leads.  

    Footage from CCTV appeal

    Ninety-six Liverpool fans died as a result of the crush at the football ground in Sheffield in April 1989.

    A spokesman for Operation Resolve said the appeal had resulted in 41 possible identifications for 16 of the people.

    He said those sought were not suspected of wrongdoing but may have helpful information.  

  4. Doncaster robbery – do you know this man?

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield


    Police have released an e-fit of a man wanted over an attack on a woman in Doncaster. 

    The woman was walking along Town Fields at about 19:40 on Friday 9 September when a man approached her.

    The man's alleged to have grabbed the woman and threatened her before he took her handbag and ran off.

    The woman was not injured but left shaken.

  5. Sheffield man fined for illegally importing and selling puppies

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Illegally imported puppies

    A man from Sheffield has been fined £3,000 for illegally importing and selling puppies.

    Six puppies, two English Bulldogs and four pugs were found at the home of Istvan Kiss on Burngreave Road by council and RSPCA officers.

    The 46-year-old admitted bringing dogs into the country without the correct health certificate, and without notifying the appropriate government department that they were being imported. 

    He was fined and ordered to pay costs at Sheffield Magistrates' Court.

  6. Top dog award for criminal investigation work

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Sheffield News

    Evo and his handler PC Adrian Noble have stolen the show at the Fireside K9 police dog competition in Leeds.

    Evo and Adrian

    They were awarded first prize in the criminal work category, second in the obedience category and were named as the overall winners of the competition.  

    Evo, a four-year old Malinois, and PC Noble represented South Yorkshire and Humberside Police’s Joint Specialist Operations department at the competition hosted by West Yorkshire Police at Temple Newsam House earlier this month.

    Nice work Evo! 

    South Yorkshire Police hold their trophy
    Quote Message: Evo is a credit to both the force and me and I am extremely proud of the successes he has achieved in these competitions and career so far." from Adrian Noble South Yorkshire Police
    Adrian NobleSouth Yorkshire Police
  7. Cancer care takes leap forward at Weston Park Hospital

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Varian TrueBeam™ STx radiotherapy machine
    Image caption: Varian TrueBeam™ STx radiotherapy machine

    Cancer patients in Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region can now access some of the most advanced radiotherapy treatments in the world thanks to the addition of two state-of-the-art radiotherapy machines and two CT scanners at Weston Park Hospital.  

    CT Scanner
    Image caption: CT Scanner

    The cutting-edge technology, which complements existing hi-tech equipment already being offered at Weston Park Hospital, targets tumours in a short space of time with pinpoint precision and accuracy.

    The equipment will benefit 1.8 million people living in Sheffield and the surrounding region including Chesterfield, Doncaster, Worksop, Barnsley, Rotherham, Mexborough and Retford.

  8. Analysis: 'Northern Powerhouse' resignation

    Kamal Ahmed

    Economics editor

    Signage for 'the North'

    The former Goldman Sachs banker Jim O'Neill was passionate about a lot of things - Man Utd being one of them.

    He was also a firm believer in the Northern Powerhouse and close relations with China.

    Both have found themselves questioned since Theresa May became prime minister.

    Lord O'Neill was very much a George Osborne hire. The former chancellor was delighted when he agreed to join the Treasury team. His resignation sees the dismantling of another part of the Cameron-Osborne legacy.

    George Osbourne and David Cameron speaking in the North

    I doubt Lord O'Neill felt all that comfortable in a May-led administration, evidenced by his decision to quit the Conservative whip in the Lords and become a cross bencher.

    And the prime minister has been clear - this is a new chapter in Conservative politics.

  9. Wartime 'Baby Killers': New exhibition at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

    Rony Robinson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    This new display at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Doncaster reveals the region's pivotal role in the First World War battle for the skies. 

    Video content

    Video caption: Wartime 'Baby Killers': New Exhibition from 20 September the Aircraft Museum in Doncaster

    It was all about training the world's first fighter pilots and pioneering cutting-edge technology in a terrifying international arms race against enemy "Baby Killers" - the deadly Zeppelin airships.  

  10. Farm fires warning after summer blazes

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Farmers are being urged to take steps to protect their livelihoods, after a large number of farm fires in the past three months.

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has attended 39 fires since June either on farm sites or involving crops in fields. 

    Many of those were started deliberately, with most farms’ isolated locations, open boundaries and easily ignitable materials like hay and straw making them particularly vulnerable to arson.

    Fire at a farm in Dorset

    To help prevent fires, farmers are being asked to:

    • Remove hay and straw as soon as possible after harvesting
    • Storefuels, fertilisers and pesticides securely – preferably under lock and key
    • Check unoccupied and remote areas of the farm to make sure they are safe and secure
  11. Watch: Malan's century gives Middlesex hope

    Dawid Malan reaches his century to give Middlesex hope of victory against Yorkshire on day four of the County Championship finale at Lord's.

  12. Key 'Northern Powerhouse' figure quits government

    Treasury minister Lord O'Neill, a key figure in pushing the Conservatives' "Northern Powerhouse" agenda, has resigned from the government.

    Jim O'Neill

    The former Goldman Sachs executive, also a key advocate of the UK forging strong links with China, was commercial secretary for 18 months.

    In a statement, the economist said he joined the government largely to help "deliver the Northern Powerhouse, and to help boost our economic ties with key growing economies around the world, especially China and India and other rapidly emerging economies".  

  13. Photography exhibition celebrates 70 years of Sheffield migration

    BBC News England

    Abdi-Aziz Suleiman, pictured at Broomhall Flats, was born in Somalia during the civil war and moved to Sheffield with his mother in 1993
    Image caption: Abdi-Aziz Suleiman, pictured at Broomhall Flats, was born in Somalia during the civil war and moved to Sheffield with his mother in 1993

    Over the past 70 years, thousands of people have moved from all over the world to make Sheffield their home.

    The personal stories of scores of migrants who have settled in the city of steel are on show in Arrivals, an exhibition by photographer Jeremy Abrahams.

    Jeremy Abrahams
    Image caption: Jeremy Abrahams moved to Sheffield from London in 1986 with his young family and took up photography in 2013 after being made redundant from the government's Building Schools for the Future project
    Thomas Hezekiah Goode
    Image caption: Thomas Hezekiah Goode moved from St Catherine's in Jamaica in 1955 after the British government advertised in the colonies for migrants to work in nationalised industries
    Pedro Fuentes
    Image caption: Pedro Fuentes from Chilie arrived in Sheffield in 1975. Here he is pictured in Sheffield Forgemasters
  14. Third victim gives evidence at Rotherham grooming trial

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    A third victim has been giving evidence today at Sheffield Crown Court in a trial of eight men charged with the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham. 

    The jury heard the girl - one of three alleged victims - describe how she was abused in an alleyway in the town centre.   

    She was about 13 years old at the time. Earlier this year she identified a man called Ishtiaq Khaliq as the man who abused her. 

    All eight men on trial, including Mr Khaliq, deny the charges.

  15. Rotherham Carnival: 'The biggest ever town centre parade'

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    The organisers of the Rotherham Carnival are calling it the People's Parade and they hope it will help to restore pride as well as squash the negative reputation the town has nationally.

    I thought I'd better get myself ready with a little djembe drumming lesson!

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    Video caption: Preparations for Rotherham Carnival this weekend
  16. Weather: Sunny spells and dry for the rest of the day

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Most places across South Yorkshire are enjoying a dry and sunny afternoon, although that sunshine will turn a little hazy at times with increasing amounts of cloud, highs of 18C (64F). 

    TONIGHT: A dry night, remaining quite cloudy and breezy

    Weather graphic
  17. Kerry Needham: 'It's an honour to have such dedicated officers by my side'

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    The mother of missing toddler Ben Needham has spoken out about her support for the latest police operation to find out what happened to her son. 

    Officers are preparing to start digging again on the Greek island where he disappeared 25 years ago.

    Kerry Needham

    Konstantinos Barkas, also known as Dino, was clearing land with an excavator close to where the 21-month-old was playing on the day he vanished in 1991 and may be responsible for his death, a friend of the builder has reportedly told police. 

    The driver reportedly died of stomach cancer last year, months before detectives from South Yorkshire Police arrived on the island for a renewed investigation. But Mr Barkas's widow Varvara strongly dismissed any suggestions her late husband had killed Ben in an accident when asked by the Sunday Mirror.

    Police in Kos in 2012
    Image caption: Police searching for Ben in Kos in 2012
  18. Delays on the A1 North of Doncaster

    BBC Travel

    Traffic at A1 at junction with Marr, J37
    Image caption: Traffic at A1 at junction with Marr, J37

    There are delays on the A1 between the junctions with the A638 and the A639, just north of Doncaster. 

    It's due to an overturned vehicle. The Highways Agency expects the accident to be cleared between 12:30 and 12:45