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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 20 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Thanks for joining us today. We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00. 

    Here are some of the stories we covered today.

    Scroll down the page for more.   

  2. Weather: A cloudy night with some patchy fog

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Weather graphic

    A cloudy night with mist, low cloud and fog patches. Minimum temperature of 11C (52F). 

    TOMORROW: 

    A grey, cloudy start to the day but brightening with a few afternoon showers possible. Maximum temperature of of 18C (64F).  

  3. 'It really is very, very funny' Cast critique the new Sheffield Theatres' show

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Robert Powell from Jesus of Nazareth and more recently Holby City and Bergerac star Liza Goddard are both at the Lyceum in the production Relatively Speaking.

    They reckon you should really should go and see it...

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    Video caption: Robert Powell and Liza Goddard on why you really should see 'Relatively Speaking'
  4. Royal pitch for South Yorkshire businesses

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    The Duke of York's been in South Yorkshire today inviting entrepreneurs to pitch new business ideas. 

    'Pitch at Palace' was an idea from Prince Andrew and he visited the Factory 2050 building - part of the Advanced Manufacturing Park between Rotherham and Sheffield - to listen to local business owners. 

    He praised the facilities on offer at the manufacturing park as being good for innovation...

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    Video caption: The Duke of York was in South Yorkshire today for entrepreneurs to pitch business ideas
  5. Another step forward for the Great Yorkshire Way

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The link from the motorway network to Doncaster-Sheffield airport has been approved for completion.

    Sign for the Great Yorkshire Way
    Quote Message: I am delighted we have reached the next stage of this key regeneration project. The final section will enhance the remarkable transformation this link road is having for Doncaster and particularly our international airport.” from Ros Jones Mayor of Doncaster
    Ros JonesMayor of Doncaster
  6. South Yorkshire's ParalympicsGB medalists

    BBC Sport

    A big welcome home to Yorkshire's paralympians who helped the British team come second in the medals table in China.

    South Yorkshire's athletes made us proud - huge congratulations to all!

    Grace Clough

    Grace Clough from Sheffield brought home the gold in the mixed cox four rowing.

    Ian Sagar

    Ian Sagar, whose home town is Barnsley, brought home a bronze in the wheelchair basketball.

    Will Bayley

    Will Bayley (pictured above and below left), who lives and trains in Sheffield brought home gold in Class 7 Men's table tennis and bronze, with an all-Sheffield team, in Class 6-8 Team Table tennis.

    William Bayley, Aaron McKibbin and Ross Wilson

    Aaron McKibbin (pictured centre), who lives and trains in Sheffield and Ross Wilson who trains in Sheffield also brought home bronze in Class 6-8 Team Table tennis.

    Jo Butterfield

    And congratulations to Jo Butterfield, who was born in Doncaster and now lives in bonnie Scotland, she brought home gold in the F51 club throw

  7. She's behind you! Wicked Queen shows up at Moor Market

    Howard Pressman

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The Lyceum Theatre is showing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this Christmas.

    To spread the word, a handsome prince and a wicked, vile queen showed up at the market today.

    Beware those red apples!

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    Video caption: Snow White launch Lyceum
  8. Paralympics GB arrive home

    BBC News England

    Many of Yorkshire's paralympians have arrived back home to cheers from fans and family. 

    Some returned on a plane with a gold nose cone that touched down at Heathrow Airport this morning. 

    Paralympics GB came second in the medal table, with 64 golds.

    Here's a video from the plane. We really love Sheffield's gold medalist, Will Bayley's antics with his table-tennis bat!

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  9. Witness cross-examined at Rotherham grooming trial

    Mark Ansell

    BBC Look North reporter

    Sheffield Crown Court

    A key witness in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation trial has been cross-examined today at Sheffield Crown Court. 

    The woman says when she was 13 she was raped multiple times by a number of Asian men. When questioned by defence barristers, she denied making up the claims in order to make money. 

    She said "this is about justice." Eight men deny sixteen historical charges, including rape and indecent assault. 

    The case continues.

  10. Your sport round-up this afternoon

    Oli Constable

    Our Paralympic athletes have touched down at Heathrow following their magnificent medal haul in Rio.

    Sheffield-trained gold medalist Will Bailey was among them.

    Paralympics GB

    Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs says they're desperately missing defender Kirk Broadfoot.

    The 32-year-old hasn't featured since the first game of the season after a problem with his back.

    And Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says players returning from injury will see his side become even stronger.

    They're currently second in the League Two table.

  11. Big cannabis find in Rotherham

    Oli Constable

    Police in Rotherham seized cannabis plants from a house in Eastwood last night.

    The house on Fitzwilliam Road was searched after a tip-off and a number of very large plants were found.

    One person was dealt with for production of the drug.

    Officer with cannabis plants
  12. Rotherham man given community order for sexually abusing girls

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    A Rotherham man's been handed a three-year community order for sexual offences against two young girls.

    20-year-old Callum Worsley, of Oates Avenue in Rawmarsh, admitted two counts of engaging in sexual activity with two girls under the age of 16.

    He pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court last Friday.

    Worsley also received 100 hours community service and a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.

    Quote Message: This prosecution demonstrates South Yorkshire Police’s commitment to tackling child sexual exploitation" from Det Sgt Jamie Henderson
    Det Sgt Jamie Henderson
    Sheffield Crown Court
  13. Sports Direct 'sees sense' with independent review

    BBC Business News

    Mike Ashley at Sports Direct factory

    Trade union Unite, which clashed with Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley at a fiery shareholder meeting earlier this month, has applauded the retailer's announcement of an independent review.

    Sports Direct has "seen sense" with the investigation, which is "vital" for looking into the company's serious employment problems, the trade union said.

    Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: "At last Mike Ashley and his board have grasped that they need to take some very serious steps to restore shareholder, consumer and worker confidence in their employment practices."