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  1. Live updates have finished on Wednesday 12 October 2016

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  1. Goodbye... here are five things we learnt today...

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    That's it from me, thank you for joining me today.

    My colleague Kat will be here from 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, weather, travel and sport for South Yorkshire.

    But before I go here are five things we learnt today...

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  2. Weather: Staying cloudy and cool tonight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Keep the brolly handy as there's a good chance of showers later tonight.

    But on the whole we'll see a mostly cloudy evening and it'll be cool too with a low of 9C.

    I've got the full details for you below...

    Evening weather
  3. Student denies Buckingham Palace knife carrying incident

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    A Sheffield student has denied carrying a folded knife near Buckingham Palace.

    Hang Zhang, 25, of Hawley Street, Sheffield, was found at the main gate of the palace in London on 12 August.

    He pleaded not guilty to possessing an offensive weapon in a public place when he appeared at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court via video-link. 

    Buckingham Palace

    The Chinese national, who was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, opted for a trial at a magistrates' court and the date is yet to be fixed.

    Mr Zhang, who is a student at Sheffield University, is due to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on 26 October.

  4. Rotherham Council to buy Forge Island site

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Rotherham Council has been given the go ahead to buy the former Tesco site at Forge Island.

    The authority says several developers have already shown an interest in building on the land.

    Demolition work is likely to begin on the site in December,

    Forge Island

    The land will play a key role in the redevelopment of Rotherham town centre.

    It'll be used as a "vibrant leisure quarter" with some houses and flats also on the land.

    Detailed proposals will be unveiled as part of the Rotherham town centre masterplan.

    Quote Message: We are confident that this development will act as a catalyst to other development in the area and will help to regenerate surrounding areas.” from Cllr Denise Lelliott Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, Rotherham Council
    Cllr Denise LelliottCabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, Rotherham Council
  5. Yorkshire to host 2019 UCI Road World Championships

    Howard Pressman

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    We've got it!

    Yorkshire is to play host to another major cycling event.

    The county will host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

    Cycling graphic

    The government will spend £24 million on the event, with £15 million of that used to create 27 cycle sport facilities across the UK.

    An additional £3 million will be put in by National Lottery funding for UK Sport. 

    Quote Message: Since hosting the Tour de France’s Grand Départ in 2014 and subsequent Tours de Yorkshire, the county has proved it is a fitting host for road cycling’s leading annual event and we are sure there will be world class crowds to match.” from Brian Cookson UCI President
    Brian CooksonUCI President
  6. South Yorkshire Police get 61 "creepy clown" calls

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    South Yorkshire Police has been contacted by 61 members of the public relating to the nationwide concerns over "creepy clowns".

    The breakdown of reports across the area was:

    • Sheffield - 21
    • Rotherham - 18
    • Doncaster - 11
    • Barnsley - 10

    The clowns are accused of knocking on doors and windows and frightening children and adults.

    Two reports involved knives and officers say they will not tolerate any criminal behaviour.

    Quote Message: I need people to understand that consequences of their actions and to take responsibility for them - South Yorkshire Police will not tolerate criminal behaviour". from Superintendent Colin McFarlane South Yorkshire Police
    Superintendent Colin McFarlaneSouth Yorkshire Police
  7. E-fit released of suspected car key thief in Rotherham

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Police in Rotherham are looking for a man accused of stealing car keys from a woman in Rotherham.

    The man's said to have approached a woman parked in her car in The Maltings area of Moorgate, told her to get out of the car and then took her car keys.

    He's then believed to have run off towards Canklow Woods.


    The woman's green Skoda Octavia was not taken in the theft on the 20th September.

    Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.

  8. Man admits attacking Sheffield police officer with an axe

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A man's admitted attacking a female police officer with an axe in Sheffield last April.. 

    But he denies trying to murder PC Lisa Bates. 

    Her skull was fractured and a finger on her right hand was virtually severed in the attack by 35 year old Nathan Sumner outside his flat in the Gleadless district of Sheffield. 

  9. Hillsborough families react to IPCC decision

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The families of some of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster have given their reaction to the news the police watchdog will not investigate their complaint against former South Yorkshire Police chief David Crompton.

    Solicitors acting on behalf of 20 of the families Broudie Jackson Canter have condemned the decision of the IPCC.

    Hillsborough tributes 1989
    Quote Message: Yet again SYP protect their own, yet again the IPCC are impotent, and yet again the taxpayer will foot the bill when Crompton sues the force for unfair dismissal” from Elkan Abrahamson Broudie Jackson Canter
    Elkan AbrahamsonBroudie Jackson Canter
  10. Travel: Delays of half an hour for trains out of Doncaster

    BBC Travel

    There are delays of up to 30 minutes on First Hull Trains between Hull and Doncaster.

    It's due to fault with a swing bridge over a river at Selby  

    Get the latest BBC Travel updates for South Yorkshire

  11. IPCC will not investigate David Crompton Hillsborough complaint

    Jenny Coleman

    Reporter, BBC Local Live

    Police watchdog, the IPCC, will not investigate a complaint made by Hillsborough families about alleged instructions given by suspended South Yorkshire Police chief David Crompton to his legal team at the inquests into the disaster.  

    David Crompton

    The complaint specifically alleged that Mr Crompton instructed barristers representing the force at the inquests to “pour blame” on the Liverpool fans.

    Deputy chair Rachel Cerfontyne said that, while questions were asked on behalf of SYP about fan behaviour, there is "insufficient evidence to suggest these questions were part of a deliberate and concerted attempt by SYP to blame Liverpool fans for the disaster."

    The IPCC report concluded an investigation would be “significantly hampered”, as it would be unable to review any communications between Mr Crompton and his legal team due to Legal Professional Privilege (LPP).

    Quote Message: To investigate David Crompton without access to the instructions he gave to his legal team, when he is no longer operational and when the available evidence does not appear to support the bringing of criminal or disciplinary proceedings would, in my opinion be disproportionate." from Rachel Cerfontyne Deputy Chair, IPCC
    Rachel CerfontyneDeputy Chair, IPCC
  12. BreakingIPCC will not investigate David Crompton complaint

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The police watchdog will not investigate a complaint made by Hillsborough families about alleged instructions given by suspended South Yorkshire Police chief David Crompton to his legal team at the inquests into the disaster.  

    David Crompton
  13. Ben Needham search: Good progress at second site

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    I'm out on the Greek island of Kos where the search for Ben Needham is now in its 17th day.

    Officers searching the second site on Kos for the missing Sheffield toddler have been making good progress today.

    They've moved more than 800 tonnes of soil overall.

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  14. Headlines: The top stories this afternoon

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Let's take a look at the stories making the news...

    • The post mortem on a burned body found dumped in a remote lay-by in the Peak District has revealed the victim was a white male.
    • Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling insists the HS2 rail line is "ready to happen" and "going to happen".
    • And we'll find out this afternoon if the Road Cycling World Championships will come to Yorkshire in 2019.
  15. Weather

    BBC Weather

    Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, some briefly heavy, and a moderate east or northeasterly breeze.

    A few breaks in the cloud are possible, especially during the afternoon with fewer showers expected.  

    Weather chart
  16. Rough & Random in Rawmarsh & Parkgate

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    It's a Wednesday so it's time for another Rough & Random guide to South Yorkshire!

    Today, I'm in Rawmarsh and Parkgate in Rotherham and have already met some great people.

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    You can listen to my travels through this beautiful part of the world with Rony on BBC Radio Sheffield.

    If you have a story about Rawmarsh or Parkgate we'd love to have a chat with you! 

    Come and find me out and about or ring the studio on 0114 279 6699.

  17. I was mistaken for a spy! Explorer Jason to give talk in Sheffield

    Rony Robinson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    I've been chatting to explorer Jason Lewis.

    He spent thirteen years travelling the world for the first human-powered circumnavigation around the planet.

    But he got into a bit of hot water crossing between Egypt and Sudan when he was mistaken for a spy!

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    Video caption: Jason Lewis

    Jason will be giving a talk called The Expedition tomorrow night at the Pennine Theatre at Sheffield Hallam University.

    It's taking place as part of the Off the Shelf festival.

  18. Big rise in allergy admissions to Sheffield Children's Hospital

    Everard Davy

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    There's been a large rise in the number of people being hospitalised due to allergies.

    Five years ago Sheffield Children's Hospital saw 20 cases a year, now they see more than a hundred.

    Sheffield Children's Hospital

    Dr Nicola Jay from Sheffield Children's Hospital says previous increases have been put down to children being kept too clean and not building resistance to allergens.

    Quote Message: It's not simply the hygiene hypothesis." from Dr Nicola Jay Sheffield Children's Hospital
    Dr Nicola JaySheffield Children's Hospital
  19. Travel: Burst water main causing roadworks in Rotherham

    BBC Travel

    A burst water main is causing some problems on the roads this morning.

    Urgent roadworks are taking place in the Eastwood area of Rotherham at the junction of Halsbury Road and Fitzwilliam Road.

    You can get the latest BBC Travel updates for South Yorkshire online.

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