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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 19 October

Live Reporting

By Claire Renwick

All times stated are UK

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  1. Rotherham United sack manager Alan Stubbs after just 13 games
  2. Fire Service staff pelted with stones and fireworks in Doncaster
  3. Man suffers broken jaw in attack outside Sheffield school
  4. The new South Yorkshire Police Chief wants a return to community bobbies
  5. The Sheffield Steel City Beer Festival gets underway

Sport: Root warns Bangladesh have some 'very dangerous players'

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield batsman Joe Root says England won't underestimate Bangladesh when the two-test series begins in Chittagong tomorrow.

The visitors have won all eight of their previous encounters.

Joe Root
BBC

Travel: No problems for your journey home

BBC Travel

Things are looking good if you're planning on heading home soon.

No major issues to report, just a build-up of traffic in the usual hot spots.

Click here for all the latest travel.

Rotherham United: Who will replace Alan Stubbs?

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Weather: Cloudy with showers tonight

BBC Weather

Rather cloudy at times overnight with scattered showers across the region.

Turning chilly in some sheltered inland areas by dawn.  

Weather temperatures
BBC

Your Autumn pictures

Our Weather Watchers take images of what's going around them every day.

You can join them here.

Here are some of the latest pictures we've been sent - and they just sum up Autumn for me!

Conkers in Stannington
The Wendy House

The image above was taken by The Wendy House in Stannington, while the two below were taken by Gill4 and The Wild Garden respectively.

Autumnal tree
Gill4
Sunset
The Wild Garden

RUFC: 'Change of first team management needed'

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

Rotherham United have a released a statement following the sacking of manager Alan Stubbs.

They say the decision to axe the former Everton defender was made to boost the club's chances of staying in the Championship.

Alan Stubbs
Rex Features

Following a board meeting this morning it was felt that a change of first team management was needed to give the club the best possible opportunity to preserve our Championship status. The club would like to place on record our thanks to Alan, John and Andy for their effort and professionalism, and we wish them well for the future. The board have now started the process of appointing a new first team manager. The club will be making no further comment at this stage.

Rotherham United Club Statement

Struggling Millers search for new boss

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

Rotherham United are now looking for their fifth permanent manager since last August, after sacking Alan Stubbs.

The former Everton defender spent less than five months in charge of the side, who are bottom of the Championship.

Alan Stubbs
Getty Images

Assistant manager John Doolan and first-team coach Andy Holden have also left the club.  

BreakingRotherham sack manager Alan Stubbs

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

Championship strugglers Rotherham United have sacked manager Alan Stubbs, less than five months after appointing the former Everton defende

More to follow.

Missing: Chihuahua and car

Sheffield Star

Thieves are being hunted over the theft of a family dog and a car in Doncaster. 

The dog - a Chihuahua called Hugo - was stolen along with a red Audi S3, with the registration number PN63 VXZ, following a burglary in Dunsville.

Hugo the chihuahua
Sheffield Star

Man's jaw broken in attack near school

A man had his jaw broken in an attack close to a school in Sheffield.

The victim was close to Lower Meadow Primary School on Batemoor Road when the incident took place at 15:00 on Monday 17 October.

His jaw was broken in two places by another man.

Police are asking the public to get in touch if you saw anything.

Delivery driver attacked and robbed by two men

A parcel delivery man was attacked and his van stolen in broad daylight.

The 24-year-old was dropping off parcels in Charnock when the incident happened.

The delivery man was in a white Vauxhall Vivaro van travelling along Bowman Drive towards Charnock Dale Road, when a silver Vauxhall Astra approached the rear of the van, flashing its lights.

The victim pulled over to the side of the road and got out of his van, as one of the men from the Astra was reportedly pointing to the rear end of his van.

As he turned his back, the delivery driver was then hit over his head and shoulders and knocked to the ground. 

The driver’s van was then driven off in convoy with the Astra between 11:00 and 11:30 on Monday 10 October.

The van and its contents was located a short time later on Basegreen Avenue, Sheffield. The victim suffered minor injuries.

Police are now asking for the public's help.

Your pictures: Who knew mushrooms could be so pretty?

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to our Weather Watcher John Leigh for this photo of Agaric mushrooms.

Keep sending us your pics!

Mushrooms
John Leigh

LISTEN: Bard of Barnsley says Dylan worthy winner

Kat Harbourne

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan, believes it was a 'great idea' to give singer-songwriter Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Dylan was handed the award last week for his song lyrics.

Travel: Nice and quiet this lunchtime

BBC Travel

South Yorkshire's roads look to be behaving themselves this lunchtime, after a busy morning on the A616.

As you can see, all's well on the travel map.

Click here for the latest on our roads.

Map of South Yorkshire's roads
BBC

Your headlines this lunchtime

Here's what's been happening in our area this morning:

Sheffield man charged over death

A Sheffield man's due in court after being charged with the manslaughter of a 33-year-old in the West Midlands.

Karl Swift was found with serious head injuries in New Road in Halesowen in September - he died the following day in hospital.

Dudley Magistrates Court
Google

29-year-old Dean Hartley from Burnaby Crescent will appear before Dudley Magistrates Court today.

Fancy a pint?

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

You'll have plenty to choose from this weekend in Sheffield! 

That's because the 42nd Sheffield Steel City beer festival at Kelham Island starts today.

Cheers to that!

Pint of beer
Thinkstock

BreakingTravel: Road re-opens following crash

BBC Travel

It's business as usual on the A616 Stocksbridge Bypass, after it was closed both ways due to a serious accident.

There were long delays this morning after a van and lorry collided along the stretch.

A616
BBC

Fire service staff pelted with stones and fireworks

South Yorkshire fire service workers have been attacked in Doncaster, while out making the streets safer for bonfire night.

They had stones at fireworks thrown at them by a group of people who surrounded their van in the Royal Estate area of Edlington at around 17:30 on Monday - no-one was hurt.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
SYFRS

We are absolutely appalled that our staff appear to have been targeted in this way. Attacks like this place the safety of our staff, and the people they are trying to protect, at risk.

Assistant Chief Fire OfficerMartin Blunden

Work under way on new Ikea store

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Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

BreakingTravel: Road still shut following crash

BBC Travel

The A616 Stocksbridge Bypass remains closed both ways, after a serious accident involving a van and a lorry.

Traffic's also queuing in both directions between the A6102 junction near Stocksbridge and Flouch roundabout near Langsett.

Map of A616
BBC

WATCH: Police Debate

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

So, a big debate's taken place here at BBC Radio Sheffield on the future of policing in South Yorkshire.

At the event, which was run in conjunction with the Sheffield Star, the new Chief Constable Stephen Watson said he wants to get officers out of cars and back in communities preventing crime.

Sport: Blades boss impressed with work ethic

Jamie Campbell

BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield United Manager, Chris Wilder, has praised his side's attitude following last night's 3-0 win at Shrewsbury. 

Elsewhere, Barnsley lost 2-0 to Newcastle, Rotherham United went down 4-2 at Birmingham, and Chesterfield lost 1-0 at Fleetwood. 

Click here to listen to reaction from last night's games.

Chris Wilder
Getty Images

Watch: Tour of the Leadmill

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

A day after selling the last tickets for our big Children in Need gig, BBC Radio Sheffield's Toby Foster takes a sneak peak around the legendary music venue.

And he's even had a nosy around the dressing room...

Watch: Anti-HS2 campaigners take fight to PM

Kevin Larkin

Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Campaigners against the new route of the HS2 rail line through South Yorkshire have handed in a petition to Theresa May. 

The route was changed in July from Meadowhall to the Dearne Valley, with a separate spur line to serve Sheffield and Chesterfield.  

View more on twitter

Cannabis haul at house in Rotherham

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

Cannabis plants worth £300,000 have been found in a house in Thurcroft. 

South Yorkshire Police say there were plants in every room.  

A man's been arrested.  

Police officer with cannabis plants
South Yorkshire Police

Your pictures: Wortley Hall in the sun

BBC Weather Watchers

Let's kick things off with this fab pic of Wortley Hall taken by Sheffield Weather Watcher, The Coach.

Keep your photos coming! 

Wortley Hall
The Coach

Weather: Dry start, rain later

Owain Wyn Evans

BBC Look East weather

Much of the region will start dry with bright or sunny spells, but showers will become more frequent and spread further inland during the afternoon.

Feeling cool in the brisk winds. 

Good Morning: Join me for today's live coverage

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

How's your morning so far? I woke up to a nice cuddle from my young daughters. The best way to start the day!

I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather throughout the day.

And don't forget to get in touch!