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Summary

  1. £300m Meadowhall development planned
  2. Woman jailed for child sex offences
  3. Fire at farmhouse in Stannington
  4. Live updates have finished on Monday 7 November 2016

Live Reporting

By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    We're back with more live updates from 08:00 tomorrow but here are five key stories from today:

    Thanks for checking out the news blog today. I've been collating some of the stunning photos you've been sending us. Check out the gorgeous swirling sky captured by weather watcher Mick at Misson.

    Skies at Misson

    and this fantastically timed photo of a lightning strike over Sheffield caught by Alan Siegl:

    LIghtning strike over Sheffield

    And one more by Colin Bacon of an orange moon over Doncaster 

    Moon over Doncaster
  2. A golden year for Stannington Brass Band

    Stannington Brass Band topped off their most successful year in competition with a fifth win in scuccession.

    Stannington Brass Band

    On Sunday they were at the Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association Annual Contest in Holmfirth where they were judged best Second Section band, beating several First Section bands in a mixed group. 

  3. Watch: Sheffield sports centre is new home for Olympian

    Sheffield’s newly developed Graves Health and Sports Centre has welcomed Olympic Trampoline Silver medallist, Bryony Page to her new training home.

    Page, who took the trampolining silver medal for Team GB in Rio this June, made the move to Graves following the opening of a brand new gymnastics and trampolining hall a month ago. 

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  4. 'Sheffield Lakeland' set to be improved

    The area of land which will benefit from a £2.8m lottery grant was once dubbed the 'Sheffield Lakeland'. 

    Langsett

    The area stretches from Langsett to Redmires and from the edge of Sheffield to the Peak District National Park.

    It is set to be protected and improved as the cash is used to repair drystone walls, improve footpaths and reduce flood risk to Sheffield. 

    Liz Ballard, Chief Executive at Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, said: "This landscape is an often forgotten part of the National Park and Sheffield but it is absolutely stunning and has some really important wildlife and fascinating local history."

  5. Couple dead after fire at farmhouse in Stannington

    An elderly man and woman, thought to be in their 90s have died after a house fire in Sheffield. 

    The couple were found in a burnt out farmhouse on Spout Lane, Stannington in the early hours of this morning. 

    South Yorkshire police and the fire service have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire. Spencer Rowland is from the fire service and says parts of the building have been gutted:

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    Video caption: Two dead after fire at farmhouse in Stannington
  6. Weather: Scattered showers dying away

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Showers this evening will mostly die away overnight.

    There will be a widespread frost with ice on untreated surfaces overnight. On the cold side.

    Hourly forecast
  7. Sheffield academics at Climate Change talks in Morroco

    Leading academics from the University of Sheffield are joining world leaders in Marrakech this week for the start of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.  

    Conference Hall

    Projections show that by 2050 the demand for food and energy will double and the need for clean water will increase by more than 50 per cent.  

    The University will host and participate in discussions on the global energy transition, food security and innovation. 

  8. Epic walk raises thousands for South Yorkshire MS charity

    A man from Sheffield suffering from multiple sclerosis who made a marathon walk from John O'Groats to Lands End this summer ended up raising £12,461 for the MS society in Catcliffe. 

    Tony Hadfield at Lands End

    Tony Hadfield set out in July to walk the length of Britain. He was diagnosed with MS following the death of his wife a month after they got married.  

  9. Nicola Sturgeon visits Rotherham's AMRC

    It has become virtually obligatory for any national politician coming to South Yorkshire to check out the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. And so it was with the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon, she wants to build a similar Centre of Excellence in Scotland:

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  10. RIP Sheffield's Casbah

    One of Sheffield's much loved venues is being demolished at the moment.

    Casbah demolition site

    The Casbah, was originally known as the Wapentake, and the rock bar hosted several gigs by the city's own Def Leppard. 

    The site on Cambridge Street is being demolished as part of a city centre retail development.

  11. Watch: Stanage Edge in all its autumnal glory

    In these uncertain times it's even more important to enjoy the natural bounty on our doorstep. 

    And if you can't get out the Peak Park rangers will bring the view to you:

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  12. BreakingListen: Second body found at Stannington farmhouse

    Emergency services have this afternoon recovered a second body following a fire in Sheffield.

    The body of a man, believed to be in his 90s, was found after a body of a woman, also in her 90s was recovered from the farmhouse on Spout Lane, Stannington

    A joint fire and police investigation is now underway to establish the exact cause of the fire.

    Neil Barks is a neighbour:

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    Video caption: Search continues for missing man after fatal fire at Stannington farmhouse
  13. Weather: my advice, wrap up warm

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Bright or sunny intervals and scattered showers, perhaps wintry over high ground. Breezy at times, and it will feel chilly everywhere.  

    Hourly forecast
  14. History of the circus marked at University of Sheffield exhibition

    An exhibition called Spectacle & Wonder, has opened in Sheffield at the University's Western Bank library.  

    Circus Posters

    The collection of posters, programmes and photos, gathered over 80 years by the Circus Friends Association, documents the early travelling zoos to modern-day acrobatic shows.  

    Camels with touring animal exhibition

    It features items from some of Britain's most popular circus companies including Bertram Mills', Billy Smart's, Robert Brothers, Chipperfield's, Fossett's and Blackpool Tower.  

    Circus postcards and memorabilia
  15. Are you ready for snow?

    There's a Met Office warning of snow tomorrow evening.

    Snow Warning

    Here's a reminder of what the chilly, white stuff can do to our roads:  

    Snow in South Yorkshire