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By Mick Lunney

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    That's the end of live updates from me today - but there's plenty more to come for the rest of the week, starting tomorrow.

    If you need to catch-up with what's being going on today, here are five things which will help bring you up-to-date.

    • A pledge by Orgreave campaigners to fight on saying 'the gloves are off' after the government turned down a bid for an inquiry into events during the miners' strike.
    Police at Orgreave
    • 'No criminality' over the death of a 13-year-old boy in a shed in Doncaster.
    Fire scene
    John Poole
    • Local choir the Honey Belles star on Gareth Malone's TV show tonight.
    Honey Belles
    • And finally a couple celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary by taking the plunge off a building in Sheffield.
    Ben and Bethan Lacey

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with more of your local news, weather and travel.

  2. Hopes to end Chesterfield FC's losing streak

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    Chesterfield are looking to end a six-game losing streak at Coventry tonight in a game you can hear full match commentary on BBC Radio Sheffield's Football Heaven as they take on Coventry.

    Spire-ites boss Danny Wilson is calling on his experienced players to get a much needed result in League One.

    Danny Wilson
    Quote Message: This is the time when you need your experience. The senior players who've been there, seen it and done it, can hopefully recall their experiences and put it into positivity now." from Danny Wilson Chesterfield manager
    Danny WilsonChesterfield manager
  3. Travel update

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    There are delays on the A631 East Bawtry Road in Whiston.

    It's partially blocked and queuing traffic westbound at Whiston crossroads, because of a broken down mini coach.  

  4. Police look for attacker on motorbike

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A man's been robbed by a thief on a motorbike in Rotherham.

    The victim was waiting for a taxi outside a pub in Kimberworth when he was attacked.

    Police are making an appeal for help.

    Wilton pub
  5. Trampoline park safety controls call

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Trampoline parks are the new big thing for kids, but how safe are they? At the moment there's no official standard.

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    Video caption: Safety at trampoline parks

    The International Association of Trampoline Parks says it's starting a consultation on safety standards - after concerns that the number of injuries at these parks has been rising. 

    More than 100 people were hurt in three weeks at one park last year. 

    Managing Director of Rotherham park Jump Inc Chris Hayes says there needs to be an industry standard for safety.

  6. Orgreave decision 'painful' and 'weak' say MPs

    Oliver Wright

    BBC News Online, Yorkshire

    The Commons has echoed claims of failure on the part of the government over the decision not to grant an inquiry into events at Orgreave during the miners' strike.

    Police at Orgreave

    Meanwhile, Policing Minister Brandon Lewis defended the decision from the despatch box, saying it was based on the wider public interest, which includes issues such as no wrongful convictions, no deaths, and importantly the change in police structure and behaviour.

    Quote Message: The Home Secretary bottled it yesterday and he’s bottled it today. He knows she did not review those papers that the IPCC came to its decision on and given she has not reviewed those documents does the minister honestly believe she can honestly say there is no link with Hillsborough and there are no lessons to be learned today?” from Louise Haigh MP
    Louise HaighMP
  7. Weather update: Dry but chilly

    Temperatures falling after midnight but it will stay dry.

    Frost in some places by morning.

    Weather graphic
  8. Inquest opens into death of Doncaster teenager in garden shed

    Kevin Larkin

    Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The inquest into the death of a Doncaster teenager has heard that there was no criminality involved. 

    The body of 13-year-old Jack Sheldon was found after a shed fire at a house in Campsall last week. 

    BBC Radio Sheffield's Kevin Larkin was at the inquest:

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    Video caption: Shed death Doncaster
  9. 'Beast of Bolsover' wades in over Orgreave in Commons

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    MP Dennis Skinner has poured scorn on the decision not to grant an inquiry into events at Orgreave during the miners' strike. 

    Campaigners say they feel "bitterly betrayed" after the Home Secretary Amber Rudd ruled out an investigation despite more than 90 pickets being cleared of rioting -- amid claims that South Yorkshire Police fabricated evidence against them. 

    The Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner expressed his fury in the Commons: 

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    Video caption: Dennis Skinner on Orgreave in Commons
  10. Twenty years since Brassed Off

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    It's 20 years since Brassed Off hit cinema screens.

    Its depiction of life in gritty mining areas still strikes a chord today and BBC Radio Sheffield has made a special documentary about the film, featuring its stars and production team. It's available on listen again right now. 

  11. Bikers disrupt city centre - video

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Up the road in Leeds, a gang of bikers caused traffic chaos during a Halloween "ride out" on a busy city road.

    The group of around 50 off-road motorcycles and quad bikes brought Kirkstall Road, a major route into Leeds, to a standstill last night.

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    Video caption: Bikers disruption in Leeds
  12. Anniversary hang-over a tall building

    Amy Nagy

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Ben & Bethan Lacey from Sheffield have celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with a charity abseil.

    The couple raised £1232 for the British RedCross family reunion appeal. 

    Here they are doing their stuff at Sheffield Hallam University's Owen Building.

    Beth had to buy a new dress for the occasion.  

    Beth and Ben abseil
    Beth and Ben all smiles
  13. Boy robbed in park

    A teenager was robbed in Clifton Park in Rotherham.

    The 17-year-old was walking through the park at 22:15 on Sunday when he was approached by two other teens.

    One of the robbers threatened the victim and stole his mobile phone.

    One of the suspects is described as Asian, about 5ft 10ins tall, in his late teens, of slim build, with a black moustache. 

    He is thought to have been wearing a white hooded top.  

    The second suspect is also described as Asian, about 5ft 4ins tall, in his mid-teens, of slim build, with short black hair. 

    He is said to have spoken with a high-pitched voice and was wearing a black, hooded insulated jacket.

    Police are now appealing for anyone who may have information to get in touch.

  14. Yorkshire's Gary Ballance lacks confidence - Michael Vaughan

    BBC Sport

    England cannot pick "shot for confidence" Gary Ballance for the forthcoming Tests against India, says former England captain Michael Vaughan.

    Gary Ballance

    Yorkshire's Ballance scored 24 runs in four innings as England drew last month's Test series in Bangladesh 1-1.

    The 26-year-old scored 590 runs in his first 10 Test innings but averages 18 in his last eight.

    Vaughan said: "He's not looking like anything the player he was when he first came into international cricket."

  15. Local choir on Gareth Malone's show tonight

    Rony Robinson

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    It's a dream come true for a bunch of girls from Chesterfield who love to sing. 

    They're on the telly tonight in the new series of The Choir on BBC 2.

    They're the Honey Belles and they've been telling Radio Sheffield Rony Robinson that they can't tell him how they did... or they'd have to make him disappear:

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    Video caption: Honey Belles choir