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Summary

  1. Father-of-seven from Barnsley tells of Croydon tram crash ordeal
  2. Rogue landlord to pay £29,200 after city's biggest case
  3. Cannabis worth £250,000 found in Rotherham police raid
  4. Live updates on Thursday 10 November 2016

Live Reporting

By Kevin Larkin

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learned today...

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    That's it from me for today.

    I'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, weather, travel and sport from across South Yorkshire.

    Here are five things we've learned today...

    But before I go, take a look at this great photo showing a real mix of weather conditions in Wortley sent in by our Weather Watcher John...

    Wortley
  2. Teenager charged over string of robberies in Rotherham

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A 16-year-old boy has been charged with a range of offences after a string of robberies in the Clifton Park area of Rotherham.

    He was charged with five counts of robbery, one count of attempted robbery, possession of cannabis and failure to comply with a drug treatment and detention order after being arrested by police.

    The teenager denies the offences and has been remanded in custody until his next appearance at Sheffield Crown Court in December.

    Clifton Park
  3. E-fit released after alleged sex assault on 16-year-old girl in Sheffield

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Police in Sheffield have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl.

    E-fit

    The teenager was travelling on the 52A bus from Wisewood to Woodhouse in July when a man sat down next to her and sexually assaulted her before getting off the bus on Beaver Hill Road.  

    Anyone who might recognise the man or have information about the incident, which took place at around 17:30 on 30 July, is being asked to contact police on 101.

    Quote Message: This was a highly traumatic incident for the victim and we are continuing to follow up on a number of lines of inquiry. I would like to ask any members of the public who think they know the man in the e-fit to speak to police as we believe he could assist us with our investigation." from PC Sarah Thorne South Yorkshire Police
    PC Sarah ThorneSouth Yorkshire Police
  4. Weather: Clear, cool and frosty night for South Yorkshire

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a dry and clear evening tonight and that means only one thing... frost.

    Evening Weather

    Tomorrow is set to be a sunny day and about as chilly as today.

    There'll be some rain on Saturday, but Sunday will be drier.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A638 South Yorkshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A638 South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Princess Street and Windmill Balk Lane.

    A638 South Yorkshire - A638 Great North Road closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Princess Street junction and the Windmill Balk Lane junction, because of a police incident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  6. Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis backs FA in poppy row

    Dan Jarvis, the MP for Barnsley Central, has backed the Football Association in its dispute over whether players will be allowed to wear poppy armbands.

    Football's governing body FIFA says the poppy is a political symbol and has banned it.

    But the FA says it will defy the ban when England play Scotland at Wembley tomorrow night in a World Cup 2018 qualifier.

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  7. Several weeks delay likely before Chesterfield devolution decision

    Charlotte Rose

    BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

    I've been at the High Court in London listening to two authorities fight over Chesterfield.

    The borough council wants to join the Sheffield City Region's devolution deal - but Derbyshire County Council says a consultation on the plans wasn't carried out properly.

    Yesterday, Derbyshire made their case, today it was the City Region's turn:

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    But after two days the case has still not been resolved.

    Mr Justice Ouseley who is hearing the case says he'll make a reserved judgment on the case, which means we may not know the outcome for several weeks.  

  8. Search for missing Barnsley teenager

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Police are appealing for help to find a missing Barnsley teenager.

    Fifteen-year-old Amber Mitchell was last seen in Stocksbridge on Tuesday.

    Amber Mitchell

    Amber is about 5ft tall with long brown hair and is thought to be wearing a green parka-style jacket and black leggings.  

    Anyone who has seen Amber is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

  9. Hundreds of cannabis plants worth £250,000 found in Rotherham drugs raid

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Police in Rotherham have found 400 cannabis plants after carrying out a drugs raid in Parkgate.

    Officers estimate the drug has a street value of £250,000.

    Cannabis plants

    Police didn't make any arrests but say their investigations are continuing.

    The plants were seized and the equipment used to grow them was destroyed.

  10. Ched Evans has 'a lot of support' from fans - Chesterfield boss

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    I've been speaking to Chesterfield boss Danny Wilson ahead of Sunday's match against Sheffield United.

    Ched Evans currently plays for the Spireites but previously was a Blade.

    Danny Wilson believes Evans will have "a lot of support" from both sets of fans after his rape conviction was quashed.

    Ched Evans
  11. 'Missed opportunities' to prevent Doncaster shaken baby death

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A serious  case review after death of an 11-week-old boy has found there were missed opportunities to save him.

    James Larkin, 26, of Crawshaw Road, Doncaster, shook Christopher at their home on 16 September 2014. The baby died in hospital two days later.

    James Larkin

    At Sheffield Crown Court, Larkin was also found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

    Christopher's mother Laura Ostle, 21, of Broadway, was also found guilty of the perverting justice offence

    Now Doncaster 's Children's Safeguarding Board has made eight recommendations to help protect children in the future.

    Doncaster Children's Services Trust

    The review found information wasn't being shared between authorities and not enough questions were being asked.

    It also found social workers did not act quickly enough after concerns were raised.

    However, the Chair of the Doncaster Safeguarding Children Board said a more robust approach to risk" had been adopted and such a tragedy was "less likely" to happen again.

  12. 'Bodies everywhere' - Barnsley man recalls nightmare of tram crash

    Kevin Snow, 57, was on the Croydon tram which derailed, killing seven people.

    The father-of-seven from Barnsley recalled the "horrendous" crash and said he feared to get on a tram again.

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    Video caption: Croydon tram survivor
  13. Weekend stargazers to enjoy biggest 'supermoon' since 1948

    If you're up late on Sunday night you could be in for an astronomical treat - a view of the biggest "supermoon" in 68 years.

    Supermoon

    On the night of the 13/14 November, the moon will come closer to Earth than at any point since 1948 .

    It will appear up to 30% brighter and 14% bigger than an average full moon, according to NASA.

    It will be the brightest and largest of three "supermoons" to occur in 2016. The first came on 16 October 16 with the third due on 14 December. 

  14. Man charged over Rotherham burglary

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A 49-year-old man from Thurcroft has been charged with burglary by detectives in Rotherham.

    It's linked to an incident on Nursery Road in North Anston where items including cash and jewellery were stolen.

    Nursery Road

    Richard Brown, of Katherine Street in Thurcroft, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

    He's been remanded in custody to appear there again next month.

  15. Your headlines this lunchtime...

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Let's take a look at the top stories across South Yorkshire...

  16. Hanging on the telephone... Police Commissioner raises 101 concerns

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    If you've tried to ring 101 to get hold of South Yorkshire Police you may have faced a long wait.

    South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner says he's had "numerous complaints" made to him about delays in getting through.

    Some people have told Dr Alan Billings they're waiting up to 40 minutes for an answer.

    Dr Alan Billings

    He has said the IT system is not fit for purpose and has asked South Yorkshire Police for an update on a review of the system.

    South Yorkshire Police says it has hired 10 extra call handlers and six more force crime bureau staff.

    It said a further 17 staff were in training for roles and 23.9 vacancies had been advertised.

  17. Weather: Cold and clear with a chance of ice

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It's a bright but cold day across South Yorkshire and that's set to continue overnight.

    Lunchtime weather
  18. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A19 South Yorkshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A19 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, around Holme Lane.

    A19 South Yorkshire - A19 Doncaster Road in Carcroft blocked and queuing traffic in both directions around the Holme Lane junction, because of an accident.

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