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Summary

  1. Dog found dead in a suitcase in Sheffield
  2. Goodbye to the Grosvenor Hotel
  3. South Yorkshire Police launch new domestic violence video
  4. Live updates on Friday 11 November 2016

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By Kevin Larkin

All times stated are UK

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Five things we learned today

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

That's it from me for now.

We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, weather, travel and sport for South Yorkshire.

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

And as it's Remembrance Sunday this weekend I thought I'd share this breathtaking image of the Somme artwork outside Barnsley Town Hall.

Somme artwork Barnsley
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Weekend weather: Cloudy and cold

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

So what does the weekend weather have in store?

On the whole, not too bad for the time of year.

Once the rain clears on Saturday morning, it'll stay dry but cloudy and cold.

I've got details of tonight's forecast below:

Evening Weather
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What a scream - for Children in Need

Amy Garcia

Presenter, BBC Look North

What have I let myself in for?

Harry and I have agreed to five challenges in five days for Children in Need.

Day one was wingwalking - and it was terrifying!

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We'll also be abseiling down the Owen Building at Sheffield Hallam University at 11:30 on Wednesday morning.

Please, please, please donate so we can make a difference to children's lives!

Laptop stolen from disabled boy in Sheffield

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

The search is on for three young men who may have information about the theft of a laptop from a disabled boy in Sheffield.

It happened at Ponds Forge in Sheffield at around 14:00 yesterday.

Now police have released CCTV in an attempt to find the three possible witnesses:

Laptop theft witnesses CCTV
South Yorkshire Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Electricity back on after Sheffield power cut

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield's power cut has now been fixed and the lights are back on!

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Police Commissioner launches 'confidence' survey

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is asking if we have confidence in the force.

It comes after scandals including child grooming in Rotherham, the Hillsborough inquiry and concerns over policing at Orgreave during the Miners' Strike.

Dr Alan Billings has now launched a survey as part of his attempts to restore trust in South Yorkshire Police.

Dr Alan Billings
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Masked men rob Rotherham betting shop

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

Two masked men have robbed a bookmakers in Rotherham.

It happened at 19:45 on Monday when a masked man entered the Betfred on Browning Road in Rotherham.

He threatened staff and appeared to have something in his hands, although police say it's not clear if it was a weapon.

Betfred
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After being given cash the man then left, walking past a second masked man who was holding open the front door.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Dog found dead in a suitcase in Sheffield

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

A Jack Russell called Prince has been found dead in a suitcase in Sheffield.

The 12-year-old disappeared from the house of a friend of his owner on Bonfire Night. 

A search was launched for Prince, including on Facebook.

Prince
RSPCA

On Tuesday morning, a woman called the RSPCA after finding a suitcase which had been dumped out of a dark Astra on St Lawrence Road.

Suitcase
RSPCA

The RSPCA say there are no signs Prince suffered but say the way he was found is suspicious.

The charity contacted Prince's owner after seeing the post searching for him on Facebook.

It was a really heartbreaking day. Naturally she is devastated and wants to know what happened to her much loved pet.”

Sandra DransfieldRSPCA inspector

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for Insp Dransfield. 

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J33 for A630 Catcliffe and J32 for M18 affecting J34 for A631.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J34, A631 (Meadowhall).

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

Weather: Clouding over with rain tonight

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

It's been a nice sunny morning but get ready for that to change.

We're expecting it to get cloudier as the afternoon goes on and we'll see some rain overnight.

The rain will continue into Saturday morning but then we'll see a cloudy and dry weekend.

Lunchtime weather
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No fix to Sheffield power cut until late afternoon

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

We've had an update from Northern Powergrid on the powercut in Sheffield.

Electricity has been off since about 11:30 this morning.

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New boss for Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce

Mick Lunney

Barnsley reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

There's a new boss at Barnsley and Rotherham's Chamber of Commerce.

Lisa Pogson left school at 16 years old with, in her words, "a handful of average GCSEs" and is now the Managing Director of Airmaster Air Conditioning.

She will now be the first female President of the joint Barnsley and Rotherham business organisation.

I never thought I’d become the first woman President of the Joint BR Chamber OR that along the way I would achieve a Masters Degree in Management and become Joint Managing Director of a £12m business this year - but here I am!”

Lisa PogsonPresident, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Pogson
Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce

Headlines for South Yorkshire

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

Here are the stories making the news in South Yorkshire this lunchtime:

  • South Yorkshire has paid tribute to the fallen on Remembrance Day
  • Barnsley and Sheffield will benefit from government cash to encourage house building 
  • And a power cut is affecting parts of Sheffield

On a wing and a prayer for Pudsey!

BBC Look North

From three to five!

After last year's Three Legs Challenge by Harry and Paul - this year it's five terrifying challenges for Amy and Harry.

Here's the first one - wingwalking!

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You can find out how Harry and Amy got on in Look North at 18:30.

But most importantly don't forget to donate to Children in Need and help children across the UK.

Goodbye to the Grosvenor!

Tom Ingall

Journalist, BBC Look North

It's gone from five star luxury to rubble.

Sheffield's iconic Grosvenor Hotel is being knocked down to make way for the city's new retail quarter.

The land will play host to HSBC from 2019.

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South Yorkshire remembers

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

People across South Yorkshire have paid their respects on Remembrance Day.

Services have been held across the county to observe the two-minute silence.

Here are some tweets from the various events:

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Some power back on after Sheffield power cut

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

We've had an update on the power cut in Sheffield:

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Goodbye to Grosvenor! Iconic Sheffield hotel closes its doors

Mick Lunney

BBC Radio Sheffield

I've been for a look around the iconic Grosvenor Hotel in Sheffield city centre.

In it's day it played host to all the stars with it's amazing views across the city.

It's being demolished to make way for Sheffield's new retail quarter which opens in 2019.

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BreakingPower cut hits Sheffield city centre

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

A power cut is affecting parts of Sheffield:

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We'll bring you more information when we get it.

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Government funding totalling £18m is being offered to councils in England to speed up building up to 800,000 new homes on large developments.

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South Yorkshire Police launch new domestic violence video

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police have launched a new video warning people about the dangers of domestic violence.

It's part of the force's "Cut The Strings" campaign.

Iconic Sheffield hotel opens doors for the last time

Mick Lunney

BBC Radio Sheffield

The iconic Grosvenor House hotel in Sheffield will open its doors for the last time today.

We're being given a look around before it's demolished to make way for Sheffield's new retail quarter.

HSBC will be one of the main tenants when work is completed in 2019.

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Sheffield gymnastics coach up for national award

Ronan Sully

BBC Radio Sheffield

A gymnastics coach in Sheffield is up for a national award after almost half a century of teaching young people.

June Adams has been nominated for the Community Award at the Sunday Times' Sportswomen of the Year ceremony.

I went down to meet June:

Sheffield supermarket robbed at knifepoint

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

A supermarket in Sheffield has been robbed at knifepoint.

A man went into the Sainsbury's Local on Mortomley Lane in High Green at 22:45 on Tuesday 1 November.

Sainsburys Local
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Police say the man then threatened workers with a knife before running towards Pack Horse Lane having stolen cash from the store.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Remembrance Day: South Yorkshire gets ready to remember

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

South Yorkshire is getting ready to remember with a number of Remembrance Day services taking place.

But many are sharing photos on social media ahead of  the 11:00 silence to pay their respects.

Here are some which grabbed my attention:

Tommies
Barnsley Museum
Barnsley stadium
Barnsley FC

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

It's the time of year where our high streets get a bit more glamorous as the Christmas lights go up.

Last night they were turned on in Doncaster.

Christmas lights 1
Doncaster Council
Father Christmas
Doncaster Council
Christmas lights
Doncaster Council
Christmas lights
Doncaster Council

If you have any photos from a Christmas lights switch on in your area we'd love to see them!

Why not tweet them to us or send us an e-mail?

Poppy-wearing; why people do it

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Today is Armistice Day, which marks the formal ending to the fighting in the World War One.

Millions of people will join in the silence held at 11:00 today and wreaths of poppies are traditionally laid at the foot of war memorials.

I've been asking people in Sheffield about wearing poppies and why they choose to do it:

Your station wins BBC Local Radio awards

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

There are some sore heads at Radio Sheffield this morning as we've been celebrating winning some awards.

Toby Foster at Breakfast won gold at the Gillard awards, where the best of BBC Local Radio is honoured.

Toby, our Editor Katrina and Breakfast Editor Dan were delighted!

Toby Foster, Katrina Bunker, Dan Green
BBC

Also celebrating was our very own Rony Robinson, who won the silver Gillard award for his morning programme.

Here he is celebrating with his editor Alice:

Alice Olusoga and Rony Robinson
BBC

Guess we'll need to make some more room on the mantlepiece for this one!

Gillard award
BBC

Barnsley teenager found safe and well

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

You might remember yesterday we told you about teenager Amber Mitchell from Barnsley who went missing.

Well we've had some good news from South Yorkshire Police:

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Sheffield pub owner sees rates quadruple after shake up

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

A pub owner in Sheffield is furious after finding out his rates will rise from £12,000 to £48,000 a year.

It comes after a national shake up of the business rates system which has seen pubs, hotels and universities hardest hit.

Owner of the Sheffield Tap, Jamie Hawksworth, says it's a tax on success.

Remembrance Day services across South Yorkshire

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

Later this morning, people across South Yorkshire will join with others around the country to fall silent to honour our veterans.

Here's a list of some of the ceremonies taking place in our area today:

  • Barnsley - 10:45 - War Memorial outside Barnsley Town Hall
  • Doncaster - 11:00 - Corn Exchange, Doncaster Market
  • Rotherham - 11:00 - All Saints' Square
  • Sheffield - 11:00 - Royal British Legion Frecheville branch, Crystal Peaks

Meanwhile, Barnsley Central MP and former Army Major, Dan Jarvis has been explaining the importance of marking Remembrance Day.

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Weather: Starting bright but clouding over later

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

Good morning, it's set to be a nice sunny day today.

But be prepared it won't last with rain overnight lasting into Saturday morning.

Sunday will be a slightly better day as it'll be dry and cloudy.

I have a full forecast for you below...

Good morning... welcome to our live coverage for South Yorkshire...

Kevin Larkin

BBC Radio Sheffield

Good morning, it's Kevin here!

I'll be with you until 18:00 with all the latest news, weather, travel and sport for South Yorkshire.

Of course, it's Remembrance Day with services taking place across the county.

It made me think of this statue in the poppy garden at Ashworth Barracks in Doncaster which I saw unveiled in the Summer...

Ashworth Barracks
BBC

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