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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Kate Linderholm

All times stated are UK

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Five things we learned today

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

That's it for today but here's a recap on some of our main stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire:

Good luck at spotting the supermoon tonight, send in any photos you manage to get, this is from Weather Watcher 'The Yorkshire Hoody' in Greenhill:

Moon rising
The Yorkshire Hoody

We'll be back with more from 08:00 tomorrow.

Sexual attack in Canklow – were you in the area?

Detectives in Rotherham are talking to a 15-year-old girl who has reported being raped by a stranger this morning at around 08:00 in a wooded area off Rother View Road at Canklow.

Rother View Road

He has been described as approximately 40-years old, white with a slight tan, spikey blonde hair and a clean shaven face.

He is between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 9ins tall and was reported to have been wearing black jogging bottoms, a grey hooded jumper and black, canvas lace up shoes with a white sole.

Detective Inspector John Fitzgibbons is investigating:

The girl is currently with her family and specially trained officers who are providing support. Additional police patrols have been provided throughout the day and will continue."

Weather: Mostly cloudy this evening and overnight

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of generally light rain, mainly over the Pennines, with some sheltered eastern areas perhaps staying dry for much of the night. Feeling mild.

Hourly forecast

Sheffield University's Vice Chancellor 'ashamed' at Prime Minister's attitude to Indian students

University of Sheffield vice-chancellor Sir Keith Burnett joined UK prime minister Theresa May on her recent trade visit to India. In this blog, he reflects critically on Ms May’s claims that the visit was a success.

Vice Chancellor Keith Burnett
University of Sheffield

He writes that other countries are rubbing their hands with glee at our stupidity:

Ms May is announcing that her trade mission to Europe has seen £1 billion in deals announced for the UK. But remember that international students are worth £14 billion to the UK economy every year. That’s equivalent to more than one major trade mission a month. I will work to build collaborations with Indian universities and companies. I feel truly ashamed. But I must beg, and I do beg. Please listen to India before it is too late."

Weather Watchers photo highlights

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

I've been enjoying some of the photos you've been sending in. 

Weather Watcher jonnic1 took this great shot of a misty sunrise at Grindleford yesterday.

Mist at Grindleford

Gill in Rotherham captured the last of flaming autumn in Rotherham:

Russet-leaved tree

In Sheffield Judegreenlass found a clearing lined with russet leaves:

Autumnal scene

Have you seen Steven

Police are growing concerned for missing Barnsley man Steven Jackson who was last seen over 48-hours ago.  

Steven Jackson
South Yorkshire Police

Fifty-year-old Steven was reported missing this morning however was last seen at around 09:15 on Saturday 12 November in the Wombwell area of Barnsley.

Please call police on 101 quoting incident number 280 of 14 November 2016.  

MP John Mann calls for fuel duty reduction

Bassetlaw MP John Mann has written to the Chancellor Philip Hammond calling on him to make an immediate cut of 10p in the rate of fuel duty in his Autumn Statement.

In his letter John Mann noted that the previous Chancellor George Osborne added £5 to the cost of a full tank. 

Filling up car fuel tank

Horse hoisted to dry land by firefighters

You can take a horse to water...but it can be much harder getting him out again, as these photos of a local horse rescue prove.

Fire being helped out of river

The South Yorkshire rescuing a horse from the River Dearne last week. 

Listen: Gale on new role as Yorkshire first-team coach

Andrew Gale says he didn't feel it would work to become First Team coach of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and carry on playing. The 32-year-old has hung up his bat to succeed Jason Gillespie, signing a three year deal. And Gale says he wants to fully focus on his new role:

Andrew Gale becomes new first-team coach for Yorkshire CCC

A cloudy afternoon to come with possible drizzle

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Cloudy and breezy with occasional light rain this afternoon, this more persistent over western hills. More sheltered eastern areas will be mainly dry with bright intervals possible. Feeling very mild.

Hourly forecast

Police relieved at sentencing for baby death couple

Police have welcomed a 12-year jail sentence for a man who killed a baby in Doncaster, the baby's mother was sentenced to 18 months. 

James Larkin and Laura Ostle
South Yorkshire Police

26 yr old James Larkin killed his partner's child by shaking him violently. He was convicted of manslaughter. His girlfriend, 21 yr old Laura Ostle, was found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Dave Stopford thanked the jury:

This has been a lengthy and upsetting investigation for all concerned and I repeat my thanks to the members of the jury, who had to sit through weeks of distressing medical evidence and to the officers in this case, who have worked tirelessly to get justice for the young victim.”

Good luck Sheffield Hallam University graduates

Sheffield Hallam University starts its graduation ceremonies today. Watch out for airborne mortar boards!

Here's Jarvis Cocker collecting an honorary degree in 2009:

Jarvis Cocker
Sheffield Hallam University
James Larkin

A man is jailed for 12 years for "violently" shaking a three-month-old baby who later died.

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Stunning photograph of poppy image at Conisbrough Castle

The Remembrance Sunday event over the weekend at Conisbrough Castle has been beautifully captured by local photographer Ben Harrison

Poppy lights at Consibrough Castle
Ben Harrison

The castle ruins were lit up with an image of poppies drawn by Doncaster artist Rachel Horne.

Doncaster baby shaking death: James Larkin jailed for 12 years

A man who violently shook an 11-and-a-half week old baby has been jailed for 12 years

The youngster died in hospital in September 2014 after suffering injuries consistent with being shaken or impacting very heavily with something like a mattress.

James Larkin
South Yorkshire Police

The child's mum Laura Ostle, 21, has been sentenced to 18 months for conspiring to pervert to course of justice.  

A serious case review following the death of the baby found Doncaster Children's Trust staff didn't show enough curiosity about the well being of the child

Andrew Gale

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale is named first-team coach, following Jason Gillespie's exit at the end of last season.

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Police sieze quad bike causing damage in South Yorkshire

Sport: Andrew Gale appointed new Yorkshire Cricket coach

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Yorkshire County Cricket Club has named club captain Andrew Gale as their new Head Coach.

Andrew Gale

Gale had a great career as a player, leading Yorkshire to back-to-back County Championships and coming close to a third in 2016. 

His long term positon in the team was less secure though and a switch to coaching as he approaches his 33rd birthday makes sense. 

He takes over from the very successful and popular Jason Gillespie. Gale's first job is to find a replacement club captain. Gary Ballance, recently dropped by England, could be the man for the job.

Watch: Getting ready for the supermoon in Chesterfield

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

I've been to the observatory which is getting ready for the supermoon tonight and hoping for clear skies. 

Miners' strike hits big screen

A series of short films made by South Yorkshire residents who experienced the miners’ strike of 1984-1985 will be premiered at the Leeds International Film Festival tonight.

Still from 'Coke not Dole'
Northern Film School

In workshops led by Northern Film School staff, participants explored ideas around what the strike meant to them, then and now, and then turned those ideas into scripts.   

Film still
Northern Film School

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J37 for A628 Barnsley and J38 for A637 Darton.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J37, A628 (Barnsley) and J38, A637 (Darton), because of an overturned car.

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

Vulnerable couple targeted by telephone scam company

A man and woman from Doncaster have lost a large quantity of money after being targeted by a fraudster who claimed he worked for an investment company.

It is believed the man who referred to himself as Mr Ross, cold called the couple claiming to be from a company called ‘GPM by Asadia’, and said he could earn them considerable interest on their investment if they purchased shares in a company called ‘Currency Fair’.

telephone keypad

The Financial Conduct Authority has warned against GPM by Asadia.

The case in Doncaster was investigated by Detective Sergeant Jim Cross: 

Two vulnerable people have been targeted in this awful incident and I want to urge everyone to be vigilant if they are contacted either by phone or email. If you are unsure about something always seek advice from a professional or your bank and never disclose your personal or banks details, unless you know the organisation and are happy to do so. "

EuroMillions prize unclaimed in Doncaster

A EuroMillions prize worth £197,954.50 has yet to be claimed from a ticket bought in Doncaster.     

Lottery balls
Getty Images

The search is now on to find the owner of the winning ticket, bought in Doncaster, who matched the five main numbers and one Lucky Star number in the EuroMillions draw on 28 October, 2016. 

The winning EuroMillions numbers on that date were 10, 16, 19, 23, 43 and the Lucky Star numbers were 2 and 8. The lucky ticket-holder has until 26 April, 2017, to claim their prize.

Police warning after telephone fraudsters rip off Doncaster couple

A man and woman from Doncaster have lost a large quantity of money after being targeted by a fraudster who claimed he worked for an investment company.  


It is believed the man who referred to himself as Mr Ross, cold called the couple claiming to be from a company called ‘GPM by Asadia’, and said he could earn them considerable interest on their investment if they purchased shares in a company called ‘Currency Fair’.

The couple from Doncaster transferred a large sum of money as an investment but received nothing in return.

Watch: Choir helps people with lung conditions

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

People with lung problems might not strike you as the ideal candidates for a choir, but in the Breathe Easy Lung Choir from Arbourthorne in Sheffield every member has - or is recovering from - a serious respiratory condition:

Skywatchers prepare for 'supermoon'

Skywatchers are preparing for the latest "supermoon" as Earth's satellite makes its closest approach since 1948.  


The UK's best chance to see it will be on Monday evening, although the Moon will be at its closest - just 356,509km away - at 11:21 this morning.

To observers, it will appear about 7% larger than normal and about 25% brighter - although the human eye is barely able to discern that difference.

Listen: Rotherham Council recruits more social workers to reduce agency bill

Rotherham council has recruited more than 20 new social workers, but needs to find 20 more. 

It wants to reduce the £1m a year bill for agency staff. 

Ian Thomas, director of children's services in Rotherham, has increased the pay on offer to try to get more people to apply:

Rooney gives shirt to Sheffield boy with cancer

England football star Wayne Rooney has sent his shirt from the win over Scotland to a terminally ill boy at the centre of a social media campaign.  

Kasabian Newton-Smith
Family photo

Eight-year-old Kasabian Newton-Smith, from Sheffield, was diagnosed with cancer as a toddler and has two brain tumours.

In a video message, the England captain said he and his team-mates were very proud of the bravery shown by Kasabian.  

Billy Sharp, who plays for Sheffield United, has been regularly tweeting about the Kasabian using the hashtag #1LastSmile4Kasabian:

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Watch: What's the weather got in store?

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Here's my full forecast....

Good Morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Hello Kate here, due to some technical gremlins we are a little late starting today but I'm here until 18:00 tonight with regular updates about everything going on in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

Here's how Conisbrough Castle looked yesterday, lit up with poppies for Remembrance Sunday:

Conisbrough Castle
Jo Miller