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  1. Updates on Wednesday 16 November 2016

Live Reporting

By Claire Renwick

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learnt today:

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

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

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    1. One million pounds worth of drugs have been seized and 37 people arrested during a police crackdown in Rotherham
    2. South Yorkshire's former Police and Crime Commissioner could face a police investigation over allegations he lied under oath
    3. The woman behind the Rotherham CSE inquiry is under renewed pressure in her new role, as another senior lawyer quits
    4. Ten Asian men have been cleared of violent disorder following protests in Rotherham last September
    5. HS2 campaigners in South Yorkshire say they'll continue their fight against plans to route the high speed line through Bramley and Mexborough
  2. First-time buyers need more help according to report led by local MP

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A study commissioned by Wentworth and Dearne MP John Heeley - who is also the Shadow Housing Minister - suggests first-time buyers need extra support to stop the decline in people owning their own homes.

    The Redfern Review found ownership rates in England have fallen from 71% to 64% over 12 years, with the steepest drop among young people.

    John Heeley
  3. Weather Watchers: Wonderful Wortley

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to our Weather Watcher, Grahams Shack, for this photo of Wortley.

    Keep sending us your fab pics!

  4. WATCH: Sheffield youngsters benefit from your CiN donations

    Oli Constable

    All week we're finding out where your donations to Children in Need are spent across South Yorkshire.

    One of these projects is the Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

    I went along to see for myself:

    Video content

    Video caption: Pitsmoor Adventure Playground has benefited from Children in Need donations
  5. Travel: Nothing major to report

    BBC Travel

    Things are looking fairly smooth on South Yorkshire's roads this afternoon.

    Don't forget to check the latest travel here.

  6. Weather: Showers overnight and feeling colder

    BBC Weather

    Rain will continue overnight and will be most frequent across the hills.

    A colder night to come, though brisk winds should keep any frost at bay.  

    Overnight temperatures
  7. UPDATE: Missing Doncaster man found

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    South Yorkshire Police say 57-year-old Stephen Hulse - who was reported missing from the Thorne Road area last night - has been found safe and well.

    Stephen Hulse
  8. Asian men cleared of violent disorder after Rotherham protests

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Ten Asian men have been cleared of violent disorder, following clashes in the wake of two rival demonstrations in Rotherham.

    They were arrested after a confrontation in the town last September, following a protest by far-right groups and a counter-demonstration by anti-fascist campaigners, which was policed by 800 officers.

    Sheffield Crown Court

    A jury at Sheffield Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of violent scenes as a group of white men outside a pub clashed with a group of mainly Asian men. 

    They all argued they had been acting in self-defence.

  9. Fall in unemployment in Yorkshire

    The latest unemployment figures show a drop in the number of people out of work in our region.

    Job Centre

    The number of people without a job in Yorkshire and the Humber between July and September stood at 151,000 - that's down by 7,000 on the previous quarter, a fall of 5.6%.

    The national figure's also fallen - by 37,000 to 1.6 million. That's the lowest level for 11 years.

  10. Listen: Former Praise or Grumble presenter shares memories of show

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    As Praise or Grumble celebrates its 30th birthday, former presenter David Burns talks to me about some of his highlights:

  11. Rainbow above Sheffield!

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    There's nothing like a nice photo of a rainbow to give that feel-good factor.

    Thanks to Helen Bailey for this.

    Don't forget to get in touch!

    Rainbow above Sheffield
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    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

  13. Harry and Amy go over the edge for Children in Need

    BBC Look North

    Here's a picture of BBC Look North presenter Amy Garcia hanging over the edge of a somewhat high building in the centre of Sheffield...


    Why's she doing this? Well, she was probably asking that selfsame question at the moment this pic was taken a little earlier.

    She's been taking part in the third task of the "Big Five" challenge which she and fellow BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration are undertaking for BBC Children in Need.

    Earlier this week they took to the air for a little wingwalking and today the pair abseiled down the side of Sheffield Hallam University which is a whole 13 floors high.

  14. PM has 'absolute confidence' in woman who led Rotherham CSE inquiry

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The Prime Minister has told MPs she has 'absolute confidence' in the Chair of the National Child Abuse Inquiry, Professor Alexis Jay, and that 'we owe it to the victims and survivors for the inquiry to continue'. 

    Speaking during her weekly Prime Minister's Questions, Theresa May said that victims and survivors 'must always be kept at the forefront of our minds,' and it was for that reason why 'it's always important to keep this inquiry going'. 

    It comes as another senior lawyer, Aileen McColgan, has resigned because of serious concerns over the inquiry's leadership.

    Alexis Jay
    Quote Message: We owe it to the survivors and victims for the inquiry to continue. Having seen the work of Professor Alexis Jay in the Rotherham Inquiry, I have absolute confidence in her ability to undertake this inquiry." from Prime Minister, Theresa May
    Prime Minister, Theresa May
  15. How sweet is this recipe for world peace?

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Here's what children at a nursery in Doncaster reckon you need for a war-free world.

    Couldn't agree more with the girls and boys at Northgate Pre-school in Tickhill.

    Poster about peace
  16. Travel Update: M18 clear following earlier lane closure

    BBC Travel

    The entry slip road on the M18 in South Yorkshire has now re-opened.

    It was closed earlier due to a vehicle fire and an accident involving four cars. 

    Click here for your latest travel updates