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Summary

  1. Updates continue from 08:00 on Monday
  2. Tree protester says trust 'blown' after Rustlings Road felling
  3. Snow causes problems on the region's roads
  4. Sheffield's tent city has gone from Park Road
  5. Live updates on Friday 18 November 2016

Live Reporting

By Claire Renwick

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Thanks for your company on Children in Need day!

    I've eaten my own body weight in cakes, but it's all for a good cause!

    I'll be back on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across South Yorkshire.

    Don't forget to get in touch!

    Here are five stories to keep you up-to-date:

    1. Pressure mounts on Rotherham CSE report author in new role as chairwoman of national inquiry
    2. Sheffield City Council claim saving felled trees would have cost around £50k
    3. A sheffield takeaway has been fined over poor food hygiene 
    4. A&E was closed at Doncaster Hospital following a chemical attack on two men
    5. Local youngsters get into the Pudsey spirit for Children in Need
  2. WATCH: MS sufferer walks country in wife's memory

    Oli Constable

    A man with MS from Sheffield has raised more than £12,000 on his 'wobbly walk' from John O' Groats to Lands End, in memory of his late wife, Tina.

    All the cash will go to a therapy centre he attends.

    Video content

    Video caption: Sheffield man with MS walks the country in memory of wife
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    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound at J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of an accident.

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  4. Rotherham MP backs head of national child abuse inquiry

    Nick Wilson

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sarah Champion has given her support to Alexis Jay, the chairwoman of the Child Sexual Abuse (CSE) inquiry.

    Professor Jay's report exposed the CSE scandal in Rotherham two years ago, but she's now under pressure in her new role.

    Members of the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association say they've lost confidence in the inquiry's leadership and have described proceedings as an 'unpalatable circus'.

    Sarah Champion
    Quote Message: What we had in Rotherham was decades of the police and council turning a blind eye to abuse. Alexis Jay, over a period of about six-months, discovered at least 1,400 girls had been abused in our town." from Sarah Champion Rotherham MP
    Sarah ChampionRotherham MP
  5. Sheffield takeaway fined over poor food hygiene

    A pizza takeaway in Hillsborough - given a hygiene rating of one out of five - has been ordered to pay £8,607 for food hygiene offences.

    The owner of Chatanoga in Holme Lane, Nico Cebani, pleaded guilty to not complying with five Food Hygiene Improvement Notices at Sheffield Magistrates' Court earlier this week.

    The offences included a lack of a written food safety management system, various items of disrepair and pest-proofing works.

    Chatanoga
    Quote Message: We hope this sends a clear message to other food outlets that we take our responsibilities to protect people's health seriously." from Tony Downing Sheffield City Council
    Tony DowningSheffield City Council
  6. LISTEN: Former presenter shares his memories of Praise or Grumble

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    As we celebrate three decades of Praise or Grumble, former presenter Seth Bennett chats with me about his time on the show:

  7. Sheffield burglar jailed

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A man who broke into two houses in Sheffield to steal cash and jewellery has been handed a 40-month prison term.

    Joshua Howarth, 23, of Woodlands Avenue, broke into the homes in Grenocide and Hackenthorpe between June and July this year and stole a number of items, including jewellery and cash.

    Joshua Howarth
    Quote Message: I am glad we have been able to achieve justice and return the stolen property, which had sentimental and personal value to the victims. from Ryan Griffiths South Yorkshire Police
    Ryan GriffithsSouth Yorkshire Police
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    Severe disruption: M180 South Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC Travel

    M180 South Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J1 for A18.

    M180 South Yorkshire - M180 exit slip road closed and slow traffic eastbound at J1, A18 (Thorne), because of an overturned lorry and a spillage of concrete on the road.

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  9. Family pays tribute to former Sheffield Wednesday star ahead of funeral

    Sheffield Star

    Relatives of former Sheffield Wednesday striker Dalian Atkinson have paid tribute to him as a 'kind, caring and protective' son and brother and spoken of their agony over his death. 

    The former Owl died at the age of 48 after being tasered by police officers who were called to a disturbance at his father's house in Telford, Shropshire, in August.

    Dalian Atkinson
  10. Sport: Rotherham United boss still interested in free agency players

    Nick Wilson

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Rotherham United manager Kenny Jackett has said they could still enter the market for free agent players should the opportunity arise. 

    The Millers visit Derby County in the Championship tomorrow.

    Kenny Jackett
  11. Calls for woman who led Rotherham CSE inquiry to be replaced in new role

    The Labour MP, Chuka Umunna, has called for the chair of the Child Sexual Abuse inquiry, Professor Alexis Jay, to be replaced.

    Mr Umunna was speaking after the Shirley Oaks Survivors group - which represents 600 people who lived in children's homes in south London - withdrew from the inquiry, calling it "a circus".

    Alexis Jay's report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham found at least 1,400 youngsters were abused in the town between 1997 and 2013.

    Alexis Jay
  12. Almost £4,000 raised at Pudsey Leadmill gig!

    Nick Wilson

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Nearly £4,000 was raised at our 80s party night at the Leadmill in Sheffield earlier this month!

    Thanks to everyone who came and supported it!

    It'll be music to Pudsey's ears!

    Bernie Clifton, Jive Bunny and Toby Foster
  13. Rotherham councillors set to regain more decision-making powers

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Commissioners at Rotherham Council have asked the government to return control of some services to the authority, because they say they've improved. 

    The services include adult social care, economic growth, town centre management, waste collection, community safety, grounds maintenance and audit. 

    Quote Message: We have achieved significant improvements across the board, but we are clear there remains more to do be done, and we are determined to complete the work that we have started.” from Chris Read Rotherham Council Leader
    Chris ReadRotherham Council Leader

    However, the commissioners will retain control over children's services because there's more work to be done there. 

    The council got control back over some services in February this year, after it was stripped of its powers following the child sexual exploitation scandal in 2014.

  14. Remember the old Army polish factory in Sheffield?

    Oli Constable

    If so, then the people who own the building in Neepsend would like to hear from you.

    Albyn Works was built in 1875 and produced Blanco polish, which was used to weatherproof Army clothing and whiten tennis shoes.

    It closed in the 1960s and became derelict, but is now home to around 25 companies.

    Blanco polish
    Blanco cleaner
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    Severe disruption: A614 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    A614 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at A1146 Hatfield Road.

    A614 South Yorkshire - A614 Tudworth Road in Thorne closed and very slow traffic southbound at the A1146 Hatfield Road junction, because of an overturned lorry. Diversion in operation - A1146.

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  16. Campaign to buy Sheffield pub passes £160,000 mark

    Sheffield Star

    Sheffield pub regulars are well on the way to buying their local after pledging more than £160,000. 

    The impressive amount has been promised in a little over a month by drinkers at the Gardeners Rest, Neepsend, who decided to try to buy the pub after landlord and lady Eddie Munelly and Pat Wilson decided to retire and sell up.

    Mark Powell
  17. Watch: Children in Need 'fun' in Doncaster!

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Here's how pupils at Hill House school have been getting their kicks in the name of Pudsey.

    I'm still drying off:

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  18. Weather: Frosty with wintry showers

    BBC Weather

    A few wintry showers will continue this evening, especially over western hills. 

    Eastern areas will be drier with light winds, clear spells and a widespread frost.

    Overnight temperatures
  19. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Radio Sheffield