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  1. Domestic abuse in focus on White Ribbon Day
  2. Hole in house wall after car smash
  3. End of era for Radio Sheffield newsreader
  4. Live Sheffield and South Yorkshire news on Friday 24 November 2016

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By Mick Lunney

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Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri

Fernando Forestieri scores his second goal in as many games to set up Sheffield Wednesday's away win against Wolves.

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Forest celebrate

Henri Lansbury's hat-trick helps Nottingham Forest make it back-to-back Championship away wins as Barnsley finish with 10 men.

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Five things we've learned today

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

An eventful Friday, here's what's been happening:

  • Council says sorry over tree-felling on Rustlings Road in Sheffield
  • Three teenagers are charged with murder
  • A house has been badly damaged in a police pursuit
  • The tram trains project is dogged by more delays
  • And the 'voice of news' in South Yorkshire, Everard Davy, has retired
Everard Davy

Three teens remanded over moorland murder

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

Three 15-year-old boys have been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of a man whose body was found on moorland.

The boys appeared at Rotherham Youth Court accused of murdering 34-year-old Craig Nelson, South Yorkshire Police said.

The body of Mr Nelson, also known as Craig Peston, was found off the A628 at the Woodhead Tunnels on August 22.

A post-mortem examination found that he died as a result of head injuries.  

The three boys, who can't be named, will appear before Sheffield Crown Court at a later date.

Craig Nelson
South Yorkshire Police

Watch: Pit tragedy in Barnsley remembered

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

It's 150 years since hundreds of people were killed in a huge explosion at Oaks Colliery in Barnsley.

A special exhibition about what happened begins next week at the Experience Barnsley museum.

I've has a look round before it opens to the public:

Weather tonight

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Clear spells but we should avoid a frost with a bit of luck.

Unless you like frost. In which case, hard luck.

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Members of the public look on as contractors cut down a tree in Rustlings Road

A council has apologised for the dawn felling of trees on a Sheffield street, which had been at the centre of an 18-month campaign to protect them.

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Drug dealer behind bars

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

This is drug dealer Zain Ali.

He's been given six years and 10 months for dealing in heroin and crack cocaine.

The court heard how Ali, of Burngreave Road, Sheffield, was arrested by officers earlier this year in possession of heroin and crack cocaine.

An investigation began into Ali’s drug dealing when he was arrested again he had even more illegal drugs.

Zain Ali
South Yorkshire Police

Watch: 'Speedy' Sheedy gets middleweight title chance

Shamir Masri

BBC Look North

Sheffield middleweight boxer Sam Sheedy has the chance of a lifetime tomorrow night when he faces British and Commonwealth champion Tommy Langford in Cardiff.

Sheedy, who boxes out of Glyn Rhodes' gym, hasn't yet reached his potential in the ring, mainly due to the top British fighters avoiding the 28-year-old. 

But he's earned himself the right to face the unbeaten Langford and become the British champion: 

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J33 for A630 Catcliffe and J32 for M18 affecting J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - Lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Congestion to J35, A629 (Rotherham).

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BreakingApology from council over 'dawn raid' tree felling

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

People were left furious last week when contractors for Sheffield City Council worked with police to move cars and fell trees before day-break on Rustlings Road in Sheffield.

We've just received this apology over the way this was done from the council:


A story of domestic abuse and a young boy

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Upset woman

Today has been chosen by campaigners to highlight domesitc abuse and they've dubbed it White Ribbon day. 

It's an idea that began in Canada with people wearing white ribbons to highlight the issue of abuse in the home.

South Yorkshire Police are supporting the campaign and have sent out a story of how domestic abuse blighted the life of a child and his mother.

Watch: Squash champ hosts charity matches

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield's Nick Matthew says he's pleased that so many people helped make a success of the inaugural Steel City Cup squash event in aid of the Children's Hospital Charity.

The event has raised more than £4,000 and saw celebrity players getting involved, including BBC presenter Dan Walker.

Nick Matthew has won all the top titles in the sport and says the event should pay off in several ways:

Appeal for missing Mia

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Mia Bell
South Yorkshire Police

This is Mia Bell. She's 69 and hasn't been seen since Tuesday.

Police say she was seen  near to a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Edenthorpe, Doncaster.

They're asking the public to contact them on 101 if she's seen.

Severe accident: A57 South Yorkshire eastbound

BBC Travel

A57 South Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between B6463 Todwick Road and B6060 Ryton Road.

A57 South Yorkshire - A57 in Todwick partially blocked and queuing traffic eastbound between Todwick Roundabout and Anston Crossroads, because of an accident involving a lorry.

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Watch: Tram Train - more delays to project

Tom Ingall

Journalist, BBC Look North

The South Yorkshire tram train experiment has been delayed again. 

The BBC understands it could now be summer 2018 before the Sheffield to Rotherham service runs.

It should have started in January this year. 

Meanwhile all the tram trains themselves have been delivered. 

Tom Ingall's report features Andrew Dennif, Chief Executive of the Rotherham and Barnsley Chamber of Commerce:

Road workers punched, threatened and driven at in Sheffield

Sheffield Star

Road workers have been punched, threatened and driven into by motorists angry at road closures in Sheffield.

Sheffield Star

Your lunchtime headlines

Rebecca Kerry

Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

Severe accident: A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound

BBC Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road and J37 for A635 Barnsley Road affecting J35 for M18.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on A1(M) northbound between J36 A630 Warmsworth Road and J37, A635 (Marr), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to J35 M18.

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Fond farewells in their droves for Everard Davy

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Everard Davy says he won't miss getting up early to read the news.

BBC Radio Sheffield's 'voice of news' has now read his last bulletin and he's cycled off into retirement.

His unique style and laconic wit has struck a chord with listeners for decades.

These are just a few of the messages we've had about him:

Messages about Everard

Lunchtime weather update

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Sightings of something called 'the sun' are being reported.

A welcome sight after the last week or so.

Weather graphic

Emu on the loose..for a while.

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police on Doncaster have had an unusual call-out...over an emu on the loose.

They haven't gone into detail about the who, what and when but we just love the photo.

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Hole in house wall after car smash

Oli Constable

Crash scene
Michael Craighton

Police have made an arrest after a car smashed through the wall of a house in Barnsley.

The accident was just off Pontefract Road on Oakwell Vale just before midnight.

No one in the house was hurt.

Crash scene
Michael Craighton
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MP writes of dementia heartbreak

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Barnsley East MP Michael Dugher tells of how dementia left his grandmother "bewildered and terrified".

He's written about the impact on the disease in his local newspaper, the Barnsley Chronicle.

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Boris: The musical

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Boris Johnson

There are few characters in life who prompt the thought that a musical should be made about them.

Enter Boris: The Musical.

It's on at Sheffield Students' Union on Sunday after selling out the Library Theatre in the city earlier this year.

Two of the people behind it popped into BBC Radio Sheffield:

Listen: Yorkshire coach Gale 'relishing' prospect of day/night games

Dave Fletcher

BBC Yorkshire Sport

The fixtures for the 2017 County Championship season were released overnight, and Yorkshire will start the campaign at home to Hampshire on Friday 7 April. 

Headingley will also host its first day/night Championship fixture against Surrey from Monday 26 June.

Yorkshire's newly-appointed head coach Andrew Gale has told me he's excited at the prospect of the new season:

Barnsley school holiday plans reaction

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Council logo

Barnsley Council plans to change the length of school holidays, making the summer break shorter and adding a week to a half-term.

The National Union of Teachers has compiled a summary of responses to the idea from its members. Some of the comments are here.

What do you think of the plan?

Tell us.

Teacher comments

Domestic abuse in focus on White Ribbon Day

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

White ribbon day?

What's that?

It's a way of highlighting the  International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

How did it get going?

In 1991, a handful of men in Canada decided they had a responsibility to urge men to speak out against violence against women. They decided that wearing a white ribbon would be a symbol of men's opposition to men's violence against women. 

There are now White Ribbon Campaigns operating in many countries around the world. 

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Plan to ban smoking from outside public buildings in Sheffield

Sheffield Star

Smokers could be banned from lighting up outside Sheffield’s public buildings, under proposals to be put to residents.

Sheffield Star

Watch: Impressive oriental light show

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

If you're heading to Leeds between now and the end of the year then you should know there's something pretty striking going on; the world’s biggest Chinese Lantern festival has come to Roundhay Park in Leeds.    

It's on until January - see more below:

How we used to live

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A hose-blast from the past.

How about this evocative photo from Barnsley Archives.

Yes, you can see the town hall being built, covered in scaffold in the distance.

If you'd like to share any photos with us, old or new, we'd love to see them, just click here.

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Watch: End of era for Radio Sheffield newsreader

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

He's been working on radio for more than 30 years and Everard Davy has been reading the breakfast news on BBC Radio Sheffield for the last 20 years.

Today he's hanging up his microphone and retiring.

That news has prompted listeners to get in touch and praise his unique style; they love his authority and the occasional mischief and leg-pulling he's well-known for.

Here's Everard doing one of his final bulletins:

BreakingCar crashes into house in Barnsley

More of the scene

These photos show the damage left when a car struck a house on Pontefract Road in Barnsley overnight.

The road was closed but is now back to normal after the incident near Oakwell Lane. 

Damaged house and car

'Nightmare' parking fine over sold car

Andrew Horrobin

A driver has won an 18-month "nightmare" battle over £1,000 parking fines on a car he no longer owned.

Andrew Horrobin, from Coalville, Leicestershire, sold his Renault in November 2014 but months later it was caught parked in a Sheffield bus lane.

Sheffield City Council said it twice sent bailiffs to Mr Horrobin's home after he had failed to make contact.

Mr Horrobin insisted he got in touch but once a deadline had been missed no-one would listen to his explanation.

Watch: Weather behaving itself as instructed

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

We placed an order for a break from all the rain and it's day two of that request being enacted.

Here's Lucy:

Good morning

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

News, sport, weather and travel across the day.

Don't mention Black Friday. 


Good. Let's see how long we can keep that one up..

Gorgeous image sent in by Bazzer of a view in Rotherham.

Do send us your pics/videos and stories. It's easy. Click here.

Woodland view

Five things we've learned today

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

That's it from me but our feed of breaking news and travel updates will continue overnight.

Today we've learned:

You can send us your pics/videos and stories here

How about this one from David Hudson of the sky over Sheffield...

Sky over Sheffield
David Hudson

Weather tonight

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Dry with patchy cloud, could be a frost for some but generally a bit warmer than that.

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