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  1. Updates on Friday 9 December

Live Reporting

By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    That's my time with you today at an end.

    Here's a few of the big stories for South Yorkshire we've covered so far today:

    Sheffield Ski Village
    Brothers in Court
    Louis Tomlinson and Johannah Deakin
    Police searching banks of River Don
    Hitachi train
  2. Weather: Rain spreading before clearing overnight

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Some clear spells as well. Mild with lows of 10C (50F). 

    Saturday will start with a dry and bright morning but rain is likely to return into South Yorkshire during the afternoon and could turn heavy. 

    Weather graphic
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J38 for A637 Darton.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J38, A637 (Darton), because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  4. Missing Rotherham man: 'Not seen for two weeks'

    BBC Look North

    Police searching for a missing man from Rotherham who hasn't been seen for two weeks have issued a new CCTV image of him. 

    Daniel Higgs

    Daniel Higgs, who's 32, was seen here in a fast food store in the town centre on the 23 November. Police say he's in urgent need of medication and his family are very worried about him.  

    South Yorkshire Police search banks
  5. Man gets life for murdering former friend

    Oliver Wright

    BBC News Online, Yorkshire

    A man has been jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering a former friend in a "violent and brutal attack".

    Lucas Bigley, 19, stabbed Matthew Wilson, also 19, to death in Sheffield on 28 May.

    Lucas Bigley

    Hull Crown Court head the two men had fallen out after Mr Wilson began a relationship with Bigley's mother.

    Bigley, of Wadsley Lane, Sheffield, was told he must serve a minimum of 22-years.

    Matthew Wilson
    Quote Message: We too have been handed a life sentence. We would now wish our privacy to be respected as we try to come to terms with today’s events." from Matthew Wilson's family statement
    Matthew Wilson's family statement
  6. Chesterfield: Talks on League One club's future 'satisfactory'

    BBC Sport

    Chesterfield Football Club

    Chesterfield director Ashley Carson says he is confident the club will avoid going into administration.

    The club's future was put in doubt when five board members, including chairman Dave Allen, resigned in November.

    Carson said Allen has agreed to continue to provide support until "a suitable investor" is found.

  7. Traffic moving slowly on the M18 northbound

    BBC Travel

    One lane closed and slow traffic on M18 northbound between J1, A631 (Bramley) and J2 A1(M), because of a multi-vehicle accident.  

    Traffic camera
  8. Watch: Skier James Woods backs a return of Sheffield Ski Village

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    Sheffield's Ski Village could become a ski village again. 

    The council is looking for investors to make it happen. The news has delighted skier James Woods:

    Video content

    Video caption: Skier James Woods offers his support to return Sheffield Ski Village to its former glory.
  9. Louis Tomlinson's mother Johannah Deakin dies after leukaemia battle aged 42

    BBC Newsbeat

    Louis Tomlinson's mother has died from leukaemia aged 42.

    Johannah Deakin passed away on Wednesday at Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

    Earlier this year she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the blood cancer and had been in hospital in London since May.

    She had seven children and worked as a midwife. Her partner Dan said in a statement that "she would always look to put other people before herself".

    Louis Tomlinson and Johannah Deakin
  10. Sheffield Ski Village: Flashback to 1988

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    Sheffield's Ski Village - which closed in 2012 following a series of fires - could become a ski centre again.

    The council is looking for investors to help transform the derelict site. Ideas include returning skiing to the area and developing a downhill mountain biking centre. 

    Here's the original report from when the Ski Village first opened in 1988:

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    Video caption: The BBC report when The Ski Village first opened in 1988
  11. Could it be an Everly Pregnant Christmas?

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    It's the song that's got it all - chips, Henderson's Relish and the Everly Pregnant Brothers. 

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have teamed up with Sheffield's The Everly Pregnant Brothers to bring us this musical treat. 

    Not only does it warn of the dangers of chip pan fires, it's raising loads of money for Age UK and Shelter.

    View more on twitter

    And you can watch the video here: 

    Warning: Third party content, may contain ads.

    View more on youtube
  12. Missing Rotherham man: Police search banks of the Don

    Oli Constable

    Police are searching the banks of the River Don as they investigate the disappearance of a 32-year-old man from Rotherham. 

    Officers say David Higgs, who hasn't been seen for 16 days, will be in urgent need of medication.

    View more on twitter
  13. A 'truly amazing mother': Mum of Doncaster's Louis Tomlinson loses battle with leukaemia

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Louis Tomlinson's mother has died aged 42. 

    Johannah Deakin had been suffering leukaemia and was cared for at University College London hospital from May, before being moved to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield for the last few weeks of her life.

    A statement has been issued by a family representative:

    Louis Tomlinson (right) with his mother Johannah Deakin (centre) and her husband Dan Deakin (left),
    Quote Message: Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private" from Family representative
    Family representative

    Her husband Dan Deakin has paid tribute to his wife, calling her "incredibly selfless" and a "truly amazing mother". 

  14. Listen: Postcard from Sheffield, Jamaica

    Paulette Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Have you heard of Sheffield in Jamaica?  

    Sheffield All Age School

    I recently got back from my holidays in Jamaica and I got you this audio postcard from the kids at Sheffield All Age School - have a listen, they're lovely! 

    Video content

    Video caption: Kids talk this week comes from Sheffield All Ages school in Sheffield... Jamaica!
  15. Missing man: Police search Rotherham riverbanks

    Oli Constable

    Police are searching riverbanks in Rotherham after issuing a fresh appeal for information on missing man Daniel Higgs.  

    Officers say Mr Higgs, who hasn't been seen for 16 days, will be in urgent need of medication.

    View more on twitter
  16. BreakingLouis Tomlinson's mum dies aged 43

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield news

    Louis Tomlinson

    The mother of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has died aged 43, her family have confirmed.

    Johannah Deakin, who lived in Doncaster, died on Wednesday morning after suffering from leukaemia.

    Johannah Deakin
  17. Plans for Sheffield Ski Village gets GB's skiing community excited

    Oliver Wright

    BBC News Online, Yorkshire

    Great Britain's park & pipe, freeski head coach Pat Sharples credits the Sheffield Ski Village with producing some of the sport's top stars.

    So he's really excited at the council's new proposals

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    Video caption: GB Freeski coach, Pat Sharples says he's keen for Sheffield Ski Village to re-open