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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J32 for M18 to J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J32 M18 to J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J34 for A631 Tinsley Viaduct to J35 for A629 Cowley Hill Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Lane closed on M1 northbound from J34, A631 (Meadowhall) to J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J34 for A631 Tinsley Viaduct.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  4. Concerns grow for missing Sheffield teenager

    Do you know where Pamela Horvathova is?

    Police have made an urgent appeal to find the teenager who has been missing for almost a month.

    Pamela Horvathova

    The 16-year-old left Sheffield College on 18 December at about 14:00.

    Police have not had any confirmed sightings since.

    Supt Paul McCurry said: “Pamela is a vulnerable young girl and it is vital that we find her as soon as possible to ensure she is okay.

    “Due to the length of time she has now been missing, and the lack of contact with her family our concerns for her are understandably growing."

    If you have any information about her whereabouts, police are urging you to get in touch.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J33 for A630 Catcliffe to J32 for .

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J33, A630 (Catcliffe) to J32, M18 interchange, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. Hillsborough fans 'failed' by match chief

    Match commander David Duckenfield's "extraordinarily bad" failures contributed to the deaths of 96 football fans at Hillsborough, a court has heard.

    David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell

    The former chief superintendent (left), 74, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

    Ex-Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, 69, is charged with safety offences.

    The jury was sworn in earlier.

  7. Marks & Spencer in Rotherham could close its doors

    The Marks & Spencer store in Rotherham is one of the shops earmarked for closure as part of the retailer's reorganisation plan.

    Marks and Spencer Rotherham

    It is one of 17 proposed closures as part of the clothing, homeware and food retailer's five-year plan to shut more than 100 stores by 2022.

    Marks and Spencers say it is consulting with 79 workers at the store, which is on Rotherham's Parkgate Shopping Park.

    The retailer says it will "continue to serve" customers from other South Yorkshire stores including the one at Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre.

  8. Hillsborough jury warned 'do not research' case history

    The Hillsborough trial jury has been warned against discussing the case at home or conducting their own research into the history and points of law involved.

    Judge Sir Peter Openshaw said: “Jury service, particularly in such a case, is a heavy responsibility."

    He added: “This case, as you will understand, concerns the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, about which there has been a huge amount of publicity.

    “What any of you may have heard or read or seen in the past is entirely irrelevant to your task, which is to decide whether the charges which have been read out to you ... have been proved by the evidence you hear in court."

  9. Marks & Spencer 'remains committed' to Hull customers

    Marks & Spencer says it "remains committed" to serving customers in East Yorkshire after it revealed its Hull city centre store is proposed for closure.

    Marks and Spencer in Hull

    The retailer says it is consulting with 93 workers over the proposed closure of the shop on Whitefriargate, described as "an incredibly difficult decision, but a necessary one".

    It says customers will still be able to use its "food halls" at Kingswood and Anlaby retail parks, with clothing and homeware able to be ordered for collection online.

    Marks & Spencer confirmed that its Rotherham and Huddersfield stores are also proposed for closure.

  10. Jury sworn in for Hillsborough trial

    The jury has been sworn in for the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield.

    David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell
    Image caption: David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell

    Seven men and seven women were selected from a panel of 29 at Preston Crown Court to serve as a jury of 12, with two extra people who will sit through the case opening.

    Former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent David Duckenfield, 74, of Bournemouth, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

    Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused.

    Mr Duckenfield appears in court alongside former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, 69, of Stocking Pelham, Hertfordshire, who is charged with contravening a term or condition of the stadium's safety certificate and failing to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety Act.

  11. Doncaster MP wants 'open and honest' Brexit vote process

    MPs will vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal this evening and it's widely expected the Commons will reject it.

    Ed Milliband

    Mrs May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk "letting the British people down".

    Some estimates suggest Mrs May could lose by more than 200 votes, with some MPs saying there should be another public vote.

    Doncaster MP Ed Miliband is calling for clarity on tonight's vote.

    The former Labour leader said: "Give this house an open and honest process where it can express its view, so the government becomes the servant of this house in the negotiations."

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J1 for A631 Bawtry Road to J2 for A1.

    M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M18 northbound from J1, A631 (Bramley) to J2 A1(M) Doncaster By Pass J35, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Referendum protest in Sheffield ahead of Brexit vote

    Campaigners who want another referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union are expected to hold a "flash protest" in Sheffield later.

    Sheffield Town Hall

    The People's Vote Campaign will gather outside Sheffield Town Hall at about 17:30 this evening, ahead of MPs voting on whether to back Theresa May's deal for leaving the EU.

    Protesters are expected to hold cards saying, "We reject this Brexit deal" and, "We demand a people's vote" during the hour-long event.

  14. Sheffield cutlers meet minister over 'nonsense' knife laws

    Sheffield knife manufacturers are to tell Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins that new proposals will damage their businesses.

    Cutlery

    They're worried parts of the Offensive Weapons Bill will discriminate against them and want to see a trusted trader scheme introduced instead.

    A ban on firms sending bladed weapons through the post is being considered by the government as part of its new Bill.

    The restriction is designed to prevent potentially lethal implements falling into the wrong hands.

    But cutlers in Sheffield say the changes could impact on their businesses.

    Sheffield Central Labour MP, Paul Blomfield, who's helping with their campaign, says: "It's complete nonsense that the exemptions for sporting and ceremonial products mean you can send a sword through the post, under the government proposals, but not tableware."